5 Things You Shouldn't Put In Self-Storage
Having a storage unit can be a relief when you don't have room for everything at home or your business, but... what items aren't a good idea to store in there? Here are 5 of the most common things you shouldn't place in your self-storage unit: Perishable goods or food If the food or perishable goods are not properly packaged to prevent insects from getting to them (canned), it's better to store them somewhere else. Using self-storage can be dangerous if you forget this rule! Storage units should never be used to store food, including pet food. In an enclosed space, food left too long will rot, attracting insects and rodents with its smell. Substances that are flammable or combustible There are several items that can pose a risk to your stored items as well as the facility, such as gas, paint, petrol, oil, cleaning solvents, or compressed gases. In self-storage, nothing that is highly flammable is allowed. Plants In a storage unit, plants would not survive and would probably attract bugs and pests. They need sunlight (and water) to survive. Don't put your plants in storage, give them away, or plant them outside if you can't take care of them. Toxic substances Chemicals, radioactive materials, biological agents, toxic waste, propane tanks, asbestos, etc., are all potentially hazardous substances that cannot be stored in self-storage facilities. Deeds, bonds, and currency It is much better to store items like these in a safe deposit box at a bank. It is recommended to store these items somewhere with a higher level of security, even though our storage units are safe and secure. Using self-storage can be a lifesaver, but it's important to be considerate not only for your items but also for the other customers who use the store and the store operator. A self-storage unit can make your life a lot easier and give you more freedom when used properly. Contact Storage Corner to learn more about how we can help you store your belongings! ...
January 25th, 2023
What Makes Keypad Entry So Useful For Self-Storage?
People are increasingly looking for self-storage facilities to store their belongings in a safe and secure manner. It is important for customers to know their possessions are safe in storage by having tight security. Our Self Storage facility here at Storage Corner offers keypad entry. Our self-storage facilities ensure the safety of our customers' belongings while in storage. With our keypad entry self-storage units, our customers can access our locations using their credentials. In addition to offering excellent customer service, this takes our security to the next level, allowing our customers to have access to their belongings at any time of the day or night, early in the morning, lunchtime, or evening. Our keypad entry and great hours so you can get to your stuff when you need to! Storage Corner has video recording, automated gate access, and enclosed facilities at select sites to provide security. Check the site page of the location that you're interested in to see what the access hours are. Many of our facilities include the following: Tenant Protection Program, Gate Hours, Rental Truck, Kiosk, Mailboxes, Conference Room, Warehouse Space Available, Office Space Available, Retail Space Available, Showroom Space Available, Completely fenced / Fortress Wall, Automatic Gates, Individual Security Codes. See related: The Best Way to Pack Moving Boxes Here at Storage Corner, we offer a range of keypad entry security gates, surveillance monitoring systems, excellent lighting, secured perimeter fencing and/or fortress walls, and tenant protection plans. ...
January 7th, 2023
What Makes Self-Storage So Popular?
A growing number of people are renting self-storage facilities. Often, we need additional space in our homes due to the size of our families. It has been a long journey for us to collect things that we consider important. Unfortunately, these items now take up a lot of space in our homes and offices. As a result, people are turning to self-storage units to store their belongings. While it's safe, it's also out of the way. Here are just a few of the many reasons why self-storage is so popular. Relocation of your home or office A common reason for the popularity of self-storage is relocating families and businesses who need short-term storage for their belongings. We offer self-storage units that can hold your belongings until you are ready to move into your new home, whether you are moving some distance or need the property empty during viewings. The process of moving out of your home or office can be very stressful because you are managing so many things at once. Having a self-storage unit helps you relieve some of this stress and give you some breathing room. Extending your home The feeling of having a house upside down will be overwhelming when you decide to add an extension on your house, whether it's for more living space, more storage, or larger rooms. Despite the best efforts of your builders, dust will still get into the house and onto your belongings. During the renovations, you may have to live in a smaller part of your house than usual. Choosing self-storage units for this reason is another popular reason. Putting their belongings in storage assures them that they will be safe and protected. Also, if they live in a smaller space, they can have more space in their homes. Additionally, you will be able to give your builders more space to work since you're storing your belongings too. The extension will also be completed quicker ...
December 6th, 2022
5 Self-storage Hacks You Should Know About
There are many different types and sizes of self-storage units. Clients also have different storage needs. Here at Storage Corner, we have helped hundreds of people with their storage needs over the years. It is common for people to need storage while they are moving house. Other people are renovating their homes and want to keep their belongings protected. Other customers need to store their belongings while they travel the world for an extended period of time and rent through home out. Students can also count on us for storage needs during their academic years. The storage facilities we offer in Utah, California, and Idaho help a variety of customers with a variety of storage needs. Although they may have different storage needs, they all face the same problem. How can they make the most of their storage space? The problem is that many customers don't know how to make the most of their space, so they feel like they need more than they actually do. Here's where we can help. In our experience as an experienced and helpful self storage company in Utah, Idaho and California, we know the 5 self storage hacks you may not know. With our self storage units, we want to make sure our customers get the most from them. To help you with this, we have listed below 5 self storage hacks. Check them out! 1. Vacuum Up People often put soft furnishings, bedding, and clothing in storage because they are bulky and difficult to store. Since they occupy so much space, they find it difficult to store them. Even though they may not appear to be large, they can quickly take up a lot of space. If you want to keep them in good condition, it can also be difficult to find spaces for them in the storage unit. Here's where the vacuum comes in handy! All you need are vacuum pack bags and a vacuum. Fill the vacuum bags with your ...
October 25th, 2022
How to Organize your Home for Summer (Step-by-step)
Organizing your house during the summer is a great idea! You can also get rid of some excess stuff that has accumulated over the school year by clearing out your space. Throughout this blog post, we will be sharing with you all the best tips and a summer decluttering checklist so that you can get started now! Summer Organizing: what should I do? Here are some suggestions to begin with. You can start small. Think of the following: Is there a toy that your kids no longer play with? A piece of clothing that is no longer in style or fits properly The electronics are outdated and need to be replaced There are expired foods in the pantry that need to be disposed of Books and magazines from your school days and old magazines See more: Click here to check our Size Guide to easily find the perfect unit! Step 1. Identify your areas to organize and set a goal. What's the most you want to throw out? You could aim for about 20% purging. Step 2. Put those plastic bins to good use in creating a sorting system! Sort your things into these three categories while you are going through them: "Store," "Donate," and "Trash." Step 3. Getting organized is a process that takes one step at a time. You'll be surprised how much can be accomplished if you spend 15-30 minutes each day decluttering! Step 4. Defining a deadline for yourself is the perfect way to motivate yourself to work on this. Setting a timeline for your goals can be helpful, no matter if it's the end of summer break or before any guests arrive. Remember that you can count on us to back you up with our storage solutions and contactless rentals and payments. Feel free to call your nearest location, we are happy to assist you with any questions or pricing details in Utah and Idaho. Click here to find the right facility for you. ...
July 7th, 2022
New Renters' Guide to Self-Storage
Are you thinking about renting a storage unit? Regardless of where you are in the process of renting a self-storage unit, here are some tips and tricks. We understand that renting a storage unit is not a simple event, which is why at Storage Corner, we always try to inform potential customers and long-standing customers alike on what is involved with renting a storage unit. Our team has gathered several self-storage tips over the years, which we want to share with you in this spirit. There are some storage unit tips that may seem obvious, while others might be useful and even critical. We hope this article will help you move in easily! 1. Make sure you find the best storage unit deal before renting In the case that this is your first time renting a storage unit, you may qualify for a discount. You should also ask yourself the following questions: Where is the closest facility to my home? Does anyone offer remote leasing services? Which sites offer the space I want? 2. Determine the size of the storage unit you need When renting a storage unit at the last minute, most people make a mental list. The estimated size can sometimes turn out to be larger than the client needs, resulting in a larger bill. Other times, underestimating how much space you need can cause a lot of stress since you'll run out of space halfway through unpacking. Take a rough inventory of what you plan to store in the unit and how long you intend to keep it. Measuring larger items before renting a storage unit will help you to decide which type and size of the unit to rent. Related: How Big Should My Storage Unit Be? (Solved) 3. Ensure that your belongings are kept as safe as possible To keep their items out of harm's way, customers can follow some simple self-storage tips. Be sure to get a lock that is strong and reliable. Certain locks are ...
May 26th, 2022
7 Useful Tips for Long-Term Storage
Storage units are rented both for long- and short-term needs. However, it is critical to note that items stored for a long period of time may require different care or treatment. All items that you intend to store in a storage unit for a few years should be properly prepared for long-term storage if you plan on renting one. Check out these tips below! 1. Plastic bags are not a suitable option For storing items for the long term, plastic bags aren't the best option, since they are cheap and can't hold a lot of items. As a result, plastic cannot breathe and can easily trap moisture, which can cause damage to your items. 2. Clean and dry all items This is perhaps the most helpful tip. In order to keep items in a storage unit for a long time, it is essential that they are both clean and dry. Pests can be attracted to items that have food debris, dirt, mud, or hair on them. Clean each item according to the manufacturer's instructions. You should allow the item enough time to dry after cleaning it with water or a solution. 3. Inventory list If you won't be entering your storage unit often, consider creating an inventory list so you know what's inside. If you can't locate an item in a few years, you can check your inventory list to see if it was ever stored there. 4. Label all boxes Before placing a box into your storage unit, make sure the outside is clearly marked with a list of contents. Labeling the outside of your boxes will save you from having to sort through each one separately to find what you're looking for. 5. Protect your furniture Make sure to protect your furniture from dust by covering each piece with a sheet. When storing leather, wooden, or cloth furniture items, this is a good idea. 6. ...
April 26th, 2022
5 Tips to Declutter Your Retail Store
Learning a few practical clutter-busting tricks can keep your business from looking like a maze, so it can finally feel like the space you’ve been dreaming of at last! 1. Create a decluttering checklist. It’s best to stay on track when you know right where you are at a simple glance. Create a list of your top three or so “cluttery” areas and make organizing them up a part of your weekly work routine. 2. Pick a decluttering strategy that best suits your business. The best approach is to find a system that works best for your business. i.e, have limited team or resources? Work and dedicate to one area each week. Maybe you have more than one person helping you, so you can set daily tasks for you and your team and keep an eye on the organization. If you have a busy business maybe your strategy can be to work all this every morning, or perhaps it is best at the end of the shift? You can craft your strategy accordingly, don’t be afraid Think of it like this: If your system works with you, it will work for you. 3. Ask yourself what items you actually use, and remove the rest! You have to start identifying the things you are 100% sure you will use in your everyday operations. Always remember to use your energy to simplify. Go through all items individually but quickly initially discard anything that isn’t necessarily needed right now, right there. 4. Make sure everything has a “place” Once you have started designing “places” for specific elements, it will be easier to keep’em in the chosen places. Go area by area, category by category, and don’t let anything just “stand by”. 5. Keep “clutter” smartly Invest in storage for your inventory, replacement parts, season-themed decoration, essentially everything you won’t be needing right now, right there BUT that you’ll need to have access anytime. This will allow you to organize your clutter, so all surfaces ...
March 9th, 2022
Make space for a Home Office with help from Self-Storage
Are you working from home but haven’t managed to make room for your office? Having a dedicated space at home where you can work allows you to complete your tasks more efficiently than if you have just a pop-up spot in the living room. If you’re struggling to work from home or you feel like you don’t have enough space to, here are some quick and easy tips to make space for a home office: Pick the right spot It's not a good idea to set up the office in the living room if that's where your family gathers. Sometimes that means converting your garage into an office space, and sometimes it means compromising with other spaces. You don’t need a big space, you would be surprised what you can achieve with just a little area in your room or a corner of the kitchen. Comfort is essential It’s important your home office computer setup is ergonomic. If you take shortcuts here, you could end up with long (and short) term problems. You’ll want a chair with back support that’s set up right. The chair’s height should keep your eye level with your screen when your back is straight. Doing this encourages the flow of oxygen and blood which helps you think and helps with preventing back and shoulder problems. This might be the most important tip we can give you when it comes to setting up your home office. Use storage creatively An uncluttered space helps keep your thought process clean and motivated. Splitting drawers, repurposing glasses, hooks, and even repurposing wine racks are all creative ways to maximize your storage space. It’s important to have storage space with all the supplies you need nearby, so you don’t keep moving around the house to find your materials. Remember to regularly clean your space and store your office supplies instead of cluttering your desk, as clutter can quickly become the new normal. Go for ...
March 6th, 2022
6 Things You Should Know Before Renting A Storage Unit
Whether you need to temporarily store belongings while moving or store them long term after downsizing, renting a storage unit provides an excellent, space-saving solution. There are several things you should know before renting a storage unit. But what are the main things to take into consideration? While there are different types and sizes of storage units, you can usually save big bucks by getting several quotes from several storage companies. 1. Location The first thing you need to consider is the location of the storage facility and its proximity to your home or workplace - especially if you want to visit your unit frequently.It will help you save on your gas bill and it can also help you save your precious time and energy. Remember, time is gold. 2. Accessibility Another important consideration is the accessibility of the facility. Are they open after office hours or when it is most convenient for you? Can they accommodate you when you suddenly decide to visit your unit? Check if they are open on the weekends or holidays. Some facilities allow 24/7 access to storage. Some require advance notice so they can arrange for staff to assist you with your visit. Others are open even after standard business hours to meet customers who may be accessing after hours. 3. Safety and Security Understand the safety and security features of a storage facility before signing a contract. Choose one with top-of-the-line safety and security. Check for the presence of fences/gates and check for security guards. Ask if the facility is protected by 24/7 CCTV or surveillance cameras, individual door alarms and locks, and fire safety devices such as fire alarms, extinguishers, sprinklers, and detectors.Don't make the mistake of storing your most precious items in a storage facility with compromising security. 4. Insurance Options Find out which storage company has insurance options - allowing you to decide if you need insurance for your storage items. Some storage companies require their customers to use an insurance plan before signing a contract - ...
February 11th, 2022