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Key Factors To Consider Before Renting Out Storage Space

July 20th, 2016

In order to be a tenant of a storage facility, one must have a few tips and tricks ready under the sleeve to make maximum use out of it. There is a constant demand for space as people are in possession of many belongings and this is only bound to rise in time to come. In urban cities especially, the lack of space makes it very hard to accommodate a lot of items as most live in apartments and with limited space. However, it has become equally convenient to rent storage as well. A few tips are mentioned below:

Pallets

One of the frequent mistakes clients do is keeping their belongings on the floor, it is important not to do this as there is no guarantee that water or snow or even any type of liquid from other adjacent storage units might not leak in from under the door. This major risk is always there in storage rental sites and can be avoided to a great extent by following this simple rule.

Wrap it up

As a precaution, it is always best to wrap up the items in plastic wrap that is used for industrial purposes. This was we can make sure that they are sealed well and will not be prone to any dust or humidity conditions. At the same time, it will prevent insects or termites from getting in or damaging the goods, while most storage rental units are free from insects, there is no harm in taking precautions.

Extra locks for the doors

A hefty lock that is weather resistant and has a short arm to lock up the doors will also ensure added security in addition to the security systems already in place at the facility. A short arm lock will especially prevent a bolt cutter from sliding in and slicing it open.

Label your belongings

Always label the boxes or belongings so that when you need to find some item you will not have dig through piles of boxes and belongings.

Temperature changes and protecting the facility

There might be certain items that are temperature sensitive and while changes in climate may not affect all areas, it is important to keep this in mind while storing so that specific items may be in insulated, double wrapped or not stored at all. There are almost always fines that will need to be paid if there are any damages to the property which most tenants of storage facilities tend to forget, therefore make sure to not to leave any scars or damages.

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