America has more storage facilities than it does McDonald’s restaurants, with 48,500 storage facilities throughout the country. And this is for good reason: storage facilities provide a very convenient and affordable way for Americans to store their personal items. If you’re one of the many Arizonans who are in need of a Chandler self-storage unit, consider these tips for making the most of your unit and getting your money’s worth:
Choose the Size Wisely
Don’t just pick a storage unit size online and assume that it will be big enough to hold all of your personal items; make an inventory of what you need to store, how much storage space your items will require, and then visit a storage facility in person to get an idea of how much room you will need. If you end up getting a storage unit that is too big, you will pay more for space that you don’t need; if you get a storage unit that is too small, you will pay for something that doesn’t satisfy your storage needs.
Know How to Store Delicate and Temperature-Sensitive Items
If you are storing wood or leather furniture, artwork, sensitive papers, electronics, photographs, antiques, or a handful of other items that are delicate or temperature sensitive, you need to keep this in mind when selecting a storage unit and when preparing items for storage. The best thing that you can do to make the most of your storage unit and protect your items is to invest in a climate controlled unit. A climate controlled unit is designed to keep humidity and temperature within the unit relatively constant so that your personal items aren’t exposed to extreme shifts in either.
Pack Well and Stay Organized
You won’t be able to maximize the space in your self-storage unit if you just throw everything in it haphazardly. Rather than piling boxes and furniture in your unit without any organization or a plan, make sure that everything is properly packed first, and then implement a strategy for how you will load and store items. Stacking boxes, using bins and containers, and arranging things in a structured manner will not only help you to maximize space in your storage unit, but also find items later on.
Don’t Hesitate to Store All Personal Belongings You Don’t Use
Finally, if you really want to make the most of your Chandler self-storage unit, don’t hesitate to use your unit to store just about all personal belongings that you are not currently using, including seasonal items. The more you put in storage – ranging from seasonal clothes to sports equipment to holiday decorations and more – the more space and comfort you will have in your home. That’s a win-win situation!
Check Out Our Units Today
If a Chandler self-storage unit is calling your name, come check out our units near you today. Our units come in sizes big and small, are climate controlled, and are protected via electronic gated access. Visit our location on South Arizona Avenue today, or call us at 480-418-9955.