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  • Making Self Storage Fun
    By admin on July 28, 2010 | 7 Comments7 Comments  Comments

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    Are you dreading your upcoming self storage experience?  If so, then you ought to do a little bit more research.  I mean, if you are willing to do a little bit of research before you start shopping around, then you are going to find that it is actually not all that hard to find the unit that is perfect for you.  Just keep a few things in mind as you are calling around, and you are going to find that the perfect self unit nearly falls into your lap at the end of the day.

    First and foremost, reader, you have to be ready and willing to make a few investments if you really want to enjoy your self storage experience.  The first thing that you are going to have to do, here, is be sure that you have purchased a high security lock for your self storage door.  The last thing that you are going to want to do, here, is use a flimsy, standard lock when it comes to your self storage door.  If a criminal should happen to come along and decide to break into your unit, then your standard lock is not going to do you one bit of good.  By equipping your doors with high security disc or cylinder locks, you can rest assured that no crooks are going to be able to find their way into your belongings.

    Moving on, here, you are also going to have to be sure that you are renting your self storage unit from a property that comes with all of the security features that you want and need.  While you have already bought a nice, sturdy lock for your door, you are also going to have to be sure that your self storage property is safe as a whole.  That, of course, means that you are go;ing to want to be sure that your property comes equipped with video surveillance cameras, door alarms, and a great access controlled gate.  Beyond all of this, you are also going to have to be sure that you have what is called a live in property manager.  These kinds of managers are going to live on the property itself, meaning that you are never going to have to worry about the safekeeping of your belongings.  Someone is always going to be at the property watching over them, so you will be able to rest easily at night.

    Finally, reader, you are always going to have to be sure that you are storing your belongings properly once they are inside of your unit.  This, of course, means that you are going to have to keep them nice and boxed up.  Additionally, it means that you are going to have to be sure that you have packed your belongings in packing paper and bubble wrap.  If you are not taking these extra steps to make sure that your belongings are going to be okay at the end of the day, then you are not going to be able to complain if any harm should come of your belongings.  After all, you had the chance to keep them safe, and you decided that you were not going to go the extra mile.

    As you can see, here, you do not have to dread your upcoming self storage experience if you are ready and willing to do a little bit of homework before you start out.

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  • Simply Safe Self Storage
    By admin on May 25, 2010 | 8 Comments8 Comments  Comments

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    When you truly care about keeping your belongings safe, you simply have to be sure that you are packing them up correctly before you toss them into your moving truck.  Of course, if you have never moved before, then you may not know precisely how you are supposed to pack your belongings, and that is perfectly all right.  All that you are going to have to do, here, is make sure that you are doing a little bit of research before you make up your mind.

    Of course, you are going to have to be sure that you buy plenty of nice, sturdy boxes.  Just because you want to save yourself some money does not mean that you should settle for substandard boxes.  The free, flimsy ones that you can find behind the local grocery store are not going to suffice when it comes to keeping your belongings safe in the back of your moving truck.  What you are going to want, instead, are boxes that come with nice, sturdy supports.  Here, you need to make sure that your boxes are not going to burst open when they knock up against each other, and that they are not going to buckle or cave in when you stack them.  So long as your boxes meet these standards, you know that you are good to go.

    Moving on, here, you are also going to need to be sure that you are not using bad tape.  Technically, here, you are going to want to be sure that you are using nylon tape.  This kind of tape is mail safe, so you know that your boxes are going to be fine if you are simply tossing them into the back of your truck.  If you use flimsy tape that is not meant for securing boxes, then you may very well find that your boxes have burst open by the time that you arrive at your new home.  It may seem small, reader, but you have to be sure that you are not forgetting about your tape when it comes to moving.

    Finally, reader, you have to be sure that you are not forgetting to buy yourself some quality packing supplies.  IF you know that you are going to be packing plenty of small, delicate items, then you are going to have to be sure that you are buying plenty of packing peanuts to get your items secure inside of their boxes.  For added protection, you are going to want to wrap your items, individually, inside of bubble wrap, and secure the bubble wrap with good tape and packing paper.  Sure, this may seem like quite a bit of trouble, but you are going to find that it was well worth it when you get to your new home and none of your items are broken.  And of course, the expense of these additional packing supplies is not going to seem like much when you weight it against the cost of replacing your smaller, delicate items.  Safety should always come first, reader.

    At the end of the day, you are going to be very happy that you took the extra time to keep your belongings safe.  Sure, you are going to end up paying a little bit of extra money, but that is hardly going to seem like an issue when you are moving, safely and securely, into your brand new home.

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