Storage Unit Tips For The Winter

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With winter in full effect in Lincoln and the entire state of Nebraska, most of us are focusing on how to stay warm for the next couple of months. If you are one of the many Lincoln storage unit owners, though, you should also be keeping your prized possessions in mind. Here are some tips for keeping your items safe this winter. Look for a Climate Controlled Unit Many people think of climate control as a way to keep a storage unit cool in the summer months. The winter can be just as damaging to your possessions, and it is just as important for your possessions to be in a climate controlled unit. If you already have a storage unit or are looking for one during the winter months, you should definitely inquire about renting a climate controlled unit to protect your valuables. Visit The Unit If you have had a storage unit for an extended period of time, you may not visit it very often. When it comes to winter, you should take the time to visit the unit to make sure you know exactly what is being stored inside. There may be very valuable items that are susceptible to the cold that should be removed for the winter. The best way to ensure all of your storage items remain safe is to know exactly what is inside your unit. Remove Electronics If you are storing televisions, computers or other electronic devices, you should be wary of keeping them in a storage unit over the winter. Freezing temperatures can cause irreparable damage to electronic devices, so it is not recommended to keep them in a storage unit over the winter. If you have to keep your electronics in a storage unit, you should definitely look into a climate controlled unit and also cover or insulate your electronics. Lincoln storage facilities provide a great deal of value and can be a great solution for your winter storage needs if you follow the tips above. For more information ...

January 28th, 2019

3 Seasonably Sensible Organization Tips That’ll Help Clear Up Your Clutter

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Out of all the households in the United States, only 8.96% of them utilize storage unit rentals. Pitting this measly percentage against the insurmountable pile of material possessions across the United States, we’d argue that people could use storage units to help them with organization.We know you want more space in your house for living. Rather than letting things occupy space in or around your home, we’ve compiled a few seasonally apt ways to use a rental storage space to organize your belongings better while freeing up space on the homefront. Recreational Vehicles We’re fairly certain you don’t need to have your boat in the garage taking up space all winter long. Recreational vehicles that won’t see action until spring or summer are needlessly taking up space at your home. Check with your storage facility and look into storing them there while they’re not in use. Give yourself a little breathing room and those vehicles a good spot to lay low until it’s time to warm them up again. Holiday Decor Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all come right after one another. If you’re a home that loves decorating, you already know how much space storing those decorations can take. You’re also aware of the nightmare of organization with seasonal decorations. Put them in your storage facility and you’ll be able to swap decorations out per season without needlessly taking up square footage in your own home. Seasonal Furniture Those sunbathing chairs and outdoor tables aren’t doing you much good in the middle of February. Keep them safe and out of the elements in your rental storage facility until you’re ready to get them out again. Too many people just let their outdoor furniture withstand seasonal changes and end up having to replace things every year or two. Avoid this needless expense by caring for and storing your things responsibly.An investment in space is an investment in both organization and the longevity of your belongings. Having a dedicated rental facility to house items you only use certain times ...

January 25th, 2019

3 Benefits of Using a Portable Storage Unit While You Move

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The size of an average home in the United States has nearly doubled since the 1970s. So, if you’re moving because you are looking for a bigger house, that is completely understandable. Moving can be a serious hassle, but portable storage units can make your life so much easier when you move. There are tons of benefits of renting a portable storage unit the next time you move, and here are just a few. Fewer trips When you rent a traditional storage unit, you have to take multiple trips to and from the storage facility to store or retrieve your things. When you have a portable unit, that’s not a problem. Most portable storage units can be kept right at your home, so the only trip you’ll be making is from the front door to the unit on your property. This saves a lot of time and a lot of gas. No worries during bad weather Many times, the weather is not on the mover’s side. If you are not moving on the sunniest day in the middle of the summer, this will probably affect you in one way or another. Driving back and forth from the storage unit can be a huge hassle when the weather is nasty, but that’s not a problem when the portable storage unit is right in your front yard. No more worrying about snow, rain, floods, or even fog with your portable storage unit. More security Most traditional storage units are safe. But when a portable storage unit is in your front yard, you yourself can actually keep an eye on it. They are typically made of steel and have lockable doors. Only you will have access to the stuff inside. And if someone tries to break into the unit, you will be right there.Buying a new house is exciting, but the process of moving isn’t always so joyous. To make your life much easier during an already stressful process, rent a portable storage unit. They allow for fewer trips, ...

March 30th, 2018

Trying to Clean Out the House? Put These 3 Items Into Storage

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Houses today are much bigger than they used to be. Unfortunately, that means the shear amount of belongings homeowners have sometimes just cannot fit in their houses. In the United States, the people who use storage units have garages (65%), attics (47%) and basements (33%) at home. This simply shows that even though home owners have plenty of storage space, they still need more. If you are in a similar situation and need more room in your house, here are three things you may want to consider putting in storage. Clothes You Don’t Wear There are very few people across the country who can say they wear every item of clothing they own. Most of us typically have a dozen or so outfits we like to wear, and then we don’t touch the rest of our closets. If you need to free up some drawer space, put those old clothes into storage. Files and Documents Is your filing cabinet overflowing? Documents like marriage certificates, social security cards, and house deeds should all be kept in a safe place. What about the tax returns from three years ago that you won’t need unless you get audited by the IRS? Documents like that can go into storage! You are not throwing them away because you can easily access them in your unit, but they are not clogging up your filing cabinet anymore. Seasonal Items If you’re like many people, you like to decorate for the holidays. Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, you name the holiday and there are decorations for it. The holiday totes in your basement can go elsewhere, however, so you can have the space to store other things down there. Put your seasonal items in a storage facility to help clean out the basement or attic space.Having extra storage space in your home is so important. There are just too many things nowadays that our houses have to hold. Keep your unwanted and non-urgent items like clothes, documents, and holiday decorations in a storage unit to ...

March 1st, 2018

Are You Moving Or In Need of Storage? Here are 4 Undeniable Benefits of Portable Storage Units

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Do you ever feel like you just have too many possessions? Or maybe you feel like you don’t have enough space for all those possessions? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you’re definitely not alone. When it comes to keeping your possessions safe before, during, or after a move, portable storage units are the way to go. They’re affordable, versatile, convenient, and make moving a breeze. Here are just a few benefits of portable storage units: Protection: Out of all American self-storage renters, 65% have a garage at home, 47% have an attic, and 33% have a basement. While basements and attics work as viable storage space for certain items, leaving your belongings there can cause them to get dusty, damp, dirty, or otherwise compromised. Rodents and bugs can turn your precious valuables into their new living quarters. That’s why it’s always better to take the safer route and invest in high quality storage units, especially for any possessions that have sentimental value or are irreplaceable. They will protect your belongings from moisture, dust, and other damaging elements. Convenience: Many people are quick to assume that putting belongings into large units is tedious and time consuming. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Many storage unit companies understand the need for consumer convenience, which is why large, portable units are becoming more popular. The best storage unit rental services will drop the storage unit off at your residence. Once you fill it up, they can take it back to their facility and keep it safe for a low monthly fee. Or, if you’re moving, they can take the unit to your new location. It’s that simple! Affordability: Most storage unit companies offer very reasonably-priced services. This is especially beneficial if you’re preparing for a move. You can avoid shelling out for a costly moving truck rental and work according to your own schedule. This is especially important if you need to move on a budget. Hiring moving services or renting a truck ...

February 18th, 2018

Does Your Office Need a Rental Dumpster?


While it’s less common for offices to move from space to space, it does happen more than you may believe. When offices do move, they often get rid of old furniture and accent pieces to make room for new ones.This is just one of the reasons why an office may need to use a dumpster. When an office uses a dumpster for moving purposes, they’re making the process a lot easier. The employees can easily take what they don’t want and put it in one specific container. When people move, they usually have their own garbage can inside of the building. However, that garbage can is usually not big enough. With all of the new boxes and trash, it’s hard to fit everything in a tiny can. Dumpster rentals will help the office move everything out in one swoop so they don’t have to make many trips. After moving out, they can even use a storage space to hold their unneeded items. In fact, there are 58,000 self storage facilities in the United States.Another reason why an office might need a dumpster is if they’re hosting an event. When anyone hosts an event, there’s bound to be a ton of excess garbage at the end. Whether it’s from food, drinks, or just general cleanup, it can be hard to fill up bag after bag with trash. Usually, offices have events like holiday parties or conferences. These events usually have food and drink and require the trash to be thrown out afterward. With the number of people in one office, that could be a lot of garbage. Temporary dumpsters can help an office clean up quickly as everything gets to be thrown away at once.If the office is being remodeled, a dumpster for rent is necessary. Walls might be torn down, roofs might be redone, and carpet might be pulled out. All of these things can easily be thrown right into the big dumpster. If a roof is being repaired or ...

January 30th, 2018

How to Determine Which Size Storage Unit You Need

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When it comes to choosing a storage unit, you may not know where to even begin. Certain storage unit sizes are good for certain things, but not for others.If you’re trying to decide on which unit size to choose, you have to consider a few things. Let’s take a look at four things you need to think about when picking the right sized storage space. Figure out what you’re going to be storing away Before you can even consider the size of a unit, you need to figure out what you’re going to be putting in it. Take a look at your stock and make a list of all the things you want to keep in storage. This includes the smaller items and even the bigger items that you don’t think you need to write down. Once you have an idea of what you’ll be putting away, take a tape measure and measure all of your boxes. Taking note of how big each item is will help you easily determine which unit will be the best. There are a limited amount of self-storage spaces per household available in the United States, so choose your items carefully. Decide if it’s worth it to cram your stuff in the unit After you’ve made your list and measured your items, you can now think about how you’re going to utilize the space. Is this a unit where you’re going to fit as much in there as you possibly can? Or, is it a place where you’re going to need to walk around and have easy access to your items? If you’re going to want to move in the unit, consider getting a larger space. The larger space will accommodate people and can also help you stay organized. Test it out using a moving truck If the reason why you need to rent a unit is that you’re moving, you’re likely going to have access to a moving truck. Take a look at the truck and use that as an ...

January 25th, 2018

3 Ways to Stay Organized During Your Move

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Moving can be one of the most exciting events in your life. It’s how you move that makes the process either extremely easy or extremely terrible.When moving, it’s important to be as organized as possible. There are a few ways in which one can keep themselves in a good place and make the moving process go smoothly. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can be better organized when moving. Label Everything! When packing things away, it’s crucial that you label the boxes with what contents are inside. You can even label the boxes with a room name so you know where to put each box as you move into your new location. Doing this will be extremely helpful, especially if you are utilizing movers for your switch. Just make sure to only pack the things you won’t need for right before the move or cleaning products that you might use if you plan to clean after all of the boxes have been taken out of the old place. Utilize a Storage Unit Another way to stay up-to-date with organization is to utilize a storage unit. By doing so you can easily store things away that won’t be needed at the time. For example, if you have holiday decorations for a holiday that is a few months away, put the decor in labeled boxes and store them in a storage space. A storage facility has small units, medium units, and large units, so you’ll be able to find a space that fits your storing needs. In fact, 8.96% of U.S. households say they rent a self-storage unit, so they are very popular among homeowners and renters. Make Use of Your Luggage One last tip for organization is to be prepared for a move is to use luggage. Moving boxes can be tough, especially when they’re packed full of items to go into your new home. Since boxes are generally flat, and often times don’t have handles, utilizing any luggage you have may be a big help. ...

December 22nd, 2017

3 Tips For Finding Your Best Storage Site

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In 2009, there were 2.3 billion square-feet of storage space in the U.S., across nearly 50,000 storage facilities. These days the average American home has 300,000 items in it, and sometimes space is a little hard to come by, and so many are turning to these facilities to get a little space for themselves.But while many are looking for cheap storage units, it shouldn’t be your goal. Cheap storage units can be appealing for price reasons, but like everything you buy, you should look at quality versus investment. A quality investment in a storage facility can mean the difference between damaged or stolen goods, and a secure location that you can use for years.How do you find a quality, trustworthy, storage facility though? We have some tips to doing just that. 1. Find The Type You Want When you’re looking at storage units, you shouldn’t just think of price. Cheap storage units can be nice, but what if you have items that are fragile and sensitive to heat or humidity? You might want a climate controlled unit then.You have to think about what it is you’re storing.If you only think about the money you might buy the smallest unit you can, due to them being cheaper, and find that you can’t navigate it at all to get to the things you need. You want to be able to get your items out, and you may want to add later as time progresses.Also, if you’re storing something valuable, you’ll want to get a unit with a lot of security. 2. Do Your Homework Look at the storage facility itself, their office and gate hours. The gate hours are generally the hours in which you can access the facility, and so you should make sure you have them memorized. The officer hours are always shorter than the gate hours, at least in most facilities.Also, look at the dates that they’re opened. You want to know exactly when you’re able to get your items in and out, ...

December 14th, 2017

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