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

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

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

3 Items That Are Perfect for that New Storage Unit

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Fact: There are more than 50,000 self-storage facilities in the United States, which is more than five times the number of Starbucks.This statistic proves that storage units are extremely useful and are utilized by many, many people on a daily basis. While there are many things that can’t be stored in storage units such as flammable items and other chemicals, there are many things that a storage space is perfect for.If you’re trying to de-clutter your home for the new year, here are some common household items that are perfect fodder for that new storage unit: Seasonal Items As much as many people love Christmas, unfortunately, the tree, stockings, and snowmen can’t be up all year long. For many people living in a smaller place or an apartment with limited storage, a storage unit is perfect place for all of those seasonal items that you simply can’t keep up all throughout the year. You can utilize the space in the storage units by creating different boxes for different seasons and holidays, so it’ll be a much more organized way to find those ornaments for your tree when you need them. Business Supplies If you run a business, especially out of your home, it’s extremely important to be able to have a place where you can store everything and anything for your company. A storage facility is a great place to put all of the things you might not need right away but could pick up when needed any time of the day or year. For example, if you have promotional items that are specifically used for the holidays, you’re not going to want to have those around in your home, cluttering up space you need for household items. Likewise, storage units can be a great place to store old records that you aren’t ready to throw away yet. By putting them in the storage unit, you’re freeing up space while allowing for easy organization and access to those items at a later date. Electronics You can ...

December 12th, 2017

3 Of The Most Common Storage Rental Mistakes

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If you’re one of the millions of Americans that have turned to self-storage and storage units to fit their growing collection of material goods, then you need to watch out for a few things. Mistakes can happen often, especially when you’re looking at getting a storage unit and moving valuables into it.So to help you avoid making critical errors, here is a list of common storage mistakes that people new to storage make and how to avoid them: Not Having a Plan If you don’t have a plan before you start moving your items into a storage unit at a storage facility, you’re making a mistake. Shoving your items into a cheap storage unit somewhere isn’t the best move. You should look at the unit to get an idea of what you’re working with, and to get a feel for your unit’s size. Small units can mean having to avoid just bringing everything you’re not using the facility, after all. And you need to have a good sense of what you’ll fit into that small unit if it is a little on the cramped side check out our storage calculator to figure out how much storage space you really need . Failing To Label Everything You need to be efficient when you’re arranging your storage unit to prevent yourself from being confused when you return. Even if you memorized all the details of the unit and know where everything is, a few months could change that quickly. You should label all your belongings, especially if you’re hiring a company to transport them for you. It’ll also save you time if you’re coming and going between the unit and other locations from time to time. You’ll know where everything is already. Not Getting Enough Storage Upfront If you pick your unit without accurately judging how much you really need, you can actually find that you either have too large a unit or too small a unit. And while many facilities have small units to rent in addition, ...

August 16th, 2017

What To Look For In A Storage Facility

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Feeling cluttered? You’re not alone. The average household in the United States has 300,000 objects in it. Investing in a storage space to keep extra or seasonal possessions is a great way to save space inside of your home. Before you make a decision about where to store your belongings, be sure to consider these factors. Cleanliness: To keep your belongings free of dust, dirt, and other debris, make sure that the staff keeps the storage units clean. Check their pest management policies to keep rodents and insects from damaging your items. Ask how often they perform cleanliness checks and how they respond in the event of potentially damaging weather. Security: Skipping security could invite anyone to steal your possessions. Make sure that the company has an updated 24-hour security system that they keep up with regularly. Having a manager at the facility is also a perk, as they will be there during the day to address any problems. Climate Control: The inside of storage units can get too warm or too cold, potentially damaging the contents. Climate control storage can prevent these problems, keeping the environment inside the unit as temperate as possible. If you have any specialty goods with specific temperature needs, be sure to talk to the storage management. Customer Service: The storage company you choose is in charge of your items, so it is important for them to be available to handle any problems you may have. When communicating with facility staff, be aware of their timeliness, willingness to accommodate, and ability to give thorough information.Choosing a storage facility is a long-term decision, so be sure to select carefully. The best way to learn about a company is to visit their business in person. This way, you can ask questions and inspect a storage unit yourself. Be sure to know all of your expectations before you begin your search and that you ask plenty of questions during your visit. Stop by Stevens Creek Storage today in Lincoln to check out our ...

May 11th, 2017

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