A Guide On Storage Unit Inspections


When renting storage units, some people do not take time to inspect the unit before moving in. This approach forces them to relocate to a new storage unit after a few days or weeks. This extract explains how to inspect your rented storage unit to ensure it serves your needs. 


Before renting the unit, create a list of everything you intend to store inside the unit. This way, you have a rough idea of how much storage space you need. Remember to consider your future storage needs. For example, you might not need dirt bike storage space when renting the unit during the warm months. However, you require a secure space to store it during the cold months. Visualise where you will place your items when assessing the unit's size. Remember to allocate space for an aisle. This way, you can access items at the furthest corner of the unit. 


The condition of the rental storage unit is not a concern in many cases. However, it is still a good idea to protect your items from water leakage that could damage your furniture and documents. Take measures to prevent dust and pests from getting into your items as well, especially if you are not going to be checking your unit regularly. Finally, be sure to account for temperature loss and humidity if you have an outdoor unit. Examine the unit's locking mechanism. Suppose you need an onsite storage unit; place it on a rigid surface to protect it from weather damage that could cause rot and water leakage. 

Features and Flexibility 

The storage unit's features should improve its functionality and flexibility. For example, interior lighting allows you to use the unit at night. Moreover, it enables you to convert the unit into an office since you only need a desk and chair. Air conditioning systems protect your expensive furniture, paintings, and interior fixtures from humidity damage. Moreover, they allow you to convert your onsite storage into a living space. For instance, if you have a unit on your property, it could serve as a guest room when you have visitors at home. If the unit has shelves, ensure that they are collapsible or removable. This way, you can make maximum use of the unit when you have many items in storage. 

When renting a storage unit, examine its size, condition, and features. The rule is to work with a reputable storage company willing to help you explore the various storage options. 


22 June 2022

Storing old books

My dad was a huge collector of old books. He had such a beautiful collection when he passed away, and he left it all to me. I don't have enough space to display them yet, but I do want to hold onto them so that when I have enough space I can set up a library at home and really enjoy them. This blog is all about how to store old books for a long period of time, so that they stay in great condition. I hope it will be useful for other people with big collections of vintage books.