If you are running out of space at your house, relocating, want a more secure and safer place to store your belongings, that you do not need everyday, or just need a small warehouse for your business, you might consider renting a self storage unit. This is a convenient and simple, but great answer for your needs.
When you find the right self storage service for your needs, you might want to wait before signing the rental agreement, because there are some thing that you should have in mind. One things are a good idea to do, but others are good to avoid.
What to do
Search the area for the suitable facility. Take your time and do not rush it if you are not in a hurry. Do local and online searches, compare the prices, the security of every storage unit, the conditions and so on. When you do all that, you are ready to pick the best self storage for your needs.
When you decided which self storage Omaha service to use, we can suggest to take a visit and see for yourself what is all about. Check the security of the place, especially if you want to storage something valuable. You might want to see the conditions also – how clean it is, is it well kept, how professional is the staff and small, but important things like these.
Pack very well your items and try to store them in the unit in the most efficient way. Do not forget to place the fragile things at the top in appropriate packaging and wrapping. Label everything and if you use boxes – do not forget to describe their contents to ease your later searches.
Protect your belongings. Keep a very describing list of everything that is in the storage unit. You can do that on paper or on your personal computer. Update the list when needed and if you move things out of the self storage unit, do not forget to remove them from the list also.
And what NOT to do
Do not leave everything for the last second because finding a self storage facility, renting a unit (or more) and organizing your stuff will take some time and you should not be in a hurry when doing it.
Do not get a unit with the wrong size for your needs. When you know what you will have to store in the unit, package your belongings, put them into boxes if that is what you want, then place everything tight together and take the necessary measurements. That way you will know what exactly you need as a storage unit.
Finally yet importantly, do not try to storage any prohibited or hazardous materials in your self storage unit. If you are not sure if something from your belongings is prohibited, you can ask the self storage company. But in general, toxic, flammable and combustible materials are in this category.