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Self Storage for Contractors: The Top Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Storage Unit Rental

Posted on: April 27, 2018 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage May 15, 2018

A contractor working on a building before storing his tools in a self storage unit for contractors

Renting storage space to store tools and equipment is essential for construction companies. Whether it is a short or long-term storage unit rental, the use of a storage unit allows construction companies to store their items in a convenient, safe and secure location. Contractors need a quick, easy and affordable storage solution that allows them to be extremely mobile, while still maximizing their profitability.
For a contractor, time is money. An organized storage unit will help contractors to get in, get out and get back to work. Keep reading to find 5 great contractor storage tips!

The 5 Top Contractor Storage Tips

  1. Clean Your Tools: Tools and equipment should be cleaned before they are placed into storage. Over time, any dust, dirt or moisture that is left on tools can result in the formation of rust. Thoroughly cleaning and drying all tools and equipment before they are placed into storage will help to prevent this from happening.
  2. Keep Your Most Used Tools in the Front: Reduce the amount of time spent digging for items needed in your storage unit by storing the most commonly used items at the front of your storage unit.
  3. Store Items in Clear Boxes: Store all small tools inside of clear storage containers. The containers will help to protect your tools from dust, dirt or anything else that may damage your tools. The storage containers will be light and easy to stack, making them very easy to transport to other places. Additionally, since the storage containers are clear, you’ll be able to easily see what items are stored inside.
  4. Create an Aisle: If you are storing large equipment, you will likely need a larger unit like a 5×10 or 10×10 storage unit. While it can be tempting to fill your storage unit to the brinks to maximize space, it is still important to create a narrow aisle stretching to the back of your storage unit. Otherwise, every time you want an item located in the back of your storage unit, you’ll have to spend valuable time trying to get to it.
  5. Invest in a Climate Controlled Storage Unit: Fluctuations in temperature can be detrimental to tools and equipment. When you are storing expensive and sensitive equipment, like construction tools and equipment, it is important to utilize a climate controlled storage unit. Do you have questions regarding a climate controlled storage unit rental? Contact us to speak to one of our friendly storage specialists!

Lighthouse Self Storage Has Contractor Storage Solutions

Are you looking for a contractor storage unit? Lighthouse Self Storage has self storage units for contractors in the Whittier, CA, Westminster, CA, Carson, CA and the Fort Lauderdale, FL area. Whether your contractor storage needs are big or small, Lighthouse Self Storage has a contractor storage solution for you. Contact us to rent a storage unit today!

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Recent surveys show that 41% of consumers rent out space to facilitate moving, while 17% need the extra space to declutter their home. Self-storage units are becoming more and more popular nowadays, considering the need to maximize on the reduced size of living spaces. If you live in California or Florida and are looking for the most convenient and flexible self-storage space, Lighthouse Self Storage has got you covered. Lighthouse Self Storage Facilities has a wide range of world-class storage units that are built to meet your specific needs. Below are some of the exceptional self-storage solutions you can expect:

Self-Storage for Homeowners and Students

If you are moving, staging a home or consolidating homes, our excellent, clean, and secure units will come in handy for your storage needs. If you are a student emptying your dorm, Lighthouse offers many storage solutions for your needs and items large and small. Our storage units will keep your furniture, books, bedding, clothing, electronics, and furniture safe and secure. Why haul heavy items back and forth, miles across the country when you can rent storage whenever you need it? We are convenient and flexible to meet your needs.

Car, Boat, and RV Storage

If you are traveling, you need not leave your precious vehicle, boat, or RV at the mercy of the elements. If your garage will not fit all your toys, consider taking out some spacious motor vehicle storage at Lighthouse Self Storage for them. This way, they will remain secure and intact, and you get to have peace of mind during your trip.

Climate Controlled Storage Units

Lighthouse Self Storage has an excellent selection of climate controlled units, specially made indoor units designed to protect your property from the damaging effects of drastic changes in weather, humidity, and temperature. We offer air conditioned or heated units to keep constant indoor conditions for all of your items and their storage needs. These climate controlled units are perfect for items that need to be in a controlled environment, such as wines and spirits. If you are storing fabrics, wooden items, electronics, family heirlooms, documents, and soft metallic items, our climate controlled storage units offer a home-like atmosphere for temperature sensitive and unique articles.

Drive-up Storage

This kind of storage is exceedingly convenient for businesses and homeowners looking to store copious amounts of property, and need to reduce the hauling distance and effort. With our drive-up storage, you will not have to incur extra costs on movers' hourly fees by taking days to transfer your items. You get to drive up to your unit, unpack or belongings, and continue on with your day. It’s that simple.

Business Storage Solutions

You no longer have to worry about extra space, rent overheads, or idle property during off-peak business seasons. Whether you need to store machinery, essential documents, or inventory, our business storage solutions will cater to all of your needs. We have worked successfully with many law firms, e-commerce stores, and contractors to keep their essential business property safe. Visit us today to find out more about our business storage solutions.

Hurricane Season Storage

The last thing you should be stressing about is your valuable outdoor property, which is likely to be destroyed in the event of a storm. You may also need to clear out a safe room to use it for shelter. If you have any lawn and patio furniture, consider taking out safe storage for it with Lighthouse. Our concrete self-storage units will give your valuables the safety and security they will need to protect them from damage. Our storage units can also come in handy during the winter when you need to protect your valuables from the biting cold.

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If you are in Southern California or Florida, Lighthouse Storage is an excellent solution for all your self-storage needs. Our storage units are secure, well-lit, and clean to ensure optimal care for your valuables.

Please contact us at (888) 809-0019 for more information about our new facility for self storage in Cooper City. You can also drop by any of our storage facilities to get a free quote on any storage solution that fits your needs.

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