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The Five Top Storage Unit Rental Tips

Posted on: October 13, 2017 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage May 15, 2018

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There are many reasons why people choose to use a storage unit. Some of the most common reasons are moving, home renovations or not having enough storage space in their house. Knowing what to expect when using a storage unit will help you to get the most out of your storage unit rental. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your storage unit rental!

Storage Rental Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Storage Unit

  1. Use Pallets: If your storage unit is located on the first floor, or is an outside unit, you should use palettes. While self storage units are designed to be waterproof, there is a chance that water will get in when you open the door. Placing a pallet under your boxes will elevate your belongings and stop water damage from occurring.
  2. Always Use an All-Weather Lock: Although nearly all storage units at Lighthouse Self Storage in Miami have their own lock and have security on-site, adding an all-weather padlock will be an extra barrier of protection. An all-weather padlock will make it harder for someone to break into your storage unit because it will not be susceptible to damage caused by the elements. Thieves will look for a lock that has suffered damage
  3. Label Everything: While you are going to know where everything is in your storage unit Miami when you put the items in, you are not going to remember where specific items are in 3 months to a year. If you do not label the boxes, you could have to dig through every box to find what you are looking for. You also may want to make a list of where items are if they are hidden by other items in the unit, so they are easier to find.
  4. Use Space Wisely: Even the smallest unit can fit a lot of items inside of it. Use your space wisely and pack items to the ceiling. If you have a small unit that needs to fit a lot of items, you should bring plywood. Plywood allows you to stack more boxes on top of each other without having to worry about the boxes being crushed.
  5. Protect the Storage Facility: While you may worry about the items that you are putting in the unit, you also need to be concerned about the unit itself. There are fines if you do any damage to the unit or the storage facilities. Always check for damage before putting your items in, and take photos of the damage. You should also make sure to report it at that time because you do not want to be the one paying for the damage, especially if you didn’t do it.

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Following these top storage rental tips can help to save you time and money. If you have additional questions, stop by or contact Lighthouse Self Storage. We have managers waiting onsite to answer any questions you may have.

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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.

Rent storage space with us today!

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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