Tips For Protecting Your Stuff That's In Self-Storage

Posted on: 26 October 2020

Whether you will have just a few things in a self-storage unit or you will have all of the contents of your house in there, you will want to make sure that you are doing your best to protect everything. This way, when it is time to empty out your rented unit at the self-storage facility, you will not have to worry too much about whether your stuff is still in good shape. Here are a few things you will want to do in order to properly protect all of your stored belongings:

Keep Food Out Of The Unit

Even if you have a lot of sealed boxed food, you are not going to want to store it in your self-storage unit. The slightest scent of food, even if it's just plain dried pasta, could cause rats and mice to locate your unit. They will sniff all around and follow the scent right to your boxes. They can squeeze through the smallest of holes and cracks and chew through your boxes and bags, making a mess everywhere. Not only will you have to then throw out the damaged goods, but you will have to worry about the feces or urine that the rodents may have left all over your stuff. To avoid having to deal with such unsanitary conditions, you will want to refrain from storing food in there. For the same reasons, you do not even want to eat any snacks inside of the unit while you are organizing stuff in there. The smallest number of crumbs can also attract a lot of rodents.

Seal Everything In Plastic Containers

If you want to have a little more security, place your personal belongings in large plastic tubs with lids. Once the lids are in place, secure the lip of the lids to the tub with packing or duct tape. This will seal any small crevice that could have let bugs in. Since you will not be able to easily open up the secured plastic tubs, you will want to place a content list on the side or top of the container. You can just keep it simple by marking the type of items in there or you can get very specific and write down each and every item that is in there. This can make it easier for you to find your stuff in the future.

By doing just those couple of things, you will find that it will be a lot easier for you to protect all of your stuff while using a self-storage unit.


Answering Your Questions About Storage Units

Before renting a storage unit for the first time, it's common to have questions about the process. You may wonder what size of unit you need to hold all your belongings. You may also want to know the differences between an indoor and an outdoor unit and which kind is right for you. We understand that you have questions and we're here to shed some light on all your inquiries. We were just like you at one time when we were trying to find answers to our storage questions. It was time-consuming and frustrating, to say the least, and that's why we created this blog. We wanted others to have all the resources they need in one spot so they wouldn't have to search for hours to find the answers to their storage unit questions.