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Kamas Storage Storage Tips
Why Choose Outdoor Storage?
When searching for a storage space, you’ll have to decide whether outdoor storage or indoor storage is best for you. Outdoor storage units certainly
- Outdoor storage is often more affordable than indoor storage.
- Convenient drive-up access, loading, and unloading
- No height restrictions
- Wide space widths allow for easy side access for loading and unloading
Tip for Using Indoor Storage?
Whether or not outdoor storage is right for you depends on what you plan to store. There are several situations where using an outdoor storage unit is more beneficial than a unit with indoor access. The ease of access can make outdoor storage ideal for heavy loads and larger items. Here are some common storage scenarios when you should look into exterior storage:
- Do take an inventory of what you plan to store: Taking inventory helps you determine what size storage unit you’re likely going to need. It also helps you get organized once everything is in there. A general idea of what you intend to be keeping in the unit such as a queen sized bed, two dressers, and six medium boxes is a good example of making a plan.
- Label your boxes: You don’t want to be looking for something specific in your storage unit and not know where it is. It is to forget what’s what once everything is sealed up and out of sight. Labeling your boxes makes the unpacking process much easier, and is also useful if you ever need to come in and grab something.
- Don’t store anything super valuable: As we like to say… “if you can’t afford to lose it, you probably shouldn’t be putting it in your storage unit”. In general, your belongings will be just fine and there’s nothing to worry about. With that said, items can get damaged or lost. So we recommend that valuable and delicate items such as house art, jewelry, keepsakes, family heirlooms and other items with a lot of emotional value stay with you.
- Organize Strategically: When organizing the items in your storage unit, from the back of the unit with items you know you’ll be able to live without for a while towards the back. Also, think vertically, keeping the heavier things closer to the ground. Don’t just crowd things across the bottom of your storage unit. Take advantage of the unit’s vertical space (most are at least eight feet tall) and stack your items atop one another. If you can, try and leave a pathway from the front of the unit to the back so that no item is completely out of reach.
- Protect Your Items: Protecting your items from getting damaged by properly packing and wrapping them takes a little extra time but is well worth it in the long run. Cover furniture with blankets or moving pads (do not use plastic which can trap moisture, resulting in mildew and mold). Smaller items should be boxed up and labeled. Fragile items should be carefully wrapped in packing paper, and stored in a way that they can’t move around.
Is there any types of belongings that shouldn't be stored?Not sure what kind of belongings you can put in your storage unit? We can help you understand what works best in storage units. Give us a call at 435.783.4449 and we will answer all your questions.
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60 West 200 North
Kamas, UT 84036
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