Talking About Moving Tips and Tricks

Hi there, I'm Corey Suedel. I created this site to explore moving tips and tricks for your home. The moving process takes a lot of time and effort to complete without any problems cropping up. When moving your belongings, it pays to take the time to create an inventory list and purposefully arrange the items in each box. The time you put into the preparation process definitely pays off while unloading and unpacking. The inventory list also helps track down items that may have been left on or off the moving truck. I will also explore situations that warrant hiring professional movers for your relocation project. Thank you for visiting my website. I hope to see you again soon.

Shopping For Storage? 3 Tips For Finding The Perfect Unit


When you start shopping for a storage unit, those spaces might all seem the same. After all, with over 3,000 storage facilities in Canada alone, how could you possibly choose? Although it might seem overwhelming, selecting the right space is easy if you know what to look for. Here are three tips for finding the perfect unit, so that you can have a great experience:

1: Analyze Important Proximities

What are you looking for in a storage unit? If you are like most people, you might focus more on the monthly price tag and the cleanliness of the unit than you do about location. However, analyzing your unit's proximity to these things might help you to keep your unit more secure:

  • Entrances and Exits: To make loading and unloading your space easier, you might be tempted to look for a unit close to the front gate. However, picking a unit close to an entrance or exit might make it easier for thieves to access your belongings too. Instead, look for a space that is tucked away inside the facility.
  • Office: Facility managers are trained to spot strange tenant behaviors and evidence of theft. For these reasons, having a unit close to the front office might work in your favor.    
  • Traffic Patterns: Before you rent a storage unit, watch how traffic flows through the facility. Try to choose a highly visible area where it would be hard for someone to cut your lock off without being noticed. 

Although you might feel silly assuming the worst and carefully analyzing security risks, taking a few extra precautions might help you to hang onto your belongings. 

2: Look At the Lighting

During the day, those storage units might seem pretty similar. Unfortunately, once the sun goes down, it might be an entirely different story. You might discover that the overhead lighting near your unit doesn't work—leaving you in a dark corner by yourself.

Unfortunately, working in the dark can pose several challenges. In addition to being inconvenient, not being able to see can also compromise your safety. You might trip over those boxes you left laying on the ground, or hit your head into your partially closed storage unit door. The dark might also make reorganizing your unit or finding things more difficult, which could be frustrating.

To eliminate these hassles, try to visit potential storage facilities in the evening. Look for storage units near well-lit areas, and ask facility managers which units contain indoor lighting. You might be able to improve the accessibility to your space, without spending more than you need to.   

3: Watch Water Patterns

Nothing can be more difficult to control and more damaging than water running rampant through a storage facility. Ground flooding can bubble up fast, soaking into your things and prompting mold growth. Leaks from poorly patched roofs can give water an easy way into your space, warping your furniture and staining upholstery. However, you might be able to keep your things dry by watching water patterns before you rent. Here are a few things you should look for:

  • Sprinkler Runoff: Ask facility managers what time the sprinkler system runs, and visit the facility during this time. Pay attention to where sprinklers drain, and whether or not the trail runs through the facility. You might be able to spot units that have a problem with puddles so that you can rent a space that will stay dry.
  • Land Grading: When you look for a storage space, pay attention to how the land is graded. If the ground is sloped downwards towards storage units, water might pool in front of the doors.    

Knowing what to look for in a self storage space might save you from a few unpleasant surprises, so that you can focus on other things. For more information, contact a local storage companies like Target Storage Ltd.


2 April 2015