A short trip through just about any town will include passing by self-storage facilities. If you've never used these facilities before, then you might find yourself wondering what it is that makes them so popular that they can be found in most areas with a simple drive down a major street. Once you read the following situations that benefit from self-storage facilities, you may rethink the way you have been doing some things and find uses for a storage unit of your own as well.
When you make your way into college after leaving home, you may be faced with moving into student housing. While effective for general living quarters, most college dormitories don't offer a great deal of space. Therefore, you may initially start out needing a little extra space to keep the belongings that come to college with you and you may need space for items you collect during your time spent as a student.
Whether you have a large selection of fine silverware that you seldom use but wish to hang onto or a recently deceased relative willed you his or her collection of silverware, you might not want to keep it in the house. Large silverware collections can challenge the available storage space in large homes and contribute to downright cramped conditions in smaller homes. It's worthwhile to think about storing these items in a self-storage unit in your neighborhood.
Gadget enthusiasts and small businesses downsizing with a lot of equipment on hand may consider self storage for all those computers, printers and peripherals. Unfortunately, if you're not careful, you may end up with a dusty and corroded mess when you return to the stored equipment. Take a look at a few things to consider when choosing a storage facility, and what to do if the best facility option still needs a bit of preparation.
If you're going to be placing your personal property in a self-storage unit, you want to make sure your belongings are protected against pest invasions. Even if your storage facility provides pest control services, around the perimeter of the buildings, pests can still be carried into the individual units by other customers. Those pests can crawl through adjoining units to get to yours. Here are four steps you can take to protect your belongings from pests such as mice and roaches.