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Take These Steps to Minimize the Risk of Damage to Your Storage Unit

Posted by on Oct 5th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Take These Steps to Minimize the Risk of Damage to Your Storage Unit

A unit at your local self-storage center can provide the space for all your storage needs, but whether you need short- or long-term storage, you want to be sure that you don’t cause any damage to the unit. While screw holes in the walls and the occasional dent might not concern the storage company, your rental agreement likely stipulates that you should avoid causing any greater forms of damage. Here are some steps that you can take to lessen the risk of causing damage within the self-storage unit. Avoid Storing Any Food Products Food...

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Precautions To Take When Storing Car Tires

Posted by on Sep 29th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Precautions To Take When Storing Car Tires

Your car’s tires may look tough, given the kind of terrain and roads they regularly run over, but they are rather delicate things in storage.  Poor storage can damage the tires and risk your life and the lives of other road users when you start using the tires. Here are three storage precautions to take for your tires: Avoid Direct Sunlight or Heat Rubber, which is the primary component of tires, cracks when exposed to different weather elements. Even though the rubber in tires is equipped with anti-aging components, the anti-aging...

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Setting Up A Cleaner Storage Plan For Electronics

Posted by on Sep 9th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Setting Up A Cleaner Storage Plan For Electronics

Not all objects can be put into storage without preparation. Humidity, leaks or even simple dust collection can cause corrosion on some components or create a heating problem that isn’t easy to clean. Before putting computers, office equipment, or any electronics into storage, a few preparation considerations can keep your belongings in better condition for when you pick them up again. What Could Go Wrong With Simple Storage Consider a basic desktop computer. It has a few vents on the back of the computer and may have a few holes on the...

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Know Your Options When It Comes To Boat Storage

Posted by on Sep 2nd, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Know Your Options When It Comes To Boat Storage

If you bought a boat to use during the summer months, you need to consider how you are going to store it during the cold winter months. You cannot simply leave the boat uncovered or else the elements and animals will be able to damage it badly. There are many options when it comes to storing your boat during winter. The guide below walks you through a few of the options to take into consideration. Consider a Fabric Boat Cover There are fabric boat covers that you can use to keep your boat from being destroyed during winter. There are covers...

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How To Properly Store Documents

Posted by on Sep 2nd, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Properly Store Documents

Documents, though small and seemingly insignificant, can be extremely important, containing information that may be irreplaceable. Improper storage of documents, whether on digital or physical media, can result in the loss of such information. This makes the proper storage of documents of paramount importance to help ensure that nothing is lost. Backups The first thing that you should do before putting any documents into storage is to make backup copies. For paper documents, scan them and have digital copies stored on a CD, USB drive, or hard...

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Time To Head To College? 4 Ways To Keep It Safely Stored Away

Posted by on Sep 1st, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Time To Head To College? 4 Ways To Keep It Safely Stored Away

If you’re going to be traveling abroad for college, and you won’t be taking your car, you might want to put it in storage. Leaving it in your parent’s driveway might seem like an easier solution, but it’s not necessarily a good idea when it comes to the safety of your car. Leaving your car sitting in the elements for an extended period of time can leave it susceptible to all types of damage. Here are four steps you should take to safely store your car while you’re gone. Put It Indoors The best thing you can do...

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Perks Of Using A Storage Unit For Your Handmade Craft Business

Posted by on Sep 1st, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Perks Of Using A Storage Unit For Your Handmade Craft Business

If you’re an avid contributor to your local “maker” scene, selling handmade crafts and other wares at craft shows and through peer-to-peer websites such as Etsy, you typically want to keep a substantial stock of products and supplies on hand so that you can quickly fulfill orders. This can mean that your business can quickly take over your home, which might not be something that you want. A solution to this conundrum is to rent space at a self-storage business in your city. This venue will provide you with many benefits that...

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4 Ways to Save Money on Self-Storage

Posted by on Aug 31st, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Ways to Save Money on Self-Storage

Renting out a self-storage unit is a great way to help reduce the number of belongings you are keeping inside of your home. A storage unit gives you the opportunity to store away belongings that you do not need at the moment. However, it’s important that you consider how you can save money on your monthly self-storage rental rate. This way, you are getting the most out of your unit possible. Here are four ways to save. Go Through It:  Every once in a while you should go through your storage unit to determine what belongings you...

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Should Your Stuff Be In Climate Controlled Storage?

Posted by on Aug 31st, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Should Your Stuff Be In Climate Controlled Storage?

Renting a storage unit at a facility like North Star Mini Storage is a great option for keeping things that you don’t use very often or for storing items that you just don’t have the room for in your current living situation. However, you should think carefully about what you place in a standard storage unit. Many items can become damaged unless they are kept at a certain temperature. Here are some examples of items you should keep in a climate controlled storage area.  Wood Anything made of wood is subject to damage during...

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How To Store Kitchen Appliances And Servingware

Posted by on Aug 30th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Store Kitchen Appliances And Servingware

Many professional organizers suggest a keep, toss, and donate box when the process of storing items begins. The same is true with servingware and appliances. After you decide what needs to be stored, you can use these guidelines to store everything so it will be in excellent condition when it is unpacked. Check the Cabinets and Pantries Nothing can be found when the kitchen area becomes cluttered with an abundance of appliances. The same is true for small items needed for extra baking chores such as during Christmas or Thanksgiving. The best...

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