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In times of rise in vertical development and a gradual lack of horizontal expansion, storage and not enough square footage has become a problem for the average person. Which is why a lot of people have shifter towards self-storage units that help solve their problems of storing their belongings in one place. But this fix does come with its own issues. Here are 5 ways you can avoid problems with self-storage units;

1. Pest Control

Since these self-storage units are not usually visited too often, cleaning becomes an issue. A lot of times they can be prone to pest infestation and odor  release due to these pests. Spiders, moths, ants and even rodents can sometimes cause issues and chew threw your things as well inhabit your belongings. Make sure your self-storage provider offers protection against pests and takes regular necessary measures to ensure protection against such insect and rodent attacks.

2. Humidity and Moisture Control

A common problem that can easily arise in self storage geelong units is humidity and moisture due to lack of sunlight. These issues can sometimes render a lot of your stuff useless that is sensitive against water or moisture. It might be a good idea to cover everything with plastic sheets or have ample protection against humidity with drier sheets. Avoid using cardboard boxes and leave enough room between things to allows air to pass through.

3. Organization

It might be a hassle to find things in the self storage unit if you don’t organize it properly. It will take out a chunk of your time and energy if you have to look for things every time you visit the unit. You can avoid these issues through labelling of boxes and having specific spaces assigned for specific things. Having a clear inventory of things stored in the unit can help you avoid problems later on. Mark clear indications about where you’ve placed what and have your organizational systems in place when storing things as opposed to random stuffing of belongings.

4. Utilization of Vertical Space

Sometimes self-storage units can still fall short of providing ample space. In that case, make use of vertical space that otherwise goes unused. Install temporary shelves and compartments for you to store things seldom used on the upper area of the unit.

5. Security

Sometimes it can be an issue with some self-storage units that they aren’t guarded properly and there isn’t enough security to protect your belongings. If you’re going to be storing things with high monetary or sentimental value, it might be a good idea to invest in a storage unit with camera surveillance as well as guarded security. It might be slightly expensive than general units but it will save you a lot of hassle in the long run. 

Arian Clayton

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