You never know when a temporary storage solution may be in order. Whether you’re moving somewhere close by, renovating, or dealing with an emergency or a natural disaster, an accommodating portable storage solution needs to include a short-term, month-to-month lease and flexible hours. Easy access whenever you need it will help to keep you steady throughout whatever transition is at hand. Sometimes, a little extra space is just what the doctor ordered.
Short-term storage is useful if you need to stage your home for a party or for a sale, or to clean out your garage to make room for your car. Maybe you’re between moves, you’re back home from school for the summer, you’ve outgrown some belongings in the basement that still hold sentimental value, or you’ve run out of attic space for your Christmas time Santa Claus figurine collection.
If you’re subletting your apartment, traveling, or hosting guests, off-site storage for only a short time can solve your space problem. If a pipe breaks, leading to water damage, or if it requires extensive gutting to repair, you need to move fast to get your possessions out of the way. With some planning and preparation, you can set down these burdens and clear out those rooms with a super-convenient, no-hassle temporary storage space.
Once you’ve made a list of the inventory you plan to store and found the right climate-controlled, self storage facility for you, realistically consider the size and specifications of the containers available and the size of the portable storage container you’ll need. Do you have anything fragile or valuable that needs to be padded? Can you pack the entire unit from floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall, and is there a weight limit to worry about?
Although the basic goal of any storage facility is to keep your belongings safe, remember that even a temporary storage solution needs to be protected. Confirm that your items are insured from theft, fire, and other damage, either as part of your property or renters’ insurance, part of the storage facility’s insurance, or covered by an additional policy.
Invest in the heaviest of heavy duty locks to protect your stuff, and talk to the storage facility’s management to get the skinny on their surveillance policy and security system. Make sure to keep lines of communication open in both directions, because anything could come up at any time.
You want a find a storage facility who values both its short-term and long term clients. Zippy Shell makes renting short-term storage stress-free. The best part of the process is that once we’ve finally left you with your belongings, and you’ve had them in temporary storage, you may realize that they are not as necessary as you once thought after having lived without them. If you haven’t needed it for six months, how likely is it you’ll need it at all? You might want to put your stuff right back into storage for the long term. Zippy Shell would love to help.
Whether your need is personal or professional, we’ll deliver and pick up our moving storage containers at your convenience.