Storage Tips - Do's and Don'ts

Storage Tips


storage_moving_boxes Preparing for a move, relocation, or reorganization involving a self storage can be some of the most stressful events one can engage in. Not only can it be physically taxing but mentally as well. The best orchestrated and successful moving processes are usually those that are planned well in advance and require plenty of help and input. Even the best organizers and time management gurus will admit that even the best laid plans can be derailed but if you spend enough time in utilizing our suggested to-do list, it can reduce and eliminate some of the usual stress that comes with making your big move. Below, we have prepared a list of do’s and don’ts from our expert staff: DO’S: Use pallets, 2’x4”s, plywood to elevate your storage contents off the direct floor. Utilize all the space in your unit. Floor and shelf plan-o-grams allow you to arrange your items in an organized fashion. Leave an aisle in the center of your unit to walk from front to back. Speaking of shelves, utilize freestanding ones to help organize stackable items. Label your boxes on all six sides and keep a list for easy reference. Be sure to store frequently used items at the front of your unit. Protect your items by covering them with moving pads, sheets or cloth covers. Check on your unit at least once per month or as frequently as you can thereafter. Disassemble items such as tables, bed frames, etc. to save space. Wrap and label all pieces for an easier time when you will reassemble. Disassemble electronics by placing cords in like color twist ties by each individual electronic Make sure all appliances are clean and dry before storing and leave airflow space around each If possible, store couches on end, stack chairs, stack furniture using paper pads or blankets. Store mattresses and box springs placed on their longest sides and elevate off floor. Store mirrors and paintings on their end, not on their fronts/backs. Pack books flat to protect to protect their spines. To prevent rusting, rub a small amount of ...


KM
October 12th, 2021


Self Storage Insurance...if it is worth Storing, it's worth Insuring!

Storage Tips


SELF STORAGE INSURANCE, ARE YOU PROTECTED? At Fort Knox Self Storage, we are proud of our safe and secure facilities and the protection they provide our tenants. We work hard to maintain our facilities to the highest standards; however, it is always best to have the peace of mind and protection from the unexpected, something personal property insurance can provide. Your home owners insurance may in fact cover your self storage items, depending on your policy declarations and requirements but in those cases where your policy does not, we offer personal property insurance. Through our partner, StorSmart/Bader Insurance Company, a recognized national leader in property insurance, we can offer a solution. As we like to say at Fort Knox, if it is worth storing, it is worth insuring! Policies start as low as $8 per month Policies are available that can cover a wide rage of the unexpected events such as fire, smoke, explosion, windstorm, and water damage. Your insurance premium can be billed as part of your monthly rent at Fort Knox Stop by or give us a call TODAY about starting your Personal Property Insurance for your storage unit here at Fort Knox and we can set you on the right path for peach of mind and protection with Storsmart/Bader Insurance. ...


KM
October 12th, 2021