If you live in Los Angeles County and are searching for self storage units in Long Beach, CA or a nearby storage facility to house your items while moving, for business overflow, to store a vehicle or boat, or to keep personal mementos safe, there are storage space companies ready to accommodate your needs.
Los Angeles area self storage units are available with numerous options. If you have personal items requiring steady temperatures, a climate controlled storage unit is available. A unit also comes in varying sizes for belongings both small and large. Some facilities offer the choice of storage units with outdoor, indoor, and/or drive-up access. You also have options in the security of your items, as well as whether or not you wish to insure your belongings.
Before storing any items, be sure to review the facility’s policies on allowable goods as well as items that are prohibited on their premises.
Below are some helpful tips for you to get the most out of your self storage unit.
- Items including bed frames and tables should be taken apart, thus requiring less room for storage.
- Larger items can be used to hold smaller goods. For example, the empty drawers of a piece of furniture are a worthy source of storage for toys and linens. Further, there is valuable space within a stored refrigerator or other large appliance.
- Spend the appropriate amount of time and money to seal all boxes with packaging tape. This simple step will keep items safe from dust and humidity.
- Label each box on all sides for simple identification.
- Do not overpack boxes even when trying to save space. A heavy box can encounter damage and also be dangerous if placed on top of lighter boxes.
- Use bubble wrap or white tissue paper to wrap items. The common technique of packing items in newspaper is not ideal for preservation, as the print of the paper can transfer to your belongings.
- Store containers at a facility that offers convenient hours to meet your business’ needs.
- Select a self storage unit with climate control to protect documents and electronics.
- Stack containers in order with older information on the bottom.
- Fill boxes, if even with just packing material, to prevent shift during transport.
- Back up any data on a stored computer.
- Wrap computers and other electronics in bubble wrap (NOT plastic) or foam.
- Consider the amount of space required to maneuver the mode of transportation in and out of the unit.
- Be sure to occasionally check fuel lines, gaskets, and tires for damage.
- Keep all documentation, including insurance, registration, and license plate up to date.
- Empty as much fuel as possible to prevent leaks and fire hazards, especially when storing for an extended amount of time.