Monthly Archives: June 2018

Temperature Control Storage: The Ultimate Comfort!

Heated during the winter and cooled during the summer, temperature controlled storage makes the move as comfortable for you as for your belongings!

Ideal for:

  • musical instruments, electronic equipment
  • photographs, artwork and art supplies
  • furniture, books, and business files.
  • Long-term storage
  • Estate storage
  • Business inventory
  • During seasons that experience extreme temps/temp variation

 

Temperature Control Benefits:

Insulated:  More protection against extreme temperature changes for items being stored.

Well-lit hallways & Interiors: Lights inside the buildings are on motion detectors so it’s bright and welcoming as you enter.

Comfort:  Organize and sort through your items any time of day regardless of weather.  It’s always comfortable inside of our temperature control buildings.

Carts Provided: For your convenience carts are provided to move your items in and out of our temperature control buildings.

Stick With It! Choosing the Right Tape

Using Recycled content boxes? Not all tape sticks well to recycled fibers! Choose this tape to be sure your boxes stay sealed. Made in USA.

Protect your furniture with bubble wrap. Use this non-marking tape to secure padding and other protection to your items. It will not mark your items or leave residue like other tape will. Not for sealing boxes.

Made in USA of 100% Natural Gum Rubber. This tape will seal and stay sealed in the hottest, coldest, and even humid, wet conditions. The toughest tape we sell.

This tape is a shipping industry leader. You can write on it. You don’t need a tape dispenser to use it. Perfect for shipping and storing.

Drive Up Storage: Convenience & Value!

Drive Up Storage rooms are quick to load and unload, making them ideal for short-term storage.  Unlike our premium temperature control storage rooms, these do not have any insulation.  That means you can expect them to be a similar temperature as the outside temp on any given day.  Normally, we recommend our drive up storage for items that will not be effected by extreme heat, cold, or any fluctuations in humidity.  In the summertime, however, many people need storage for a month or two in between moves or while renovating a home.  Drive up rooms are a great value and we offer a couple great products to help further protect your items.

Use one of our Dust Covers or Drop Cloths to cover the floor of your room. If the concrete sweats due to humid, wet weather, you will have a plastic barrier between moisture and your belongings.

This “Green” refillable absorbs several times its own weight in excess moisture in the air. We recommend at least 1 per 50 square feet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drive Up Self Storage rooms are great for long term storage if the items you are storing are not affected by temperature or humidity shifts.

  • patio furniture
  • vehicles
  • bicycles and outdoor toys
  • tools and appliances
  • Items that can be exposed to extreme cold or heat without damage

Moving in Iowa this Summer?

It’s Moving Season!   3 Tips for a Stress-Free Experience

  1.  Pack Strategically

How you pack your moving truck, your storage space, and what order you unpack can make or break a stressful move.  By planning ahead you can be sure that the items that you need to access first (think kitchen essentials, toiletries, and the items to set up your bedroom) are easy to reach.  Labeling boxes (on the side, not the top) and packing in sections by room helps the process go smoothly.  Color code your boxes by room using stickers.  Use as many medium size boxes as you can.  It makes packing a moving truck more efficient than multiple sizes, it’s safer for stacking, and they are not too big to carry.  Small boxes are best for heavy items.  Be sure you consider extra tough boxes and good quality tape, especially for heavy items or fragile goods.

2.  Time-Savers

Consume your frozen and refrigerated foods in the days (or weeks) leading up to moving day.  Or, give your frozen goods to a neighbor.  The last thing you want to do is spend time cleaning out your freezer.  Defrost your fridge at least a day before.  Make child-care or pet-care arrangements so that your focus can be on the move.  Take pictures of your setup before you pack!  If you are having a moving company help, these pictures will help you set up your new space provided you want a similar layout.  In the event of any damage during the move, pictures will also be helpful if you need to make an insurance claim.  If you’re renting photos of your old place before you move out and your new place before you move in can help assure you get your deposit back.

3.  Be kind to yourself

Get enough sleep.  Drink enough water.  Eat balanced meals.  And don’t live on coffee.

 

If you’d like more tips, we’re always here to help!