Storing Large Appliances in Your Self Storage Unit

Applicances-1It’s tough to store appliances at home. They can’t be tucked away in the corner of a closet and most people want to use their garages for cars, not for that washing machine that they’re saving for their kid’s first apartment or the fridge that will go in the home theater — once the home theater is built. A self storage unit seems the obvious answer. But special care must be taken when moving and storing large appliances.

Before storing your appliance, it’s important to thoroughly clean it. Refrigerators should be clean to prevent the growth of mold on that sticky juice spill. Lint filters, grids, and tubes on dryers should be cleaned. You should also take care to empty the appliance of water. This will prevent freeze damage in cold temperatures and mold growth in warm ones. In dishwashers, refrigerators and washing machines, all hoses should be drained. Freezers should be defrosted and the defrost pan should be cleaned and emptied. Once your appliance is clean and dry, it’s ready for transport!

During transport, keep your appliance upright. This is especially important for refrigerators because if they’re put on their side, refrigeration units can be damaged. Use strong tape to hold doors closed so they don’t suddenly spring open during the move, which can damage the door or adjacent items.

Once your appliance is at the storage unit, remove the tape and leave doors slightly ajar so that air can circulate. Cover the items with a cotton sheet or canvas tarp to protect them from dust while allowing air exposure. If you live in a climate with extreme temperatures, a temperature-controlled unit will prevent mechanical damage due to freezing temperatures or rust; however, if you choose not to use one, be sure to allow your appliance 24 to 48 hours to warm up before use if it’s been exposed to freezing temperatures.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact us!

Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information! We’re located at 76 Pacella Park Drive, Randolph, MA.

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Take a little time to plan and organize as you pack. This should make it easier to finds things in the future!

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Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information!

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Some Basic Tips for Your Walk-In Closet Storage Unit

self storage norwell interiorWhen it comes to loading up your storage unit, most of what you need to know is common sense. And some things — like putting an unlabeled box of heavy books on top of an unlabeled box of glassware — can only be learned the hard way.

Still, there are handy tips when it comes to getting the most out of your storage unit, and here are a few key ones.

Keep it up. On pallets, that is. Even the most waterproof of units can’t protect against a totally unexpected or completely random set of circumstances, so be sure to keep your valuables raised off the floor. Just in case.

Handy sand. If you’re in a part of the country that experiences tough winters, you’re probably already carrying sand. But be sure to bring it with you to your storage unit if it faces the outside. A buildup of ice can make accessing your unit impossible.

Maintain the space. Folks can store some pretty crazy stuff in storage units, and some of it can cause stains, scrapes, gouges, or other damage to the floor and walls. Use protective plastic sheeting or movers’ rugs to keep the unit neat and tidy.

The short arm of the law. Most reputable storage unit facilities have plenty of security measures in place, but hey, things happen. When you buy a lock, be sure it has a short arm to thwart would-be thieves. The longer the arm, the easier it is to slip in bolt cutters.

Need more expert advice or tips? We’re here to help! Contact us at Walk in Closet today!

Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information! We’re located at 76 Pacella Park Drive, Randolph, MA.

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Storage Tips for Self Storage in Randolph 12.16.14

Cover furniture with sheets or tarps to protect them from stains, tears, and scratches.
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Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information!

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Store Holiday Decorations Efficiently and Safely

Store Holiday Decorations EfficientlyIt seems like Christmas decorations start to sprinkle the neighborhood even before the last turkey sandwich is eaten and the gravy stains are removed from the tablecloth.

Christmas is such a magical time of year and people just can’t wait to get started with the twinkle lights and towering tree in their living room. Is your house already decked out in Christmas finery? But before it got to its current gorgeous point, what was the process like? Were your strings of lights all tangled? Those precious salt dough handprints nibbled by insects? Did your spare wrapping paper get destroyed by a spring rain induced leak? You can tell us. We’ve all been there! But there’s a better way.

You’re probably not ready to think about it yet, but before you pack away your Christmas decorations this year, consider storing them in a small storage unit for next year. They’ll be protected from insects and water, and will be kept safe from temperature fluctuations that can wreak havoc on delicate ornaments. And if you follow our packing tips, you’ll get your decorations unpacked and in place in no time.

  • Give lights special attention. Replace burned-out bulbs and carefully wind the strings around sections of cardboard from all of your gift boxes. If each string has a designated spot in your yard or home, label them.
  • Make an open-first box. If you can’t wait to start baking each year, your open-first box should contain your Christmas cookie cutters. If it just doesn’t feel like Christmas without your grandmother’s vintage Santa statue, put it in there, too. Having an open-first box will keep you from having to dig through everything in search of a few special items.
  • Store like items together. If you always display a nativity scene, put all the pieces in one box. Same goes for your holiday village. You’ll never have to search for a missing wise man again!
  • Make a kids’ box. If you’re constantly hovering over your little ones when it comes time to decorate the tree, trying to keep them from touching the breakable ornaments, next year make a box that’s just for them and fill it with all the ornaments they can’t hurt. They’ll love diving into the box without input from the grown-ups.

Enjoy your decorations and have a wonderful holiday season!

Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information!

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Storage Tips for Self Storage in Randolph 12.03.14

Separate items by  fragility and weight. If you’re stacking, put heavier, sturdier items at the bottom. Put fragile items on top!

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Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information!

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When packing, use boxes, not plastic bags. Boxes are sturdier and  stack well, and they take up less space.

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Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information!

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Getting the Right-Sized Space for Your Stuff — Self Storage in Randolph

self storage norwell maIf there’s one thing people tend to have a lot of, it’s stuff. Stuff in the attic, stuff in the basement, stuff in the garage — sometimes it can feel like there’s nothing but stuff in every square inch of your home.

The excess of stuff is one of the reasons that people wind up getting a self-storage closet. Most people know that they should sort through and get rid of a lot of things that have been hanging around for years, but most people don’t have the time or the energy, and often there’s simply too much sentimental value involved.

When the time comes to get a closet, one of the first questions is a simple one: how big? The size depends on a lot of factors, and what you’re hoping to achieve by getting a closet.

If you’re just looking to reduce the clutter or clear a space in the garage, then a smaller closet (5×5 or 5×10) is probably sufficient. If you’re seeking a complete purge, then you’re going to need something a little heftier (10×30).

Of course, you’ll want to think about what you’re going to store and how you’re going to store it, and how much access you’re going to need to the items you’re storing. If you’re fine with storing everything from back to front and top to bottom (not recommended, by the way) then you won’t need as much space as you will if you want to leave a nice access path to everything in your closet.

For expert advice on choosing a storage size, contact us at Walk in Closet today!

Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information! We’re located at 76 Pacella Park Drive, Randolph, MA.

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Walk In Closet, Self Storage in Randolph, Joins Randolph Chamber of Commerce

randolphchamberWe at Walk In Closet Self Storage are thrilled to announce that we recently joined the Randolph Chamber of Commerce. We feel that supporting the local economy and small businesses is the key to everyone’s success.

The Randolph Chamber is dedicated to promoting and supporting its business members as well as supporting the greater Randolph community. The mission of the Randolph Chamber of Commerce is to promote, enhance and strengthen the business interests of its members and to maintain and unify a sound and healthy business district and climate while contributing to the well being of the Randolph community.

The Randolph Chamber is a not for profit corporation founded in 1986 representing businesses in Randolph and the surrounding communities. The Chamber provides leadership in fostering business success, growth and development. We are made up of various size and types of business from large businesses, world headquarters to small businesses and micro home based businesses.

The Chamber has been involved with various special projects throughout the years from involvement in arranging member’s easy access to SCORE’s mentors, representing members interest in the Tax Classification process, hosting Road Races, the Holiday Lighting for the community and participating in the Town’s 4th of July Parade.

Today, the Chamber has added new initiatives to the program. Their expansion includes our new Corporate Partners program, Breakfast of Champions, a member of the Government Biz Team and the very popular Holiday Stroll.

We’re looking forward to networking and sharing resources with other small businesses in the community in order to support other entrepreneurs and the community at large.

Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information! We’re located at 76 Pacella Park Drive, Randolph, MA.

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Storage Tips for Self Storage in Randolph 11.05.14

Wrap mirrors and pictures with cloth pads, or use mirror boxes. Never store them flat!

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Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information!

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