Alternative Uses for Your Self Storage Unit

wine-426463_960_720We all know that storage units provide the perfect place to stash your motorcycle in the winter or your Christmas decorations in the summer, but if you think outside the box — following the rules of the storage unit facility, of course — your storage space can become almost an extension of your home, especially when it’s a climate controlled storage unit like we have available at Walk In Closets Self Storage.

Home Office

If you’re starting a sales business that requires you to keep inventory on hand, but you don’t want it in your living room, a storage unit could be your best bet! Keep all of those boxes stored out of your home in a facility that’s convenient and you’ll have easy access to your inventory anytime you want it. Put an inexpensive desk in there among the boxes and you’ll have a quiet place to work away from all the distractions of home.

An Extension of Your Artistic Space

Looking for a place where you can store your hobbies, craft, or art supplies? If you’re not making as many quilts these days as you used to, or your sculptures are too large to keep at home, a self storage unit is perfect for keeping your hobbies and artistic creations organized.

Your Dream Closet

If you’ve always dreamed of having one of those expansive and well-organized closets you see on TV all the time, a storage unit could get you close to your dream. Fill the unit with shelves and shoe racks, and your storage unit will become the perfect place to keep your off-season close, your huge shoe collection, or all of those leather bags you just can’t part with.

A Wine Cellar (of sorts)

While a wine cellar would be ideal, for many of us they’re not feasible to keep. A climate controlled self storage unit is perfect to store wine. They offer the ideal darkness, temperature, and humidity levels.

A storage unit can be much more than a place to stash your waterskis, even though that’s a good idea too. Get creative!

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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The Importance of Self Storage Unit Climate Control

thermometer-428339_1280There’s an old saying in New England that everyone has heard at least once in their life: “If you don’t like the weather here, wait 10 minutes.”

New England does have its share of wild temperature swings and even crazier weather when each season reaches its apex, but so do a lot of other regions in the country. That’s why no matter where you live, if you have a storage unit and you’re concerned about keeping everything in it in good shape, you’ll want to choose a storage facility with climate control.

Climate Controlled storage uses heating units and air conditioning to keep a more consistent climate in the building. Some facilities even go the extra step and have units installed to prevent excess humidity, which can be even more damaging than heat or cold.

The frequent changes in temperature and humidity are the main causes of damage to wooden furniture, fabrics, cardboard, and other items. It’s not unusual to find that wood stored in a non-climate-controlled unit has warped, or that fabric has mildewed.

Even if a climate-controlled unit is a little more expensive, when you consider the damage that the elements can do to your stored items, it’s a worthwhile investment.

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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Self Storage Units: Facts and Figures

Five Traps to Avoid When Planning Your Business TransitionNo one would ever question the popularity of storage units. Whether used for an overflow of stuff, as a repository for seldom-used items, or a temporary solution during a move or life transition, storage units come in handy in a variety of ways for people from all walks of life.

Below are some interesting tidbits about storage units and facilities.

  • The United States boasts the most storage space of any civilized country on the planet. Compare the more than 49,000 storage facilities in America versus the 12,000 in Latin America, Europe, Canada, South America, Australia, and Japan combined!
  • One out of every 10 Americans rents a storage unit.
  • Almost 96% of Americans who rent a storage space do so for more than a year.
  • In 1960, there were no storage facilities in the U.S. at all.
  • Storage facilities are one of the fastest-growing industries, so much so that many economists label storage facilities “recession-resistant.”
  • Self storage facilities in the United States have more than 170,000 employees, an average of 3.5 employees per facility.

For more information about storage facilities, check out this fact sheet provided by the Self Storage Association.

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 self 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 Units Can Simplify Spring Cleaning

Storage Units Can Simplify SpringSpring is the time people choose to give their homes a deep clean for several reasons. Among them, after a long winter of closed windows, it’s good to air everything out again. And spring is the perfect time for storage rotation as people pack away snow blowers and shovels for lawn mowers and gardening tools, switch coats with bathing suits, and trade sleds for driveway toys. If you slowly get your spring cleaning underway now, you’ll be done in no time and you’ll hardly notice the extra work.

The first step is to go room by room and remove the items that you want to throw away, recycle, or donate. Fill trash bags with these items and take them directly to your car. When you’re out running errands, make a quick stop at a donation site, recycle center, or dumpster and you’re done!

Next, go room by room and get rid of seasonal things. Pack up all your sweaters, your holiday decor, your heavy blankets, and your snow gear. Now these items will go in your car. When you have a free hour, drive them over to your storage unit and swap these items out for your spring and summer gear. When you get your seasonal items home, your closets will already have the space for them.

Now, declutter! Gather home office clutter in one box, kids’ art projects and supplies in another. Categorize all the items sitting around your home and find a place for them. Once the clutter is gone, the deep spring cleaning will be much easier.

If you simply can’t find the time for these steps, combine them. Grab a big box for each room and just toss seasonal items, clutter, and anything you don’t want in them. Then take these boxes to your storage unit. This method is faster, but you’ll eventually have to deal with the disorganization in your storage unit when it’s time to pull out the sweaters again.

Happy spring!

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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Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Self Storage Unit with a Little Time and Planning

People decide to rent storage units for various reasons. It could be because they have moved or just because they need a little extra space in their home or office. Walkin02.11.15Starting off and keeping your storage unit organized will help ensure that you have the best experience possible. A little planning ahead can go a long way. Organizing and efficiently packing your items can take time and effort, but it will definitely be worth it in the long term. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Plan which items you want to store in your unit
  • Identify the items that will be packed in boxes and stacked.
  • Determine the items that you’ll need regular access to, so you can place them at the front of your unit.
  • Group boxes by fragility and/or weight.
    • Always store heavier, sturdier items on the bottom of stacked items
    • store fragile items on top.
  • Unpack and arrange items efficiently once you arrive at your storage unit

We’ll go into a little more detail in our next few posts. In the meantime, if you have any questions about packing or arranging your storage unit, please feel free to contact us!

Always Make Sure You choose the Unit that Will Suit Your Needs
You don’t want to pay for storage space you don’t need, and we don’t want you to! However, having a little extra space can help make it easier to move around. It also gives your leeway to add additional items at another time. We are happy to work with you to determine the perfect storage unit for you!

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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