Planning your move
April 15, 2021

Two Ways to Improve Your Storage Experience

So, you’ve finally decided to declutter your home and invest in a storage rental. You take a breath of fresh air as you browse your local facilities, but as you visit the sites, you realize you have no idea what you need exactly. The terminology is all a bit confusing – what’s the difference between standard and climate-control storage? Do you need a large space or a small locker? Learn more about how to enhance your storage experience and more with these two tips:

Do your research.
This first tip is an obvious one, but it’s the most important part of the journey. Whether you’re storing valuable collectibles, a car, or unwanted furniture, it’s important to understand your needs and compare your needs to a facility’s offerings. Some storage facilities’ features – or lack thereof – can either make your experience a dream or a complete nightmare.
One popular feature among storage facilities is climate-controlled storage. Climate-controlled storage is a storage unit designed to keep steady temperatures, keeping your items safe from humidity and moisture. Most renters do not know whether they need climate-controlled storage, and ignore the feature entirely. However, by not knowing what type of storage your items need, you can be doing some serious damage to your valuable items.

Some items that usually require climate-controlled storage are:
Wood, metal, wicker, leather, or upholstered items
Electronics, including media
Important documents
Medical supplies and medications
Makeup and toiletries
Household appliances
Sports equipment

Does your facility offer contactless rentals?
Now that you’ve done some research on the features you need and the company that best suits you, it’s time for you to get accustomed to your new storage property. Be sure to ask yourself this question before signing a leasing agreement: Do they have contactless storage?

With everything that’s happened globally over the past year, it’s important to look for contactless rental options before signing a lease. Some companies offer self-serve kiosks on-site, so that you can avoid unnecessary contact, and some properties use an online rental tool so that you can manage your storage space from the comfort of your own home – giving you freedom over the entire rental process.
So, depending on your comfort level with the outside world, consider renting with a facility that offers contactless rentals.

Long Beach Storage Center offers a variety of storage options including temperature-controlled storage, private mailboxes, and wine storage. Our state-of-the-art property guarantees that your needs are met at a competitive price, and with online move-in, we give you the freedom to handle the entire rental process. So, enhance your experience and consider renting with Long Beach Storage today.