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There are countless reasons why someone may need to keep their belongings in a secure location for an extended period of time during the summer. Perhaps you’re moving to a new place and you have to clear your boxes out of your current home. Maybe you’re a college student from out-of-state and you need a place to store your stuff so that you don’t have to haul it back and forth every time you go home. You may even be someone who keeps your belongings in storage all year long to help free up some space! In this two-part series, we will provide you with a few tips that you should keep in mind when you store things this summer to help prevent any damage to your belongings.

If you live in Greeley or the surrounding area, and you’re looking for a safe and secure location to store your items, then look no further than Homestead Self-Storage! Our storage facility is monitored 24/7 to ensure maximum safety, and we offer month-to-month leases, giving you the freedom to rent a storage unit for however long you need without a contract holding you back. Learn more about our public storage options, and contact Homestead Self-Storage to get started!

Take Inventory of Your Items

Storing your belongings at a public storage facility is not the same as shoving all of your boxes and bags into a closet and forgetting about them until they are needed. Instead, it’s important to organize and label your items so that you can easily access them at a later date. With that in mind, one of the first things you will need to do before dropping off your belongings is to take a quick inventory. Doing so will help give you a better idea of what size unit you will need for your items, as well as help you sort, organize, and declutter so that you can make your job easier in the future.

Determine What Can and Can’t Go Into Storage

Storage units are meant to be a place where you can store items that you just don’t have room for, but there are certain items that may cause problems. For example, storing perishable foods in your storage unit could lead to a mouse or bug infestation, or it could lead to smelly, moldy food when you finally go to claim it. Other items that you are not allowed to keep in your storage unit include:

  • Flammables
  • Plants and animals
  • Toxic materials
  • Explosives
  • Firearms
  • Ammunition
  • Fuels /chemicals

As you begin planning to move your belongings into a storage unit, make sure you look over each item to ensure that it is safe to leave in your storage unit. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Homestead Self-Storage for clarification!

Rent a Storage Unit Today!

Finding a safe and secure public storage facility you can trust doesn’t have to be difficult thanks to Homestead Storage in Greeley! We offer hundreds of storage units in varying sizes to meet your needs, as well as climate-controlled units for your more temperature-sensitive items. If you have any questions about our facility or you would like to get started, then contact Homestead Self-Storage to get started!