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Whether you’re going on a long summer vacation and need to store some things while you’re away, or you need a place to keep all of your seasonal items, renting a storage unit is a great way to keep your belongings safe and out of the way. If you’re planning to store some of your belongings this summer, then it’s important that you take the necessary steps to ensure that your experience goes off without a hitch. Check out part one of our series for a few tips on organizing and selecting the items you want to store, and continue reading below where we will provide you with few suggestions for items that may be a little more particular about their environment.

At Homestead Self-Storage in Greeley, we are proud to offer a variety of storage units to meet all of your needs, including climate-controlled units for your more temperature-sensitive items. Whether you’re looking for a temporary storage solution or a more long-term solution, our month-to-month leasing agreement gives you the freedom to rent a unit for as long or as short as you want! Explore our website to learn more about our public storage facility, and contact Homestead Storage to get started!

Pay Attention to Care Instructions

Ideally, you would be able to store all of your items in one place without having to worry about the temperature of your unit. Unfortunately, depending on what you plan to store, some items may require a temperature-controlled storage unit to ensure the materials are not damaged due to changes in temperature. Before you rent your storage unit or put your items in storage, make sure you check to see if there are any items that have specific storing instructions. For example, fur coats need to be kept cool, meaning you will want to rent a climate-controlled unit to ensure the coats aren’t damaged due to fluctuating temperatures. Additionally, if you plan to store any items made of leather, it’s important to note that leather can dry out, so you may want to use conditioning oil on all of your leather items if you plan to store them for an extended period of time.

Most clothing items will have special instructions that you need to follow to ensure that they continue looking their best. If you’re unsure how to store clothing items, make sure to do your research, or you can ask our staff at Homestead Self-Storage!

Stack Boxes Correctly

Stacking boxes may sound like a simple task, but when it comes to storing your items, there is a right way and a wrong way to stack the boxes you put in your storage unit. Most people will use a myriad of different materials to store their items — bags, boxes, plastic bins, etc. Some of your containers may be more stable than others. For example, a plastic bin will be more stable than a cardboard box, and a cardboard box filled with books will be more stable than a bag or a box filled with dishes.

As you pack your boxes, make sure you label them with what items are inside. Not only will this make it easier for you to unpack them at a later date, but it will also help you determine how you stack your boxes inside your storage unit. Always remember to stack heavier boxes on the bottom, as they will serve as a good foundation for the items that go on top. It’s also important to avoid making stacks that are too high, in order to prevent any of your piles from falling over and potentially damaging the belongings inside.

Get Started at Homestead Self-Storage!

If you’re looking for a place to store your belongings this summer, then look no further than Homestead Self-Storage in Greeley! Our public storage facility is perfect for those needing a temporary solution, as well as those looking for a place to store their belongings long-term. View the numerous storage units we have available, and contact our public storage facility to get started!