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There are many reasons people decide to rent self-storage units, and many companies give you the option of renting on a month-to-month basis, allowing you to decide whether or not your storage unit is a long-term investment. At Homestead Storage in Greeley, we give you the option of renting your self-storage unit for as short as a month or as long as a few years. We offer a variety of sizes to fit your needs, and we take the necessary measures to ensure your belongings are as safe as possible. Learn more by exploring our website, and continue reading below to learn how to properly maintain your storage unit should you decide to invest in self-storage for an extended period of time!

Purge Your Belongings

If you’ve had your storage unit for a significant amount of time, it may be a good idea to go through everything and make some cuts. You may have a few boxes sitting in your storage unit that you haven’t touched in years, and you may not even remember what’s inside. Make a plan to go through all of the boxes and discard any items that you don’t need to keep anymore. Some items like old photographs or family heirlooms are good to keep, even if you haven’t looked at them in years — you never know when you might want to bring them out again. Once you’ve finished purging your belongings, you may even decide that you’ve eliminated enough that you can downgrade the size of your storage unit!

Clean Regularly

While a little dust may seem harmless, you would be surprised at how fast it can accumulate if you fail to clean it regularly. To ensure that all of your belongings stay in the best possible condition, consider taking some time to clean everything regularly. At the very least, it’s a good idea to sweep the floor of your self-storage unit each time you visit. However, if you want to go above and beyond, you can take some time to dust off your belongings or even clean any furniture you may be storing. If you decide to make cleaning a habit, you can always keep a few cleaners in your storage unit for when you come to visit. That being said, make sure you check with your storage company first, as they may have strict rules about what you can and can’t keep in your unit.

Protect Against Pests

Pests can sometimes get into your self-storage unit and wreak havoc on your belongings. In an effort to keep everything safe, it’s recommended that you do what you can to protect against pests. For example, if you’re worried about ants or other creepy crawlers, you can consider buying a large can of bug spray and spraying it on the ground around your storage unit to create a barrier for bugs. If you have problems with larger pests, check out our previous post for a few additional tips!

Lease a Storage Unit Today!

If you’re considering leasing a self-storage unit, then Homestead Storage in Greeley is the place to go! We offer storage units in a variety of sizes to meet your needs, as well as climate-controlled units for your more temperature-sensitive items. If you have any questions about our units or would like to start your lease, give us a call today!