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Storage Units for When you Plan to Travel or Be Away Longer than Usual

September 25, 2013

 

Sometimes, work or family matters keep you away for longer than you usually intended. Say, you are to be sent 8 months in another city for a newly opened branch or go travelling around different states. It can’t be helped. You will leave the city you have learned to love and stay were you should. So what happens to your property when you have to leave that long?

Would you rather leave your house or flat to a caretaker, have it rented or simply give it up? Well, whichever you decide on, it would be a sure thing you will have many things to leave behind. Your possessions would be better off in storage units than in any other place and here are some reasons why you should get one and how to choose the best unit for your stuff.

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1. Keep important papers away from fire. Or any other important files for the matter. Fire is one potential hazard for your storage unit. Ironically, paper can exacerbate this threat so make sure to check a facility if they have proper safety measures to guard the place from fire. Look through their policies as well, especially regarding flammable material being stored.

2. Prevents burglary. Empty flats raises alarm for burglary. If you do not have a trusted friend or relative to leave your keys and eventually the whole home to take care for, your stuff are much safer in a storage than being left at home. It is but with utter security that storage units are kept. Complete with security cameras so you’re sure your property is safe.

3. Your things are safe in a climate controlled space. Moisture, mold and other factors also contribute to things getting damaged. Plastic containers are best for keeping moisture away. Make sure that the unit you are getting has moisture-absorber.

4. You can decide what to do later on. It is not cheap to keep and pay an unit while you’re away and if your 8-month stint gets longer, it would be like paying double rents – one for the unit you left and one for where you are actually staying. Storage units can always keep your stuff until you decide if you are to keep or let your previous home go. You can be sure that they are in a safe place and you can always come back to get them. Sure there’s expense involved, but, it’s much better than always worrying.

 

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  1. renting a storage unit is a wise move to keep your precious and important things when travelling for a longer period of time, it is also the best place to keep old memorabilias that we do not want to throw/discard because of its sentimental value 🙂

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