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Storage Solutions for Important Documents

My husband and I are complete opposites. While I’m extremely organized, my spouse isn’t. He regularly scatters important documents such as credit card statements, car insurance bills, and pay stubs around our home. Because I worry about losing important papers, I’m constantly developing smart storage solutions for our documents. I keep some of our papers in a safe. I keep other items in a handy storage folder complete with tabs. I’ve labeled some of the tabs with the types of mail my husband and I receive regularly such as bills, retirement information, healthcare documentation, and sales papers. Another great option for storing mountains of paperwork is a rented storage unit. By housing important documentation in this type of storage facility, you can keep it out of your home. On this blog, I hope you will discover some ingenious ways to store your pertinent documents.

Storage Solutions for Important Documents

3 Choices You Might Have to Make About Your Self-Storage Unit

Alicia Rodriguez

If you have anything you want to put into a self-storage unit, then choose the best unit for your needs. If you don't choose the right unit, then you can end up regretting your decision, and you may even find yourself renting a different unit later, needing to move your things out of one and into another. Here are three of the things you might have to make a decision on when renting a storage unit. 

1: Choose between a unit with or without climate control

In some climates, a unit with climate control isn't always necessary, such as where winters and summers are mild and humidity isn't known for getting too high. However, if you are storing things that need to be kept in just the right environment, such as art or antiques, then climate control will still be important. In other climates, a unit with climate control is a must for storing many types of items. Everything from furniture and clothing to electronics and even paperwork can be at risk without climate control when temperatures go into extremes and humidity gets very high. These are all things to consider when choosing a self-storage unit. 

2: Select the right size of self-storage unit

Choosing the size of unit you want to rent isn't as easy as determining just the amount of space you would need to fit everything tightly into the unit. You also need to think ahead. Ask yourself whether you are going to want to go in the unit and move things around to sort and repack? If so, this will require additional space. Consider whether you would like to be able to add more to the unit in the near future. This would be another reason for going with a larger unit. 

3: Choose the best location for the unit

In many cases, the exact location of a storage unit doesn't matter too much. However, there are reasons why you may want to be more selective when it comes to where your unit is situated. For example, if you are going to be storing a boat, then you need to have the necessary room to move the boat trailer in and out without difficulties. If you are going to store your RV, you can't be put in the position of navigating tight corners that would be problematic. Also, if you are going to be storing heavy or very large items, then you would definitely want to take a unit on the ground level.