Every year, it seems that we accumulate more and more things and more and more of that ends up in storage. Whether it is a storage locker for your home or your business, it is where everything ends up over time and it is not something that you want to just leave effortlessly. The reason that things go into storage is often because you haven’t decided what to do with them yet but one day you plan to come back to them and give them a second life or make yourself some money.
Those plans may be foiled, though, if you don’t think about the security of your storage items. When things are out of sight, they are usually out of mind, and you want to make sure that the storage setup you have is good enough that you don’t find yourself worrying about things that are out of your hands and should be out of your hair.
Worry About Mother Nature
One thing to remember when you are storing things in a storage locker, any storage space, or even your home garage is that it will not be as secure from the elements as your own home. Your home was made with the thought in mind that if there was a huge weather phenomenon, the house needed to remain intact; however, storage spaces are just not constructed with the same level of detail. You want to be sure that the minute a storm comes, all of your things aren’t just gone with the tides.
Because of this, you want to be sure that you’ve weatherproofed it in some ways, making sure that valuables are up high and making sure that the roller shutter doors that you purchased can take whatever elements come your way.
One way to make sure that your doors are up to the test is the material that they are made of. The best bet to beat the weather and save your things is using galvanised steel. You also want to be sure that whatever door you purchase, it is measured to size so that even if you have an unusual frame, the door will fit perfectly with an airtight quality.
Take Stock in Your Stuff
Sometimes when we throw things in storage, we end up taking so many things that we slowly lose track. This is something that you definitely want to avoid doing. You want to be sure that you know exactly what’s in your unit at all times so that if issues arise, you’ll know exactly what is missing or damaged.
You also want to be sure that if something very valuable is being placed into storage, you have some type of insurance on it or you’ve at least placed it in a safe. Again, since it is not in your home, you shouldn’t feel as if it is as equally protected as your other things. Anything that is not under your roof is a little more at risk and you don’t want to fall prey to someone taking advantage of your lack of security.
Taking care of the security of your things is really taking care of your own sanity and stress. Count them up, stow them away, and know that they’ll be right where you left them when you get back.