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How to Prepare Items for Storage

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Part Two

We are continuing our series on how to prepare items for storage.   Climate Masters offers competitive storage rates on climate-controlled storage space for both personal and business use.  We also offer auto storage, including car storage and RV storage, as well as boat storage.

Preparation is key to protecting the integrity of contents stored in self-storage units. Let’s look at a few more ways you can protect the items you are planning to place in your climate-controlled storage space.

Empty Appliances

Make sure all appliances are empty and clean.  This includes refrigerators, microwave ovens, toasters, coffee makers, washers and dryers, etc.  Check attached hoses and areas where water may be hiding to be sure the appliance is completely drained before moving it to your storage space.  Once in your storage space, consider leaving the doors to any appliances open slightly for ventilation purposes.

Pack Electronics So They Are Free from Dust

When possible, pack electronics in their original package.  If the original packaging is not available, then clean each device and place in a sturdy moving box. Stuff the moving box with crumpled paper, peanuts or other packing material and seal tightly.  Now, your electronics are ready to place in your climate-controlled storage space!

Hang Clothes in a Wardrobe Box

Hanging clothes in wardrobe boxes will help protect the integrity of the garments and keep them free from wrinkles. This is especially important if you plant to store vintage or family heirloom clothing in your storage space.

Individually Wrap Fragile Items

All fragile items should be individually wrapped and securely placed in sturdy boxes marked “fragile”.  Self-storage units often contain a lot of items, so it is important to make sure fragile items are securely packed.

If you are shopping storage rates for self-storage units, look no further. Climate Masters has affordable and secure climate-controlled storage space ready for you at our Hanahan, Daniel Island and Summerville locations.  And, don’t forget about auto storage. Our Summerville and Hanahan locations have plenty of car storage, RV storage and boat storage. Give us a call today.

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Preparing Items for Storage

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Part One

You’ve identified items you wish to keep in climate-controlled storage.  Now, you need to make sure they are protected both during transit and while they are housed in your storage space.  The climate controlled self-storage units at Climate Masters are spacious and maintained in excellent condition.  However, failure to prepare your items before they are placed in a storage space can result in damage. Protecting the integrity of your contents starts with ensuring they are properly prepared for storage.

Ensure Items Are Clean and Dry Before Packing

If you want to get the most out of your storage space, ensure the items you are preparing to store are clean and dry before packing them.  Remove dust and residue and make sure there is no water or moisture on the items as you pack.  Use quality boxes and packing material.  Always pack boxes full and make sure they are tightly sealed.

Use Small but Sturdy Boxes for Books

Small, sturdy boxes are always the best option when storing books in self-storage units.  Small boxes are easier to move and the sturdier the better due to the weight.  Climate Masters sells boxes specifically designed to store books.

Cover Furniture with Sheets or Protective Wrap

If you want to protect your investment, it is advisable to clean and cover your furniture with sheets, blankets or protective wrap.  Awkwardly shaped furniture is often difficult to maneuver, so protecting it will minimize damage should it rub up against a wall or get dropped in transit.  Keeping it covered while in the storage space will also help protect it from dust and debris.

Place Mattresses in a Storage Bag

Before moving a mattress to a storage space, first inspect its condition.  If you notice damage or bugs, consider disposing of it.  Self-storage units are excellent options to store mattresses in good condition.  It is advisable to place the mattress in a storage bag to protect it from damage during transit and also keep it free from dirt, dust, pests and moisture.

We offer storage solutions for both business and residential customers.  Need auto storage?  Climate Masters also has excellence storage rates for car storage, boat storage and RV storage at our Summerville and Hanahan locations.  Want to learn more about our storage space options and storage rates?  Give us a call today!

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Organizing Your Storage Unit

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Our last article discussed ways you can maximize space in self-storage units.  This article will focus on how to best organize your storage space.  The better organized the storage space, the less time it will take for you to locate something you need within your unit. It is also important to note that if you also need car storage, RV storage, boat storage, etc. it is most beneficial to rent your auto storage space at the same facility as your climate controlled storage unit.

Let’s take a look at some strategies to help you organize your storage space:

Label all contents

It is important to properly label all of the contents in your storage space.  This sounds obvious, but it is one step that many people fail to do. While you may remember what is in a box now, you could forget as time goes on, making it more challenging to locate items down the road.  It is also helpful to number your boxes to make the contents easier to identify.

Stack boxes in order of need

Think about what boxes you will need to access on a regular basis.  These boxes should be stacked toward the front of your storage space so they are easy to get to when you need them.

Make a list of all your contents

Making a list of all of your contents and the general vicinity they are located within your storage space will make them easier to access. We discussed numbering your boxes. Your list should include each box number and its contents.

Climate Masters is family owned and operated. We are ready to handle all of your storage space needs.  We offer great storage rates on not just self-storage units, but RV storage, auto storage and boat storage as well. Give us a call today!

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Maximizing Space in Your Storage Unit

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Climate Masters is the Lowcountry’s preferred provider of climate controlled self-storage units, boat storage, auto storage and RV storage. Our customers trust us because we not only provide fair storage rates, but our facilities feature high tech security to ensure the contents of our self-storage units are safe.

Storage rates vary by size of the unit.  One way to save money is to organize your storage space for maximum use.  This article is the first of a two part series on how you can maximize and organize space in your storage unit.

When packing boxes, try to use uniform sizes

Boxes that are uniform in size stack more efficiently and evenly than boxes of many different shapes and sizes.  Even stacks save space and are easier to access.  Climate Masters offers uniform size boxes to help make your packing more productive and organized.

Plan your layout

Planning your layout can help alleviate the need for a larger storage space. We can give you exact dimensions of the climate controlled storage units you are considering to help you determine the right size to fit your needs.

Anticipate Future Needs

Try to think about your future storage space needs.  If the layout you’ve planned is tight, then you may want to consider the next size up if you plan to add more items in the future.  However, if the storage space is only temporary, a smaller unit may suffice.

Our next article will discuss ways you can better organize your storage space.  When it comes to self-storage units, Climate Masters has you covered!  In addition to climate controlled self-storage units, we also offer auto storage, including car storage, RV storage and boat storage at our Summerville and Hanahan locations.

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Why You Should Consider Indoor Storage

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Our last article discussed some advantages of climate-controlled storage space. This article will cover more reasons why you should consider indoor storage when exploring storage rental options.

Enhanced security

Outdoor storage space is more susceptible to break-in’s than indoor storage facilities. Storage rental at Climate Masters not only includes air-controlled storage, but high-tech security as well. Access to the buildings that house our storage space is controlled so you can rest easy knowing your items are safe and secure!

Better air quality

Our air-controlled storage rental space has better air quality than outdoor storage space because of the way in which our climate controlled self-storage units are sealed.

Less dust, debris, mold and pests

Indoor storage units have much less dust, debris, mold and pests than outdoor storage facilities. Our buildings are sealed and insulated to help keep dust, debris and bugs at bay.  Climate control also helps with mold prevention.

While storage rates for indoor storage are slightly more, most people find it is well worth the investment.  If you are researching storage rental options, we invite you to come by and take a tour of our climate-controlled storage facilities. If you need boat or car storage, we’ve got you covered. You will be impressed with your auto storage and RV storage options available at our Hanahan and Summerville locations. Give us a call today!

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Advantages of Climate Controlled Storage Space

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There are many storage rental facilities throughout the Lowcountry.  When it comes to finding a safe storage space for items you need to store, climate is a big consideration.  Climate Masters Indoor Storage offers excellent storage rates on climate-controlled storage space.  We have 34,000 sq. ft. of air-controlled storage in Daniel Island, 36,000 sq. ft of storage rental space in Summerville and 66,000 sq. ft. of storage rental space in Hanahan.

Let’s take a look at some advantages of a climate-controlled storage space:

Protects contents from extreme temperatures

We live in an area that is humid and hot a good part of the year.  Think about the items you store in your garage vs. those you keep inside.  A climate-controlled storage space helps protect items from cracking, warping, yellowing and other damage.  Summer is extremely hot, while temperatures in the winter get considerably cool. Drastic changes in temperature can be detrimental to contents stored in outdoor storage units.

Move contents in comfort

When you pay for storage rental, the ability to access the unit and move items in comfort is important.  You will be especially happy you chose an air-controlled storage facility when the heat index is above 90 degrees, or when the afternoon thunderstorms hit!

Protection from the elements

Outdoor storage space is especially susceptible to flooding and leaks.  There is also an increased chance of mold and mildew.

When considering storage rental space, air-controlled storage has a significant advantage over outdoor storage units.  Storage rates for air-controlled storage vary by size of the unit. We will discuss more advantages of climate-controlled storage space in our next article.

We invite you to come to one of our locations to discuss your needs and to take a tour of our indoor storage facilities. Need boat or car storage?  No problem. We also offer boat storage, RV storage and auto storage in our Summerville and Hanahan locations. Give Climate Masters Indoor Storage a call today!

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Let Our Business Help Yours!

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Climate Masters is more than just a place to rent storage.  We go above and beyond to help local businesses by offering storage facilities, vehicle storage and added options that save local businesses time and money.

If purchasing or building a warehouse is outside of your budget, then Climate Masters can help!  As we discussed in a previous article, our FDA approved, climate controlled storage facilities can be equipped with options such as electric outlets and Internet. We also go above and beyond when it comes to helping you receive your products and goods.  Let’s take a closer look:

Shipments

Do you need a secure location to take delivery of your inventory?  If so, you can have your products shipped directly to us where it is ready to be placed in your storage space. Climate Masters Indoor Storage receives daily shipments from all major carriers, including UPS and Fed Ex.  This is especially attractive to businesses that operate in a home office or small commercial space.

Receiving Capabilities

The receiving capabilities at Climate Master Indoor Storage are quite impressive.  Our loading docks can accommodate 53’ foot truck and trailers. We have forklifts and pallet jacks at each of our Summerville, Hanahan and Daniel Island storage facilities.  We even have certified forklift operators at each location as well.  This is especially beneficial for businesses and small distributors that receive shipments but don’t have a storage building or the manpower to handle them.

If you own a business that needs any type of storage space, give us a call. We will be happy to give you a personalized tour of our storage facilities and vehicle storage space and help you identify the options that best fit your needs.

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Affordable Storage Space Options for Your Business

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Climate Masters Indoor Storage is the Lowcountry’s preferred choice when it comes to business storage facilities.  While some companies prefer to only rent storage space for personal items, Climate Masters Indoor Storage is very business friendly.  In fact, we’ve worked with a variety of companies to accommodate the needs of their businesses.

Let’s take a look at some key features that business owners find attractive:

Storage Space

Some businesses find they save money when they rent storage space vs. the expenses involved with constructing and maintaining their own storage building.  The storage facilities at Climate Masters Indoor Storage are perfect for small distributors, businesses that have shop inventory and any company that needs safe storage space.  Our storage facilities are FDA approved and can include options such as electric outlets and Internet.   Whether you need to store a few seasonal items or are seeking to rent storage space to accommodate the bulk of your company’s inventory, we can help!

Vehicle Storage

Our Summerville and Hanahan locations have plenty of vehicle storage options. Our 30’ spaces can accommodate trucks  / boats  / RV’s and trailers and we have select spaces up to 40’. We have electrical outlet capabilities for select spaces at Summerville. Do you operate your business from an RV?  No problem.  We have RV storage options to meet your needs.  If you have a business that involves a boat (i.e. fishing charter, waterski, etc.) our boat storage with 24/7 access may be just what you need.

If you own a business and are seeking safe, reliable storage facilities, give us a call.  We will be happy to give you a tour and present you with affordable options to fit the needs of your business.

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Cleaning Up the Clutter – How Storage Units Can Help

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Cleaning up clutter and streamlining your home is trending as people throughout the country strive to simplify.  While this may sound easy, the struggle to minimize becomes apparent when faced with the possibility of selling or throwing away keepsakes and items you have been hanging on to over the years.  The good news is that storage facilities afford you the best of both worlds.  You can simplify and still retain some of the keepsakes you just can’t bear to trash or sell.

Let’s take a look at some popular items people rent storage space for to help de-clutter their homes:

Toys

Do you still have the Matchbox cars you collected as a kid?  Has your child outgrown their first bicycle but you are not ready to get rid of it? Placing old toys, bicycles and other items you and/or your children no longer use in a secured storage unit is a perfect way to cut the clutter.

Collectibles

Do you still have that Cookie Monster cookie jar from when your children were little?  Or, how about old records, tapes or CDs?  Maybe some classic lunch boxes?  These are examples of collectibles that can easily clutter up your home.  Yet, you don’t want to throw them away.  Our climate controlled storage building is an excellent solution that allows you to keep your collectibles but not the clutter!

Dishes and Stemware

Oh, what to do with great grandma’s fine china.  Packing it up and storing it in a secured storage space is definitely an option!

Clothing

Storage facilities provide the perfect way to unclutter your drawers and closets. A climate controlled storage unit allows you to preserve old clothing such as concert t-shirts, military uniforms, baby clothes and other items that you would like to keep but no longer wear.

Furniture

You’ve just inherited your grandmother’s antique dining room set but have no room in your home.  Or, perhaps your first born has outgrown his or her crib and you want to keep it for their future brother or sister but don’t have the storage space in your home. You don’t have to get rid of it.  Instead consider securely storing furniture you do not use but want to keep in a climate controlled indoor storage unit.

When it comes to safe, clean and reliable indoor storage space, people throughout the Lowcountry turn to Climate Masters.  We also have RV storage, auto storage and boat storage at our Summerville and Hanahan locations.  Our secured and climate controlled storage facilities can help you declutter your home while giving you peace of mind that your items and keepsakes are safe. Give us a call today!

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Car? Mini Van? Monster Truck? Our Vehicle Storage Has You Covered!

 

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Do you live in a deed restricted neighborhood that limits the number or type of vehicles you can park at your home?  Or, do you not have space on your property for extra vehicle storage?  If so, we can help!  Both our Summerville and Hanahan locations offer fenced vehicle storage with long spaces.  Let’s take a closer look:

Auto Storage

Our fenced vehicle storage spaces can accommodate any size car or truck. We even have room for a monster truck!  If you live here part time, we provide excellent options and rates for seasonal car storage as well.

Boat Storage

We offer boat storage for vessels of just about any size.  Easy access allows you to come and go as you please.

RV Storage

Finding secure RV storage is often a challenge. Climate Masters has long spaces to accommodate RVs at both our Summerville and Hanahan locations.

Both our Summerville and Hanahan vehicle storage lots are fenced.  The Summerville location has an electronic keypad for gate access.  Whether you need car storage for a month or RV storage year round, we can help!  Give us a call and we will be happy to discuss which vehicle storage option is the best fit for you.