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How Climate Controlled Storage Can Help You Achieve Your Downsizing Goals

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One fear that holds people back from downsizing is the fact that they have accumulated so many items over the years and don’t know how/where to store them in a downsized home.  Photo albums, CD collections, kids baseball uniforms, school awards, trophies, etc. are among the items that you don’t access on a regular basis, but still want to keep.

If you are considering downsizing, climate controlled storage units provide an excellent avenue to help you achieve your downsizing goals without having to sacrifice or get rid of items you don’t have room to store.  Let’s take a look at some of the main reasons people choose to rent storage when downsizing:

Gives You an Opportunity to Assess

One fear some have about downsizing is that they will be forced to make quick decisions about what to get rid of and/or throw away.  Storage rental gives you some breathing room and time to assess your belongings so you are not forced to make any rash decisions.

Offers an Opportunity for Family/Friends

Perhaps you have been saving that antique couch for your daughter or maybe your son has had an eye on your baseball card collection.  Climate controlled storage allows you to hold on to these items for them without having to find a place to store them in your home.  When you downsize, storage rental gives you breathing room to keep items you wish to keep until they reach their permanent new home.

Keep What You Really Want Without Cluttering Your Home

Climate controlled storage rental gives you an opportunity to hold on to memories and items without having to over stuff your closets and/or find storage space in your home.

If you are downsizing and looking for a climate controlled storage building, look no further.  Climate Masters Indoor Storage has secure storage units in a variety of sizes to fit your needs.  We have three convenient Lowcountry locations to serve you: Summerville, Hanahan and Daniel Island.  We also have excellent storage rates on vehicle storage, including RV storage, at our Summerville and Hanahan locations. Give us a call or stop by to learn more today!

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Why Should I Consider Climate Controlled Storage?

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Climate Masters Indoor Storage offers residential and commercial climate controlled storage units with three Lowcountry locations including Summerville, Daniel Island and Hanahan.  Whether you need to rent storage for a month or indefinitely, our secure climate controlled storage rental and vehicle storage options can accommodate your needs.  Best of all, we have competitive storage rates and have served thousands of satisfied customers over the years.

We are often asked about why someone should consider climate controlled storage over conventional storage units. While storage rental in a conventional, outdoor storage building is often less expensive, it does come with significant downfalls.  Climate controlled storage is recommended for individuals who wish to better safeguard and protect their belongings.

Humidity and the elements wreak havoc on contents stored in conventional outdoor storage units.  People who do not choose storage rental at a climate controlled storage facility are often faced with damages and/or loss due to humidity and the elements, especially in states such as South Carolina where heat and humidity are the norm.

What types of items should always be placed in climate controlled storage?  The answer is anything that is of value and could be damaged if subject to heat and/or humidity.  Some items include photos/photo albums, antiques, electronics, documents, books/yearbooks, collectibles, candles, wine/beer/soda collections and computers, just to name a few!

Climate Masters Indoor Storage is the Lowcountry’s choice for climate controlled storage units and vehicle storage, including RV storage.  If you are considering storage rental options, we invite you to stop by and see our clean and secure climate controlled storage units and the various options to consider. Give us a call today!

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Advantages of Vehicle Storage at a Secured Facility

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We are continuing our series on the advantages of vehicle storage at a secured facility.  If you need to rent storage for a car, truck, trailer, RV, boat, jet ski or some other type of powered vehicle, Climate Masters has you covered.  Our previous article discussed how vehicle storage at a secured facility can help avoid HOA issues, save space on your property and offer added security.  Below are three more reasons to consider vehicle storage at Climate Masters.

Convenience

The RV storage / vehicle storage options at Climate Masters are extremely convenient and easy to navigate.  The extra-long spaces make it easy to back in a boat, RV or trailer. When your boat, trailer or RV storage is at your home, space can sometimes make these items difficult to access and/or navigate, especially if other vehicles or stored items are blocking them.

Reduced Wear and Tear

Large vehicles can wreak havoc on roads and driveways.  RV storage is often the preferred choice for people who want to avoid the costly problems associated with the wear and tear larger vehicles can cause.  A motorhome can weigh upwards of 30,000 pounds.  When you rent vehicle storage, the facility takes on the wear and tear.

Overall Safety

Many people choose vehicle storage in a secured space to avoid safety issues on their property. Let’s face it, boats, trailers and RVs sitting on your property are magnets for neighborhood children who may want to climb around and “explore”.

Whether you need RV storage, auto storage or some other type of vehicle storage we can help.  Our convenient facilities in Hanahan and Summerville have spaces to accommodate all types of vehicles, from car storage to RV storage and even monster trucks! Give us a call or stop by for a tour today.

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Why Should I Consider Vehicle Storage at a Secured Facility?

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Depending on where you live, auto storage, RV storage and boat storage may be a challenge.  Climate Masters Indoor Storage is proud to offer vehicle storage at our Summerville and Hanahan locations. Let’s take a look at some of the primary reasons why people rent storage for various types of vehicles:

Avoid HOA Issues

Many homeowners associations limit the number and/or types of vehicles you can store on your property.  We serve many customers whose homeowners association does not allow or provide for boat or RV storage.  Additionally, many homeowners associations frown upon storing too many vehicles on the property. That classic car you’ve been restoring may not fit in your driveway, but we have plenty of auto storage / car storage to accommodate your needs!

Saves Space

Renting vehicle storage for your RV, boat or cars that you do not use on a regular basis can save you a significant amount of space.  Even when an HOA does not have rules about vehicles, many people prefer to rent storage vs. having an RV, boat or extra vehicle take up space in their garage, driveway or yard.

Added Security

Our vehicle storage areas are behind a locked gate at Summerville and our entire property has security cameras.

Our vehicle storage options are ideal for both residential and commercial use.  We have many clients who find our RV storage and auto storage/ car storage options advantageous for personal use.  We also have many commercial clients who prefer to rent storage for their trucks, trailers and other related business items.  Whatever your vehicle storage needs are, we can help.  Give us a call to learn more today!

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Should I Use Cardboard Boxes or Plastic Storage Bins?

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We are continuing our series on the differences between carboard and plastic storage bins. Our previous article discussed some of the benefits of cardboard storage boxes.  This article will cover using plastic bins for moving and/or public storage.

Let’s examine some of the benefits of using plastic storage bins:

Durable

Plastic bins are often quite durable and less prone to damage than cardboard boxes. If something falls on them or bumps against them as they are being transported, they will better protect the contents inside.

Easily Stackable

Plastic storage bins are easy to stack, which can be very beneficial in a storage rental space. Using clear plastic bins will make it easier to see the contents, which is especially helpful when unpacking after a move or when trying to locate an item in your air controlled storage space.

Water Resistant

If the container comes into contact with a liquid, the contents are better protected in a plastic storage bin.  Cardboard soaks in liquid and can expose the contents to spills and moisture.

Able to Be Used Multiple Times

Although plastic storage bins are more expensive, they are able to be used over and over again, which makes them extremely popular for use when moving or placing items in public storage.

As you can see, both cardboard and plastic have their places in the moving and public storage arenas.  Our summary of the benefits of each are designed to help you determine which option you should use during your next move and/or when renting an air controlled storage space.

Climate Masters Indoor Storage offers affordable storage rates on air controlled storage space. We are a preferred public storage provider with locations in Summerville, Daniel Island and Hanahan. In addition to air controlled storage space, we also have auto storage rental available at our Summerville and Hanahan locations. Don’t trust just anyone with your storage rental needs. Give us a call or stop by to see our climate controlled storage and auto storage space today!

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Cardboard or Plastic? Which Type of Storage Container Should I Use?

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Whether you are moving contents into public storage or into a new home or office space, it’s important to decide which type of moving/storage bin to use.  Many people use a combination of both plastic and cardboard when storing contents in an air controlled storage space.  It all depends on the type of contents being moved or stored. Your most precious cargo should always be moved/stored in the most durable bins possible.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of using cardboard boxes:

Price

The price of cardboard boxes is much cheaper than plastic bins.  Some people find this attractive, especially if they are planning to use the boxes for just one move. If you plan to place the boxes in an air controlled storage space, be sure to purchase ones that are sturdy and can be easily taped closed.  Avoid grocery store boxes or ones that you get for “free”. Climate Masters Indoor Storage does have various sizes of sturdy cardboard boxes available for purchase.

Easy to Break Down

Cardboard boxes can be easily broken down after use. Some people choose to store them flat in an attic or keep them in their storage rental space for use later.

Recyclable

Cardboard boxes can be recycled vs. thrown away.  This means they do not add to the carbon footprint if you choose to recycle them after you no longer need them.

Be sure to check out our next article which will discuss the benefits of plastic storage bins.

Climate Masters Indoor Storage offers affordable cardboard boxes, moving and packing supplies, furniture covers and more to assist with your moving and public storage needs.  Our storage rates for air controlled storage and auto storage are reasonable and competitive. Air controlled storage rental is available at our Summerville, Hanahan, and Daniel Island locations.  Both the Summerville and Hanahan locations have auto storage space available as well.  Give us a call or stop by for a tour of our climate controlled storage and/or auto storage rental solutions today!

 

 

Temperature Controlled Storage Space

Choosing the Correct Size Storage Space for Your Needs

Temperature Controlled Storage SpaceWhen it comes to public storage, it is often difficult to gauge the size storage space you will need. Storage rates vary with size, so it is important to inventory and evaluate the items you plan to place in temperature controlled storage.  If you are seeking to rent storage, our friendly staff can certainly help you determine which size storage space will best suit your needs.

5’ X 5’ (25 sq. ft.)

Equivalent to a small closet, this temperature controlled storage space is often suitable for a chest of drawers or mattress set as well as several boxes and smaller items.

5’ X 10’ (50 sq. ft.)

Public storage space this size is comparable to a walk-in closet and can accommodate a mattress set, dining room set OR chest of drawers as well as some boxes and smaller items.

5’ X 15’ (75 sq. ft.)

The size of a small bedroom, customers often rent storage space that is 5’ X 15’ to store standard furnishings for a one bedroom apartment without appliances OR 150 file boxes.

10’ X 10’ (100 sq. ft.)

Moving up in size, a 10’ X 10’ temperature controlled storage space is the size of an average bedroom.  It can accommodate the furnishings and appliances of a one bedroom apartment or two office suites.

10’ X 15’ (150 sq. ft)

Encompassing the size of a large bedroom, this public storage space can accommodate furnishings and appliances of a two bedroom apartment or small home.  It is also long enough to fit carpet rolls and building materials.

10’ X 20’ (200 sq. ft.)

Now we are getting into the large public storage spaces.  A 10’ X 20’ can fit the furnishings and appliances of a two bedroom house or construction equipment for those who prefer temperature controlled.

10’ X 25’ (250 sq. ft.)

Equivalent to a large one car garage, this size temperature controlled storage space accommodates the furnishings and appliances of a three bedroom house, boxes and garage extras.

10’ X 30’ (300 sq. ft.)

This storage space is the size of an extra-long one car garage.  It can store furnishings for a five bedroom house with appliances, boxes and garage extras.

If you need to rent storage for your home or office we can help you determine the best size storage space for your needs.  We also have extra-long outdoor spaces for vehicle storage, boat storage and RV storage at our Summerville and Hanahan locations. Give us a call today to learn more.

Managing Your Small Business Inventory

Managing Your Small Business Inventory

Managing Your Small Business Inventory

One of the most challenging aspects of operating a small business with inventory is finding a secure storage space.  Storage facilities can be expensive to purchase and the upkeep cuts into your bottom line.  Storage rental is often more practical, but it can be difficult to find a safe, secure and reliable air controlled storage provider that caters to small businesses.  That is where we come in!

Climate Masters Indoor Storage offers excellent rates on air controlled storage for small businesses.  In addition, we receive shipments from all major carriers (USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc.).  We also have loading docks that can accommodate an up to 53-foot truck/trailer, forklifts with certified operators and pallet jacks.  We can even store your fleet as we have ample vehicle storage and auto storage options at our Summerville and Hanahan locations.  These locations also offer RV storage for your “mobile” office.

Now that you’ve shopped storage rates and chosen Climate Masters to take care of your air controlled storage rental needs, it’s time to organize and manage your inventory. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

Develop an Inventory Management System

Whether you use an inventory management software program or prefer to go old school with inventory notebooks, you need to come up with a system to track inventory that is coming in and going out.

Organize Your Inventory in Sections

This will help ensure you can easily locate what you need when you need it. You can break your air controlled storage unit up into sections by product type, alphabetically, or any other way that keeps it organized and easily accessible.

Let Go of Old Stock

If you have inventory that is old or will no longer be offered, get rid of it.  Air controlled storage space is a commodity!

If you want to eliminate the headaches and added costs of owning a warehouse, then storage rental is the answer. Our secured air controlled storage rental space in Hanahan, Summerville and Daniel Island is perfect for small businesses. Give us a call or stop by to learn more today.

Storing Your Summer Toys

Storing Your Summer Toys

Storing Your Summer Toys

Summer toys including boats, kayaks and canoes are fun and exciting. However, finding storage space for them can be challenging.  Many homeowners associations do not allow extra vehicle storage (including boats) or RV storage in driveways or yards.  Storing canoes and kayaks in a garage is also not always practical.

Fortunately, Climate Masters offers affordable storage rates so you can store your summer toys all year round!  Our Summerville and Hanahan locations have vehicle storage / auto storage spaces that can be used for boats.  They also offer longer spots for RV storage. Our Summerville, Hanahan, and Daniel Island locations have secured air controlled storage rental space that is perfect for kayaks, canoes and accessories.

Here are a few tips on how to properly store summer toys such as kayaks and canoes in your storage unit:

Clean and Dry

The first step is to thoroughly clean your kayak, canoe, life jackets, paddles and other accessories you plan to place in your storage unit.  Be sure they are clean and free of any salt, mold, mildew and bacteria.  Make sure they are thoroughly dry before placing them inside your storage unit.

Store Indoors

Although your summer toys were meant to be used outdoors, you can extend their life by storing them indoors.  An air controlled storage unit is less likely to be affected by humidity, pests and mold. And, although storage rates for an air controlled storage unit are slightly more, it is well worth it to ensure your summer toys will be ready for you to use when weather permits.

Distribute Weight Evenly

When storing your kayak or canoe, be sure the weight is distributed evenly.  Sitting them on the ground can put pressure on the hull and cause damage over time.  Consider placing a rack or a few 2X4’s in your storage rental space for your kayaks and/or canoes.  Or, you can lean them up and secure them against the wall of your storage unit.

If you are looking for a safe and secure location for your summer toys, look no further!  Give us a call or stop by to see our air controlled storage units and vehicle storage/RV storage spaces today.

Organizing Your Personal Property for an Interim Move

Organizing Your Personal Property for an Interim Move

Organizing Your Personal Property for an Interim Move

Door-to-door moves are ideal, but despite best efforts, they are often the exception rather than the rule.  Time between the sale of an old home and purchase of a new home can result in having to make an interim move.  Some people stay in a hotel.  Others may crash with family.  And, there are also those who will rent a place until they close on their new home. An interim move often means also renting public storage space to store your furniture and personal belongings.

Many people opt to rent a temperature controlled storage unit to ensure their furniture and possessions are kept free from extreme temperatures, mold and bugs.  Storage rates for temperature controlled storage units are a little higher than outdoor storage space, but well worth the investment.  Strategically packing and organizing your storage unit can save you significant time when moving.  You will likely need to access some of your items in the storage unit, so knowing where everything is will be key to your comfort and happiness.

Shrink Wrap Furniture and Mirrors

Shrink wrapping your furniture and mirrors helps keep them protected and preserved. If damage is going to occur, it is most likely going to happen during transit.  Shrink wrapping furniture and mirrors is especially important since you will be moving them from your old home to a temperature controlled storage unit and then to your new home.

Consider Plastic Containers for Valuables

Plastic containers are sturdy, stackable and tend to be easier to handle than bulky cardboard storage boxes. They are also sealable, which is ideal for valuables and other items you want to ensure are secure and protected. Plastic containers stack nicely in a temperature controlled storage unit.

Label Containers/Boxes and Create a Master Inventory List

Clearly labeling the boxes and containers in your storage space will be a life saver when you are looking for specific items.  You should place the boxes you know you will need to access in the front of your storage unit so they are readily available.  Creating a master list of your storage unit inventory will also be a timesaver when it comes to locating items.

When you make an interim move, you may not have space to park extra vehicles, boats and trailers.  If that is the case, don’t fret.  We have plenty of auto storage / vehicle storage at our Summerville and Hanahan locations.

Don’t let the stress of an interim move steal the joy out of buying a new home. If you are facing an interim move, we have temperature controlled storage units in Hanahan, Summerville and Daniel Island.  We can help you determine the proper size temperature controlled storage unit you will need to safely and comfortably store your belongings.  Give us a call or stop by to see us today!