Public Storage

Considerations When Choosing a Public Storage Provider

Public Storage

Part Two

As we discussed in our previous article, there are many aspects to take into consideration when choosing a public storage provider.  We have already discussed security, climate control and storage rates.  Here are a few more:

Access

Access to your storage space is important.  Are you able to access your temperature controlled storage unit, vehicle storage and/or auto storage 24-hours a day, seven days a week?  Some public storage facilities place limitations on the days and hours you can enter.  Climate Masters  Indoor Storage allows our customers access to their temperature controlled storage units as well as our auto storage and vehicle storage areas 24/7.

Options & Amenities

It’s important to choose a public storage provider that offers options and amenities you may want to consider either now or in the future.  For instance, Climate Masters offers temperature controlled storage units.  We also provide optional racking to help you organize and optimize space in your storage unit.  We receive daily shipments from USPS, Fed Ex and UPS, which is especially appealing to businesses.  Another option some business owners who rent storage space from us appreciate is the fact that we have loading docks that can accommodate a 53 foot truck or trailer, pallet jacks and forklifts with certified operators at our Daniel Island, Summerville and Hanahan locations. Additionally, our Summerville and Hanahan locations offer vehicle storage / auto storage options.

Reputation

Before renting storage space, you will want to learn some about the reputation of the public storage providers you are considering.  One of the best places to start is reading their online reviews.  Also, don’t be afraid to ask any public storage provider for references.

Give us a call or stop by to tour our Hanahan, Daniel Island or Summerville facilities.  We offer competitive storage rates and top-notch service.  Whether you need a temporary storage space, vehicle storage, auto storage or a long term storage unit, we can help!

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Tips on Selecting a Public Storage Provider

Public Storage

Part One

We understand the challenges consumers face when trying to select a reliable and reputable public storage provider. Climate Masters Indoor Storage is a trusted provider of temperature controlled storage units and auto storage/vehicle storage for both residential and commercial clients in Summerville, Daniel Island and Hanahan. Let’s take a look at some aspects to consider when choosing storage space.

Security

You want to make sure your storage unit and vehicle storage/auto storage is secured.  Our temperature controlled storage units in Daniel Island, Summerville and Hanahan are housed in buildings with high tech security.  Our Summerville and Hanahan locations also offer fenced auto storage and vehicle storage space with security cameras.

Climate Control

Do the public storage providers you are considering only offer outdoor storage space? Temperature controlled storage units provide protection from heat and cold.  Sealed and insulated buildings also help with mold prevention and keep dust, debris and bugs at a minimum.  It’s best to store valuables and other sensitive items in a temperature controlled storage unit.

Storage Rates

Storage rates are a consideration when selecting a temperature controlled storage unit and/or vehicle storage/auto storage space.  Remember, the lowest price is not always the best.  It is important to look at the entire package.  What size storage space am I getting for my money?  Do I have 24/7 access?  What other amenities and options are available?

Our next article will cover three more aspects to consider when choosing a public storage provider. Whether you are looking for a temporary storage space or need a long term storage unit, we can help.  Stop by any of our locations for a complimentary tour of our facilities and amenities.  We promise you won’t be disappointed!

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Advantages of Using Public Storage for Your Business

Public Storage

Part Two

We’ve been taking a look at how public storage space can benefit businesses.  Climate Masters Indoor Storage provides safe, secure and reliable temperature-controlled storage units as well as auto storage and vehicle storage for companies throughout the Lowcountry.  Here are a few more advantages of renting public storage space from Climate Masters:

Organize Equipment, Products and Stock

We have competitive storage rates and storage space to accommodate every budget and need.  Some businesses choose to rent temperature-controlled storage units to organize and store excess equipment, old files and supplies.  Others utilize storage space to help them keep their products and stock safe, secure, organized and ready for fulfillment.  Climate Masters Indoor Storage even has licensed forklift operators to help you move and organize large palates.

Receiving of Shipments

Climate Masters is more than just storage space.  When you rent a storage unit from us, you can take advantage of our advanced receiving capabilities. We receive daily shipments from all major carriers including the USPS, Fed Ex and UPS.  We also have loading docks that can accommodate up to a 53-foot truck or trailer, as well as forklifts, certified operators and pallet jacks at our Summerville, Daniel Island and Hanahan locations .

Vehicle Storage

Our Summerville and Hanahan locations offer auto storage and vehicle storage.  This is especially attractive to companies that do not have vehicle storage on their property and/or businesses with a home-based office.  We can accommodate all types of vehicle storage, from compact cars to RVs and monster trucks!

If you own a business and are seeking options to help your operations run smoother and save money, then Climate Masters Indoor Storage can help.  Our temperature-controlled storage units, vehicle storage facilities and receiving capabilities can help take your company to the next level.  Give us a call today!

Storage Space

Storage Space for Small Businesses

Storage Space

Part One

Climate Masters Indoor Storage proudly caters to small businesses.  We not only work with entities such as distributors, IT, tech and general contractors, non-profit organizations and retail establishments, but we also provide secure storage space for online stores and home-based businesses. Companies throughout the Lowcountry trust our friendly staff at our Summerville, Daniel Island and Hanahan storage unit locations to provide them with the service and support they need to help make their companies successful.

Let’s take a look at some ways temperature-controlled storage units benefit your business.

Storage Rates vs. Renting/Purchasing Warehouse Space

Many businesses are on a budget.  Even those with excess income welcome the opportunity to save where they can.  Renting a temperature-controlled storage unit from a reputable storage provider such as Climate Masters can save you thousands of dollars each month over  purchasing or renting a warehouse.  Best of all, storage rates come without the hassles of paying for utilities and long-term contracts or commitments.

24/7 Access to Your Storage Unit

The storage rates at Climate Masters include 24/7 access to your temperature-controlled storage unit.  This is important because having the flexibility to come and go as you please means no limits on your schedule or when you can conduct business. Access anytime is especially important to clients of our Summerville and Hanahan locations who also take advantage of our auto storage/vehicle storage options.

Safe and Secure

Rest easy knowing that your contents are safe and secure.  The storage space at each of our Hanahan, Summerville and Daniel Island locations features high tech security including cameras and electronic gate access. Storage saves you the monthly expense of security and alarm systems that you would otherwise need for a warehouse or private building.

Our next article will discuss more advantages to considering storage for your small business needs. Climate Masters is the Lowcountry’s choice for temperature-controlled storage units as well as auto storage/vehicle storage.  If you have a small business, give us a call for storage rates and learn more about how we can help!

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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!