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Tips for Storing Furniture

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We have many customers who rent storage for furniture.  Whether you have antique pieces or need an indoor storage space during an interim move, there is a proper way to prepare your furniture for climate controlled storage.  Let’s take a closer look:

Clean

First, be sure to thoroughly clean each piece of furniture you plan to place in indoor storage.  There should be no dust, debris, dirt or anything else on the surface.  Clean all wood with a recommended wood cleaner.  Be sure to polish any metal and wipe down all glass.  And, don’t forget to give fabric, cushions, and decorative pillows a little TLC as well.

Disassemble

Next, disassemble the furniture to make it easier to move and store.  Examples of furniture that people often take apart in preparation for climate controlled storage include bookcases, desks, tables, hutches and more.  Be sure to place any hardware (i.e. bolts, screws, etc.) in labeled plastic bags.  These can be stored with the furniture in your indoor storage space so they can be readily available when you need them. 

Wrap

Wrapping your furniture provides an extra layer of protection, especially when transporting. Some people shrink wrap their furniture before placing it in climate controlled storage.  Others simply securely cover it with sheets or blankets.  Glass tabletops and other items should be wrapped in bubble wrap and securely placed in a box for extra protection.

When it comes to safe and secure storage facilities, Climate Masters Indoor Storage has you covered.  Our storage rates are affordable and we have numerous storage space options in Summerville, Hanahan and Daniel Island to meet your needs.  Our Hanahan and Summerville locations also have auto storage/vehicle storage/RV storage available as well.  If you are seeking to rent storage, look no further.  We invite you to stop by for a tour of our storage facilities today!

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Advantages of Climate Controlled Storage

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If you are looking to rent storage and are exploring the pros and cons of indoor and outdoor storage facilities, then this article will provide you with some important aspects to consider.  Let’s take a look at some of the advantages climate controlled storage has over traditional outdoor storage space options.

Temperature and Humidity

Temperature, especially extreme cold or heat, can wreak havoc on the contents in outdoor storage facilities.  Humidity is also a problem when storing belongings in an outside storage space.  Items especially susceptible to temperatures and humidity include objects and furniture made of wood, electronics, paper such as documents, books, magazines, playing cards, etc., mattresses, artwork, photos and more.  When you store items in a climate controlled storage space, you have peace of mind knowing they are protected from extreme temperatures and humidity.

Better Sealed

Indoor storage spaces are designed to be maintained at a certain temperature, therefore, they are sealed and insulated much better than outdoor storage facilities. An indoor storage space has improved air quality and less dust and debris when compared to outdoor store facilities.

While storage rates for climate controlled storage are higher than outdoor storage facilities, if protecting your belongings is important to you then paying a little more is well worth the investment. Climate Masters Indoor Storage is the premier provider of climate controlled storage solutions with locations in Summerville, Daniel Island and Hanahan.  Additionally, if you need to rent storage for vehicles or equipment, we have extra long auto storage/vehicle storage/RV storage spaces available at our Hanahan and Summerville locations.  Give us a call or stop by to tour our storage facilities today!

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Avoid These Packing and Indoor Storage Pitfalls

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Part Two

We are continuing our series on pitfalls to avoid when packing for your indoor storage space.  Our previous article discussed the importance of using quality packing materials.  We also covered how not following proper packing etiquette can compromise the content in the boxes you pack.  Today, we will take a closer look at two additional pitfalls to avoid when packing items to place in a climate controlled storage space.

Failing to Label and/or Inventory Boxes Being Stored

When you are in the process of packing boxes, it is easy to tell yourself that you will remember what is in each box.  However, as time passes, it can be easy to forget.  Be sure to clearly label what is inside each box on both the top of the box and the side.  This will make it easy to locate items you may need once they are moved to your climate controlled storage space.

Not Organizing Your Storage Space to Access Items Needed

The next pitfall to avoid is not organizing the boxes in your indoor storage space so that items you may need are easily accessible.  The last thing you want to have to do is move box after box after box to get to that one box you need in the back.  When organizing your climate controlled storage space, be sure to place the boxes you likely will not need to access in the foreseeable future in the back of the unit so other more important items can be easily accessible.

When it comes to climate controlled storage, RV storage and auto storage/vehicle storage, your friends at Climate Masters have you covered.  We are the Lowcountry’s premier provider of storage facilities with locations in Hanahan, Daniel Island and Summerville.  If you need to rent storage, it’s important to remember that not all providers are equal.  Not only does Climate Masters Indoor Storage have competitive storage rates, but our storage facilities are secure and we offer 24/7 access.  If you are seeking to rent storage, we can help.  Give your friends at Climate Masters Indoor Storage a call today.

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Pitfalls to Avoid When Packing Boxes for Indoor Storage

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Part One

We’ve been in the climate controlled storage business for a long time and have witnessed first-hand some of the pitfalls to avoid when packing boxes to be placed in an indoor storage space. Our next series of articles are designed to help you avoid some of the most common pitfalls when packing boxes for indoor storage.  Let’s take a look:

Using Substandard Packing Materials

A common mistake many people make when packing boxes for indoor storage is using substandard packing material.  Boxes that are not sturdy or odd shaped tend to not stack well and can easily be crunched, which compromises the integrity of their contents.  Be sure to use quality, sturdy packing materials to keep your items protected.  Climate Masters Indoor Storage carries a full line of reliable, heavy duty packing materials that you can purchase at any one of our three locations.

Not Following Proper Packing Etiquette

It is important to make sure your boxes are packed to the top and with the heaviest items on the bottom.  Fragile items should be wrapped in bubble wrap.  If there is extra space in the box, then be sure to fill it up with packing paper or peanuts.  Boxes that are partially empty can easily cave in, destroying their contents. Be sure to properly seal the bottom and top of your boxes with several layers of quality tape. 

Our next article will cover two more pitfalls to avoid when packing items to place in a climate controlled storage space.

Climate Masters Indoor Storage offers premier storage facilities in Hanahan, Daniel Island and Summerville for individuals and small business owners. In addition to climate controlled storage space, we also offer spacious RV storage, auto storage/vehicle storage at our Hanahan and Summerville locations. When it comes to selecting storage facilities for your collectibles, valuables, family heirlooms, business interests, etc., it is important to select a provider that is secure, offers 24/7 access and truly cares about their customers.  Don’t settle for just any climate controlled storage facility.  Give your friends at Climate Masters Indoor Storage a call today!

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Reasons to Rent Storage Before Putting Your Home Up for Sale

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We work with many people who choose to rent storage before they put their home up for sale.  There are numerous advantages for placing your belongings in climate controlled storage.  Let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons for doing so:

Helps Organize and Declutter

Organizing your belongings and decluttering your home helps simplify the overall moving process. Getting rid of items you no longer need then organizing the items you wish to keep in your indoor storage space will make life so much easier when you move into your new home!

Makes Your Current Home Look More Attractive

Many real estate agents will recommend that you minimize the personal items in your home.  This allows them to better “stage” the rooms and also helps open up the space.  When a home is cluttered with personal items, it can be more difficult for prospective buyers to envision it as their own.

Less Items for Movers

Moving many of your personal items to climate controlled storage means less items for the movers to handle.  If you are hiring professional movers, this can save you significant money as moving companies often charge according to the total weight of the items being moved.

If you are getting ready to place your home up for sale, our climate controlled indoor storage facilities may be just what you need!

Climate Masters Indoor Storage is the Lowcountry’s preferred provider of climate controlled storage and vehicle storage / auto storage / RV storage.  Our storage facilities are safe, secure, clean and offer 24/7 access for your convenience. Before you rent storage elsewhere, we invite you to come by and take a tour of our indoor storage space. Our Hanahan, Daniel Island and Summerville locations all have plentiful climate controlled storage space options to consider.  Our Hanahan and Summerville locations also have secure auto storage / vehicle storage / RV storage with extra-long spaces should you need a safe place to store an extra car, truck, boat, utility trailer, motorhome or even a monster truck! Give us a call or stop by any of our locations to take a tour today.

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Inventory Control Tips for Small Businesses

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Climate Masters Indoor Storage provides indoor storage space as well as auto storage / vehicle storage / RV storage to numerous small businesses throughout the Lowcountry.  In addition to providing acceptance of deliveries, large loading docks and forklift services, we also take time to offer tips and tricks to help our small business customers organize and operate more efficiently. 

Let’s take a look at some inventory control tips to consider:

Organize Your Stock

The first step is to organize your stock within your storage space. Forgotten inventory can cost a business thousands of dollars, so consider placing newer stock in the back of the storage space and older stock up front.  This helps ensure that nothing gets forgotten or goes out of date.

Develop a Tracking System

It is a best practice to develop a tracking system for your inventory. This can either be in written form or performed electronically with a bar code system and scanner. A tracking system helps you know what you have on-hand, where it goes, and when it is replaced.

Scale As Needed

Don’t be afraid to scale your storage space to fit the needs of your business.  Working in a space that is too small can become especially cumbersome. Climate Masters Indoor Storage is happy to provide you with larger or smaller storage facilities to accommodate your needs. And, remember, our forklift services are available to help you should you need to move to a different size storage space.

Climate Masters Indoor Storage provides indoor storage space as well as auto storage / vehicle storage / RV storage to numerous small businesses throughout the Lowcountry.  In addition to providing acceptance of deliveries, large loading docks and forklift services, we also take time to offer tips and tricks to help our small business customers organize and operate more efficiently. 

Let’s take a look at some inventory control tips to consider:

Organize Your Stock

The first step is to organize your stock within your storage space. Forgotten inventory can cost a business thousands of dollars, so consider placing newer stock in the back of the storage space and older stock up front.  This helps ensure that nothing gets forgotten or goes out of date.

Develop a Tracking System

It is a best practice to develop a tracking system for your inventory. This can either be in written form or performed electronically with a bar code system and scanner. A tracking system helps you know what you have on-hand, where it goes, and when it is replaced.

Scale As Needed

Don’t be afraid to scale your storage space to fit the needs of your business.  Working in a space that is too small can become especially cumbersome. Climate Masters Indoor Storage is happy to provide you with larger or smaller storage facilities to accommodate your needs. And, remember, our forklift services are available to help you should you need to move to a different size storage space.

Climate Masters Indoor Storage is a premier provider of climate controlled storage options for both individuals and small businesses.  We have storage facilities conveniently located in Daniel Island, Summerville and Hanahan. Our Hanahan and Summerville indoor storage locations also offer secure auto storage / vehicle storage / RV storage options as well.  If you need to rent storage for your small business, we can help.  Give us a call to learn more or stop by to take a tour of our secured storage facilities today!

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Advantages of Utilizing Climate Controlled Storage for Your Small Business

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We are continuing our series on the advantages of utilizing climate controlled storage for your small business. Our previous article discussed how renting storage facilities are often more cost effective than owning a storage building, the fact that indoor storage can help lessen clutter in your office, and the availability of forklift services.  This article will discuss three more reasons to consider Climate Masters Indoor Storage for your small business.

Accepting Deliveries

The advanced receiving capabilities at Climate Masters Indoor Storage include the ability to accept daily deliveries and shipments from all major carriers including Fed Ex, USPS and UPS.  We also have loading docks that can accommodate a 53-foot truck or trailer.

Scalable

When you rent storage at Climate Masters Indoor Storage, you have access to numerous size storage facilities.  It is very easy to scale up or scale down as needed.

Vehicle Storage Options

Our Summerville and Hanahan locations have secure vehicle storage available. Auto storage, RV storage, monster truck storage – you name it, we can accommodate it!  In fact, many companies such as lawn care services use our vehicle storage facilities to store their entire fleet of trucks, trailers and equipment.

If you own a small business, we invite you to tour one of our storage facilities in Hanahan, Summerville, or Daniel Island.  We cater to our small business clients and are equipped to handle your needs.  We encourage you to check us out before you rent storage somewhere else.  Give us a call or stop by today!

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Advantages of Using Climate Masters Indoor Storage for Your Small Business

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Climate Masters Indoor Storage is proud to serve the small business community.  We are a trusted and preferred storage space for businesses throughout the Lowcountry, providing reliable and safe storage facilities and vehicle storage options for our customers. 

Not all indoor storage facilities are equal.  We value our small business clients and offer numerous value added benefits to help them keep their businesses running smooth.  Our next series of articles will cover some of the advantages of using Climate Masters Indoor Storage for your small business.

Cost Effective

One reason why small businesses rent storage from Climate Masters Indoor Storage is because we have excellent storage rates that make it more cost effective than purchasing a storage warehouse or building. A warehouse / building also comes with additional maintenance responsibilities and costs for items such as security, climate control, lighting, etc.

Less Clutter

Crowded office spaces and work areas are often not conducive for productivity. When you rent storage from Climate Masters Indoor Storage, you have an opportunity to reduce clutter, tidy up your work space and easily store archives such as files or other important data without them being in the way of doing business.

Forklift Services

Need to move and organize large palates?  No problem. Climate Masters Indoor Storage has a forklift and certified operator available to help!

Our next article will discuss three more reasons to consider Climate Masters Indoor Storage for your small business needs.

We are proud to offer clean, safe and secure storage facilities in Hanahan, Summerville and Daniel Island.  We even offer vehicle storage / auto storage / RV storage / boat storage at our Hanahan and Summerville locations.  We invite you to stop by for a tour today!

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Collectibles and Indoor Storage Space

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Part Two

We are continuing our series on collectibles that people rent storage space for in an effort to preserved their integrity and protect their value.  Our previous article covered books, original packaging, and audio and visual media such as videotapes, cassettes and CD’s.  Today we will discuss three more types of collectibles that should be kept in a climate-controlled storage space.

Toys

Limited edition and/or popular toys can significantly increase in value over the years. And, they are also great to hang on to for the grandkids. Before you throw away those model cars, dolls and other antique toys, consider placing them in climate-controlled storage and preserving them for years to come.

Baseball Cards, Stamps

These collectibles are becoming more obsolete (and valuable) in the digital age.  Heat and humidity can destroy baseball cards and stamp collections so if you do not have room to store them at home, the you may wish to rent storage to preserve these precious items.

Memorabilia

Memorabilia, including items from sporting events and concerts, can be worth a mint over time. Keeping them in climate-controlled storage will prevent them from being damaged by extreme heat and moisture, thus preserving their value.

Don’t trust just anyone with your indoor storage needs. Climate Masters Indoor Storage is the Lowcountry’s trusted provider of climate-controlled storage solutions. We have you covered with convenient locations in Hanahan, Summerville and Daniel Island. Our storage rates are competitive and facilities are equipped with high-tech security.  If you need auto storage and/or RV storage, be sure to check our vehicle storage solutions at our Hanahan and Summerville locations. Give us a call or stop by for a visit today!

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Climate-Controlled Storage and Collectibles

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Part One

Collectibles are meant to be passed down to future generations. However, if you do not have a set space or room in your home, finding a safe and secure place to store your collections may be challenging.  An attic that does not have climate control is not an option because of heat and moisture.  One reliable, safe solution to storing your collections is climate-controlled storage.  Climate Masters Indoor Storage offers affordable storage space with high tech security.  You will have peace of mind knowing that your collections and any other valuables are safe and protected in one of our climate-controlled storage units.

Let’s take a look at some common collectibles that should be kept in an indoor storage space:

Books

It is a good idea to rent storage space for books that you do not have room to store at home but wish to keep.  Climate-controlled storage will protect them from damage and deterioration caused by extreme heat and moisture.  Cold weather can cause the pages to become brittle. As technology progresses, printed books are becoming a thing of the past, thus likely making them increase in value over the years.  Placing them in indoor storage can help preserve their worth and legacy!

Original Packaging

Collectibles that have their original packaging are worth more than those that do not. Whether you plan to hold on to them or sell them in the future, keeping them in climate-controlled indoor storage will help preserve your collectibles for years to come.

Videotapes, Cassettes, CD’s

Visual and audio media can become damaged in extreme heat and humidity. A climate-controlled storage space will help preserve these precious items which are also becoming obsolete.

Our next article will cover more types of collectibles people rent storage space for in an effort to keep them protected and preserved.

Climate Masters Indoor Storage has convenient locations throughout the Lowcountry including Hanahan, Summerville and Daniel Island.  We also offer safe auto storage and RV storage space at our Summerville and Hanahan locations. If you are seeking to rent storage, look no further.  Our storage rates are competitive and our facility is clean and secure. Stop by or give us a call today!