Storing Belongings While You’re Out of the Country

Whether you’re traveling overseas on vacation, an extended business trip, or studying abroad, a self-storage unit could be the answer as to the important question, “what am I going to do with all of my stuff while I’m away??” A secure storage unit is always a safer option, especially when you will be out of the country and unable to make it home immediately in case of an emergency. We offer units ranging from a 5×5 locker to a 10×15 unit so you can chose to store as much or as little as you want. Make note of anyone that will be coming to check on your items while you’re away if you choose.

Belongings that are climate sensitive, such as electronics or wood furniture, should be stored in a climate-controlled unit. These do cost a little more, but the increased cost will bring peace of mind, knowing your belongings won’t be subjected to extreme temperatures while they’re in storage. Check out one of our past blogs here to read more about items that are climate sensitive and how to store them properly!

A vehicle is another item that may require storage arrangements before you head overseas. If you don’t want to leave your car parked in your driveway or apartment parking lot while you’re away, we offer vehicle units as well as parking space rentals that are secure and monitored 24/7. Prior to storing your car, be sure to do your research especially if your car will be sitting for a month or longer. There are crucial things, like topping off your gas and using a fuel stabilizer, that will keep your car in good condition. Check out these tips for more in-depth coverage of how to store a vehicle.

We also suggest setting up automatic payments for your rent to avoid the stress of any payment issues occurring while you’re out of the country. You can also opt to make payments online, however you should confirm that you will have access to the internet where you’re traveling.

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