Long-Term Storage Tips

When it comes to storing your belongings in a storage facility, there are two options depending on your needs. First there is short-term storage which is great for students storing furniture in between semesters, or temporary storage during a move etc. The flip side of this is longer term storage where you will be maintaining a storage unit for an extended period of time. This can either be for more long term storage of personal items you don’t want to part with but may still need access to easily from time to time or as many customers use long term storage to store their seasonal furniture such as patio furniture.

There are many scenarios that you may find yourself in need of long term storage. This could be an extended work or pleasure trip abroad or a relocation to a new city for work but not a permanent move. Storage units can save you quite a bit of money in these cases and keep your goods secure and pristine with climate controlled storage units. Regardless of the scenario, long term storage can be a great solution for you. With your goods safely stored in your storage unit, you can rent out your house on airbnb or take on a tenant while you are gone. This will help cover the costs of your mortgage and your storage unit (as an example).

With long term storage there are some useful tips that will help you find the right storage unit for you and help provide peace-of-mind with our state of the art security and temperature controlled facility.

The first key thing is to decide how much storage space you need. We can help you choose the right storage unit based on what you plan to store and of course you can upgrade anytime as your needs change. One of the first things to do is to calculate the amount of storage space you need and then the second step is determining how to pack your storage unit. If there are items you need to access more often, these should be placed at the front of your storage unit with less frequently needed items at the back. Also, in the case of longer term storage, it is important to pack your items in proper storage containers and make sure all items are dry so that things like clothing do not become moldy or damaged.

If you plan on storing electronics, furniture, clothes etc. then you should strongly consider a climate controlled storage unit. Fortunately our entire facility and units are climate controlled to provide the ultimate peace of mind for your storage solution. Usually these units cost quite a bit more but we have extremely affordable storage in Ottawa and and you would be surprised at how inexpensive it can be, especially with our long term storage promotions. Call us to find our our Ottawa storage rates and how much it costs for storage in Ottawa.

Another helpful tip if you plan to be away for an extended period of time is to appoint someone to check in on your storage unit. You can assign someone with one of our helpful storage associates to grant a friend or family member access to your unit while you are gone.

Lastly, we offer a variety of payment options and you can setup autopay so that you can truly enjoy yourself out of town with one less thing to worry about.

At Just Right Self Storage we are all about making your life easier and storing things right. Give us a call to find a storage unit within your budget that can provide you with peace of mind while you are away or need long term storage for your household or seasonal items. We have some great promotions running all the time for long term (and even short term) storage solutions so be sure to check our promotions and specials page for some great savings on storage units and storage locker rentals.