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John's mini-storage




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Packing and moving

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (83)

When it comes to packing and moving here are a few suggestions.

1. Look at the storage to see if it meets your needs- Do you need 24 hour access? Locked gates or security cameras?

Climate controlled? Ask thestorage what they do for security and what happens in an emergency.

2. Label Boxes- Have an idea what you have in each box or tote. Mark in in order of importance to you.

3. Wrap anything you considerable-  Make sure you use packing materials to keep your items safe. Bubble wrap, newspaper, plastic bags are

all good packing material.

4. Don't put breakables on the bottom- People have been known to put their lightweight/breakable things on the bottom and heavier things on


5. If you are storing mattressess, wrap them and place them off the ground. You may put them on a pallet or cardboard. Do not put them directly

on the ground if the floor is concrete, it will absorb the moisture and can cause mold/mildew.

6. Do not store anything valuable(sentimental/monetary) or important papers- The storage business is not responsible if items get damaged,

stolen, or if you are unable to pay. Don't store birth certificates, divorce/marriage papers, wills, passports, social security cards ect.

5 renting tips

Posted on November 16, 2014 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Here are a few tips on renting a storage unit.

1. Make sure to read everything in your contract. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. You are responsible to know what you are

agreeing to. Laws vary from state to state on everything including what you can and cannot store, if you need renter's insurance, late fees,

disposing of unit if you fail to pay ect. Make sure you get a copy of your contract and keep it in a safe place, NOT in your storage unit.

2. Do NOT store any thing illegal, very valuable (monetary or sentimental)- The storage is not responsible if items get damaged or destroyed.

If it is illegal (drug making, illegal hunting/skins ect) proper authorities may get involved.

3. Do NOT sign for someone else or let them sign for you - That is the most important, if you sign the contract you are responsible to pay and

take care of the unit.  If someone else signs for you and they fail to pay you will loose your items. If they pay and decide to change locks and you

don't have a key, there is nothing the storage can do. Its a civil matter and you will have to talk to the police about the problem.

4. Take pictures of the unit before you move in, notice any problems and bring it to the managers attention. Make a list of things you are storing

in your unit, so if anything happens you will know what you had in there. Make sure you have any serial or identification numbers written down

and kept in a safe place.

5. Get a lock (we recommend a circular disc lock) and keep your keys in a safe place. Only let someone you know and trust use if need be. If

someone steal your keys or they get lost notify the manager as soon as possible so you can put a new lock on.