Great Storage Ideas from Sunset.com

http://www.sunset.com/home/architecture-design/small-home-organization-tips

I saw this article today from Sunset.com and thought it had some great tips for better utilizing space.

Also, at Sandy Mini Storage, we have some new prices on our storage units. We pride ourselves on being the premier storage facility in Sandy, Utah, Midvale, Utah and West Jordan, Utah. If you have any questions about our storage facility, please call our friendly staff at our Sandy location. Our phone number is 801-251-0801. One of our storage experts will be waiting to assist you with any and all of your storage needs.

Valentine’s Day

Well, we have managed to weather the worst of the winter here in Sandy, Utah. That means spring is right around the corner. Many people want to wait until the weather warms up before cleaning out there garage or basement. Don’t put off cleaning up your basement until spring. Because once spring has arrived, you’ll want to be out enjoying the warm weather and longer days.
Sandy Mini Storage is now offering discount on all their units. For example, we currently have our climate controlled storage units in our Sandy, Utah location priced staring at $40.00. These prices for self storage are unheard of. Came before Valentine’s day and take advantage of these great prices. They won’t last forever!
If you have any questions about our great storage units, please give me a call at 801-251-0801. You can also stop by our office located at 8685 S Harrison Street, Sandy, Utah 84070.

Things that Should be Cleaned Everyday

http://www.countryliving.com/home-maintenance/g3005/things-you-should-clean-every-day/

I was looking on the internet and say this list of things that should be cleaned everyday. I thought this was a really interesting article. Although this does not directly relate to storage units in Sandy, Utah, there are some great tips.

Please read and let me know if you have any other tips for items that need to be cleaned daily. I must admit that I don’t clean all of the items on this daily. This was a good reminder that I should. One thing is important: You should never put a dirty item into storage because it will quickly attract dust and other unwanted guest.

Why Climate Controlled?

Sandy Mini Storage has recently completed a new climate controlled section of storage units. Many of our customers wonder if a climate-controlled unit is right for them. There are many advantages to climate controlled units. For example, some of your items are valuable, one of a kind or environmentally sensitive and would benefit from climate controlled storage. Climate Controlled storage units keep items in a constant environment (temperatures between 55°F and 85°F). To ensure climate control, our storage units are enclosed and, therefore, resist dust, pests, humidity, and more threats to valuables.climate-control

Here are some great storage ideas!

Over the years we’ve been tenants in several storage units, because sometimes you just need more space. There’s lots of reasons to rent one, but there’s also lots of tips and tricks to pick up along the way that they don’t mention at the front desk when you sign up! Here’s a few things we’ve learned in our adventures of paid storage, all of which we wish we would have known before hand …

1. Pallets, Pallets, Pallets: Keeping your items off the floor is almost essential. It might sound silly, but before renting your unit, there’s no way to promise that the melting snow won’t come under the door, or the adjacent unit won’t have a spill that soaks its way into your heirloom sofa.

2. Wrap What You Can : Each time we use a storage unit, we wrap what we can in industrial plastic wrap. That way, we know that things are sealed up tight and it won’t collect dust or creepy crawlies while it’s doing time. Check out Uline for easy ordering of large rolls.

3. Use A Hefty Small Lock: Although most units have security in them, that doesn’t mean they’ll always be paying attention. Find an all-weather pad lock that has a short arm to ensure a bolt cutter can’t slide it’s way in to be sliced open!

4. Label, Label, Label: Even though you know exactly what you’re putting in your storage unit at the time you open it, that doesn’t mean in 6 months when you need back in it that you won’t be digging for ages and opening random boxes until you find what you’re after. Label everything. The hidden, the obvious, and you can even go as far as to make a checklist that hangs inside the door telling you where something might be (back right corner under the desk = cameras to sell on eBay).

5. Plan For Temperature Changes: Although this might not be an issue in some parts of the country, there are a few things that don’t like the cold or the heat and should either be double wrapped or well insulated or not stored at all. Electronics, vinyl records, old photos (if humid), things of that nature all come out a little less awesome when not stored properly.

6. Winter? Carry Sand!: Most outdoor storage units are built so water drains away from doors and to one central location. …. in theory. Quite often what happens is large ice slicks can form outside the door, making it almost impossible to get to your goods without risking life and limb. Carry cat litter, sand or even spare sheets of plywood to help you unload or access your items.

7. Protect The Space: While we’re concerned about protecting what we put in the unit, protecting the unit itself is also important — there can be heavy fines for scarring the unit during your tenancy. If you rent one to use for, say, your freelance furniture flipping or restoration business, make sure to plastic off the walls and floors to catch glue drips and sprays (not that we’ve ever accidentally spray painted the inside wall pink before…. oops).

8. Bust Out Your Tetris Skills: Even the smallest storage unit can hold a great deal, just make sure you use the space wisely which means packing things all the way to the ceiling. Bringing in plywood to lay across several boxes can help stabilize layers as your stacking it up, up and up! It will take the pressure off the tops of your boxes and help keep things safe.