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When looking for a Lafayette storage unit, you’ll find that Elite Storage has everything you should be looking for — various unit sizes, a safe and secure facility, and temperature-controlled units. We also want to make sure we give you useful storage knowledge so that you get the most out of your experience. Today, we’re going to talk about some of the biggest and most common mistakes when it comes to using a storage unit. Storing Food This might seem obvious to most people but you should never store food of any kind in your storage unit. This is the easiest way to attract pests; even with what you may think is safe packaging. Food also can mold or rot which creates quite an unpleasant odor. It’s best to just keep it out altogether. Using Newspaper for Wrapping You should never wrap any of your belongings with newspaper. The ink…
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Most business owners know firsthand just how much stuff can accumulate in the process of growing and changing. It might be tempting to just throw property you aren’t currently using into one of the spare offices and go on with your day but there’s a better option — storage. Using storage for businesses is beneficial for many reasons and may just be the best fit for your business needs.   Safety First At Elite Storage, the security of your property is of the utmost importance. Anyone using our facility will require an access code (make sure not to give this code to anyone) and all units are monitored 24-7 with video surveillance so that you can rest easy knowing that we are looking out for your precious belongings to ensure that they are secure at all times. Growing Numbers Growing a business means growing your staff. The larger your company…
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If you are like me, Spring Cleaning is the perfect time to purge your house of things that you no longer need or use. And a yard sale is the perfect way to make a little money while getting rid of those things. In order to make sure your yard sale isn’t a flop, take a look at these 7 tips from Lafayette Storage for having a successful yard sale. Create Some Buzz Marketing, marketing, marketing. I don’t know if I can emphasize that point enough, but the marketing is usually the biggest factor in how well your sale will do. If you rely on just the people driving by to purchase all your items, you will not have very much success. Make some bright, and legible signs to put up around town. Craigslist is also a great, and free, way to advertise. Be descriptive of the items you are…
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What to Store When Moving out of State What Should You Leave Behind? There are several reasons for people to move to a different state (or even country) whether it be for work, for fun, or family. Sometimes bringing all of your belongings with you just isn’t a possibility and that’s where storage comes into the picture. You may be waiting to move everything when you have more space or your move may even be temporary. Whatever the case, Lafayette Storage has several options to make storing your belongings easy while you’re away. Sentimental Furniture You may love that old dining set that belonged to your great-great grandmother but that doesn’t mean you necessarily have room for it on the moving truck. Furniture that means a lot to you but doesn’t fit into your current life can easily be stored for safekeeping. Lafayette Storage even provides temperature controlled storage facilities…
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Do I need to buy a lock? Yes, you should always have a lock on your Lafayette storage unit. Some facilities provide locks for you to purchase, and some do not. Before you purchase a unit, ask the storage facility whether or not they provide them. Should I get insurance? Lafayette Storage facilities are not responsible for your belongings, so it is your responsibility to make sure they are protected. Sometimes your items will be covered under your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance, but if not, storage facilities offer their own protection plans. Can I use my storage unit for more than just storage? Some storage facilities only allow you to use storage for inanimate objects, while others let you use it for other purposes like band practice. Before you decided to rent a storage unit, ask the facility for their rules and restrictions. What size unit should I rent? Every…
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Thanks to the TV shows about Storage Unit Auctions, that entire process has gained a lot of fame in the last few years. But like TV does, it painted a picture that doesn’t always align with reality. The basics are still the same: there is still an auctioneer and bidders who bid on units, with the highest bidder winning the unit. However, there are a few myths about Lafayette storage auctions that you should know before you start your bidding. MYTH: There is no time limit for emptying your unit. TRUTH: The point of a Lafayette storage auction is to free up a storage unit so the facility wants you to empty it as soon as possible so they can start renting it out to someone else. Most times the storage facility will give you between 24 and 48 hours to clear out the unit. TIP: Make a plan beforehand…
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Rodents and Mice. These are the biggest concern because they can fit through very small opening, reproduce quickly, and do much damage. They will eat and chew through almost anything. Roaches. Cockroaches make great stowaways. They also can fit through small spaces and reproduce quickly. They can spread diseases and can trigger asthma and allergies. Bed Bugs. These pests can spread quickly and easily between storage units. They can survive for a year without eating and in extreme temperatures. Although these rodents and pests pose a threat and risk to your items while they are in Lafayette storage, there are preventative measures you can take to keep your items safe. · Make sure that your unit has a water and an airtight seal. No crack is too small for these pests, so seal up all cracks and holes- on the inside and outside of the unit. · Keep shrubbery away…
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The holidays are just about over, and it's almost time to pack up and store all of your decorations. So sad! Storing decorations can be frustrating at times, but here are a few simple hacks to store your decorations to keep them safe and looking good for next year: Lights Trim down a shoebox lid and wrap the lights around it. Then place the lid with the lights in the box. If you have longer strands of lights, consider using a hose reel from a hardware store to keep your lights tangle-free. Because let's face it, nothing is more frustrating than trying to detangle lights! Ornaments Hot glue cups to a flat piece of cardboard. Then place the ornaments inside the cups and stack these in a plastic in. The cups help keep the ornaments safe from scratches and breakage. Another great option is to pack ornaments in used egg…
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The last two months of the year creates a wealth of great memories. They also bring about an excess of chaos. With presents to buy, family to feed, travel plans to make and carry out, there is bound to be a lot on your mind. Utilizing a storage unit is a great way to ease stress and worry during this time. Create a Safe Place For Gifts Most parents with children know that they can be a little curious – and impatient – when it comes to their Christmas gifts. Maintaining secrecy of their gifts is a challenge, which usually requires a new hiding place each year. If you have run out of hiding places, or want a new hiding place where they will for sure not find their gifts, self-storage is the perfect hiding place. Cut Out the Clutter in Your Home During the holidays, there are going to…
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Most household items are easy to store. All you have to do is pack them up, and put them in a storage unit; you don't have to take much thought besides that. With electronics though, it's a different story. There are many precautions you need to take when storing electronics to make sure they are safe and remain in good working condition for when you take them out of storage. Elite Storage offers these simple tips to help you keep your electronics safe in storage: · Before anything, you need to remove all extra parts. Such as wires, cords, CD's, and anything else that is detachable. Also label everything that you detach so you will not forget its use or where it attaches. Batteries also need to be removed. Batteries can leak, causing corrosion. This will end up ruining your electronic device. · When you are wrapping up your electronics,…
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