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Car Self Storage For Your Precious Vehicle

There are a number of reasons why you might want to use car self storage – you might be lucky enough to have a vintage or prestige car that you only use in the summer. Or it may be a car bought purely for investment purposes that you rarely drive. Perhaps you are going to live overseas on a temporary assignment and it is just not worth the cost and hassle shipping the car to your new home. So ordinary people, car enthusiasts and even owners of  a vintage or classic car business that has simply run out of space, might require secure storage at some point that will protect the car when not in use.

Moisture in the air can damage a car if it is not being used for an extended period so the best storage environment is one that is climate and humidity controlled.  However, it is not enough to just put the car in a climate controlled storage space without preparing it properly first, not if you want it to come out of storage in the best possible condition anyway.

The Battery

The battery should usually be disconnected before placing the car in a self storage unit but check the handbook before disconnecting the battery because modern day car computers may be affected if the battery is disconnected over a long period. If the handbook advises not disconnecting the battery or letting it run out of charge you can buy chargers that will only charge the battery if needed so that you can leave it connected and avoid any problems with the on board computer. Remember if you need to go with this option that you will require a power socket in your storage unit.

 Pre-Storage Checklist

  • Replace the engine oil
  • Add anti-freeze
  • Release the handbrake
  • Leave windows fractionally open for air circulation
  • Spray WD40 (or similar) on metal parts liable to rust
  • Lift windscreen wiper blades away from the windows
  • Oil the door locks to avoid them seizing up
  • Jack the car up off all four wheels to reduce the stress to the tyres

 

Post-Storage Safety Checks

Safety checks are essential after a car has been in storage – never just start it up without performing some basic checks first:

  • Reconnect the battery if it had been disconnected
  • Check the level of oil in the engine
  • Check the tyre pressures – if the car was jacked up lower off the jacks first.

Once you have completed these basic checks start the car and drive it slowly to ensure everything is working as it should, particularly the main brakes and the handbrake. Storing a car long term requires careful preparation before storage and checks afterwards but for prestige cars, classic cars or investment cars a climate controlled self storage unit can be the best solution if you don’t have your own garage or don’t have enough space in your garage. It is also a cost effective way to preserve  a car for a long period when it is not being driven regularly.

Add Storage Space To Your Home Office With These 5 Easy Tricks

Home offices are important for anyone trying to earn money from home. Here we look at 5 easy tricks that ensure there is maximum storing space in your home office.

 

Last year a popular newspaper reported that 1.5 million people in the UK now work from home. There are any number of jobs that are now easily possible to do at home from a web designer, seo consultant, online marketing, virtual PA. Anything which requires just a good laptop and fast internet connection.

 

With that in mind, it is no surprise that a home office is now something a lot of people need when running a small business. There are many things to think about, including the decor of the room, the practicality of it, the equipment, the ergonomics. In a place you make your money, you should feel comfortable and happy. It should promote productivity.

The problem is, with many of us having to turn to the smallest of spaces to turn into a home office, or possibly even having a multi-use room which needs to also have another use when you aren’t working, storage is at an absolute premium.

Perhaps you find your home office is more of a bombsite than a professional space for your home-based business, or you feel like a hamster you’re surrounded by that much shredded paper and crinkled up reports. Whatever your reason for being in dire need of some order, and storage, these top tips to add storage space to your office will help:

 

  1. Declutter

This sounds really obvious, but the home office is just as much of a magnet for clutter as anywhere else. Get a box or a bin bag (or both) take a morning, and declutter that office. Chuck away any dead plants (not very inspiring), get rid of any paperwork you do not need (that is not sensitive), chuck any items that do not work (maybe your old computer is in there, and it is broken, or you have various broken staplers that never left the desk).

Declutter the life out of that office until you are left with the bare essentials.

 

  1. Clean

You may not think this is necessary, but the cleaner your office is, the more likely you are to find additional storage space. This is because when we give our office a basic clean we might hoover the floor quickly, give the desk a wipe and consider it done. If you go deep, and clean all the nooks and crannies, you may find that certain areas are simply full of files you no longer use, you might move something somewhere and realise if you kept it like that permanently, you would have more room to move around. Cleaning cleans the mind as well as the physical.

 

  1. Get Fresh Eyes On The Job

Often, we look at something so much we can only see it a certain way. Get a friend or family member to look at your home office and make suggestions about storage. They might notice a corner you didn’t think could take a cabinet, they might suggest a clever storage idea for the desk – fresh eyes bring fresh ideas.

 

  1. Get Clever With Furniture

Does your desk really need to be that big? Could you have a desk with more drawers and storage? Is there room for drawers under the television? Could you use a laptop instead of a computer and downsize your desk? The furniture you have should be very carefully selected. Visit some furniture shops, especially ones well known for clever storage, and look at what you could use in your room. Sometimes we may have had furniture such a long time we didn’t realise how much better the newer furniture on the market could be.

 

  1. Go Paperless

Paper really is unnecessary in today’s offices, and many businesses are managing to go paperless now. Even if you shred, paper still takes up a lot of space, along with printers and filing cabinets – there’s hardly any room left for you. Consider making a plan to go paperless in a certain amount of time. Start to speak to clients about working online only, look into cyber security, consider cheap self storage for paperwork you aren’t yet able to destroy, or even cheap self storage for paperwork you don’t want to get rid of yet, and start to bring your company into the 21st century. It could free up a ton of space for your home office.

 

Hopefully these ideas have helped inspire you to work with your home office space more. Remember, there is always a way to make a space work for you, you just have to take your time, think creatively and be willing to put a little effort in.

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The 3 Most Important Considerations When Choosing A Self Storage Unit

Choosing a self storage unit is difficult, but if you put these three things as your top priorities when choosing one, you will struggle to go wrong.

When you are looking for a self storage unit, you are likely to want to find a good priced unit, but that should never be your top priority. Three of the key things you want the owners to be on top of is security, maintenance and safety. Their units will hold a lot of high value items, so it is important security, maintenance and safety is top of the priority list and should be something you have no problem asking about when checking out the self storage unit you are interested in. Here’s why these three things matter the most when it comes to choosing a self storage unit:

  1. Security From The Start

All self storage facilities should have a security system that starts at the gate. Security cameras, alarms, and indeed a gate, should all be part and parcel of the security system. Individual alarms should be included, so your individual unit is protected. Clearly, if there is more security then that is even better. The unit may also boast: Electric gates controlled digitally, extensive security video cameras, sensor alarms, intercoms and various technology related to security. They should boast about this aspect of their unit because every self storage company wants to stand out from competitors. Security is clearly a key priority when it comes to storing your items because there is no point in keeping the items in a unit if they aren’t going to be safe there. You may as well leave them in your garage. If a unit claims to be secure, don’t be afraid to find out why.

  1. Safety Procedures

A great unit will have safety procedures for staff to follow. This could be as simple as using a wet floor sign if the floor has just been mopped. It may seem minor, but the more laws the company is following the better – because it means they will be doing what the law requires in terms of keeping your items safe. The last place you want something underhand to be going in is in a place you keep your treasured belongings. It also means you can feel safe when you are on the premises as well. A unit incorporating these safety measures may also train staff to look out for signs of untoward behaviour or signs of issues. This could be less obvious signs a unit has been broken into or signs of criminal behaviour of tenants as an example. This is great as it shows all eyes and ears are on the ground ensuring everyone is protected and looked out for.

  1. Maintenance Means Pride

This is a key sign that a company really wants customers to get what they pay for. From maintaining cracks in the walls, to painting a peeling door, you want to see that the entire premises is kept in great condition. It shows that the company really do have pride in the operation they are running, and ensures you can trust that you are paying for high quality all round. It also shows that your items are going to be safe. Why? Because the unit will be well maintained. You shouldn’t have to worry about damp, cracks or pests because the standards are so high at your facility, the unit will have had maintenance completed before you were sold the space.

Remember, before you invest in your unit, you should be asking questions and checking it is safe, secure and well maintained, because that reassures you that your items will be completely protected.

 

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Getting Your Motorbike Ready For Storage

Plenty of people put their motorbike into cheap storage. If you are one of those people you will need to prepare your vehicle properly so it comes out of the unit as you left it – here’s how.

There are plenty of motorbike enthusiasts in the UK, and plenty of people who simply don’t have room to store their beloved two wheeled machine at home. Perhaps you’re staying in a smaller home temporarily, you’re suffering from an injury that renders you unable to ride for a while, or you simply want to put your motorbike away for winter. Whatever your reason for putting your bike into self storage, you’re going to want to spend a little time thinking about how you can store it without it deteriorating and getting your motorbike ready for storage. Environmental factors, dirt and general lack of usage are all potentially damaging factors that you need to try and prepare your vehicle for.

Here are some tips to help you get your motorbike ready for storage:

Make Sure The Tank Is Full

If you do not fill up the fuel tank, it may mean you’ll be getting some organic growths you didn’t ask for when you pull the machine out of storage. When a tank is partially full, condensation can occur which then reacts with the fuel in the tank and clogs up your bike. Odd organic growths can form, which is never a good thing! It’s an easy issue to avoid.

Focus On The Oil

The oil in your bike should be clean and the filters should be changed over before you place the machine into self-storage. When oil is left in a machine, contaminants can become trapped in it which will in turn damage parts of your motorbike.

Don’t Leave The Battery To Die

If you leave a motorbike battery in freezing conditions for a long period of time, it will die – it really is that simple. If you have a self-storage facility that provides air conditioning or heating options, it is possible to keep the motorbike in a neutral temperature long-term, which means you don’t have to take the battery out. Many good independent self storage companies provide this option, however, many cheap facilities do not so it is more than likely the battery will need to come out.

Don’t Let The Rust Eat Your Bike

You should never really leave rust to eat away at your vehicle, but this is more of an urgent issue to address if your bike is going into self-storage Bedford. Rust is like cancer to a vehicle, and it will spread and rot metalwork. It might cost you a little to get the rust sorted out now, but it will cost you a whole lot more if you leave the problem while your vehicle is in storage and come back to a much bigger problem when it comes out.

Take Pressure Off The Tyres

You should take pressure off the tyres by elevating the bike. There are stands and supports available for you to do this.

Invest In A Bike Cover

To protect your motorbike from dust particles and other environmental factors, invest in a good quality cover to keep it protected while it is in storage. The price of these covers vary greatly, so don’t go all out unless you were planning to treat yourself anyway. Just think of it like a fitted dust sheet in this instance.

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As winter approaches make sure you prepare your self storage unit properly

Many people store precious belongings, household items or business stock in self-storage units year round because they provide an inexpensive option to other forms of storage. But if you do have possessions in storage over the cold winter period ahead then it will pay you to prepare your self storage unit for the cold weather to ensure your items survive the winter intact.

A storage unit may be protected from the external elements of rain, snow and wind but it is unlikely to be heated and one of the issues with long-term storage is that moisture is present naturally in the air inside the unit and rises and falls in temperature will cause this moisture to condense on internal surfaces, and that includes your possessions. So follow these simple guidelines to protect your stored possessions for the long, cold winter months ahead.

  • Firstly make sure everything is as clean as possible: shake out fabrics to remove dust and generally give everything a good airing.
  • If you have stored items made of fabric, metal, leather or wood (and, let’s face it there is a high chance that you will) make sure they are not covered with plastic sheeting or bubble wrap. This is a common mistake because  plastic will trap moisture, which will penetrate these fabrics over time. Use natural materials to cover and protect your items instead, like cotton sheets, woollen blankets, acid-free paper or corrugated cardboard.
  • Anything made of leather should be treated with a specialist moisture-repellant leather protector as an added precaution.
  • Anything made of wood should be treated with wax for the same reason – to repel moisture.
  • Carpets, curtains and rugs should be rolled up with tissue paper or cotton sheets between each item.
  • You can minimise tarnishing of silver-plated or solid silver items and protect other metal items by wrapping them in a cotton cover.

The moisture that is naturally present in air is harmful to a variety of materials but those most at risk are wood, fabric, metal and leather. If you have very valuable or precious items made of these materials then you may want to consider investing in a de-humidifier or rent a climate-controlled self-storage unit to reduce the amount of moisture in the air and give your belongings some added protection by taking professional packing advice for storage.

Included in the list of metal goods might be larger items such as a car, motorbike or motor home and these types of stored items will need some additional levels of protection to survive the winter months:

  • Drain the engine oil and replace it with fresh oil
  • Make sure the windscreen wash has the right amount of anti-freeze for the temperatures you are expecting over the winter.
  • Leave the handbrake off to prevent it seizing up – as an added precaution you may want to place bricks strategically to avoid any movement of the vehicle.
  • Leave windows open a small amount to improve air circulation and avoid condensation.
  • Use WD40 (or similar) on moving metal parts to prevent corrosion
  • Oil the locks if you are expecting very low temperatures for a prolonged period.

 

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Climate Controlled Storage

Climate Controlled Storage: this kind of Self Storage Unit has special temperature and humidity controls to protect those kinds of items that require storing at certain controlled temperature…like Wines.

 

Self storage units that are climate controlled are based on the HVAC system. HVAC is an acronym that stands for the functions of “Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning”, the technology that controls indoor environmental comfort automatically.

HVAC system design is a major sub-discipline of mechanical engineering, based on the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. [Read more about HVAC Technology and the differences between commercial and residential air conditioning.]

One great advantage of climate controlled storage is definitely the protection against the elements that it provides. Rain and/or snow won’t get into units, and these units are usually built above flood level. Many climate control storage units are located inside a finished building, unlike regular storage units accessible to the general public. These are known as Indoor Units. External dirt, debris or insects are less likely to be transferred indoors, a good thing for fragile or sensitives items.

 

Another benefit of using climate controlled units is, of course, the climate regulation. Items stored in these units should not face extremes in air temperatures or humidity. Many wood-based pieces, or antiques for example, could crack or split from a constant cycle of freezing and thawing. Also with this kind of unit which is regularly controlled with temperatures going from 55°-80°F (~12°- 26°C) you avoid any kind of mold or bacteria growing, rust or corrosion, and wasps or other kinds of pest infection []

“Many storing facilities use indirect heating and cooling systems to maintain air temperature, rather than individual heaters or air conditioners in each unit.”
Some Companies offering Climate Controlled Storage Units

Name Location Price Start Phone Other Services/Promotions
US
AA Self Storage NC $40 1 (866) 814 77 50 Insurance help
Climate Controlled Self Storage NY Call 1 (866) 392-CCSS Insurance avail.
UPS/Uhaul Dealer
CC Indoor Storage MI Call 1 (734) 662 52 62 Custom Sizes avail.
Goods may be insured
Extra Space Nationwide $52 1 (888) 609 84 83 First Month Free
15% Online Disc.
EZ Storage MD/VA/DC Call 1 (443) 539 30 00 Alarm & Comp. Equip.
Private Mini Storage NC/TX Call Click to choose facility Wine Storage Units
(Texas Only)
Public Stortage Nationwide $31 1 (800) 688 80 57 First Month $1
Goods may be insured
SpaceMart Self Storage NJ/PA/VA $43 1 (800) 796 80 89 Online Reserv.
Disc. on first 3 months
Storage Deluxe Tri-State area Call 1 (877) 989 78 67 First month free online
Uhaul Nationwide $32 1 (800) GO-UHAUL First month free online
Uncle Bob’s Nationwide $29 1 (866) 320 63 09  
UK
Big Yellow Self Storage UK Call 0 (800) 783 49 49 Wine Storage Only
Australia & New Zeland
Kennards Self Storage AU/NZ Call 1 (800) 65 88 55 Wine cellars
Insurance avail.

 

 

Prices and information are subject to change, check each storage company service provider for the latest updates or changes on those prices.


Cold Storage – Cold Storage Warehouse facilities for those who need to store goods in a temperature controlled environment, or in a refrigerated environment. Several businesses has these units.
Wine Self Storage – Wine Self Storage has emerged as a cost-effective way to store your wine products for both commercial or personal use. These units can be used as Wine Cellars, and many storage companies are offering Wine Storage services…

More Information:


SelfStorage – Find Self Storage Facilities around US. www.selfstorage.com

Wikipedia – More information related to the HVAC technology. en.wikipedia.org

U-Haul Self Sorage – Your moving and self storage resource. Good option for their many levels of security and their special climate control storing facilities. www.uhaul.com

WiseGeek – Article with more information about the benefits and usage of temperature & humidity controlled units. www.wisegeek.com

Extra Space Storage – “Why Climate Controlled Storage?” this is another storing company in US who offers good tips about these units, including a lists of the type of items which you should store on a temp. controlled unit. www.extraspace.com

 


If you are located in the United Stated and need this kind of storage unit, one recommended option is
U-Haul. They not only offer self moving services where you rent a truck and move your stuff by yourself, they also offer storage facilities, with several options to choose, including storing insurance and climate controlled units. 

“Many locations also offer climate-controlled storage rooms to provide protection for heat-sensitive goods such as videotapes, albums, photographs and wood furniture.”
The best thing you can do is research different storing companies in your area and get a quote from them. Most of those companies have their own website where you can, with no commitments, get a free quote.

 

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Self Storage Auctions

Self Storage Auctions are auctions offered by the self storage companies over the items of a tenant who fails to pay their monthly rent over a certain period of time. It is an alternative way to find valuable items, rather than at Garage Sales or Flea Markets…

 

Everything Must Go!
It is very common in the United States that self storage facilities hold storage auctions (also known as lien sales) to vacate non-paying tenants according to their enforcement rights that are outlined within the lien law of each state. These lien auctions are open to the general public, with most bidders buying for the purpose of reselling for a profit.

If the customer fails to pay the rent, a lien is placed on the customer’s goods and they are sold at auction. The storage facility lien rights are codified in most states. The customer is still responsible for any rent and fees due if the auction does not clear their balance.

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Self Storage Auctions

 

A self storage auction is a great opportunity to get some valuable items at dirt cheap prices. Most warehouse owners auction the units of the tenants who have been defaulting on payments for a long time. In order to recover their monthly rents, the storeroom companies put such units up for auction. A storing unit auction usually involves auctioning all the items within the unit. The store unit doors are opened before the bidding process to allow the buyers to peep inside. However, no one is allowed to touch the stored items. The buyers are sometimes not able to see anything, as everything is stored inside boxes. If you are lucky, you may be able to get something valuable at very low prices. [Keep reading…]

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Self storage warehouse facilities

 

Be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to a scheduled auction. Before the auction starts, the self storage facility or auctioneer will have a sign in sheet and a set of their company’s rules going over the terms and conditions of the auction. Terms and conditions will vary with each site. Most auctions are “live” or “verbal”, very few are silent (sealed bids). Cash is the acceptable form of payment and sales tax will be charged if the buyer cannot show a valid resale license and proper identification.

 

More relevant information:


Wikipedia – General information about self storage business. en.wikipedia.org

StorageMart Self Storage Blog – Article about the process of self storage auctions. www.selfstorageblog.com

AuctionZip – Find listing of current and upcoming auctions on several Self Storage Facilities across US. www.auctionzip.com

Storage Auctions – About Self Storage Auctions, information about the auction process and some tips. www.storageauctions.com

StorageAuction.net – Storage Auction Listings. Search by city and/or zipcode. www.storageauction.net

Storage Protection Auction Services – Listings of upcoming storage auctions in Florida. www.auctionstorage.com

 

Storage Auctions Listings by Region
Arizona | California (North) | California (South) | Connecticut | Florida | Massachussets | New Jersey | New York | Texas | Toronto

 

If you are interested on Self Storage Auctions, you should go to AuctionZip. they offer listings of current auctions several Self Storage Companies have scheduled, with all detailed information you need such as, Auctioneer, time of the self storage auction, exact address, and phone number, among other stuff.

Storage Protection Auction Services is great source for self storage auction listings in Florida. Click on the current or upcoming month to see the latest auctions scheduled and listed by this site.

StorageAuction.Net is your source for upcoming self storage auctions. Type your location, city, zip code, to find upcoming auctions on self storage facilities around your area.

Self Storage Auctions Listings by Company
AAA Storage —–> click here to check upcoming auctions
(Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas)American Self Storage —–> click here to check upcoming auctions
(New York City Metro area)

EZ Storage —–> click here to check upcoming auctions
(US Nationwide)

North West Self Storage —–> click here to check upcoming auctions
(Washington, Oregon)

Security Self Storage —–> click here to check upcoming auctions
(North Carolina)

SecurLock —–> click here to check upcoming auctions
(Texas)

Uncle Bob’s —–> click here to check upcoming auctions
(US Nationwide)

 

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Here is What You Can Store in a Self-Storage Unit

Are you living in a big rental apartment just because you can’t manage to arrange your belongings in a smaller one? Do you think your apartment is too expensive? If so, you can move to a smaller apartment if you don’t mind storing your household belongings in a self-storage unit. Nowadays, many people are embracing storage units to save money on rent. Whether you believe it or not, it’s a reasonable decision and everyone struggling to pay sky-high rents should opt for it.

When you have too many things at your home, you have to invest more time in organizing them. And your frustration increases when too many items vying for space find no safe and secure plan in your home. You put them anywhere you feel like because you don’t have that much-needed space.

Perhaps that’s the reason most people are trying to live a minimalist lifestyle these days. Materialism is no longer offering happiness to people. Some people believe it makes your life miserable.

So if you are living in an expensive apartment to keep the stuff with you that you have accumulated in the past, then perhaps you should opt for a self-storage unit. You shouldn’t hesitate to store some of the items in it, especially if doing so is allowing you to move to a smaller apartment.

Relying on a storage unit will help you save a significant amount of money and will also make it easier for you to keep your home organized.

Now let’s take a look at the items that you can keep in a storage unit.

Books

If you are a person who can’t fall asleep without reading a couple of pages from a good book, then you might have collected a lot of books by now. So if your books are occupying a lot of space in your living room and bedroom as well, then you can keep them in a storage unit. Why allow them to take all the space in your home, especially the ones that you have already finished reading. It’s quite correct that book-lovers hate to sell their books, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessary to be surrounded by books all the time.

Keeping your books in a storage unit allows you to access them anytime you want. You are not getting rid of them entirely.

Clothes

If you love dressing up and enjoy buying clothes, then you might be struggling to fit your clothes in your cupboard. You might be using your spouse’s wardrobe, or your kids’ to keep your clothes. Is that correct? If so, consider storing all those clothes that you rarely wear in a storage unit. It will solve your problem. And the best part is that you can use them whenever you want to.

 

Home Appliances

We all love buying home equipment, and there is no harm in it; the problem arises when we struggle to manage them in our homes. So if you are also facing the same issue, consider storing some of your home appliances in a storage unit. They will remain safe and secure.

And whenever you feel the need to use them, you can access your unit and get them back.

Gardening Equipment

If you have ended up collecting too many gardening tools, and you are finding it challenging to keep them safely in your home, you can store them in a self-storage unit. Make sure that you keep only those tools that you use once in a while. Don’t keep the ones that you use frequently; otherwise, you won’t be able to enjoy gardening.

Furniture

Do you think that your home contains a lot of old furniture pieces that you use rarely? Are you too attached to them? If so, don’t worry, you don’t have to throw them or sell. Instead, you can store furniture safely in a self-storage unit. Whether you have wooden furniture or leather furniture, renting a storage unit is the best way to secure them.

Apart from securing books, clothes, gardening equipment, and furniture, you can also use a storage unit to store artworks, musical instruments, and kitchen tools.

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Wine Self Storage

Wine Self Storage has emerged as a cost-effective way to store your wine products for both commercial or personal use. These units are effectively modern-day Wine Cellars, and many Storage Companies are offering Wine Storage services…

 

Wine Storage (Wine Cellars)

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Wine Storage

 

Recently there has been increased attention on wine self storage. It is very common to see nowadays that more and more public self storage companies are offering special storage services for wine products; each unit is equipped with racks and other accessories to store your wine bottles, or boxes, even barrels, and each unit is climate controlled to keep your precious collection, or business goods safe and in the right condition, storing of wine has to be done in the correct way to keep it in good conditions and to preserve it for a long time. Below are some companies who offer self storage units suitable for wine self storage.

 

Name Location Price Phone
Big Yellow UK Call 0(800) 783 49 49
Classic Wine Storage Forth Worth, TX Call 1 (817) 442 03 48
East Bank Wine Storage Chicago & Millwaukee Call 1 (312) 644 20 00
Elmwood Louisiana Call 1 (504) 737 76 76
The Fine Wine Reserve, Inc. Ontario $38 – $1775 1 (416) 593-WINE
Kennards Australia/New Zealand Call 1 (800) 65 88 55
Private Mini Storage Texas Call Click to choose facility
Store Wine Storage Palm Beach, Fl Call 1 (877) STORE-04

 

The three factors that have the most direct impact on a wine’s condition are light, humidity and temperature. A fourth consideration can be security, since wine can be considered a luxury good with value on the after-market. Historically the long-term storage of wine was handled by wine merchants but since the mid 20th century the task of handling and storing wine has increasingly fallen to consumers. Industries relating to specialty wine storage facilities and the construction of home-based wine cellars have emerged to cater to the storage needs of consumers.

 

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Wine Self Storage
Pic by tierra bonita on flickr

 

Prices and information are subject to change, please check each storage company service provider for the latest updates or changes on those prices.


Cold Storage WarehouseCold Storage – Cold Storage Warehouse facilities for those who need to store goods at cold temperature controlled, or in a refrigerated environment. Several businesses has these units.

Additional information about wine and it’s storage can be found below:


Wikipedia – Additional information regarding the storage of Wine. en.wikipedia.org

Wine Storage Facilities – Search for wine cellars, self storage companies offering wine self storage in the US, Canada, and other countries. www.wine-searcher.com

Wikipedia – More information about Wine Cellars. en.wikipedia.org

Kennards Self Storage – Self storage company in Australia, specializing in Wine Self Storage, offering commercial and personal customers wine cellars in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide. Anything from 5 to 500 cases for wine storage. www.kss.com.au

WikiHow – Information about how to storage Wine. www.wikihow.com

 

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Wine Storage Units – Wine Barrels
Pic by perfectdepth on flickr

 

Wine can be stored between 45-64 °F/7-18 °C, as long as any variations are gradual. A temperature of 55 °F or 13 °C is recommended by experts, and that’s the temperature commonly found in “caves” used to store wine in places dedicated to storing wine. These “caves” are commonly known as Wine Cellars and are ideal for both short-term wine self storage and long-term aging of wine.

Wine generally matures differently and more slowly at a lower temperature than it does at a higher temperature. Between 50-57 °F/10-14 °C, wines will age normally []

Wine cellars can be either active or passively cooled. Active wine cellars are highly insulated and need to be properly constructed. They require specialized wine cellar conditioning and cooling systems to maintain the desired temperature and humidity. In a very dry climate, it may be necessary to actively humidify the air, but in most areas this is not necessary. Passive wine cellars must be located in naturally cool and damp areas with minor seasonal and diurnal temperature variations

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Wine Cellars, Wine Vault or Wine Self Storage
Pic by Thomas Hawk on flickr
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5 Tips On How To Find The Best Storage Facility For You

The Self-Storage industry is one of the fastest growing industry in the UK. It is a convenient and easy way to store items without having to rent an extra room inside your house. With millions of UK residents looking for storage facilities, it is no wonder that it’s becoming one of the biggest industry there is. The demand for these convenient spaces is increasing because of the realization that its extensive range of size and amenities make it more versatile than ever.

Unfortunately, looking for one can be tricky if you don’t know which factors you should look for. There are numerous factors that you have to keep in mind so you can get the best fit for you at the best price possible.

This is why we created a guide on how to find the best storage facility for you.

 

Find the Right Size

Getting the right size is one of the first steps that you should do. Create a master list of all the items that you will store. From there, you can get an estimate of how big of a storage facility you need. You do not want to get something that is too big as you would be spending far too much money. On the other hand, it would also be foolish to have a storage unit that is too small as you wouldn’t be able to fit all your items and thus would be counter-intuitive. Arrange all your items in boxes so that you can minimize the space that you will need.

 

Determine what type of storage facility you need

Self-storage facilities come in different types and with various amenities that make it more versatile. Climate Control, for example, is needed so that you can store items that are quite sensitive to extreme temperatures. You need to know which type of storage facilities and the amenities that you need so that you can ensure that you pay only for what you need.

Before you sign off into a contract, try to do a physical checkup of your storage facility so you know if it would be perfect for you.

 

Check Out Online Reviews

You will be entrusting storage facilities with your items. This is why it would do you well to check out online reviews on whether you should really trust them or not. Listening in on the firsthand experience of other people will be great as you can be sure if you will be accommodated properly or not. Depending on how satisfied or disappointed they are, you can be ensured that your experience will be great.

Haggle on the Price

One of the best things about self-storage facilities is that it can save you a lot of cash. When you ask companies for a price estimate, many of them will be amenable to giving away discounts. The duration of your stay will also make them more willing to give out a slash in the price. If you’re staying for more than a few weeks, chances are you will get a price reduction.

 

Find the best location for you

It would depend on what items you will store. If you’re going to store items that you will need on a regular basis, then it would be prudent to have a storage facility that is near your house. However, if you do not need the items that you will store regularly, it would be more cost-efficient if you get a storage facility farther from the city. Check out storage facilities in nearby towns so that you can ensure that you get the most budget-friendly facility for you.