Storage Tips

Efficiently Store Your Items and Save Money

Below is a list of our Storage Tips, read over them and you‘ll be a storage expert! If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of our friendly storage managers.

Welcome Fall

May this season bring you joy and happiness!

Fall Food Drive

Please join us in our efforts to feed local families and members within our community. Now until November 30th, 2022, we will be accepting nonperishable food donations. We are passionate about serving our community and want to encourage you to be too! Receive a $10.00 credit on your next month’s rent by donating 15 nonperishable items! Donations can be brought into the office during operating business hours.

Ways to SAVE
  1.  Show your military ID and get 10% off!
  2. Senior discount 10% off!
  3. Refer a friend or family member and receive a $20 credit applied towards next month’s rent payment when they move in!
  4. DONATE 15 nonperishable food items and receive $10.00 credit!
Tell Us How We Are Doing

We do everything we can to provide the best experience around. We always like to hear how your experience was, and what you love about us. Take a moment to leave a Google review, and we will say thank you by taking $10 off your next month’s rent.

Follow the link here: https://g.page/stor-it-here-self-storage/review?rc 

How to Make a Payment?

There are many options to make a payment. To ensure your payment is made on time, we strongly encourage you to use one of these methods. We are happy to assist you in creating a tenant account or enrolling you in auto-pay.

  •      Autopay – Your card is on file and charged on the first of the month. You will receive your monthly invoice via email as a friendly reminder that rent is due on the 1st, but it is also worry-free that your rent is paid.
    ·      Online payments – With all the technology at our fingertips making an online payment is also another great way to make your payment. From your computer, tablet, or phone go to www.storithere.com and click on Pay Bill. If you already have an account set up all you will need to do is log in and make your payment. If you do not, you will need to click create an account. You will need to know your unit number which can be found on the monthly invoice as well as your gate code which the office will gladly supply to you via email to the email address that is on file.

** DON’T FORGET** Late fees are assessed on the 7th day regardless of office hours. No exceptions.

 

Friendly Reminders

ABSOLUTELY NO DUMPING/LOITERING is allowed on site. A $350.00 dumping fee will be added to your account.

DO NOT TAILGATE when entering or exiting the facility. Report ANYONE you see tailgating. Please wait for the gate to close behind you, prior to proceeding to your rented space to help eliminate anyone trying to tailgate. This will help with anyone trying to gain access to the property that doesn’t belong.

 

Our preferred method of communication is email. Please add us to your email contacts. Often, pertinent information and notices can end up in your junk mail if the email sender is not listed as a contact. Our email address is bonneylake@storithere.com. This is also a great way to reach us, especially outside of office hours. We reply promptly to all emails

 

It’s important that we have your current contact information on file. This includes a copy of your driver’s license, current primary phone number, alternate phone number, and email address. Please ensure your information is up to date by contacting the office.

Seasonal Storage Tips

Here are some helpful tips you can do to protect your belongings during the fall season.

Don’t Overpack BoxesBy overpacking, boxes can become too heavy to lift or exceed the cardboard box weight limit. For instance, a standard box has a 1.5 cubic foot capacity and can handle no more than 40 pounds. Exceeding the weight limit, you risk the box bursting. You don’t want your favorite Thanksgiving decorations to come crashing through the bottom of the box! Using small boxes for heavy items like books and china can help prevent overpacking and make moving things more manageable. Use large boxes for lightweight items like guest pillows, extra bedding, and plastic bowls.  

 

Keep Electronics Off of The Ground– The floor in a storage unit will always be the coldest part of the storage unit. Electronics or anything with electrical components can be very sensitive to the cold, especially over long periods of time. Try storing your electronics on a shelf in your storage space or in a box that’s off the floor to help keep them protected. Lastly, remove your batteries from your electronics, this will prevent corrosion.

 

Pack Your Unit on a Dry Day- If you load your storage unit when it’s raining, you’re almost certain to end up with a few moist boxes and other items. This can make your unit vulnerable to mold. If possible, put off loading the storage unit a clear day. If you absolutely must pack your unit when it is raining, use a tarp to cover boxes and items as you carry them from the truck to the storage unit.

Use shelving or pallets– This will elevate your belongings a few inches off the ground and prevent any moisture from getting into your boxes from a cold, moist floor.

Here is our list of “Do” items:
  • Use pallets, 2 x 4’s, plywood, and anything that will keep your items off the floor of the unit.
  • Utilize all the space in your unit. Make a plan as to how you are going to arrange your items. A good plan will save you the time of having to rearrange your unit. Leave an aisle in the center of your unit so that you have a walkway to the back of the unit.
  • Use freestanding shelves to help organize your unit.
  • Label the boxes on all six sides and keep a list for easy reference. This will save you time if you have to look for something in particular. When packing boxes fill them without making them too heavy to lift. Always put the heavier boxes on the bottom and the lighter ones on top of the heavier ones.
  • This will prevent boxes from being crushed. Keep boxes off the floor.
  • Be sure to store frequently used items at the front of the unit to avoid having to search for them.
  • To protect your items cover them with moving pads, sheets, or light blankets.
  • Be sure to check your unit once a month.
  • Disassemble items such as tables, bed frames, etc. This will save space. Wrap and label all pieces for an easier time when you have to reassemble them. Put all hardware in bags and mark the bags accordingly.
  • When you disassemble electronics, such as computers, stereos, or things that have numerous cords, place small colored stickers on the cord and the same color sticker where the cord goes. This will save you the hassle of trying to figure out what goes where when it comes time to reassemble your electronics. If possible, use the original boxes to store your electronics and other items.
  • Make sure that all appliances are clean and dry before storing them. Leave appliances slightly ajar to prevent mildew.
  • If it is possible store couches on end. Stack chairs seat to seat. Use the inside of appliances and drawers to store smaller items. When stacking furniture use paper pads in between the items to avoid scratching.
  • Store mattresses and box springs on long edges. Wrap for protection and elevate off the floor. Use two to three 2 x 4’s cut to 1 foot long.
  • Store mirrors and paintings on end, not flat. Pack books flat to protect their spines.
  • To prevent rusting rub a small amount of machine oil on metal tools, bicycles, and equipment. Drain and clean all debris from all equipment before you store them.
  • When wrapping collectibles or anything breakable, tape it after you wrap it. This should avoid mistaking them for excess paper to fill the box. Use bubble wrap or unprinted paper to wrap breakables. Group similar items together and mark the boxes accordingly.
  • Clothing and draperies should be stored in wardrobe boxes, on hangers, to retain their original shapes.
  • Purchase the insurance. If your belongings are worth storing, they are worth insuring.
  • Rubbermaid-type containers are great to store your items. They have tight-fitting lids and stack easily. Keep the more valuable items in the rear of the unit. This will prevent others from seeing them when you are in your unit.
  • Keep out-of-season clothes accessible, you may have your belongings in storage longer than anticipated.
  • Be aware of your surroundings when you are in your unit. If you see a potential problem or anything suspicious alert the manager.
Here is our list of “Don't” items:
  • Do not use plastic to cover your belongings. It retains moisture.
  • Do not store any food items. This will prevent any unwanted guests.
  • Do not pack your boxes so that they are too heavy to carry them. Especially when you are packing books.
  • Do not assume that your homeowners or renters insurance will cover your belongings while in storage. Purchase the insurance.
  • Do not give out your password, gate code, or any information to anyone that is not listed as having access.
  • Do not use printed newspaper for wrapping. The ink may smudge and get on your items.
  • Do not forget to clean appliances before you store them.
  • Do not store any toxins or flammables such as paint, oil, or gasoline.

Thank you

THANK YOU for choosing to store with us! We appreciate your business and work hard to provide a safe and clean space for your belongings!

Facility Information

Office Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM      Sunday 11:00 AM-4:00 PM                       
Gate Hours: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Phone Number: (253) 862-2622
Email:  bonneylake@storithere.com
Website: www.storithere.com