Are you getting ready to move or do a significant house renovation? If so, you’re not alone, as the coming of warmer weather typically brings movement in Eugene. Here are seven reasons you shouldn’t forget to make long-term storage part of your plans this spring.

No.1- Long-Term Storage Is Safe

Have you ever stored something in your basement only to find that it’s damp and moldy when you go to retrieve it? Basements, attics, and garages are suitable for many things. However, they are not the safest place to store your cherished belongings.

Professional self-storage units have loads of features designed to protect your valuables. When you contract with a business specializing in long-term storage, you can be sure your stuff will stay safe.

No.2- Security

In a crime-free world, you wouldn’t have to worry about anyone stealing your possessions. Unfortunately, theft is a common concern. Top-quality storage facilities also invest in security features to ensure that their clients can remove the possibility of theft from their list of worries.

Examples of typical security features you can expect at a long-term storage facility include:

  • Lights
  • Alarms
  • Security Cameras
  • Individual Storage Unit Locks
  • Gated Access

Do you want to store a one-of-a-kind vintage sports car? High-value items deserve special attention. At our storage facility, we have state-of-the-art security cameras to watch our facility 24/7. We also have perimeter fencing and live, on-site personnel.

No.3- Climate Control

Some items require attention to temperature and humidity levels to remain undamaged. The surest way to maintain a consistent temperature and moisture level is to place your items into a climate-controlled storage unit. Examples of things that belong in a climate-controlled unit include:

  • Art
  • Papers
  • Antiques
  • Clothing
  • Electronics
  • Media

In addition, check here for more about when to take advantage of climate-controlled storage facilities.

No.4- Packing Assistance

One of the most potentially dangerous and frustrating things you can do with a storage unit is to load it up with haphazardly packed boxes. Wobbly towers of ill-packed boxes are a sure way to damage your belongings. Fortunately, you can pick up well-designed, inexpensive packing supplies at your local long-term storage facility.

Trust us—there is a packing container for almost every kind of item. The trick to packing right is to choose the container that best fits your belongings. Selecting the appropriate packing boxes protects your back and your belongings.

It’s also important to correctly label each box with its contents. The experts at The Spruce suggest that you design a comprehensive packing list that includes such information as photographs of the contents in each box. Detailed packing records also help you if disaster strikes the storage unit and you need to chat with your insurance agent.

No.5- Right-Sized Storage

If you’ve ever experienced trying to squeeze one more box into a closet, you know the importance of right-sized storage. Therefore, we offer units in different sizes so you can select a size that suits your needs. Ask us to help choose the appropriate size if you’re unsure about the most suitable unit.

No.6- Insurance

High-quality storage facilities work hard to protect your belongings. Still, it’s impossible to prevent all theft, damage, and natural disasters. Fortunately, you can protect the items that you place in your storage unit with an insurance policy. Homeowners and renter’s insurance policies often offer coverage for your off-site belongings.

Additionally, you can chat with your insurance agent about any additional insurance coverage you might desire. Scheduled personal property coverage gives you extra protection for your high-value property.

Long-term storage facilities usually also provide opportunities to purchase insurance coverage. This type of relatively inexpensive insurance can give you the extra comfort of having financial security if disaster strikes.

No.7- Easy Retrieval

A huge benefit of using a self-storage unit is how easy it is to retrieve items when you need them. The facility layout allows you to drive directly to your storage locker for stress-free loading. It’s even possible to hire a moving company to transfer your things from long-term storage to another location.

Last Thoughts

Lastly, long-term storage is an outstanding option when you need to store your belongings for a while. The benefits that come with using a high-quality self-storage unit in Eugene, OR, will ease your worries that your out-of-sight items might come to harm.

Chambers Connector Storage delivers safe and affordable long-term storage options for our clients in Lane County. Contact us today for our self-storage availability and pricing.