Top Storage Tips for Carrollton, TX

All Storage Online | October 17, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

If you’re looking for self-storage in Carrollton, Texas, you’re in the right place. All Storage offers secure, affordable storage options no matter what your size needs or budget might be. The Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex is growing and growing, and this has not only increased the area’s population, but it has made self-storage more available than ever.

Whether you need a storage unit for excess clutter, seasonal storage or during a move, All Storage has the right storage unit for you. Once you’ve reserved your storage unit online, you might be wondering what comes next. If you’ve never used your self-storage before or you’ve never rented a storage unit in Carrollton before, it’s important to make sure you’re storing the right way. Don’t worry; you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to fill up a storage unit. You just need these tips.

Fight Humidity

When you live in Texas, every day can feel like a battle against humidity. Most of the the time, the humidity wins. Fortunately, humidity doesn’t have to conquer your storage unit, thanks to climate controlled storage.

Humidity is just about the most damaging thing that can enter a storage unit. If you add moisture to a small area, mold, mildew and bacteria thrive. This is important to keep in mind if you’re storing electronics, clothing, art or any other item that can be damaged by moisture (so, pretty much everything). In other words, if you’re renting a storage unit in Carrollton, always have climate control.

Security Matters

The Dallas suburbs are prized for their affordability, quality of living and easy access to the metropolitan area. Carrollton is no exception. The growing community is one of the top 25 suburbs in the Dallas Fort Worth area thanks to its school system, family-friendly reputation and robust job market. That being said, crime is still a factor in Carrollton. Carrollton is ranked as safer than 31% of U.S. cities, and though the crime rate may be lower than the overall rate in Texas, the area still sees approximately 2,664 property crimes per year, including burglaries and vehicle thefts.

When storing at All Storage, you can take comfort in knowing that your items are protected by security features such as  24-hour surveillance, indoor storage, timed access gates and good lighting. As an added measure, always be sure to report suspicious behavior to staff should you see anything that looks a little off.

Art Storage

Did you know that Carrollton has a thriving arts scene? Spend some time in historic Downtown Carrollton and you’ll notice a bevy of local shops selling items for local arts and craft vendors. You can also get your fill of art at the Carrollton Plaza Arts Center, which is the site of year-round art exhibits from local and visiting artists. Whether you fancy yourself a collector or you’re a burgeoning artist, it’s important to know how to store artwork and art supplies.

Always rent a climate-controlled unit for any art pieces. When storing paintings, prep them by gently cleaning the canvas with a microfiber cloth to remove dust. You can also spray polish on the wooden frame to protect it. Wrap paintings in breathable cotton coverings (sheets work for this) and then in brown paper. Always store paintings and other artwork upright,in the same position it would be hung or displayed in. For art supplies, read the shelf life of materials such as oil paints and charcoal and toss anything that has expired or will expire in storage.

Self-Storage Insurance

No matter what you’re storing in Carrollton, we know that it has value to you. Whether it’s holiday decorations that you want to use again next year, clothing that your children have outgrown or inventory for your small business, it’s important to take care of it in storage.

One way that All Storage does this is by requiring tenants to have self-storage insurance. When you rent a storage unit, you’ll sign up for a policy that protects your items from fire, lightning, snow, ice, wind damage, sleet, burglary and a number of other hazards. Self-storage insurance is incredibly low-cost at approximately $9 a month for $2,000 in coverage. If you’re storing something very valuable or you have questions about insurance or anything else self-storage related, just ask. We’re always happy to help.