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Do You Need Storage During Your Summer Travels?

Summertime vacations offer a great way to make memories and spend quality time with loved ones, but not if you are stressed about yourfamily leaving for vacation belongings back at home the whole time. If you have a big trip coming up, it might be a good idea to invest in storage for your more precious or expensive belongings, so you can relax worry-free, no matter how long you are away.

Why are vacationers more at risk for burglary? Unfortunately, it is all too common for thieves and burglars to target homes that appear unoccupied, so they can take things with plenty of time to get away. Hiring someone to keep up your landscaping, get your mail, and check things over every couple of days is always good to do, but that does not always prevent a criminal from getting their hands on your belongings.

If you want to add an extra layer of your security and protection to your possessions while you’re away, consider working with the team here at The Mobile Attic. We can deliver a storage unit to your home and, once you have it filled with the items you hold near and dear, we can safely take it back to our password-protected and gated facility that is equipped with strong lighting and video surveillance. If you are looking for peace of mind, this is one way to get it!

Worried About Bad Weather?

Sure, storage might make you less vulnerable to theft, but what if a storm occurs while you’re gone? Couldn’t your items get damaged if the storage unit doesn’t hold up to harsh winds and heavy rainfall? Well, some companies, like PODS, use wood in the construction of their storage containers, which make them more prone to leaks and water damage. Fortunately for customers of The Mobile Attic, we don’t settle for anything less than the best.

Our containers are built from steel, aluminum, and fiberglass, and they are secured by a steel door that is lined with rubber flashing, ensuring both water and UV rays from the sun will not have access to your belongings. Rest assured, your belongings with stay as safe as possible when you entrust them to us!

Interested In Insurance?

If you’ve made the choice to keep your items safer in one of our storage containers, but want a bit more reassurance, then consider getting insurance. Our rates start at $8.00/month and our policies are designed to cover things like theft, damage, natural disasters, and more. Interested in learning more? Just give us a call, and we would be happy to help.

The Protection You Deserve Is Just A Phone Call Away

Ready to work with our team? Put your mind at ease and get the most from your time away, all the while knowing your belongings are staying as protected as possible. Reach out right away so we can set something up!

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What’s Safe & Not Safe For Storage?

Have you recently invested in a portable storage container? Whether you need room for an event, are preparing for a remodel, or are simply running out of space in your home, renting one of these units can be extremely beneficial on multiple levels. That being said, it is important to ensure you are storing safely. Learn more about this below.

Not Safe: Hazardous Or Flammable Materialspacked mobile attic storage unit in front of white house

There is a long list of materials and products that are considered hazardous and could cause some risks if left unattended in a storage container. Anything flammable, toxic, corrosive, or potentially explosive should not be stored. This includes, but is not limited to, ammunition, car batteries, paint thinners, cleaning supplies, bleach, pesticides, and more.

If you are concerned about the safety of storing an item, be sure to do your research and review lists of items that could cause threats.

Not Safe: Perishables Items

Anything perishable should not be kept in storage. This would include any food that should be refrigerated or frozen, as well as any fresh produce. Meats, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and even pet food can attract unwanted pests or trigger mold growth. You will also want to be cautious when storing a refrigerator. Be sure to clean it out, unplug it, and to let it sufficiently dry before putting it into your storage unit.

Perishable items would also include anything living, such as pets or plants.

Safe: Canned Goods

Now, many foods are not safe to store, but most canned goods are fine to stash away for a while. These items have a long shelf life. They are sealed up tight enough that no bugs or animals would be attracted to the smell.

Safe: Construction & Landscaping Tools

Do you have a lot of power tools, construction materials, or plumbing supplies that you simply have no extra room for? Don’t start constructing that backyard shed just yet. Rather, invest in a unit that you can safely store these items in until you need them again down the line. Most items along these lines are perfectly safe to store.

Not Safe: Personal Information & Sentimental Items

If you have birth certificates, car titles, school records, photo albums, or sentimental items, keep them safe at home. If something would happen to them, these items are hard (or sometimes impossible) to replace and could put your identity at risk.

Along with these, keep any expensive jewelry or family heirlooms close by, as well. We don’t recommend trusting others to handle or secure items that are close to your heart.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about what is safe to store and what is not, reach out today. We would be happy to help you out every step of the way, and we can ensure you are storing as safely as possible. The Mobile Attic has always got your back!