Woodside Self Storage FAQ
How Much Space Do I Need?
The number of items that you want to put into a self storage facility is the main factor when deciding on how many storage units you will need. Our units are approximately 10x12, which is a popular size when storing a few rooms of belongings.
You should also take into account the shape of each item. Furniture, because it tends to be bulky and irregularly shaped, can take up much more room than stackable boxes. As a general rule, you shouldn't stack boxes more than three or four high, and fragile items should be placed on top. Heavy items should be stored at the bottom of the stack. Woodside will work with you to determine your storage needs.
Should I Choose Climate Controlled Storage?
Climate controlled units are important if you're storing items that may be damaged by cold or hot temperatures. Woodside Self Storage units are all climate controlled, providing a safe environment for your belongings. Climate control maintains a temperature of around 60-80 degrees, making it safe to store items such as photo albums and music CDs. Without a consistent temperature these items can become damaged by extreme heat or cold, or may become susceptible to mold.
How Do I Know A Storage Facility Is Secure?
You shouldn't assume that self storage units in every facility are secure. It's important to check the security features of a facility before you decide to use it. Woodside offers a keyless entry system along with an alarm system, providing a safe, secure setting for your storage unit.
Is There Anything That Shouldn't Be Stored In Self Storage?
Most items are safe to store in a self storage unit, but there are certain items that should be avoided. Many facilities have a list of forbidden items, but some of the most common include:
- Any flammable or combustible items shouldn't be stored in self storage units. These include compressed
gas, gasoline, lamps, grease, paint or toxic waste. It sounds obvious, but asbestos and weapons also
shouldn't be stored in a storage facility.
- Many storage units don't allow construction equipment in their facilities.
- You're usually not allowed to store more than four tires in a facility. This is
because it's costly for the facility to dispose of tires if you leave them behind.
- Most medical supplies are allowed in storage facilities, but it's illegal to use a self storage unit for radioactive items.
How Can I Make The Most Of My Space?
Packing your items efficiently can reduce the overall cost of renting storage units. The price you'll pay is dependent on the number of units you require, so packing correctly can minimize the amount you pay. Boxes are easily stacked and are the most efficient tool for minimizing the amount of space you need. You should also place items you need frequently at the front of your storage unit.
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