The new year is here, and many Coloradans are making plans to make the most of their time. Whether you’re planning on traveling more, or you intend to move into the home of your dreams, it can prove useful to invest in a storage rental to safely store all of your extra possessions. Gateway North Storage is here and happy to help! Our company strives to provide top-notch storage units in Firestone, conveniently located right across from the Gateway North Apartments. Our brand-new facility features secure storage solutions that are affordably priced to provide you with complete peace of mind while you’re out making the most of life.

Before you decide to reserve one of our storage units, it can help to take the time to plan ahead and prepare properly to ensure you have the best experience possible. Today, we’ll highlight a few self-storage tips to help you make the most of your rental unit. If you’ve got a load ready to go, be sure to contact us online for assistance, or stop by our storage center at 11371 Arbor Street to begin!

Label Everything Clearly

It can be too tempting to simply take all of your furniture and boxes and throw them into your new storage unit without a second thought. However, this action will most likely result in confusion and frustration later on when you need to grab one specific item out of the back. We recommend creating a manifest for your possessions and clearly labeling all of your boxes to keep everything neat and orderly. Use a permanent marker to detail what each box holds, and be sure to store everything so that your labels are easy to see without having to move an entire mountain of products. This initial step may save you hours later on, so be sure to plan ahead!

Store Items With a Plan

Do you need an item every season, or is it likely going to spend a majority of its lifetime in the back for safekeeping? It pays to deploy your Tetris skills when filling your storage unit, and it helps even more to do so with a keen plan. Be sure to store your heaviest, bulkiest items on bottom, and take extra steps to keep the base of your possession pyramid safe from collapse. A piece of plywood can provide a safe, sturdy surface over the top of matching boxes, and pallets underneath can help to keep everything clean and fresh. Many people do not take advantage of the full height of their storage units, and miss out on plenty of open space.

Protect Your Possessions

Be sure to properly pack and protect your items for the best long-term results. Furniture and other fabrics can benefit from the appropriate covers and blankets, and delicate items will fare better if packed carefully with packing paper or peanuts. One tip we like to pass onto our customers is to consider moisture damages. Our storage units that are not climate-controlled can be affected by changes in humidity, creating a potential for mold and mildew to build. Small steps now can save you serious headaches later on.

Avoid Storing Perishables

This may sound like common sense, but many people forget to check their storage boxes to ensure that no perishables are present. Not only will boxing up products such as groceries and pet food lead to problems with expirations and rot, but the influx of food sources can also tempt rodents into moving in. Our team takes great pride in the cleanliness and safety of our facility, and will tell you to leave those perishable items at home!

Be Careful of Electronics, Too!

Coloradans know how volatile our weather can be. After all, we are experiencing spring-like temperatures at the beginning of January! These rapid changes in heat and humidity can wreak havoc on sensitive items such as photos, vinyl, electronics, and more, making it essential to consider all of your storage options before making an investment. Our facility provides a variety of climate-controlled storage units at affordable prices to keep these items safe.

Find the Right Storage Facility

Ultimately, your experience will depend on the quality and care provided by your chosen storage center.

  • 24/7 Access — Regardless of your timing, it pays to find a storage facility with 24/7 access. This can prove ideal for renters going out of town early, coming back late, and everything in between.
  • Unrivaled Security — Your peace of mind is our ultimate goal, and our security team takes their jobs very seriously. Our facility relies on high-security cylinder locks, gate-access controls, modern surveillance, and the best training to keep everything safe and sound.
  • Numerous Storage Options — Do you need climate-controlled storage to keep your valuables safe? Are you in need of a large storage unit for your large toys or lawn equipment, or do you need a simple space for a few key items? Gateway North Storage has a variety of storage solutions to help you out!
  • Flexible Terms — Need a storage rental for the entire year? Maybe just one month? No problem! Our top-notch storage solutions rely on flexible rental terms to provide you with the perfect fit for your unique needs.

Self-storage units can provide numerous benefits if the proper steps are taken. If you are in need of extra space going into the new year, our storage units in Firestone are safe, clean, and ready for rental. Gateway North Storage is conveniently located off I-25 and Highway 119 for easy access for Coloradans all across the Front Range. Contact us today to learn more, and be sure to reserve your unit for the best results!