Things you need to know about spring storage – FAQ – Part 1
What does ‘spring cleaning’ mean for you? Putting winter clothes away? Purging unnecessary, unused or broken things that piled up last year? Or are you involved in the housing market and you’re getting ready for the buying, selling, and staging season?
People who are savvy about ‘stuff’ turn to off-site storage units in the spring for these reasons and more. The changing seasons bring a change in moisture and humidity, which could be devastating for sensitive belongings (like antiques and nice clothes) if they aren’t stored properly.
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions people ask Maple Leaf about spring storage:
1. What kind of units do people usually go for in the spring?
Keeping items clean and dry is important, which is why all of our units are climate-controlled. While we have covered loading areas to keep your belongings safe on the way in or out, many people choose small indoor units in the spring.
2. When can I access my storage locker?
From 7 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week, you can get into your unit (hours may be different depends on location. Please check with the store). Whether you’re picking up, dropping off, cleaning up, categorizing, or just looking through, you can even access your locker on holidays like Easter. Because you never know!
3. How secure is my stuff?
Very. Our buildings are monitored by an on-site manager and security cameras. On top of that, the elevator only takes you to the floor with your unit for some locations. And if that wasn’t enough, each unit has its own alarm system and padlock.
4. Do I need to bring my own padlock?
Yes. Why? Because only you (and anyone you authorize) should have access to your stuff. Even we can’t open it.
5. If I’m on the second floor, how do I access my unit?
Most of our storage facilities have elevators. Feel free to ask when you reserve your locker.
Get a head start on spring storage. Got any other questions? We’d be happy to help you find the perfect unit as you declutter your home or business. Contact one of our friendly team members here.