Storing Items

Getting Ready for Fall Self-Storage

Fall is the ideal time to reserve a self-storage unit with SpaceMart and begin packing items. If you plan ahead and pack efficiently, you will be able to easily access your items any time of day or night, year-round. Plan What You Will Store Start by identifying items that will be packed in boxes and […]

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Spring Pantry Organization

One of the most neglected areas of the kitchen in terms of organization (other than the fridge) is the pantry. Here are a few tips to motivate you to finally clean out (and toss) those expired bags of flour! First, empty the pantry. Not the most fun task, but it’s a necessary one. Wipe down […]

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Tips for Using Self-Storage During the Winter

If you’re planning to move items into a storage unit during the winter months, consider these helpful tips: Before moving items to self-storage for the winter, take the time to make any needed repairs. Thoroughly clean items before placing them in a self-storage unit so it’s ready to go when you retrieve it later. Get […]

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Let us Store your Holiday Gifts – “Santa’s Closet” Units Now Available

It’s the holiday season and for many folks that means late night (or early morning) shopping, gift wrapping, and of course, gift hiding! Let us help you keep the magic of Christmas alive. We offer a very special kind of temporary storage unit called “Santa’s Closet”. It’s small, inexpensive, and has a short lease. It’s […]

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How to Safely Store Patio Furniture for next Season

Fall is drawing to a close, which means it’s time to put away the patio furniture and winterize patio areas. Clean Now for Easy Spring Setup Later The most important step in preparing furniture for storage is to get it clean. Moisture and dirt left on outdoor items can cause mold or mildew to grow […]

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Benefits of Winter Storage

If you live on the east coast, freezing and thawing winter temperatures, as well as moisture from snow and rain can wreak havoc on items in storage. In some cases, it makes sense to consider climate-controlled storage. Items containing wood and leather, motorized equipment, as well as pictures and electronics can all be sensitive to […]

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Storage Challenges: Storing Fragile Items and Antiques

If you are storing fragile items or antiques, extra care should be taken when packing the items. Here are a few tips: Use cardboard or plastic boxes that are durable and don’t fill them to the top. Fill the excess space inside the box with paper, packing peanuts or bubble wrap. Take the time to […]

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Storage Challenges: Organizing your Unit

There are many reasons for utilizing a storage unit. Perhaps you’re in-between houses/apartment, are in a transitional period, or have seasonal items that don’t quite fit in the garage, attic or basement. If you take the plunge, organization is key to maintaining your sanity. The last thing you want is to have a unit where […]

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Storage Challenges: Keeping Items Moisture-Free

While SpaceMart does offer climate-controlled storage units, there are several easy things you can do to keep moisture at bay in traditional storage units, too. Excessive dampness will promote the growth of mold, mildew, rust and insect infestations, so it’s an important topic to consider. Some items that are particularly susceptible to moisture are photos, […]

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Tips for Safe Storage

You’ve made the decision to pack some items away in a secure storage facility like Spacemart’s Richmond location – great! We are honored to serve you. The next step is to organize your items and protect them once they make their way to your storage unit. In the case of storage units, it’s important to […]

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