Monthly Archives: July 2017

Selecting the Right Self-Storage

Not enough space? Old keepsakes you love, but don’t want in your house? There are several different reasons you may want storage space and there are several different storage resolutions out there. We want to assist you in navigating your choices to make sure you get the right storage for you.

Accessibility: One thing you should think about is how accessible you need your self-storage unit to be. If you need quick access, look for an outdoor unit that you can bring your vehicle up to. If you are going to move into your storage with a rental truck, see if there is a loading dock to save you some work.

Availability: Look at the hours you will have access to your storage unit. Lots of smaller self-storage facilities typically have limited hours or may be closed some days a week. Some self-storage facilities have 24/7 access so you can get to your stored things whenever you want.

Security: Even if you are in a good neighborhood, it doesn’t hurt to have security precautions, like codes, access cards, and video surveillance. Is the store place gated? Will there be a security guard on the premises? Most storage facilities aren’t responsible for damage or losses due to theft so you may want to take a look at your homeowner’s insurance or buy insurance from the self-storage facility.

Climate Control: The significance of climate control can be determined on what you plan on storing and the climate you live in. Even if AC or heating is offered by the storage facility, you may want to check if they ensure a temperature range. An air conditioner or a heater isn’t any good if the facility never turns it on. You may also want to ask if there is humidity control.

The Best Moving Apps

There are numerous android apps for your move. Below are a few of the best apps for those with either iPhones or android.

Moving Van: This app comes in handy when unpacking and packing. The Moving Van app lets you track what you pack in every box and even take pictures of the things that you put in each box. It may be an extra step, but when you’re trying to recall which box you put the can opener in, you’ll be thankful that you don’t have to go through 15 boxes to find it.

Gas Buddy: This is a must, regardless if you’re moving or not. I don’t know about you, but I’ll wait through a red light, cut across three lanes of traffic, and make a U-turn to save five cents on gas. This is not as easy in a moving truck, so plan accordingly and drive securely to the low-cost gas station.

INRIX: Nothing says misery as sitting in traffic with a moving truck! Dodge traffic and construction delays with this app. Inrix takes direction finding to the next level. It will let you know of any backed-up traffic, accidents, or events that are going on along your route that could hinder your trip. You can even let others know of any adverse traffic conditions if you’re the first one to see it.

SuperGraphics Travel Game: If you’re moving over a holiday or on the weekend, you are sure to see many U-Haul trucks. Have you ever observed the graphics on the sides of these trucks? They are called SuperGraphics and each one shows interesting facts about provinces and states. With the SuperGraphics game, you can track the graphics you’ve seen and learn more about them.  The latest version of this game has tile puzzles that will keep riders busy for hours.