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What Not to Store in a Storage Unit

At any of our Self Storage Specialists’ locations, we will gladly store your furniture, clothing, spare appliances, holiday decorations, and out-of-season sports equipment. While the list of items we can store in our storage units is extensive, there are still a few items that are prohibited. Stolen items and those that could either cause damage […]

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Tips for Moving a Refrigerator into Storage

If you’re moving or renovating your home, you may be tasked with moving your refrigerator. The fridge is a big-ticket item that you’ll want to make sure is kept in good condition, whether you’re simply moving it from one location to another or placing it in a storage unit. In this post, we’ll share some […]

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First Time Storage Rental Tips

If you are a first-time storage unit renter, you may be looking for some tips to make the process of renting a storage unit as easy as possible. In this post, we’ll cover some basic storage unit tips to ensure you’re getting the most out of your storage unit rental! What Kind of Items Will […]

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Camping Storage Tips: How to Store a Tent, Sleeping Bag and Other Gear

Camping season is here, and lucky for us, Michigan is filled with gorgeous parks and campsites. To make sure that your camping gear is ready for your next adventure, it is important to store it correctly at the end of each camping trip. In this post, you will learn how to store your tent, sleeping […]

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The Top Tips for Storing Items for the Long Term

When placing an item in a storage unit, it is always important to ensure that it is properly prepared. This is even more important when you are storing an item long-term because you want to make sure it stays in the best condition possible until you’re ready to use it again. The best way to […]

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When Do I Need a Climate Controlled Storage Unit?

When choosing to rent a storage unit, many people struggle with the decision of whether they should get a climate controlled unit. In many cases, climate controlled storage units can be extremely beneficial, but they are not always necessary. In this blog, we explore when a climate controlled storage unit is necessary, and when it […]

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How to Move and Store a Washer and Dryer

As you probably know, household appliances can be extremely expensive. It makes sense that you want to protect them, both when in use and when moving or storing them. By making sure you’re properly storing a washer and dryer will keep them in the best condition, allowing you to use them for years to come. […]

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Top Tips for Prepping and Packing Your Storage Unit

Congratulations, you have made the choice to utilize a storage unit. You are now on track to having a more organized home! If this is your first time storing, you may be wondering how to prepare your items to be stored, as well as how to pack a storage unit to best utilize storage space. […]

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How to Store Rugs

Storing rugs is necessary for a variety of reasons. Maybe you’re doing some remodeling and need to stash that large area rug away to keep it safe and clean until you’re done. Perhaps you were gifted your grandmother’s favorite rug when she moved into a senior living community, but you just don’t have the right […]

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The Biggest Self Storage Slip Ups

Self-storage units are a simple option for creating much-needed space around your home or business. But in order to maximize your storage experience—and prevent major slip ups—you need to be prepared. Our team at Self Storage Specialists identified the biggest mistakes our customers have made and offer them in this article to help the next […]

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