Fall and Winter Storage

Self Storage Tips

Fall and winter are approaching quickly. Summer has its perks like taking the kayaks and canoes to the local lake or river, but where do you put this equipment at the end of the season? Lifejackets, tents, and other summer recreational items can take up quite a bit of space. You could put these items in the garage however this takes up a lot of space you could use for your winter equipment and vehicles. Consider instead self storage units like the ones Eagle Guard Storage offers. Self storage units make it so you can have a blast in the summer but will not need to sacrifice your space at home to do so. Choosing a self storage unit for seasonal belongings can be a simple solution. Some questions to ask yourself prior to renting a storage unit are things like “what are the largest items I need to store?”A standard canoe is at least 14 feet long although the price of a 5x5 self storage unit may seem appealing you will not be too happy when you try to get your boat in there. If you need assistance in choosing the correct size, try out our storage calculator or give us a call. Popular seasonal items for self storage units include: Canoes, Kayaks, Surfboards, and Wakeboards Be sure to clean every surface before placing them in a storage unit, this will help to keep your belongings free of damage and ensure your storage unit does not become contaminated with bacterias from lakes, rivers, or oceans. Dump out any existing water from your canoe or kayak as well so you do not get a buggy or smelly surprise when you return to your self storage unit. Lawn Equipment Your lawn mower, weed trimmers, and gardening tools are not as useful during the winter months. When storing any equipment with an engine it is recommended to drain these items to prevent any unnecessary damages. It is a good idea to utilize a grease pad under ...

August 23rd, 2022

Choosing the Perfect Facility and Unit for You

Self Storage Tips

Moving, downsizing, remodeling, or just having too much stuff? With a need for a storage unit in your plans, how do you know what storage unit is right for you? Choosing the perfect storage unit for your needs doesn't have to be complicated. Eagle Guard Storage will help walk you through the steps to ensuring you get the best storage unit for your needs. First, we should discuss the different types of storage units that most facilities will offer. Drive-up self storage, climate controlled self storage, and non temperature controlled self storage are the main types of self storage units. Eagle Guard Storage offers ground floor drive-up self storage at all facilities. There are benefits to each of the types of storage, continue reading to find out if drive-up self storage is right for you. Climate controlled self storage is good for your belongings that may be sensitive to extreme temperatures. Most items do not require a temperature controlled storage unit and will be perfectly safe in a standard self storage unit. If you plan to store items like vintage records or antique heirlooms, there is no doubt you should go the route of a climate-controlled unit. A simple way to determine if your belongings need to be in a climate-controlled storage unit, is to ask yourself if you would keep them in a garage for the amount of time you plan to store them. A non temperature controlled self-storage unit can easily be compared to a standard garage. Something else to consider is ease of accessing your storage unit. Most standard storage units have drive-up access, however some can be inside of buildings. Drive-up self storage makes getting to your unit a breeze! Just as the name suggests you drive right up to your storage unit door, like your own garage. This eliminates the need for carts, stairs, or elevators and makes loading and unloading simple. How do you know what size unit is correct? Many common phrases we hear from ...

April 17th, 2022