Here at 140 Mini Storage, we want you to have the best moving and self storage experience you can have. Something we offer that many of competitors may not is a fully stocked retail store at our facility. We want to make it easy for you.
There are several items that we recommend to our tenants. We have a large variety of products that are beneficial, but we wanted to narrow it down to the ones we feel are essential in keeping your belongings safe and secure while stored in your unit, and when being moved around.
Stainless Steel Disc Lock.
We always recommend our Stainless Steel Disc Lock. It is designed specifically for the Storage Industry. It will never rust, so you can use it for inside units and outside drive up units. A big benefit of this type of lock is that it has no exposed metal that can be cut off with bolt cutters. We pride ourselves in safe and secure facilities – however, in the unfortunate circumstance where someone is trying to do harm or burglarize our property – you can rest assured that this lock is not easily cut off.
Another safety feature of the disc lock is that you cannot remove the key unless it is locked – helping to ensure that you never accidentally walk away without locking your unit. No to mention, it is only about $1 more than other brands and lock types. I know I would pay that extra buck to keep my valuables safe! We have a double disc lock set available for those who need multiple storage units as well.
Heavy Duty Storage Boxes.
In addition to the disc locks, our storage boxes are thick enough not to sag after six months when stacked. For just a few cents more, they give you a secure place to store your contents. Our boxes are also specially coated to prevent mildew while in storage for extended periods of time. The last thing you want is to walk into your storage unit and see all your boxes crumpled and damaged just from being stacked up or moving them around from time to time.
Packing Tape and Dispenser.
Our boxes are fantastic, but if you don’t tape them shut securely for storage, how good can they really work? And that goes for any box. The thick tape and quality dispensers we have in stock will help you seal the contents in your boxes safely and keep your valuables clean. If you go to pick up that box of Grandma’s China and the bottom flops open…not only did your box just bust open, but that priceless family heirloom could end up more than just dirty, it could become a pile of broken pieces. Rules of thumb – use quality boxes and tape to secure your belongings.
Mattress and Furniture Covers.
We always suggest plastic mattress covers, sofa and chair covers, and large dust covers to keep the dust out of your fabric or leather items. Let’s face it, no matter how big a clean freak you are, there is always dust around. If you want to keep your furniture’s fabric in good shape and protected, you need to cover it properly. We have a variety of plastic covers available for all types and sizes of furniture and mattresses. When you use plastic covers, you can stack boxes on top of those large items maximizing your storage space inside the unit, without the worry of damaging them or getting them dirty.
Shrink Wrap and Bubble Wrap.
You want to keep your fragile items protected while in storage. Using shrink wrap to seal around your silverware organizers is a great way to keep them clean. When you take that silverware home and plan to use it, you won’t even need to wash it first.
Our crystal and dish protection kits give you the added protection of bubble wrap bags for your China and glassware. These kits come with a small heavy duty box and plenty of bubble wrap bags to cover your breakables. The boxes are the perfect size so you won’t pack too heavy, making them easy to lift and carry as you move them in and out of storage.
Pink Protective Foam Wrap.
Many tenants like to purchase our Pink Protective Foam Wrap that you can wind around just about anything; from flat screen TVs, framed pictures and paintings to oddly shaped items like lamps and collectibles. It is very easy to tape together for added protection if you feel that is necessary.
These are only a few of the items we have available for purchase in our retail store. We offer great prices, quality products and a friendly property manager on site with the knowledge to help you choose the items that are best suited for your storage needs. Stop in and chat with our property manager today to learn more and see our large selection of supplies. A variety of packing and moving supplies on site – another great value that 140 Mini Storage offers to keep your moving day less stressful.