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Temporary Storage: Tips to Make It Work for You

Making the Most of Temporary Storage Rental

Sometimes people need to rent storage space for an indefinite amount of time. Perhaps they’ve run out of room and need a place for their overflow. Perhaps they’ve got too much stuff and not enough time to sort. Perhaps they simply need a bigger warehouse and a storage facility or trailer is the cheaper solution.

Other times, storage is needed temporarily, for a short time while inventory is stockpiled or until you can sort through life. Whether you’re looking at an off-site storage facility or at a drop trailer brought to your location from a company like Brockman Trailers, there are some quick tips that will help you get the best price and get the most value out of your storage facility.


Short-Term and Month-to-Month Leases

Some storage rental facilities will offer short-term storage. They’ll allow you to rent their units or trailers outside of the traditional lease-agreement terms, whether for a month at a time or for as little as 3 months. If you are working with a storage provider that does that, be sure you pay attention to your pricing. Sometimes you’re better off with a 6-month lease, as short leases are penalized with higher prices. Also, since so many storage facilities have a waiting list, you may be able to get out of a longer lease agreement without any penalties.

Take Weather-Related Precautions

The tendency with storage that’s temporary is that people aren’t as thorough or organized with their belongings. But be sure that even your temporary storage items are protected. Many storage units have fine print in the contracts that protects them from damage to your items if you haven’t properly protected them properly. So even temporary storage should be kept off the floor and waterproofed.

Plan Ahead

If you are shopping at the last minute, you may have a more difficult time finding a solution that works for your budget or your timeline. Aside from the fact that many storage units are full, urgency is rarely an indicator that you’ll be on track to get a good deal on the right storage unit solution. By shopping around with plenty of time before your need arises, you’ll be able to weigh your options between various leasing conditions, costs, terms, location, and other specifics.

As you consider your storage needs, keep in mind that at Brockman trailers, we’ve been in the drop trailer business for years. We can either leave a trailer at your location or come pick it up and store it for you. Reach out to us and we’ll get you started on the right storage solution.