Five Tips on How to Safely Manage Your Self-Storage Unit During the COVID-19 Quarantine
COVID-19 has had a major impact of the lives of nearly everyone in the world. These impacts aren't just limited to the individuals, they even extend into the world of self-storage. Luckily, we've come up with five tips to help you safely manage your storage unit during the COVID-19 quarantine.
Give Your Storage Unit Manager Ample Warning before Showing Up
Those of you who have used a storage unit before know that it's important to check on your unit and perform necessary cleaning in order to keep your items in working order. Prior to COVID-19, you could just show up and clean your stored items.
With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, it's worth it to give your storage unit complex manager a heads up before coming in to clean. This should give them time to sanitize the area around your unit. If you plan to store your items with Storage Post, we have squeaky clean facilities 100% of the time. You never need to worry about the sanitation of the area around your storage unit.
Contactless Online Secure Rentals
Storage Post offers contactless rentals! You are just you are only 3 clicks away from securing your unit. The entire process can be done in the safety of your home. Find your location, select a unit, pay online and we will send you an e-sign lease and then your personal and unique access code as a special security feature. Your personal security code limits access and keeps you safe while in our facilities! Move in at your leisure and as an added bonus online rentals include free locks!
Check in With Your Storage Company on their Cleaning and Distancing Procedures
Reach out to your storage management company and get a sense of their cleaning procedures. If your company does a good job sanitizing surfaces and practicing social distancing measures that will greatly reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19.
This check-in has the added benefit of indicating service quality. A company or owner that takes great pride in cleaning and sanitizing areas for the safety of their customers is likely to be equally considerate when it comes to the needs of their renters.
At Storage Post, we work hard to keep your unit clean, and offer a variety of social distancing and service features designed to keep you safe.
Organize Online Check-in's Whenever Possible
If your storage unit complex offers remote check-in or online billing, take advantage of it. If there's a smaller concern that doesn't require your personal attention, such as looking for a lost item, your complex may be willing to send employees to check on your unit. This keeps you from having to break quarantine and saves you time. Storage Post offers payments online through our online secure portal and pay by phone. We also have contactless rentals and e-sign leases so that you can avoid contact during your move ins.
Mask Up and Wear Gloves
While this applies anytime you leave the house, it's especially true of when you go to manage your storage unit. Because many of the objects in storage units don't get much attention, they could be dirty or even have traces of coronavirus particles waiting on them. Use gloves whenever you're in the storage area and be sure to remove them properly so you don't risk exposure to the virus.
Need a Place To Store Your Belongings?
If you need a location to store your belongings during the COVID-19 quarantine, Storage Post can help. We have a wide range of amenities and work tirelessly to keep our storage locations sanity and virus-free. Contact us today to see how we can help you meet your storage needs. Check out our newest location in Haledon near Paterson, NJ.