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When storing Furniture, Climate-Controlled Storage Units are a Must.
Let’s face it, hot Kansas summer temperatures are on the rise…and they’re not going down any time soon. As if moving heavy furniture isn’t enough work, loading them into storage in the summer heat can be even more draining. Enter, climate-controlled storage!
Climate-controlled storage units not only keep you comfortable, but also help keep expensive, delicate, or antique furniture in great condition.
Why is a climate-controlled unit best for furniture storage? Some factors to consider:
Wood – Water vapor in humidity can cause wood to shrink, swell, and crack. Crazy Kansas temperature fluctuations can also …
Garage sale season is upon us. Time to get organized!
When is the best time to have a garage sale? The answer is now! Spring is the perfect time to clear out clutter and soon, garage sale enthusiasts everywhere will start searching online and cruising the streets for stuff to buy.
Here are a few tips for a successful plan to declutter, get organized, and make some cash at your next garage sale:
U-STOR Ranked As One of the Top Storage Facilities in Wichita
U-STOR University recently ranked in the top 8 of 177 storage unit facilities by Expertise, a nationwide organization with a goal to connect people with the best local service providers.
Availability – How responsive are we?
Qualifications – How accredited are we?
Reputation – How is our customer service history?
Experience – Are we “masters of our craft?” How many years have we served?
Professionalism – Do we …
What’s the Best Wichita Storage Unit Size for You? Here are 6 things to consider.
2. Identify – Consider sizes, weights, and shapes. Can your items be stacked on each other or will they need their own space?
3. Measure – Pack and stack items then use a tape measure to double-check the size.
4. Time – How long will you be storing these items? Will you be storing items in the future? How big are they? Make sure your unit can accommodate those sizes so you don’t …
wrap presents in peace for $25 at a storage unit near you
Now that the gifts have all been purchased (and are hopefully still hidden), it’s time to wrap! If you’re running out of hiding places or just need a little extra space to wrap in peace, check out our Santa’s Secret Special. Rent a 5×10 unit for only $25 – even if it’s just a gift to yourself for some quiet time.
Get those holiday decorations boxed up and take advantage of this special until January 1. Start your year off organized in one of our 7 Wichita storage …
An Art studio? A personal gym? A Music Space? storage unit use gets creative due to social distancing.
When you think of a self-storage unit, you probably picture boxes, furniture, art pieces, old photos, keepsakes, or workout equipment. You know, stuff that’s not often used.
But we’re seeing more and more nontraditional uses of storage units due to COVID. Because of social distancing, so many Wichita storage units at our 7 locations are becoming many of our customers’ “home away from home,” a place to focus (or go when they’re out of room at home).
Making the Most of Climate-Controlled Storage Units
Looking for “Cheap Storage Units near me?” U-STOR has scary good referral deals!
It’s almost Halloween, so treat yourself! Did you know that U-STOR offers a $25 check or credit for every successful storage unit referral you send us? The coolest part is you don’t even have to be a current customer to make money!
Be sure your referral tells us when they sign up or includes it on our move-in special form. You’ll get $25 and they’ll get a BIG storage unit discount of 50% off their first month’s rent. Hauntingly good savings!
We love treating our current …
She’ll Need a Home Later. Find Boat Storage Now!
After you and your new boat have had fun in the sun this summer, you’ll need to protect it from harsh Kansas weather – preferably closeby. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you research boat storage in Wichita and why you need it. Look ahead of time to find the best post-summer storage location for your water toys!
HOA Rules – Unfortunately, many HOAs don’t allow storing boats in your driveway (nor will you have much room).
Access – Get your boat out easily with our ground floor or …
COVID-19 Has Created an Increased Demand for Product Storage
Due to quarantine, many businesses have adapted to providing services and products at a socially safe distance…online!
Many brick and mortar stores and shops have closed, but their websites are still open. Some have moved physical stores online and implemented or improved online shopping for customers. Because of this, U-Stor and the storage/warehouse industry has seen a rise in storage need for products being received and shipped.
Meet Tori, Manager at U-Stor Indian Hills!
Without our managers, U-Stor would not be the great Wichita storage company it is today. “Manager Minutes” are quick interviews we spend asking each of our awesome on-site storage managers a little bit about them.
Tori, Manager of U-Stor Indian Hills, answered a few quick questions for us. Thank you for your 5 years with U-Stor, Tori. We appreciate your diligence caring for our customers from a safe distance!
What is your favorite thing about working at U-Stor?
My favorite thing about U-Stor is the employees. We might not get to see each other …