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Security

Security Storage Tips – Peoria, IL Storage

Our Peoria, IL storage premises are located near the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office and are frequently patrolled. But for maximum security, we recommend purchasing a round lock, available at most hardware stores. These locks hold up better against bolt cutters because they don’t have a long shackle. This makes it much more difficult to cut the lock off a door.

Just as you are proactive about protecting your home, you should also work to keep your belongings safe in a mini storage unit. Select the best storage facility for your needs and items, and be sure to visit in person to check out the property. Burglary can affect any self-storage facility. Take precautions to ensure your belongings will be as secure as possible, and take safety into your own hands.

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Take safety into your own hands! Here are some storage tips to keep your items safe and secure:

  • To allow for air ventilation in your storage room, do not place items directly against the wall.
  • Leave space at the front of your unit so that you can access your items. Keep the items you need most often stored conveniently where you get to them easily.
  • Label your boxes clearly and neatly so you can get to your items without having to search through several boxes.
  • Stack boxes together that are the same size to maximize space. Do not stack the boxes higher than you are safely able to reach.
  • If you are storing items of particular value, store them at the back of the storage unit. A burglary usually happens very quickly. If your expensive or valuable items are harder to get to, you have a better chance of preserving those valuables. Store them in very plain, unassuming containers and boxes.
  • Protect mattresses, box springs and other furniture with plastic covers. Stand those items on end.