It never hurts to be prepared. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends having at least two weeks worth of supplies in case of a crisis. During these uncertain times, many people are turning to self storage to keep their supplies stocked safely. Not sure if an emergency preparedness unit is right for you? StorQuest has put together a few top reasons you should consider renting one during COVID-19.
You'll Need the Space
Plain and simple – renting a storage unit means space for supplies. Compiling enough provisions for you and your family builds up fast, so you’re going to need room to be adequately prepared should an emergency occur. From the essentials like medication, masks, disinfectants, and first aid supplies to other recommended items like extra clothing, blankets, flashlights, extra batteries, local maps, and a manual can opener, there’s a lot to account for.
It’s Essential to Have a Backup Plan
It’s a good idea to have some supplies at home, especially all essential first aid provisions. However, it can be just as important to have quick access to these supplies in another location. Should your home become inaccessible – due to a natural disaster or other circumstances beyond your control – it will be paramount for you to have rations available when you need them. Having a storage unit filled with first aid, emergency clothing, and gear, and medications will offer you safety, security, and flexibility in times of need.
Plus, keeping your supplies separate from your living space, means you are able to maintain a relative sense of normalcy, free from the constant reminder of our current situation. Your living space should be filled with the things that inspire you to keep moving forward.
Ensures Your Valuables are Secure
A place to store valuable items such as family heirlooms, photographs, and important textiles, as well as personal belongings like your computer drive and a collector car or motorcycle, is something you may not think of now, but you will appreciate the forethought if you do face an emergency that prevents you from going to your home. With those irreplaceable items in a storage unit, you’ll know they’ll always be safe in a confined space with security monitoring regardless of what’s going on at home.
These types of belongings would likely benefit from a climate-controlled unit, where the range of temperatures and humidity remains consistent. This means an added layer of protection and translates into added peace of mind.
Commercial Reasons for Storage
Commercial enterprises such as clinics, hospitals, doctor’s offices, and search and rescue organizations can use storage units to stash their extra gear, including personal protective equipment like masks, face shields, and gowns. A storage unit is the perfect solution to maintain the safety of supplies while keeping a close eye on inventory.
What You Need to Consider When Renting a Unit
Whether you are a homeowner concerned about the current situation or a business in need of a space to organize supplies, selecting the right storage unit for your needs remains the same. First, find a facility that is easy for you to get to and in a neighborhood with good access to major highways. Second, consider the location of the unit you rent within the storage facility. For example, ground-level drive-up units offer quick access. Third, a self storage complex with 24/7 monitoring, a gated exterior, and electronic entry helps ensure your stored items remain safe and a climate-controlled unit offers additional protection from excessive heat and cold. Keeping all these points in mind means you’ll always have access to your stuff in an emergency.
Stay Safe. Stay Awesome.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, but try to stay positive – if it helps, think of it as though you’re planning for a long camping trip. Having a storage unit to keep all your rations safe not only ensures you’ll have room for it all, but you’ll also have a place large enough to keep everything organized. That way you can quickly find what you need when you need it most.
StorQuest self storage makes it easy for you to stay prepared with No Touch Rentals and round-the-clock customer support. You can even have moving and storing supplies shipped straight to your door. Reserve your unit today.