There are many people who never thought they’d use self-storage who find a need for it during these strange times. For these folks, it can be hard to know how to navigate this at all, but when you add the complications of COVID-19 and social distancing it can be downright overwhelming. Keep reading to learn how to rent and use your storage unit safely. If you have additional concerns, contact Spaceman Storage at 562-696-3924 for help.
Start by Choosing the Right Sized Unit
You will begin this process in the same way you would begin any self-storage rental – by determining how big of a unit you need. We offer a storage calculator that makes it easy to determine just what size you need. If you are not sure what size you need, or you have unique items you don’t see listed, feel free to contact Spaceman Storage at 562-696-3924 for help.
Choose a First-Floor Unit
At most storage centers, including Spaceman Storage, you will be able to choose between a first-floor unit or a second- or third-story unit. It’s generally true that upper-level floors are more affordable, but first-floor units might feel safer in the days of COVID because they do not require you to get into an elevator or take the stairs. Having a first-floor unit generally makes it easier to social distance more successfully.
Make Your Payments Online
Unless you plan to visit your storage center at least once a month, you want to choose a company that allows you to pay them online. This is important because it means you will not have to stop by the office to pay them, nor will you have to take a trip to the bank or post office. Simply get online and make your payment.
When you visit your storage center, you should take the same precautions you would take when visiting anywhere. This means wearing a mask and social distancing. Bring hand sanitizer with you and any time you need to touch a high-touch point, such as a staircase railing, disinfect your hands. You might also choose to visit at times that are less busy. Ask the office at the storage center what hours are generally the slowest.
Call Us Now With Any Questions
We know that in these strange times you might have questions that are not answered on our website. The good news is that you can get the answers you need: Just call Spaceman Storage at 562-696-3924. We are happy to walk you through best practices so you can have the best experience possible.