It’s Time for Spring Cleaning and Organizing
Spring fever is about to hit, and you’ll want to start cleaning, organizing and throwing things out. If you want to declutter your house, a mini-storage unit from Brown’s can be just the help you need to get cleaning.
With a little organization, the items you store can easily be within reach when you need them. You know how aggravating looking for something can be.
Use shelves in your storage unit. You can buy affordable heavy duty plastic shelves at many nearby stores, including big box stores, Tractor Supply and Harbor Freight.
Once you have your shelves, you can place small items in plastic storage containers. Larger items can be placed directly on the shelves. For garden tools, you can purchase a stand that holds shovels, rakes, limb trimmers, etc. When you need them for the garden, you can easily put your hands on them.
If you store household items in plastic tubs, be sure to label the contents so you can find what you need quickly.
Once you’ve cleaned out and determined what you want to put in storage, consider what size shelves you need. After that task, organizing will be a piece of cake.
Feeling overwhelmed with the amount of stuff in your garage? Need to clear out space in a spare bedroom to start your business? Or maybe you’re moving into a smaller home and need a place to keep your extra furniture. Whatever situation you find yourself in, Brown’s Mini Storage in Crestview, Florida can help. Our clean, reliable storage facility is conveniently located on Highway 85 near Interstate 10.
Brown’s Mini Storage has the storage solution for you, whether you’re looking for a traditional storage unit, boat storage or RV storage. With units from 10×10 to 30×30, you can find the perfect size for your needs. Each storage unit is well-lit (as is the entire complex), made from quality block construction, and protected by high security fencing.
Store on Your Own Time
Customers have 24-hour access to their storage units, and that includes holidays and weekends. There’s no time limit when it comes to keeping your belongings in storage, either. Everyone operates at their own pace, so when you choose Brown’s Mini Storage, you’re getting as much time as you need. Our friendly staff is ready to answer all your questions! To find out more about our document storage options and pricing, contact us online now or call us at (850) 642-1111.
Self-Storage Options in Crestview Florida
When you need extra room for your belongings, you can count on Brown’s Mini Storage. We provide short term/temporary or long-term self-storage units to help you during a move or relocation, or whenever you need more space to store your possessions. Our storage unit size options range from 5×5 to 10×30 which are perfect for seasonal decorations, garage items or other personal belongings.
Each storage unit is well-lit, made from quality block construction, and protected by high security fencing. Our storage units come in a variety of sizes, such as 5×5, 10×10, and 10×30, so whether you have a few crates or your unpacking a one-bedroom apartment, Brown’s has you covered.
Plus, customers have 24-hour access to their storage units, and that includes holidays and weekends. There’s no time limit when it comes to keeping your belongings in storage, either. Everyone operates at their own pace, so when you choose Brown’s Mini Storage, you’re getting as much time as you need.
- 24-hour access to storage units, even on holidays and weekends.
- We are conveniently located off Highway 85 just south of Interstate 10.
- Offering long-term or short-term storage.
Our friendly staff is ready to answer all your questions! To find out more about our document storage options and pricing, contact us online now or call us at (850) 642-1111.
Crestview Mini Storage
Need additional storage space for your home, apartment or work space in Crestview? We’re all about storage at Browns Outdoor Storage, and we’ve got the self-storage units for rent you need! Brown’s is your locally owned and operated source for self-storage and business storage rentals for your extra stuff.
Our self-storage facility sits high and dry, giving you peace of mind that your belongings are safe and secure. Each storage unit is well-lit (as is the entire complex), made from quality block construction, and protected by high security fencing. Brown’s mini storage units range from 5×5 to 10×30, and are easily accessed 24/7 including holidays and weekends. Browns Outdoor Storage is conveniently located off Highway 85 just south of Interstate 10. Come by for a tour of our facilities.
- Locally owned and operated
- High and Dry
- Gated 24/7 secured access
What Doesn’t Belong in a Storage Unit
A self-storage unit can provide the convenient solution for storing all kinds of things such as furniture, books and cloths.
But before you start boxing up all of your possessions, you should learn about certain things you should never pack in a storage unit. With some items, it’s about keeping out rodents and bugs, and with others, it’s about ensuring that your possessions (and those of people in units near yours) are kept out of harm’s way.
The team at Browns Mini Storage has compiled a quick list of things you should never put in a storage unit.
Perishable food like meat, fish, poultry, eggs and raw fruits and vegetables should never be packed away among your other belongings. Not only is this unhygienic, but it is a complete waste (so much for that delicious roast dinner). On the flip side, non-perishable items like canned food, dried fruit, spreads, some condiments and seasonings are fine to store away so long as they are packed appropriately in air-tight containers – this is especially true for any grains like rice
Explosives and Combustibles
Like corrosives, explosives and combustibles must stay out of your self-storage unit to reduce the possibility of accidental damage to your property or someone else’s. These items include obvious explosives like fireworks, but also household combustibles like aerosol cans.
Cash or Currency
If you have some cash to stash or a bevvy of gold bullion bars, a storage unit is not the ideal location to store them. Keeping monetary items in a bank, a safe, or a safe deposit box is a much more secure option for storing money.
Ammunition & Firearms
Firearms and ammunition may or may not be allowed in your storage unit – check the fine print of your contract. If allowed, you should strongly consider storing any firearms and ammunition at a local gun shop or shooting range.
Storage units are not hospitable for living things, which is to say that people, animals (including pets), and plants don’t belong in storage units. It should go without saying, shouldn’t it? Living organisms need fresh air and sunshine. The small, dark conditions of a storage unit are neither safe nor healthy for living things.
Electronic equipment, such as a TV, may be damaged if kept in a storage unit for a lengthy time period. Electronics don’t always do well in extreme temperatures, and storage units can be cold in winter and hot in the summer. If you do store electronics in your storage unit, be sure to remove any batteries first, and take precautions to protect your equipment from humidity. Climate-controlled storage units are great options if you’re looking to store electronics, as they keep your unit at a constant temperature and humidity level.
Garbage and trash items definitely belong in a dump and not in a storage unit. Not only will garbage cause your unit to stink, it’ll also bring about pests and potentially ruin other items in your unit, particularly organic materials like furniture and clothing.
This includes stolen items and any item that is illegal to possess or use. It’s also a bad idea to conduct illegal activities in a storage unit. So ignore those TV crime shows that depict people using storage units for illegal surgeries, smuggling, or selling stolen goods. Storage units can be seized by the police just like any house, car, or other property.
What Belongs in a Storage Unit
Are you looking for an easy storage solution for your household items? Brown Mini Storage offers affordable indoor and outdoor storage units in Crestview, Florida. Self-storage is beneficial to those that have closets bursting at the seams with clothes, holiday items, boxes, etc.
Household Items for Mini Storage
Whether you are needing to store a few pieces of furniture to make more room in your home, or are wanting to protect your outdoor furniture from the elements this summer.
Are you renovating your kitchen or laundry room and need a safe and secure place to hold your items? Our storage units will protect the your items from excess heat, humidity or water, preventing possibly rust or mold buildup. It is important to open the appliance doors while in storage.
Our storage units are ideal for collectibles such as books, comics, stamps, etc.
Closet space is sometimes limited and keeping winter or fall items securely stored for the next year’s use is extremely important. It is recommended to pack your clothing items into plastic storage bins over cardboard boxes; add a dryer sheet or two to each container.
Additional items that call for a storage unit include photos, important documents and electronics. If you’re looking for mini storage units in Crestview, contact us today.
Brown’s Storage Tips
Here’s a some great quick tips from Brown’s Mini Storage on how best to ensure your cherished belongings remain in the the best condition and safely store. We offer free advice and free estimates on the amount and type of storage you may require.
• Use good quality storage boxes
• Fill boxes to capacity, so your goods aren’t damaged
• Pack heavy items into smaller boxes for easy transportation
• Remember to label your boxes so you don’t lose your goods!
• Write a list of your boxes and stored items, and keep it safe!
• Protect your fragile goods with bubble wrap
• Clean your garden equipment before storing it
• To maximize space stack similar sized boxes together
For further information and more hints please continue reading below or give our friendly and experienced staff a call on (850) 642-1111.
Spring cleaning is almost in full affect and you might be wondering how to store items in your storage unit efficiently. Here’s a small list that might help you get started:
- Pads, sheets and blankets are a great way to protect fragile items.
- Instead of cardboard boxes, use plastic containers so you can see the items inside.
- Label boxes or containers on all sides and the top; or print a list of all items and tape it on the outside of the box.
- Boxes should be stored with the heavier boxes and items on the bottom.
- To save space, take apart items like your table, bed frame or bookcases.
- When storing appliances such as a microwave or a refrigerator, leave the doors slightly open to avoid mildew.
- Instead of folding clothing items, use wardrobe boxes so items can remain hanging.
- Finally, create a list of all items you put into storage.
Our mini storage units come in 5×5, 10×10 and 10×30, so give us a call today to check for availability!
When fall arrives with cooler temperatures, a lot of your summer equipment becomes idle for the following months and throughout winter. Because of this, many people take this time of year to clean out their summer items and put them away. Clearing out the garage in time for winter is made easier with the extra space our storage units provide. Visit our Crestview location to speak to an expert on which self-storage option is best for you.
What can you do to prepare for fall and winter? These self-storage tips will help set you up for success and get you back to enjoying the holiday season. Get started with these helpful tips:
- Wood chairs and tables should be pulled in from outside and placed in storage. Replace any pieces that have become weathered and use an all-weather stain to prepare them for next year.
- Allow your canoe or kayak to breathe and avoid placing a cover over top of it in the storage unit.
- Replace or fix used gardening tools. A large barrel is an easy way to store your shovels, picks, and other gardening tools.
- Close the pool and move bottles of chemicals to storage to free up shelves in the garage. By adding a label and moving these chemicals to a storage unit, you can utilize the space for necessary winter tools.
- When storing beach equipment leave the sugar-white sand at the beach! Before adding your beach items to your storage unit, be sure to shake any loose sand out – add an extra step by rinsing off items (beach chairs, coolers, etc.)
- Use shelves to keep boxes of clothing off the ground and keep your storage unit organized.
- Place a few Damp Rid containers around your unit to keep moisture from building up.
- Wardrobe boxes will store articles of clothing that should not be folded in boxes. To avoid deep wrinkles, fold clothing loosely.
- Fiberglass holds in moisture even after it has sat out for a few days, so store the boat, kayak, or canoe with Damp Rid or similar products surrounding the water toys.
- Use a shelf to store pool chemicals so you can keep them in single layers. If stacked, containers can crack and spill.
- Make every piece of the grill spotless as to not entice rodents. We aim to keep our storage facilities clear of pests, you can help by leaving the food at home and cleaning off equipment that is used to cook.
- Remove chlorine from inflatables with common kitchen vinegar, then leave out to dry.
Our team of experts will help you find the best storage unit for your needs. Whether you’re looking for a place to store seasonal items from your garage, or larger items such as your boats, jet-skis or RVs, give us a call today!
Protect Your Furniture From Winter Elements
While many associate winter with endless cups of hot cocoa and thick blankets, there are some things that many forget to consider. Depending on where you live, winter can cause strife for your furniture. All it takes is a day of rain or hail followed by a night of cold windchills and you’re left with a thoroughly ruined piece of furniture.
Many outdoor furniture is advertised as waterproof, but due to Florida’s temperamental weather, there are various factors that need to be taken into consideration. While placing a tarp or covering on top of a piece of furniture may seem like it will protect from any rain, doing so could lead to mildew due to humidity. Freezing rains can cause even your metal or plastic furnishings to produce wear and tear in the form of rust or cracking.
Whether you are needing to store a few pieces of furniture to make room for holiday decorations in your home, or are wanting to protect your summertime outdoor furniture from the elements this winter, give us a call today at Brown’s Outdoor Storage! We are conveniently located off Highway 85 just south of Interstate 10. Swing on by for a tour of our facilities.