Monthly Archives: August 2012

Storing Items for A Long Period of Time

Do you have items that you will not need for an extended period of time? But may need them in the distant future? If the answer is yes then here are some helpful tips when packing for long term storage:

• Consider the nature of goods

It is always important to consider the type of items you will be storing. There are those items that are subjected to breakage and some that are extremely durable. It is very important for you to use the right materials for each of the items that you intend to keep. If you intend to keep fragile goods such as electronics, glass, or holiday decorations make sure to pack them carefully using paper or bubble wrap for cushion, we also recommend placing the fragile goods in plastic bins instead of cardboard boxes. It is safer to keep these items on shelves, instead of stacking them on top of each other. For the rest of your items that are not subjected to breakage, separate them into categorized boxes and list everything that is within the box with a sharpie, this will allow you to find what you’re looking for quickly and without having to unpack any other boxes.

• Consider climate controlled storage

If you are planning on storing wood furniture, electronics, paintings or photographs you will need climate controlled storage. A single climate change can damage your damage your belonging and destroy irreplaceable photographs. There are various conditions that can damage your goods, include heat temperatures below freezing, and humidity. If you are panning on storing your items at a facility without climate control, remember, even though plastic storage seems like the perfect option for storing a wide range of goods, it tends to become unreliable in hot weather, and cardboard falls apart in humidity so pack your items according to your climate.

• Consider the storage facility

There are a number of storage facilities that provide storage solutions to their customers. The type of storage facility you choose will determine the safety of your goods, especially if the goods are meant to be kept for a long time. Self-storage units are considered the best storage facilities, due to their ability to keep goods in a good condition over a long period of time.
At Allstate self-storage, we understand the importance of keeping all goods in their existing condition. We have over 35 years of experience, and in all those years we have managed to build a community reputation of excellent service. If you are looking for a reliable self-storage company, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time of the day.

Organizing Your Unit for Inventory Control and Shipping

The inventory procedures that you take are the ones that will determine whether your business will strive. A good inventory system is one that keeps track of every single item that goes in or out of the unit, and keeping items within the item easy to find and access. It is important to track where every item comes from, where it is headed and most importantly, the cost of keeping the item in your unit. Having a good system will help you maximize the profits and minimize loses.

What steps should you take when organizing your unit for inventory and shipping? Well, the first step for you to take is to have the receiving department unload the goods. The shipping supervisor should record every item’s model number. After that, every item should be stored in its pre-determined place within the unit.

The next step to take is to transfer the information from the shipping supervisor about the model numbers to the computerized inventory control system. You should ensure that a stock keeping unit number have been assigned to every model in the storage unit. It is also important to ensure that every item is labeled in the manner that is recorded on the computer.

When the moment to dispatch the goods arrives, it is important to have the shipping supervisor to take note of the model numbers of every item that goes out. The supervisor should then report outbound shipments to have them removed from the computerized system. This system is very helpful as it helps you to monitor all the items that come in and their exact location in the storage unit. You will also be able to know the items that leave the storage unit and where they are supposed to go.

For your inventory system to work perfectly, you must have a well-trained team of professionals that understands the importance of keeping pristine records. At Allstate self-storage, we understand the importance of having an efficient inventory and shipping system, and can help you set up a system that works for your business model. We have vast experience in this field and we have been able to provide our expertise for over 35 years. We offer our storage services at very reasonable prices, please feel free to contact us at any time of the day for more information about our services.

Moving to Nevada: What you Need to Know before You Pack Up

Are you looking forward to moving to the State of Nevada? If so, here are some suggestions to keep in mind. Recognize that some of your household items or goods may not fit in your new home or premises. To avoid a crowded and disorganized move, have a back-up plan that can help you move in with the essentials and store your extra things until you find additional space. Where to put the extra items during the transition? Allstate, of course.

At Allstate Self-storage, we take pride in being one of the most reputable storage companies in Nevada. There are many companies that offer self or business storage solutions, but not all companies are capable of offering consistent, competitive services. That is not the case with us, as we have earned the reputation of being one of the most reliable storage companies in Nevada. We have provided top-notch products to thousands of people for over 35 years, and have documented testimonies from past clients regarding our competitive rates and superior service.
When a customer chooses Allstate, we understand that they are entrusting their valuable property to us and we take that job very seriously. That means we institute strict procedures to ensure that all lockers are secured and protected. Another advantage we provide is flexible terms that allow both short-term and long-term storage contracts.

If you are a family that is preparing to move to Nevada and are searching for a storage company that can keep your things safe and secure for an extended period of time, we pledge to meet your needs and give you piece of mind. If you are contemplating a business expansion in Nevada but do not have adequate warehouse or office space for your plans, we are ready to provide you with the ideal storage solution.

We understand that there are many expenses involved when moving. That is one reason we offer special move in pricing. We want to relieve the financial burdens that increase during this time and allow for a smooth transition. Call us regarding our special move-in rates for new customers. In fact, do not hesitate to call us anytime if you have questions about our storage options. Consider our excellent services and affordable prices as a warm welcome to the State of Nevada; we stake our reputation on it.