Summer is the busiest moving season of the year, so it should come as no surprise that it’s also the peak storing season. Whether you’re planning a move over the summer or are just taking advantage of the warm weather to clear out that garage, attic, or spare room, here are some simple tips to help you and your family get moving and storing like a pro! From packing for that summer move to making the best use of climate-controlled self storage to learning how to prep that RV for vehicle storage when summer is over, self storage in Oklahoma has you covered!

Be Prepared to Move In

Because so many people are moving and storing in the summer months, storage units can fill up fast! Fortunately, there are a lot of ways that you can avoid getting caught up in the summertime rush. For one, you can reserve your storage unit now. And we mean right now. All you have to do is go to the page for one of our eight convenient locations and click on “view rates” to reserve your unit this minute. When you come in, you can stock up on packing and moving supplies and pick up a padlock for your unit at any of our self storage locations across Oklahoma!

Pack Smart! Store Smart!

Not sure how much you can fit into a storage unit? For starters, our handy self storage calculator can help you find out. But that’s not all. You’ll find that if you know how to pack smart you can fit more into your unit than you might imagine. Packing smart is about more than just what goes into a box, though that’s important, too.  Packing smart is also about things like stacking the boxes in ways that make sense, putting the largest and sturdiest boxes on the bottom. And don’t forget to use the pallet to help keep your boxes off the floor. Self storage units keep your stuff out of the rain and weather, but unless you’re using climate-controlled self storage (more on that in a minute), things that are stored directly on the floor are at risk from condensation or minor leaks. Finally, don’t forget to always label your boxes. (You can find supplies for that at Storage ‘R’ Us, as well!)

Think About Beating the Heat

We probably don’t have to tell you that Oklahoma summers can get pretty hot. It isn’t just the heat you have to worry about, either, it’s also the humidity. Luckily, you can protect your belongings from both with climate-controlled self storage in Oklahoma. If you’re storing anything that might be damaged by excessive heat or humidity—anything from vinyl records to antique furniture—then you may want to consider a climate-controlled storage unit. Not sure? Chat with your friendly self storage specialist and get some advice! After all, it’s what we’re here for.

Take the Worry Out of Monthly Billing

Sure, you can reserve your self storage unit online, but did you know that you can also make online payments? It’s true, and it’s simple. All you have to do is set up your online account on the Storage ‘R’ Us website and then set it for auto payment. After that, the only thing you have to worry about is keeping a current credit card on file. You can even view your payment history or email the site manager with questions.

Identify Your Summer Storables

All of us have plenty of stuff that we use during part of the year and don’t need the rest of the time. Summer is a great time for storing seasonal items such as holiday decorations, winter clothing, snow blowers and shovels, stuff from your child’s college dorm, hunting gear (but not firearms), and a whole lot more. And vehicle storage is perfect for vehicles that you only use part of the year. That means snowmobiles, sure, but it may also mean the snowplow blade that you put on the front of your four-wheel drive to make a few extra bucks plowing driveways when the white stuff comes down.

Store BIG Summer Stuff

Don’t get the idea that self storage in Oklahoma is just about finding an out-of-the-way place for things that you don’t use every day. There are plenty of things that go great in self storage, even if you use them pretty frequently. This means big stuff such as picnic tables and lawn furniture or even that HUGE inflatable pool that you just had to buy at Costco. Once again, vehicle storage is a great way to keep everything from boats and RVs to jet-skis and ATVs out of your driveway when you’re not taking them on the road or on the lake.

Stage that Next Big Adventure

Whatever you have planned this summer, chances are there’s some stuff that goes along with it. Whether you and your kids are going on a trip with the Scouts, you’re planning an epic road trip with some college buddies, or you’re taking the family on a camping adventure to Yellowstone, you need space to stage and store everything that you’ll need for the trip. That may mean tents, coolers, sleeping bags, backpacks, flashlights, hiking equipment, camp chairs, and whatever else you might be bringing along. Rather than piling all that up in the garage until you’re ready to go, stage it in storage so that it’s ready when you are!

And Be Sure to Get Insured!

Here at Storage ‘R’ Us, the safety of your stuff is one of our top priorities. We keep everything safe with the help of fenced and walled perimeters, gated access, and 24/7 video surveillance, but even we can’t protect against some of the severe weather that we see here in Oklahoma. If there’s a flood, a tornado, or another unfortunate event, you’ll be glad to have self storage insurance for your stored property. Not sure what insurance you need or how to get started? Ask your self storage specialist!

Whether you’re packing for a move or just need to get some stuff out of the way this summer, we’ve got everything you need at Storage ‘R’ Us! With our eight convenient locations, we’ve been serving our neighbors since 1972, and we pride ourselves on providing some of the best self storage in Oklahoma.