Storage Organization Tips

Have you ever been standing in front of an empty storage unit and heard that little voice in your head that says “Well…it ain’t going to pack itself!”? If only it could pack itself! For many who have used self-storage units in the past and for those who are considering it, knowing how best to pack and store items in your allotted space can be a very difficult challenge.   At Cactus Self-Storage, we consider ourselves experts when it comes to self-storage organization. Not only have we had our own experience with loading or unloading units, but we’ve had the Read More

How Important is Storage Insurance?

As you consider using a self-storage unit to keep your possessions safe and readily available, there are a few important things to think about. Besides location, cleanliness and safety, you should also definitely consider storage insurance. Just as you would insure other valuables in your life, such as cars, jewelry, and electronics, it is equally as important to insure items in storage.   The items you are choosing to store must be of some value to you or you would probably be getting rid of them, right? Storage insurance gives you that peace of mind you need to know that Read More

4 Moving Day Tips to Make Life Easier

Moving day can be exciting or stressful. It all depends on the reason for your move. There’s a lot to get done, and the last thing you need is the extra stress of having something go wrong. Here are several tips that can help the adventure go smoother. 

1. Make sure you’ve notified your local post office of your change of address. The last thing you want is for your personal mail to fall into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, identity thieves are always on the prowl. They can steal your identity long before you realize your credit has taken a Read More

What Size Storage Unit Should I Get?

Choosing the right size storage unit can be trickier than it might first seem. You might think you have a pretty good gauge of exactly what you are looking for, but often people find themselves with too much extra space or not enough. Even though Cactus Self Storage offers many different sizes, it really comes down to how much will be stored, how you will use the storage unit, and how often your belongings will need to be accessed.   What Will Be Stored?   A good place to start when choosing a storage unit with adequate space is to Read More

Short Term vs. Long Term Storage

There are so many different reasons why someone might need a storage unit these days for either personal or business reasons. When it comes to choosing which type of storage unit will best suit your needs, it can definitely help to have an idea of how long you will be storing your items.   Short Term   Some people are just looking for a very short-term solution as they make changes in either their personal life or business. For example, a business might be remodeling their office and simply need a place to hold their files and excess office equipment. Read More

Things to Consider When Storing Valuables

Most people would much rather keep their valuables with them rather than leaving them in storage. However, there are instances when there simply is no other choice. If you are planning on storing valuables such as antiques, paintings, tools, important documents, etc., there are a few important things to consider to make sure they stay safe.   Choose a Safe Location   You’ll want to make sure you find a self-storage facility that is safe and well protected. Find a facility that has adequate security, including fences, gates, surveillance, on-site, resident facility managers, and alarms for each unit. Ask questions Read More