Moving Without The Grief

When I told my husband that I got promoted and that we would be moving across the country, you should have seen the look on his face. He was clearly devastated, and I didn't know what to do to make it better. Instead of focusing on the negative things, I started working with him to help him to overcome his grief. We talked about how we could stay in close touch with family and friends, and how to make the move less stressful than other moves in the past. This blog is all about moving without the hassle and heartache.

3 Tips for Picking a Storage Unit in a Rainy Climate


Self-storage unit rentals can be a smart move when you want to prevent, minimize, or eliminate clutter inside your home. While you may like the idea of your home providing all the storage that your family needs, you should not hesitate to utilize an external solution to provide extra storage.

While you may know about what items you are interested in storing, you may not be sure how to go about picking a self-storage unit and facility. When living in a rainy climate, you should pay attention to certain details to make sure that you have a great experience even in the rain.

Overhead Coverage

When looking at outdoor storage facilities, you should prioritize ones with overhead coverage where the storage units are located. This will make it so that when you want to open your self-storage unit to either put items inside or take them out, you do not have to worry about getting soaked.

In an ideal situation, you will be able to park next to your outdoor storage unit. This will help in several ways such as allowing you to store items without having to walk a far distance while also protecting you and your belongings from exposure to rain. Your items getting wet is one of the greater risks when it comes to long-term damage because moisture can turn into mildew. This is something that you can prevent from happening by picking an accommodating storage unit, covering your items before taking them out of your vehicle and drying any wetness off.

Indoor Facility

If you would prefer to avoid taking any risks when it comes to storing your items in a rainy climate, you should be on the lookout for an indoor storage facility. In most cases, you will still need to park your vehicle outside, which means your items will be outside for a short time.

The great thing about this setup is that as soon as you get inside, you can wipe down any droplets and since most indoor facilities are climate-controlled, you will not have to worry about mildew.


The roads within a storage facility as well as on the path that you take to get there are worth looking at in detail to see how they fare during heavy rain. During a rainstorm is the perfect time to go on a tour around a facility since you will see how their facility handles flooding. When water does not build up in key areas, you will not have to worry about water puddles at the facility.

Renting a self-storage unit in a rainy climate is something you can do with confidence when you follow these tips before making a decision. 


14 January 2020