By John Doe December 11 2017

Our Ultimate List: 101 Self Storage Blog Post Ideas

When you’re operating a self storage business you know that competition is fierce in the industry. it is therefore important to connect with your clients to discuss matters that could drive business to your site, and possibly to your location…

With that in mind here is a list of self storage related blog topics to help you get your self storage blog started:

 

  1. What should you consider when you’re shopping for boat storage? Are there self storage units that are built specifically for boat storage? When should you consider storing your boat for the season?

 

  1. How can you store batteries safely? Are you allowed to store batteries in your self storage unit? What are the regulations for storing batteries?

 

  1. How can you store patio furniture for the season? Is there any way to store patio furniture to ensure that it won’t mildew? Are there any patio furniture materials that aren’t safe to store for the season?

 

  1. What are 5 tips for storing lawn equipment for the season? Can you store lawn equipment that still has a full gas tank? Are there any pieces of lawn equipment that are not permitted to be stored in self storage? Are there any pieces of lawn equipment that are not safe to store in self storage?

 

  1. Give a “Living On The Road” checklist. Discuss what items should go on the road with someone, and which items are safe to keep in a self storage unit. Discuss which documents that should be kept on your person, and which personal documents are safe to keep in self storage.

 

  1. How can you safely store comforters and blankets in self storage? Is there a certain type of material that you can not safely store? Which materials don’t hold up well in self storage? Which materials will be safe in self storage over long periods of time?

 

  1. How can you store jewelry in self storage so that it won’t tarnish? Is there any type of jewelry that you cannot store? Should you keep family heirloom jewelry in self storage units?

 

  1. How can you keep mice and bugs out of your self storage unit? How do mice and bugs get into closed storage units to begin with? Is there any way to get rid of mice and bugs once they get into your self storage unit?

 

  1. What should someone know before they rent a self storage unit? What are the tips to choosing the right size self storage unit? What should a renter do if they realize that the unit that they have rented isn’t large enough for their self storage needs?

 

  1. What should you consider for seasonal RV storage? Are there storage facilities that are made specifically for RV storage? What should a storage renter look for to specifically house their RV in the off-season?

 

  1. What are 5 tips for storing business files safely? Should a business store their files off site? What types of files are safe to store off site for a business? What types of files should never be stored off site?

 

  1. How can a storage renter prepare their belongings for an emergency evacuation? Should the storage renter remove their items of value from the unit during an emergency evacuation? Is it safer to just leave their belongings in storage during an emergency evacuation?

 

  1. How can someone choose the right boxes and storage containers to ensure their belongings are safe in self storage? How can someone be sure that they won’t have pests get into their belongings if they store them in cardboard boxes? What are the best types of containers to store your belongings in for self storage?
  1. How can you store camping equipment safely in the off-season? Is there a certain way that items like tents and tarps need to be stored in order for them to avoid dry rotting or water damage while in self storage?

 

  1. What are the top 5 personal items that store well for a year or more? What are the top 5 personal items that should never be stored for a year or more? Are there any items that can safely store for ten years or more?

 

  1. How can you protect your stored belongings from vandals? How can you ensure that your belongings are not damaged? How can you ensure that your belongings are not stolen?

 

  1. What should you know about storing toiletries like shampoo? What is the shelf life for items such as shampoo and soap? Would you be wise to store toiletries in self storage?

 

  1. Should you store items like wedding dresses in self storage? How can you store items like wedding dresses safely in self storage? Is it wise to store items like wedding dresses in self storage?

 

  1. What are practical boat storage options for the off-season? What are the most cost effective boat storage options for the off-season? When should you not store your boat for the off-season?

 

  1. What is illegal to store in self storage? Do you ever need to obtain a special permit to store any items in self storage? Do the rules vary from self storage companies as to what is legal to store and what isn’t?

 

  1. How should you store rugs and carpet in self storage? Is it wise to store rugs and carpets in self storage units? Should you worry about pests and bugs while storing rugs and carpets in self storage units?

 

  1. How should you store lumber in self storage units? Is it safe to store lumber long term in self storage units? Will your lumber become water damaged in an outdoor self storage unit? What type of wood shouldn’t be stored in a self storage unit?

 

  1. What do you really need climate controlled storage for? Do you need to store some items in climate controlled storage while other items should be stored in outdoor self storage items? How can you tell the difference?

 

  1. What are 5 long term self storage tips people should adhere to? Should someone really keep their belongings in self storage unit long term?

 

  1. How can you safely store your mattresses in self storage? Will rodents and bugs get into your mattress if you keep it in self storage? What sort of care should you use when storing your mattress in self storage? What sort of cleaning techniques should you use when removing your mattress from self storage?

 

  1. How can you operate a business out of a self storage unit? What type of business can you operate out of a self storage unit? Is it legal to operate a business out of a self storage unit?

 

  1. Why do you need stored property insurance? How much stored property insurance do you need? What is covered under stored property insurance? What items are not covered by stored property insurance?
  1. How can you winterize your RV for storage? Why is it important to winterize your RV for storage? What are some things that can happen if you don’t winterize your RV for storage?

 

  1. Is it safe to store photos in a self storage unit? How can you safely store photos in a self storage unit? Should you only store photos in a climate controlled storage unit?

 

  1. How can you safely store snowmobiles and other seasonal recreational items? What can you do to ensure that your powered equipment is safe in storage? What items aren’t safe to place in self storage for any length of time?

 

  1. How can you organize your storage unit for frequent access? Should you install shelving and clothing racks in your storage unit to allow for frequent access?

 

  1. What are 5 great reasons that self storage is on the rise? What does self storage really help with? Is it really cost feasible to get a self storage unit?

 

  1. What are 5 tips for using a self storage unit in the winter? Should you continue storing your items in an outside self storage unit during the winter?

 

  1. How can you safely store musical instruments in a self storage unit? Are there any musical instruments that should not be stored in a self storage unit?

 

  1. What are 5 small businesses that really need a storage unit in order to operate? Why do they need to keep a storage unit to ensure that they have the room to conduct business? What types of functions of their business are operated out of the storage unit?

 

  1. Should you really store your important personal documents in self storage? If so, should you store them in an interior self storage unit, or is it safe to store them in an outside self storage unit?

 

  1. How can you quickly find and procure a self storage unit? Typically, how long does it take to get a self storage unit? What types of documentation do you need to rent a self storage unit? Can the self storage owner deny renting you a unit for any reason?

 

  1. How can you store kayaks and canoes without damaging the hulls? When should you consider storing your kayaks and canoes in self storage units?

 

  1. How can you store tires so that they won’t dry rot? Are there any reasons that you shouldn’t store tires in a self storage unit? Should you store tires with air in them?

 

  1. How can you safely store video games and consoles in self storage units? Will the video games be damaged by the conditions in outdoor storage? Do you need climate controlled storage for video games and consoles to be safely stored?

 

  1. Can you safely store cigars in your self storage unit? What type of storage unit should you have to store your cigars? Would it be safe to store your cigars in an outside self storage unit?

 

  1. What are the primary items that are stored in self storage units? Why are self storage units the best places for your off-season items to be stored? How can you decide what you should take to your self storage unit and what you should store at your home?
  1. What is the average price of a self storage unit that is large enough to store your off-season items? Do you get a better deal if you self store your items for long term periods? When would it not be cost feasible to get a self storage unit to store your off-season items? Do all self storage units typically cost about the same amount?

 

  1. Why would you want to use a self storage facility with security and cameras in use? Should you only use a gated and password protected self storage unit?

 

  1. 5 tips to cleaning out a self storage unit, including what materials you should bring for packing your stored items to transport. Should you do any cleaning like sweeping after you remove your belongings from the unit?

 

  1. How can you safely store your holiday decorations? Are there any holiday decorations that aren’t safe to put in self storage? Can you store Christmas lights safely in a self storage unit?

 

  1. How can you store your personal items to deter thieves and vandals from attempting to steal your property? What types of things attract vandals and thieves to your self storage unit?

 

  1. What are the top 5 most stolen items from self storage units? How can you store these items to ensure that you don’t have your items stolen?

 

  1. When should you install racks in your self storage unit? Is there any type of organizational item that isn’t legal to have in your self storage unit? Can you hang hooks from the ceiling of your self storage unit?

 

  1. Does the self storage company have any liability if your items are stolen or damaged? Do they have any liability if there are cameras or security on site?

 

Here are another 50 quick discussion topics to get your self storage blog up and running:

 

  1. Is it better to rent a unit all year long, or only during the off-season when you have sporting goods to store?
  2. How can you determine the proximity to your home that is close enough for a self storage unit?
  3. When you’re traveling for long periods of time, how can you decide what location is best to have your self storage unit that contains your belongings?
  4. If you run an ecommerce business, should you rent a self storage unit for your inventory?
  5. What is wiser, have a yard sale or rent a self storage unit?
  6. Can a photographer use a self storage unit as a studio?
  7. Can you work on a car restoration in a self storage unit?
  8. Is it legal to store bottles of chemicals in your self storage unit?
  9. What will happen if you are caught storing illegal materials in your self storage unit?
  10. How long will the self storage facility hold your belongings after non-payment of your storage bill?
  1. Will the self storage facility really auction your belongings if you don’t pay your storage bill?
  2. What is the timeline before the self storage facility will auction your belongings for nonpayment?
  3. Do I have to use a lock that the self storage facility has a key to?
  4. Can you store vinyl records and turntables safety in self storage? Does it need to be a climate controlled storage unit in order to avoid damaging them?
  5. Can you technically spend the night in your self storage unit even though it is illegal?
  6. Can I send a representative to access my self storage unit, or will they be denied entry?
  7. What is the shortest length of time that I can rent a self storage unit?
  8. What is the longest length of time that I can rent a self storage unit?
  9. What is the temperature kept at inside a climate controlled self storage unit?
  10. Are climate controlled self storage units safer because they are inside? Does this help to prevent thieves and vandals?
  11. What are some cities that are completely unsafe to have a self storage unit in?
  12. Can you store trash inside trash cans inside of a storage unit?
  13. Is it safe for wood furniture to be stored in a self storage unit?
  14. How should I clean my belongings once I get them out of a self storage unit?
  15. Do I need to wash all of my clothing after I pick it up from a self storage unit?
  16. Are my shoes safe to be stored in a self storage unit? Will spiders set up a nest inside items such as shoes if they are in self storage?
  17. With all of the new self storage facilities being built, who is actually going to rent all of them?
  18. Is it profitable to operate a self storage business?
  19. What are some things that can cost you money as a self storage business owner?
  20. Is there ever an off season for self storage facilities?
  21. Can you store food or beverages safely in a self storage facility?
  22. Are there refrigerated self storage units?
  23. Can home building materials be stored in self storage units?
  24. Is it legal to run power to your self storage unit?
  25. Can you operate a generator legally in your self storage unit?
  26. Can you do part-time work, such as your packing and sorting inventory, from your self storage unit?
  27. Is it legal to make any interior alterations to your self storage unit?
  28. Should you just pay the additional costs for a self storage unit with security guards?
  29. Why can’t you just rent a self storage unit and do the paperwork online?
  30. How many self storage units can you rent at one time?
  31. Would you pay more for 2 small units, or one extra large self storage unit?
  32. What type of lock can you install on your self storage unit?
  33. Do you have to give the police access to your self storage unit?
  34. Do you have to give the storage company access to your unit if they request it?
  35. How often are you allowed to access your self storage unit in one day?
  36. Are there any limitations to the number of people you can bring with you to your self storage unit?
  37. Why would someone store their family heirlooms in self storage?
  38. Is self storage the best place for spare furniture?
  39. When you’re cleaning out your garage, should everything go into self storage?
  40. What’s the longest that a self storage unit has been rented at one time?