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Quick Tips: How to Avoid Creepy Crawlies in Your Storage Units

Hello all,

I’m not a fan of spiders and other types of creepy crawlies and I certainly don’t want them in my storage unit crawling through my stuff. Not only are they gross but they can also cause a lot of damage to items that you have stored. So we thought we’d arm you with some precautions against summertime rodent and insect infestations in your self storage unit.

By following these simple tips outlined in a recent blog post on, you can be sure that your items are pest-free this summer.

Mice can cause havoc in storage units by chewing through boxes, furniture and antiques. In order to minimize rodent damage this summer try keeping your unit well-swept and clean and try putting a mouse trap in there too. Do not store food in your storage unit and make sure that there are no crumbs to be found. Also, keeping things in rubbermade or other name brand plastic bins will keep everything protected.

Insects can be just as destructive as rodents. Not only are they destructive but they can easily hide in your storage items and make their way back to your home. Ewwww. In order to keep insects, spiders, ants and such little creatures out of your storage unit consider the following preventative measures:

Spray for insects and spiders routinely, during the summer this may even be monthly. Make sure to concentrate spray around doorframes. Again, try to put your things in name brand plastic or rubber bins with lids on them. And if you choose to have an outside drive up unit, try to choose one that is far away from any kind of landscaping or shrubbery. These serve as the perfect breeding ground for creepy crawlies.

By taking the necessary measures you can be certain that the only things in your storage unit are the items that you’re storing and not little creepy crawlies that can damage your stuff.


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Is Personal Storage Good For Your Health?


Getting a self storage unit is the perfect solution to a number of issues such as having too much stuff around your house or seasonal gear that you’re not sure what to do with. But here is something that I’ll bet you haven’t considered. Apparently its good for your health!

According to a recent blog post on, personal storage might rank right up there with exercise, eating right and brushing your teeth. So now, along with the many other benefits that Planet Storage offers, apparently we can have a big effect on your health.

“Clutter and a lack of space can cause stress and tension. Too much prolonged stress can result in health issues. It can cause headaches, insomnia, body aches, and so much more. Coming home to a mess can be depressing and be a drain on the positive energy in a home. Once we make the effort to organize and streamline our lives and our stuff, oftentimes certain levels of stress are known to disappear and our well-being improves.”

So if you’re looking for a way to improve your overall health and well-being try organizing and streamlining your life with the help of a storage unit at Planet Storage, your stress level will thank you!