By: Purple Plum Failry, 5 May 2017
Lots of stuff, too little space: this is, unfortunately, a problem that almost every household comes up against at some point. There’s nowhere to store spices in the kitchen; shampoo bottles are falling off the shelves in the bathroom, your kids’ old toys (that have some wonderful memories as well) and your wardrobe creaks from the weight of clothing you’ve stuffed in there. But for every problem there is always a solution — you just need to think creatively. Of course, you don’t want your house to look cluttered, right? What if you can’t truly just dispose all the items that you no longer need at home? That’s where Loc & Stor 24/7 comes in, folks!
In my desperate desire to seek a Zen-style minimalist home, I’ve stumbled upon Loc & Stor 24/7, a world-class self-secure storage facility in Pasig that offers affordable yet secure services in such convenient location. Oh, and yes, it’s professionally operated patterned from those storage facilities found abroad. They build/convert/subdivide large buildings for the purpose of self-storage using steel partitions which provides as units ranging from 1.5 square meter lockers that can accommodate eight balikbayan boxes, to 18 square meter jumbo-sized units that can accommodate contents of half a 40-foot sea container.
Decide on the Type of Storage Unit You Need
Take a look at the things you plan to put into storage. You may already have an idea of the size of storage unit you want to rent, but keep in mind that you don’t want to just rent a storage unit that will fit all of your items, you want a unit where you can fit yourself inside with a little room to work. If you ever want to be able to get your items out, you don’t want to pack your storage space wall to wall, floor to ceiling. Many people get the smallest possible unit they can get in order to save money, and then wind up having to empty half of it to get to a box that’s in the back. Don’t be that guy, unless you know you’ll never need anything you’re putting inside.
Do you have anything that’s temperature sensitive? You may need a climate-controlled unit that’s indoors, as opposed to a generic garage-style unit that’s outdoors. Are your items valuable? You’ll likely want a unit that has good security and monitoring, and you’ll definitely want insurance on your storage unit. Check and see if your renter’s insurance or homeowner’s insurance policy covers items in a storage unit. If it doesn’t, see how much it would cost to add it, or consider buying insurance from the storage facility. If you’re going with a major national or regional storage facility, they likely offer it to their customers for a nominal fee.
Cutting edge technology
Many storage choices, including the use of your own home or office, put your possessions at risk. Pilferage, floods, fire, and damage from improper storage can ruin your belongings. Loc&Stor 24/7 takes the security and privacy of your valuables seriously and takes many extra steps to help protect your items.
Loc&Stor 24/7 discriminately selects and builds at chosen site locations to maximize protection of your possessions. For example, their first facility along C5 in Pasig City, is situated within a guarded, gated compound that has been flood-free for decades. Extensive smoke detectors and sprinkler systems are installed throughout the facility, and the entire facility is built to strict fire and floor-loading codes… these are not retrofitted office buildings with insufficient and unsafe loading capacity. Loc&Stor 24/7 also builds climate-controlled areas where humidity is regulated. These areas are great for storing goods and possessions that are sensitive to temperature and humidity, such as leather goods, antique documents, books, paintings, winter clothing, and shoes.
Loc&Stor 24/7 incorporates cutting-edge security measures to maximize protection of your possessions. Loc&Stor 24/7 uses guards from a leading security agency to provide round-the-clock safety at their facilities. They utilize high-definition Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) cameras with night vision to monitor and record all activities within and around our facility. The lighting and security systems are also backed up by generator systems to protect against a security outage. Moreover, Loc&Stor 24/7 employs the world’s number one, multi-layered security system built specifically for the self-storage industry. Once you have set up an account, you will use a user-defined PIN to access our facility. Your PIN arms and disarms your unit’s alarm, and all access to your unit is electronically logged. The system will even notify you through e-mail whenever your unit is opened.
Loc&Stor 24/7 also offers an insurance plan that is custom made for the storer’s needs. With all this protection, you can sleep peacefully without a concern for your stored possessions.
Ease and convenience
The facilities are conveniently located close to Manila’s main business and residential areas, and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Loc&Stor 24/7’s clean and easy to use facilities are equipped with loading and unloading docks to accommodate up to a 40-foot container, plenty of parking, as well as large elevators to facilitate transport of items to upper floors. They have heavy-duty trolleys and carts that you can freely use on-site to make moving your items much easier. You can even purchase locks and packing materials right from their retail shop. They can also refer you to recommended professional packers and movers to handle the entire packing and moving process for you.
Loc&Stor 24/7 offers flexible monthly rental contracts, with a minimum of one month rental, which can easily be extended; and allows you to upsize or downsize your unit at any time.
Professionalism and Expertise
As industry professionals, Loc&Stor 24/7 knows the self-storage business. Loc&Stor 24/7 was created and is managed by industry experts with international experience and extensive knowledge of the self-storage industry. The management team brings a breadth of experience which includes large multi-national management, private equity, self-storage design and construction, real-estate, and retail.
This foundation along with picking the best practices from across the world helps ensure your experience will always be world-class.