Category: Tips and Announcements

Cottage Grove location is NOW OPEN!

Our Cottage Grove location is NOW OPEN!

Expanding to meet your storage needs! Secure Storage Cottage Grove is now open. We offer a variety of self-storage unit sizes, storage types including standard and temperature controlled, and insurance services to meet your storage needs! Call at 608-351-3030 our friendly representatives for farther details.

Need help outside of regular business hours? We have kiosk for 24/7 rentals and insurance programs!

We are located at 3286 Field View Ln, offering over 300 units of both climate controlled and traditional units, large units with 14-foot doors and power – perfect for storing RVs and boats during the winter months.

What We Offer

Temperature-controlled Units

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How to Avoid 3 Common Self-Storage Mistakes

3 Common Self-Storage Mistakes

Looking for a storage unit? Follow these tips to avoid some common self-storage mistakes to make your storage experience hassle-free.

Mistake #1: Using Discount Packing Supplies

  • As you prepare to pack up your belongings for your self-storage unit, make sure to plan ahead. Packing your items correctly is crucial for storing them well. You won’t regret investing in a few sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, and moving blankets or sheets. Wooden furniture can get scratched in the move, but a blanket can protect your belongings from scratches as well as dust. Steer clear of packing glassware or dishes with newspaper because it can leave ink stains, and nobody wants that! It may be tempting to throw all your clothes in a cardboard box and call it a day, but clothing stores much better in vacuum-sealed bags rather than placed in plastic totes or containers. Plus, vacuum-sealed bags help save on space.
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Long Term and Short Term Storage

Secure Storage has units available for Long Term and Short Term Storage!

The Four D’s

Of all the reasons someone could need a storage unit, there are four most common, incredibly unfortunate situations people find themselves that result in needing a storage unit. They’re commonly referred to as the “Four “D’s”:  Downsizing, Disaster, Divorce, Death. Often, you’ll need somewhere to keep things while you process these unfortunate events.

Secure Storage operates on monthly leases. We do this to make sure that you’re able to get the storage you need as quickly as possible and aren’t forced into a long-term lease. You could be moving for a multitude of reasons and need room to keep your boxes near the new property during the short-term process. Perhaps you cannot fit all your items in a smaller garage, in which case a long-term storage unit would be a wonderful asset to you. Maybe you’ve inherited a collection of items, or you needed to move in with someone. No matter the reason, a storage unit can help lessen the burden while safeguarding your belongings.

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Control Your Storage Security

Control Your Storage Security:

Secure Storage in Wisconsin utilizes many tools to provide some of the best security you can get for the price. That’s just what we provide though. What are your options for adding on to that? What can you do to take your security into your own hands? There’s things you can do every step of the way, from before you move in, to the time you start packing your things and filling the unit, to the moment you lock the door and leave your things for the first time. Some things are a matter of convenience, some are a must for making sure your things stay safe.

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Temperature Control in the Summer Heat

Temperature Control in the Summer Heat: Risks of Heat

This summer is only a few weeks in, and it’s already one of the hottest we’ve seen in a while. This can be incredibly dangerous for your belongings if they’re not in a controlled environment. We’ve all seen sidewalks crack from the cooling and heating of the day, and you may have even seen some of the roads buckling and growing huge cracks due to the extreme rise in temperature in early June. Similar damage can happen to your belongings too.

A temperature-controlled unit will stay between 55-85 degrees year-round, ensuring that it’s never too hot to damage your items. Of course, each product may have its own instructions for proper storage, but in general 55-85 is an optimal range. You can learn more about temperature-controlled storage units right here on our blog.

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Secure Storage’s Temperature Controlled Unit Rental

Secure Storage’s Temperature Controlled Unit Rental

We provide a wide assortment of storage units available to rent that are “temperature-controlled,” but what does that mean? Why is it important? Where are these units available? Let’s answer some of those questions for you.

Importance of Temperature Controlled Storage

It’s no surprise that here in Wisconsin, we have some crazy temperatures. It gets hot and sticky in the summer and cold and frigid in the winter. You already know of the problems that come along with temperature changes. Sidewalks crack, doorways shift, window frames warp, wood floor separates—it gets a little out of control. All of this warping and damage can occur to your belongings, as well. We highlight some of the benefits of temperature control, but let‘s explain in more detail why this feature is essential.

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What Size Storage Unit Do I Really Need?

Renting a storage unit for the first time is a daunting task. There are so many sizes, so many options, so many companies, and it all changes the prices you end up spending. It adds up! The first step should be at least figuring out what size storage unit you need. At Secure Storage, we offer a range of sizes depending on the location, so availability may differ depending on where you are.

All of Our Sizes

Our units range from 3ft x 4ft all the way to 15ft x 50ft. That gives you an idea of just how varied these sizes can get. Let’s use our Baraboo location as an example, as it offers a wide variety of sizes along with some of the most up-to-date options in terms of security and temperature control. As you can see, they start at a 5×5 self-storage option, all the way up to a 10×35 temperature-controlled storage option.

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4 Ways to Utilize a Storage Unit for Spring Cleaning

Spring is in full bloom! The birds are chirping, and the sunshine is more abundant. Many of us welcome the fresh air by opening the windows and tidying up our homes after a long winter. Spring cleaning may seem like a daunting task, but we are here to offer some tips to make the process a little smoother!

1. Store Items to Create More Space

  • It’s easier to deep clean your home if you have clutter and furniture out of the way. This allows you to fully vacuum and mop your floors and better access hard-to-reach places. Start by boxing and storing any books, papers, or clutter that have been piling up. Next, move your furniture into the storage unit, working on one room at a time.
  • Maybe you’ve decided to turn that spare bedroom into a home gym, but don’t want to get rid of the bedroom furniture. Whatever the case may be, putting your items into a storage unit is a great way to free up space without having to permanently part with your belongings.
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