Our goal in the storage industry is to be free of pests. However, sometimes the things we inadvertently do while packing items into a storage unit can attract unwanted pests. Before we know it, an infestation can occur and reoccur. Everyone must learn how to keep pests and rodents out of storage units to keep us all pest free. The best way to keep mice and other vermin out of storage is by making sure you have a good plan. By removing food, and storing items correctly, you will be less affected if issues arise. Make sure your insurance policy covers damage from rodents or pests. Even the most well-kept storage facility will have an occasional problem with pests when tenants unknowingly bring mice and insects into their unit. If an infestation happens, your most significant line of defense is going to be a comprehensive insurance policy. Many storage facilities will require you to have stored property insurance. On top of acquiring the proper insurance, make sure you always have an accurate inventory of what is inside your storage unit. In the event there is damage, this will make the replacement process much easier and less stressful. Here are some tips to help defend your unit from these pests. Pack items in plastic totes with airtight lids. The most effective way to keep pests out of your belongings is by packing them in well-sealed containers. Plastic containers are best, especially for linens, fabrics, and clothing. If you choose to use cardboard boxes then opt for new ones. New boxes will be stronger and are less likely to have gaps or punctures that pests could enter, plus they are manufactured with added strength to withstand stacking. If you’re using moving boxes you can get for free, at least be sure to avoid using free cardboard boxes from any food stores. Do not store food ...
May 3rd, 2022
April 2nd, 2022
This is a great reference on Making Your Home Sell Fast by Kansas City realtor, Holly Jackson at eXp Realty Here is link to the wonderful information. Make Your Home Sell Fast As always if you need anything please let us know. Check prices on storage or rent go to our home page at Topcity Storage. ...
March 2nd, 2022
How To Store Kitchen Appliances Before boxing up all the rarley used appliances to keep them out of sight, you’ll need to require the subsequent steps to keep them in idealistic condition for your next cookery adventure. First, you will want to make sure the appliance is free of grease, crumbs and grime. This food residue can attract unwanted pests. If you have the orginal box, it is best to store in the box, you have them. Otherwise place them inside clear plastic storage tote to protect them from dust. Stack containers by putting heavier items on the bottom. Anything that would get damaged by temperature or moisture changes should also be stored in a container, up off of the floor. Label each bin. List all of the items in the container; that way, if you remove some items for use, you’ll know where they go when returning them. Remove water and hoses and tanks. Water can remain behind in hoses and tanks after you remove them from the outlet sources. This can cause severe problems like mold and potential breakage from freezing if you don’t drain them out before storage. Pack and Protect Appliances- Appliance doors and drawers can open during the moving process and break, so use wrapping film or moving tape to keep doors closed during transportation. In addition, protect appliances from scratches and dents with moving blankets, bubble wrap, or wrapping film when moving from your home or office to storage. Find Secure Storage-Find a secure storage like Topcity Storage, they have motion sensors in all units, notifications are sent via text if your unit is being tampered with. Pack and Store Applicances Carefully-Always keep appliances upright during transportation and storage to prevent damage. As always if you have any questions or need help feel free to reach out to us at www.TopcityStorage.com. ...
February 6th, 2022
High Tech Storage Topekan Crystal Reuter saw a need for a service in the capital city and made it a reality.
PLEASE see our article in TK MAGAZINE. Picture Front of Building Photos by: JOHN BURNS Like many great business opportunities, Topekan Crystal Reuter saw a need for a service in the capital city and made it a reality. TopCity Storage opened the first week in June at 4600 S.W. Topeka Blvd., just south of the Kansas Turnpike. This isn’t your typical selfstorage arrangement—the whole high-tech operation is contactfree, and Reuter says it’s the first to use NOKĒ smart entry technology to fully automate storage in Topeka.“Everything can be done from your smartphone. No padlock or physical key to lose. Your phone is your key,” said Reuter, the owner and only employee of the business. “Contactless rentals are the way the industry is moving.” The brand new 84-unit, 14,000 square-foot, well-lit facility gives clients 24-hour access to their units and has an emphasis on clean and safe storage. “I just kept seeing people posting that their storage got broken into,” Reuter said. “I thought if we’re going to do this, I wanted to build something that was secure. And unique. Not just a boring, standard storage building.” To rent, customers visit the TopCity Storage website, choose a unit, e-sign an agreement and provide payment information. Then a digital key is sent via email with download and accessibility instructions. PIC PHONE No locks are needed; the mobile app logs who is coming and going, and smart technology knows if it’s locked or not. All units have motion sensors inside, and the digital key can be shared with movers, family members or friends as needed. “I have an 80-year-old customer that loves the facility’s ease of use. It’s pretty simple,” Reuter said. Reuter said it’s extra difficult to break into the units as the electronic locking mechanism is on the inside of the unit as opposed to the outside. Additionally, any time motion is detected, or someone is trying to break in, a message is sent to the unit renter to notify them. The renter ...
Eric Smith-Contributing Writer
January 12th, 2022
Moving to Topeka? Not sure if it is a good fit? Here is a great article from Justin Armbruster, on the benefits of moving to Topeka and why you should. As, always if you need high-tech secure storage. Please look us up. MOVING TO TOPEKA 15 REASONS WHY ...
December 5th, 2021
The holidays are here and it is the most exciting times of the year. The best thing is when you get to see extended family and friends. After not seeing eachother for so long, it’s a great to be able to spend some quality time with the most important people in your lives. It’s important to make sure you’re setting up your home in a way that welcomes your guests. A lot of work can go into preparing your home for guests, but where do you begin? Here are a few helpful hints. Declutter Everywhere You Can-The last thing your guests will want to walk into is a messy, cluttered house. If you take a look around and see that there’s room for improvement, you should tidy up certain rooms well before company arrives. If you’ve used your guest rooms in your home for storage, consider moving any boxes and bins into your garage or a local storage unit. If your living room is filled with laundry that has yet to be folded or toys that the kids have scattered everywhere, take a few minutes to put everything back where it belongs. In Your Bathroom/Bedroom-You’ll want to stock up on the most important bathroom necessity: toilet paper. Besides toliet paper, we have all been traveling a forgot items at home. It is always nice when you go to hotels or other places and they have a basket with toiletries in a basket of things you may of forgotten. For example, toothpaste, shampoo etc. It is a great way to show your loved ones you care. In the bedrooms and bathrooms it is important make sure everything is picked up, closets and a few drawers are decluttered and emptied out. It maybe best to put some items in storage or a garage for a bit so that traveling guest can utilize this space. No one likes living out of suitcases when they’re traveling, especially when they’ll be there for an extended period ...
November 5th, 2021
How do you pick the best storage unit size for your belongings, expecially when you are not that good at visualizing dimensions? This is a basic storage unit size guide, all the sizes are pretty standard at most storage unit facilities. If you need a better understanding, Topcity has an easy chart on their website that you enter the items you want to store and the interactive tool will calculate the recommended size you need. 5′ x 5′ : This will be a good fit for the contents of one closet-sized room. 5′ x 10′: This will be a good fit for a small one bedroom apartment. 10′ x 10′: This will be a good fit for one or a small two bedroom apartment. 10′ x 20′: This will be a good fit for a three or a small four bedroom apartment. 10′ x 25′: This will be a good fit for a for a large apartment or a small home. 10′ x 30′: This will be a good fit for a four or a five bedroom home. The good news is Topcity has all of these sizes at our site. Check us out. ...
October 13th, 2021
Over the past year, since COVID hit, customers have grown to expect convenience. It's almost an expectation for customers to have the ability to get what they need when they need it, expecially at their fingertips. No one wants to wait until the normal Monday through Friday hours to gain access to their belongings or rent a unit. Why should you have to wait? This is why we are different at TopCity Storage, we are providing customers with smart entry systems that provide customers with a digital key that grants tenants access to TopCity's entry points, and their individual unit so customers can access their belongings whenever it’s most convenient for them. Having the ability to offer 24/7 access can be critical for busy customers who need to get to their unit after hours. Happy Renting. ...
September 9th, 2021
Accessing your NEW storage unit is easy and fast with the smart entry system. Simply read on to follow the steps for new tenants if you are having issues with accessing your new unit and are in our system. QUICK TIPS IF HAVING PROBLEMS AND ARE SET UP IN SYSTEM 1. IF YOU ARE AN OUTSIDE UNIT-PLEASE PUT YOUR FOOT ON THE HANDLE THEN HIT THE LOCK THIS WILL UNLOCK YOUR UNIT. 2. IF YOU ARE INSIDE-PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL DOORS ARE RED AND SHUT BEFORE LEAVING. IF YOUR UNIT DOOR IS NOT RED OPEN IT UP AND RESHUT IT. IF IT IS STILL NOT RED. HIT THE SAFTEY BUTTON ON THE INSIDE THIS WILL FIX IT. 3. TO OPEN THE OUTSIDE DOORS- YOU HAVE TO PUSH IN ON THE HANDLE THEN PULL OUT AFTER HITTING THE UNLOCK BUTTON. ...
August 24th, 2021