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Declutter your home for the holidays

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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 ...


Crystal Reuter
November 5th, 2021


What Size Self Storage Unit Do I Need?

Storage Size Guide


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. ...


Crystal Reuter
October 13th, 2021


TopCity has 24/7 Access

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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. ...


Crystal Reuter
September 9th, 2021


FAST TIPS IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS ENTERING UNIT.

New Move In At Topcity


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. ...


Crystal Reuter
August 24th, 2021


What Happens When In Power Loss

New Move In At Topcity


This article from Janus International is very helpful in explaining what happens when we lose power. At Topcity this is the technology we chose and this article explains why very well. This question comes up from time to time. Check out the full article here Janus What Happens When a Smart Facility Loses Power? One of the concerns voiced by customers when renting at a smart facility, is what happens if the power goes out? Is there a downside to putting too much trust in technology? Tenants get excited when presented with benefits of Nokē Smart Entry but sometimes they wonder, is it too good to be true, what happens if your facility loses power?  In traditional storage, when a storage facility loses power, what little security the site offered is down, access is affected, the store is blind to what is going on and all they have left are the tenant locks holding the line on the unit.  But since tenant's are not using a padlock on a smart unit, what does that mean for their storage unit's security with no power? Overall access and operation of your facility is dependent on electricity and will change with a temporary loss of power.  These other aspects of your facility, that are excluding tenant smart units, can be affected by an outage if they are not on battery backup systems.  This includes entry points and equipment such as: elevators, gates, sliding doors, building doors if access controlled, internet, phone lines if they are VOIP, DVR and cameras, office devices, and other equipment that depends on electricity to operate. For facilities offering Nokē smart locks on their tenant units, these smart locks are superior to regular locks even in a power outage, thanks to the Tesla battery units that power them.  In the event of an outage with Nokē Volt smart locks, they switch to battery back-up until power is restored.  NOKĒ ONE smart locks however, are always running on built-in, powerful battery units.  This ...


Janus
July 23rd, 2021


Indoor Temperature Controlled Unit VS. Outdoor Unit?

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Indoor Temperature Controlled Units VS. Outdoor Units? Which Should I Choose? People may not understand why they may need temperature controlled storage. The difference between indoor and outdoor storage units have benefits depending on what you are storing. TopCity Storage is here to help break it down for you. Outdoor Storage An outdoor unit offers a significant benefit of being able to drive right up to your space that is reserved. That way, you don’t have to make multiple trips Field Replacement Key Missing: namefrom your car to the door of the building, to the unit itself. This will certainly save you time. If you are paying movers by the hour this will save you money. However, if you must also think about the items you are storing. Outdoor storage units are perfect for items that you would store in your basement, garage or shed. If the items that are more delicate and sensitive to weather then they should be stored in a unit that has temperature control. Rooms that provide a consistent temperature year round, tend to do better at protecting your belongings. 2EC741A4-7CC3-45B4-92AD-5E8C55CDDA34 Temperature Controlled Storage The main factor in selecting temperature controlled storage is that your items will be stored in a controlled, stable enviroment. You will have all of your belongings safe from all the weather elements, which is very important when storing your valuables. When picking a storage unit, you want to ensure your items are safe from the elements. If you are storing any of these items you will want to get a unit that has temperature control. *Electronics, Computers, Hard drives-Elements can cause electronics not to work. *Metal, Wood Plastics-Elements can cause wood, plastics to shrink or expand, crack or warp. *Clothing and Fabrics-Elements without temperature control can cause mold. *Medical Supplies *Books-Including Yearbooks, Photo albums *Musical Belongings-DVDS, Band equipment etc. *Important documents-Tax documents etc. *Office supplies *Sentimental Items-Paintings, Drawings etc. The list can go on for the items that would benefit from temperature controlled storage. Basically, if your items need ...


Crystal Reuter
June 23rd, 2021


Unmanned Self Storage Misconceptions

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Unmanned self-storage properties like Topcity storage are new in the industry and they have a few misconceptions that we would like to clear up. Here are the top five misconceptions on unmanned self storages: 1. Customers Need Help Figuring Out Unit Size- We have made a simple solution in helping our customers with this problem. On our website at Topcity we have a interactive storage unit calculator tool that our customers can use that makes picking a unit simple. Also, after customers have picked the right storage size they can use our facility map to pick a storage location. If the customer still needs help no problem, TopCity is always here for you. Give us a call, or even text with any questions. 2. Unmanned Properties Must Be Gated-This is a misconseption that we hope to change. Many unmanned properties are high-functioning and very secure, even without gates and fences. Security goes beyond fences and gating. If the facility is in a well-monitored, high-traffic area where crime is less likely to take place, then the facility may not need to be gated. With new technology, like SecurGuard Electronic Locks, as utilized by TopCityStorage security fencing is not necessary. Electronic locks, keypads, lighting, and surveillance is just as secure as a gated self storage. 3. Unmanned Properties Have More Security Issues- Security is a concern at most self storage locations. Unmanned properties take extra steps in taking measures to ensure that their customers belongings are safe. These steps include keeping the facility well-lit at night, utilizing SecurGuard Electronic Locks, using security cameras and carefully monitoring the crime activity in the area. 4. Unmanned Properties Have Terrible Customer Service-TopCity thrives on trying to make their customers satisfied. We take many steps to help our customer service. Customers are able to complete the move-in process at their own convenience 24/7 using online tools, which is much easier than calling and setting up an appointment. Plus, the human element is still available ...


Crystal Reuter
April 13th, 2021


Getting To Know Your Storage Facility

New Move In At Topcity


You should get to know your storage facility prior to moving in. For example, what are the hours I can be onsite, what can I store or not store in my unit, how do I access my unit, and where is my unit located once I get to my location? Luckily, these days storage facilities have facebook pages, websites and other social media sites to help ease anxieties of potential customers and current ones that can answer any questions anytime of the day. You want to make sure that the move to storage is an easy one. Make sure you know that it has convience. Easy Access to Rent anytime with Hours that work for you to move in are a bonus. At Topcity Storage we have simplified the rental process. Also, made it easy access to your unit twenty- four hours a day using an app on your phone. The rental process takes as much time as purchasing a plane ticket, after you sign the rental agreements, and pay for your unit, your key to access the building is sent to you in a text within minutes. Location- You want to make sure you know where your unit is once getting to your storage site. Ask your storage facility for a facility map. TopCity Storage made this easy for our customers as well, after renting a unit they will automatically send you a facility map in your email. Facility Map ...


Crystal Reuter
March 13th, 2021


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