TopCity Storage


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
July 13th, 2021


Climate Control Storage Mean

Storage


What is the difference between 'temperature-controlled' storage and 'climate-controlled' storage? Renters come in and ask the question, do you have climate-controlled storage? However, there seems to be some confusion, the terms for climate and temperature controlled units are not the same but when potential buyers ask about the temperature or climate they are meaning the samething. Let me help break it down for you. Temperature-controlled facilities, like Topcity Storage only manages the temperature, while climate-controlled facilities manage the temperature and humidity. Climate-controlled facilities manage both temperature and humidity. Inside a temperatrue controlled facility, temperature is controlled within a range. The ideal temperature-controlled storage ranges between 55 and 80 degrees. You cant really control the 'climate' as you can temperature. Thus is why you are hearing more people say temperature controlled units over climate depending on where you live. ...


Crystal Reuter
July 13th, 2021


Storage Tips Before You Store

Tips And Tricks


Storage Tips Purchase store insurance or show proof of renters insurance. To protect everyone. Utilize all the space in your unit. Use pallets, 2 x 4’s, or plywood, or freestanding shelves to keep things off the floor. Plan how you are going to arrange your unit. Leave an aisle in the center of your unit so that you have a walk way to the back of the unit. Pack so you can find things later. Clear boxes, totes you can see through or label boxes on multiple sides. When packing boxes fill them without making them too heavy to lift (dont put too many books in one box, makes it too heavy to lift).  Do not use printed newspaper for wrapping. The ink may smudge and get on your items. Stack boxes accordingly. Put the heavier boxes on the bottom and the lighter ones on top of the heavier ones. You dont want crushed boxes. Store frequently needed items towards the front of the unit. To protect your items cover them with moving pads, sheets, or light blankets. Disassemble bulky items tables, bed frames, desks.  Wrap and label all pieces, better when you have to reassemble them.  Put all hardware in bags and tape to item after labeled. Electronics have numerous cords, place small colored stickers on the cord and the same color sticker where the cord goes.  After you breakdown the bed you are left with the mattresses and box springs storage on long edges.  Wrap for protection and elevate off the floor. Use two to three 2 x 4’s cut to 1 foot long. If it is possible store couches on end. Stack chairs seat to seat. Use the inside of appliances and drawers to store smaller items.  When stacking furniture use paper pads in between the items to avoid scratching. Appliances must be clean and dry before storing them and opened up to prevent mildew. Store mirrors and paintings on end. It is best not to store flat to prevent stepping on.  Pack books or boxes ...


Crystal Reuter
July 13th, 2021


KSNT-TOPCITY NOW OPEN AFTER 8 MONTHS OF CONSTRUCTION

Local News


Did you see our news article? KSNT ARTICLE TOPEKA (KSNT) – TopCity Storage, located at 4600 S.W. Topeka Blvd., is now open for your storage needs after an 8-month construction schedule.“We will be having an open house on June 11th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and we would love to have everybody come by.” Crystal Reuter, Owner of TopCity Storage. “We are the first unmanned storage facility in Topeka. You can rent completely online. You go to our website, pick your unit, sign a rental agreement, put in your payment and a digital key will be sent to you.” TopCity Storage offers climate controlled storage units that can be rented online and accessed through the Bluetooth on a cell phone.Click here for more information on TopCity Storage. ...


KSNT
July 13th, 2021


TopCity Storage Uses Smartphones As Storage Lock and Key

Storage


Cell phones are used in our everyday life, have you ever looked at your settings and seen how many times you actually pickup your phone in one day? We use our phones for everything, we use them to buy plane tickets, order us drivers to go anywhere, schedule doctor's appointments, and even use them to turn on our smart TV's. By downloading an app on your cell phone, you can change the channel, control the volume, and do everything your remote control. Cell phones are basically our remote controls for everyday life.   This innovative app technolgy business also is now coming into self-storage. There are now ways you can unlock unit doors and digitally share your key by an app on your smart phone. Here's how it works and the benefits that comes with it: How it Works: Through cloud-based technology, tenants are able to enter the facility and their units with their mobile smart devices. No more of the frustration of losing keys and forgetting combinations and codes. With Tesla technology included inside every unit controller and electronic smart lock, this security solution is changing the way that storage is being done. Rental Process Made Easy: The rental process is now as easy as buying a plane ticket. Tenants can handle the whole process on their own online or by using the mobile app. No more having to speak to a manger. Giving the customer the option to do rent units on their own anytime of the day. Digital Key Sharing: This amazing feature allows customers the convenience of granting temporary access to friends and family – then revoking access whenever you chose, you are in control. Notificatons: This new technolgy gives customers more security, all units are equipped with motion sensors, and will give the customers notifications if motion is detected. Not only that customers will recieve notifications right to their phones when the doors are left unlocked. We are used to doing everything on our phones this past ...


Crystal Reuter
July 13th, 2021


TopCity's Guide To Digital Key Sharing

Guide


Many people have turned to their phones for everything in their everyday lives. The same goes for us, at TopCity Storage, in the storage industry and the technology we use at TopCity. Do you have an app on your phone like, Venmo, Paypal or Cash App? These apps allow you to send funds friends, family, or even pay for products and services. Now with new Advanced Smart Entry systems, we can let you do essentially the samething just in the digital key sharing way. For families , or even commercial businesses that have storage units who need to grant access to their unit, digital key sharing is the level of convenience that customers not only appreciate, but come to rely on. There is no longer the need to have to arrange to meet ups to hand off keys to family members, movers, or employees when giving them access to their unit. You dont have to worry about getting your keys back, or even if there are extra copies of the keys floating around. With each digital key that is shared, it can track who has accessed that unit and the time then if you want the customer can even revoke the key at any time if needed. How is that for control over the unit. An added bonus is that the customer even gets notifications when the unit is opened or if motion is dected inside. WOW, that is technology working for you. 2077EAA5-DF8F-460A-B463-7B133A717558 ...


Crystal Reuter
July 13th, 2021


Questions to Ask About Self-Storage Before Renting

Guide


When you decide that you need some extra storage space due to a move, remodeling or just because you need extra space in your home the next step is renting a unit. However, it maybe your first time renting a unit, here are some questions that may help you in finding the right fit. 1. What size of units are available and what kind? Before storing in any self-storage unit, you should be interested in knowing more about the type of units available and how big or small they are. Do you want climate-controlled units, outdoor access? If you do not know the difference see our blog on the differences. Climate Controlled VS. Outdoor Blog . If you are unsure the size of unit you need, try this Size Guide, it is an interactive tool to help you decide what is the best size unit for you. 2. Is a deposit required? No one wants to be surprised as they prepare for the final step to securing a rental. Almost all self-storage companies charge an administration or setup fee. You should inquire about any fees that may be required before renting the space, such as a security deposit. You may also look for "special rates" that waive these fees for new customers. 3. How long is the lease? Many self-storage companies rent out storage space on a monthly basis. However, some are based on long-term commitments. Most of the longer terms are due to the "special deals" you may of gotten. For example, if you got a dollar rental for the first month, you may have to stay for three. 4. Has the company experienced any break-ins? You should also try to find out whether the self-storage facility has had any break-ins in the recent past, and if so, what steps have they taken to solve the problems. This can give you an idea of how safe your belongings will ...


Crystal Reuter
July 13th, 2021


Guide to Renting from Automated Storage

Guide


We give tours at TopCity and the first thing people say is, 'Wow, we have never seen anything like this before." Technology can be useful and scary the first time you incorporate it into your life. We are here to breakdown the steps on how to rent and use your digital keys for the first time. Check out our blog on this as well. Imagine you pull up to TopCity storage and see that no one is around. Don't leave! You can still rent a unit, or you can a unit from your own home prior to move in day. Here is an easy guide on how to do this: Step One Get to our website, www.topcitystorage.com, you can do this in many ways. If you are at the building you can pull up your camera, hold it over our QR code on the door, it will pull up the website, google Topcitystorage or just type in www.Topcitystorage.com on your browser. Step Two Click the STORE NOW BUTTON in blue on the first page at the top. Step Three After hitting the STORE NOW BUTTON, this will direct you to the units available, you may have to scroll down a bit, pick your unit. Step Four Enter in all your information, this step takes the longest of them all, have your drivers licence ready, your alternate contact information, if you have items with liens you will need that as well. A credit card for payment. Put in your payment information. Sign the lease. Then you are almost ready to go. Step Five It should say complete once you have walked through all the steps. You should get an email as soon as you hit the complete button. In the email it will have the facility map this tells you directons on what door your "key" will work at, we have three access doors you will have access to one of them, this prevents everyone from wondering the building. The email will also have ...


Crystal Reuter
July 13th, 2021


Facts About Storing With TopCity Storage

Moving


Where is TopCity Storage located? Our property address is 4600 South Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609. We’re right next to Kwik Shop, near the communities of Auburn, Pauline, and Burlingame. Additonally, we’re only 4 miles away from Washburn University meaning you can reach our facility in less than 10 minutes. How wide are the storage unit doors and types?There are two types of storage unit doors: Swing door: A standard room door. Roll-up door: Rolls up just like the door on your garage.Roll-up doors are eight feet wide. We also offer hanicap accessible units. What are the access hours of your facility?Our tenants can get access to their storage units 24 hours a day. Our convenient access hours are perfect for anyone who’s busy! This means from renting a unit, paying a bill andd storing your belongings. Everything is done online to fit your busy lifestyle. If you need to talk to someone you are always free to make an appointment. See more on this on our blog Topcity has 24/7 access or Guide to Renting Automated Storage . What is temperature control?Many people don’t think they need temperature-controlled storage when they’re just planning their next renting experience. But while there are some materials that are resistant to damage from extreme temperatures, most items will be negatively affected by such exposure. We use temperature control to regulate temperature and create a perfect environment for those items. Why use temperature-controlled storage?More and more people are using this self-storage amenity because it provides an added layer of protection for items that they want to hold on to, but do not have room at their home or campus. Because these storage units use technology to control the interior temperature, they’re perfect for when you lack the right environment to store your belongings in. Check out our blog for more information on this topic, Indoor Temperature Controlled Storage vs. Drive up. How do I share my digital key with my friends?Our ...


Crystal Reuter
July 13th, 2021


NOKĒ SMART ENTRY GUIDE TIPS TO MAKE YOUR INTERACTION WITH NOKE LOCKS AND TOPCITY STORAGE EASIER.

Tips And Tricks


NOKĒ SMART ENTRY GUIDE TIPS TO MAKE YOUR INTERACTION WITH NOKE LOCKS AND STORING WITH TOPCITY STORAGE EASIER. This is a guide with tips, tricks, and troubleshooting steps from NOKE. This will be a reference to make your interaction with the app more enjoyable! GENERAL APP OPERATION Be sure that Bluetooth is on. If you have an iPhone you can check 2 places to confirm this – in the general settings under Bluetooth, or by going to general settings and scrolling down to the Storage Smart Entry app and turning Bluetooth on there. Check your app version to make sure you are up to date. Make sure location services are on. Reset a password: password can be reset through the app by selecting “reset password” on the login screen. Force closing out of the app and re-logging back in. Check for updates in the Google Play/Apple Store. Updating app or Deleting and re-downloading the app. Checking to make sure Bluetooth and Location Services are on. Restart your phone. Turn Bluetooth off and back on again. These tips are from Noke, TopCity would like you to know that we are here if you need us. You can contact us in one of these ways. Text us at 785-414-9582 Email us at Topcityproperties@outlook.com Call us at 785-414-9582 Through Topcity website, the inquiry form we can help you as well. If you still need help with APP click the ? in the top corner for support. Thank you for storing with us. ...


Crystal Reuter
July 13th, 2021


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