Packing a Storage Unit
To simplify moving into a storage unit, planning ahead and getting organized can help. This will ensure a smooth transition for your items and make packing and organizing easier. Here are some tips on how to pack into a storage unit at Topcity STORAGE in Topeka, KS. 1. Choose the right storage unit Choosing the right storage unit size can be crucial before you begin packing. Topcity Storage offers a variety of unit sizes, make sure you choose one that will comfortably fit your belongings. Many times people chose a smaller unit and end up needing to move to a bigger unit. Are you unsure what size you need? Go to our STORAGE CALCULATOR here. 2 .Don't Overcrowd and Overstack items Leaving some space for aisles will make it easier to access your items. If you over stack items they can fall and break. Place heavy items at the bottom and lighter items on top. Make sure you use clean, new boxes this will ensure they are more sturdy and prevent attracting pests, if food was stored in the boxes before pest will be attracted to that. 3. Make an inventory list Make an inventory list of all the items you intend to store. Keeping track of everything will not only make it easier for you to find specific items when you need them, it will also help for insurance purposes in case anything happens. Label boxes clearly and keep a copy of your inventory list with you. Use high-quality packing supplies. Invest in high-quality packing supplies such as sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, and furniture covers. This will help protect your belongings during transport and while in storage. Pack strategically When packing your items into boxes, use a strategic approach. Fill empty spaces with packing material to prevent items from shifting during transport. 4. Disassemble large furniture Large furniture takes up lots of empty space if not packed properly if you disasemble furiture and stack them it really helps. Keep all ...
April 17th, 2023
TOPCITY STORAGE HOW TO CHANGE A CREDIT CARD
How do I pay my bill at Topcity Storage? You have storage with us at Topcity Storage. It is close to the beginning of the month your credit card is expired and you are on autopay. What do you do now? How can you change your credit card information before autopay draws? To avoid those NCF fees, and change your credit card information look up a bill and more. All you need to do is go to TOPCITY STORAGE website and click the PAY ONLINE button in the top right corner of the website. If you have not yet created an account to lookup your account information first by looking at your emails we have sent to you in the past and grab your account number. Then you can create your account. Once your account is created login in and add the correct information. If you need a password reset, you may request that on this homepagee. Or if you still need help on the home page of Topcity Storage go to the website and hit the contact us button and we will send you the information as soon as possible. Hope this helps. ...
August 13th, 2022
5 THINGS TO DO IN TOPEKA THIS SUMMER
5 THINGS TO DO IN TOPEKA THIS SUMMER Click the link above to find some great things to do in Topeka, by Justin Armbruster with Genesis, LLC, Realtors a Topeka Real Estate Agent. ...
May 2nd, 2022
Make Your Home Sell Fast by eXp Realtor Holly Jackson
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. ...
April 1st, 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
March 1st, 2022
Moving to Topeka? 15 REASONS WHY
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 ...
February 2nd, 2022
TopCity has 24/7 Access
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. ...
January 1st, 2022
FAST TIPS IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS ENTERING UNIT.
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. ...
December 1st, 2021
What Happens When In Power Loss
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 ...
November 1st, 2021
KSNT-TOPCITY NOW OPEN AFTER 8 MONTHS OF CONSTRUCTION
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. ...
October 1st, 2021