TopCity Storage

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 ...

Crystal Reuter
April 17th, 2023

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