Safely Access Self-Storage During COVID-19

Admin | April 20, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

In this time of uncertainty when so many homes are locked down and people are quarantining at home to avoid the spread of COVID-19, it's helpful having convenient access to supplies. 

While you don't want to store all your supplies in a self-storage facility, it's helpful to keep extra items you don't have room for in a storage unit. You can put away equipment to help you and your family stay safe during quarantine, the trick is figuring out how to access everything you’ve stored safely for when you need it. This isn't as difficult as it sounds as long as you follow a few best-practices. 

Store the Right Equipment for Quarantine

When deciding what to store to protect yourself and your family members during flu season, or throughout a more serious quarantine situation, it's important to stock up on the right supplies. That means stocking sanitizers such as sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizers, isopropyl alcohol, and bleach. It means getting gloves, paper towels and other cleaning products that you can use to maintain a sterile environment. You should also consider getting extra medical supplies such as bandages, medicine, antiseptic wipes, and other first-aid items to help you prepare for minor injuries to avoid visiting a local hospital whenever possible. 

Along with medical supplies and sanitizing supplies you could also stock a gun cleaning kit, water purification equipment, camping gear, fishing supplies, and other items to help you survive even if you have to leave your home. Having the right blend of survival gear will help you prepare for most situations. What you don't want to stockpile is food products and containers of water. Instead, you should keep those items at home to avoid needing to access your storage frequently and to avoid spoilage that could hurt your supply. 

Visit Your Supply Infrequently

Go to storage as little as often to stay safe and limit your exposure to the flu virus or COVID-19. By keeping supplies that you won't need often stored in your Kelowna self-storage location you won't have to visit often but you can still enjoy all the benefits of having emergency supplies available when you need them. With the right mix of stored items, you should only need to visit once a month or less while still having all the items that you need to keep you and your family safe and healthy during a quarantine situation. 

Access Your Storage at the Right Time

Along with taking care to limit how often you access your storage unit, you should also visit your unit during less popular hours. That usually means early in the morning or late at night. With the proper timing, you can visit an Airport Village Self-Storage location without seeing another person, which is exactly what you want. Drive up to the facility and only access your unit if you don't see others around. Carefully wipe down any surfaces you have to touch to get inside your unit with disinfectant to avoid picking up any viruses that might be left on the surfaces. Also, take care to disinfect any items you place in your storage to avoid contaminating your stockpile. 

Stay safe and follow social-distancing mandates while storing the items and equipment that you need. As long as you take care when visiting your storage facility you should be able to get the items you need without being contaminated. Keep stocking up on supplies when you can and you'll be ready for emergency situations when you encounter them.