Hitting the Road for the Holidays?

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November is quickly approaching, and with it, the arrival of the holiday season. If you’re planning to hit the road this year, it’s important to make sure your house in order before you leave. You may be gone for a few weeks or a couple of months, but no matter how long you’re gone, you want to know that your belongings are safe and sound. You might be hiring a house-sitter for the season, or you may be planning to ask a neighbor to check on things, but regardless of the circumstances, there are some things that you need to do before you leave. If one of those things is storing some household items, EZ Storage® in St. Louis is here to help!

Storing a Vehicle

If you’re hitting the road, then you’re most likely doing so in one of your family vehicles. If you have a second vehicle that you don’t want to leave parked on the street, in the driveway, or even in the garage, we can help you find the ideal space for it. You might be taking the minivan so that everyone and all the gifts can fit in it, which leaves your sedan in need of storage. We can show you a number of large storage spaces that will keep your vehicle protected until you return.

Map Your Route

dreamstime_xxl_18708713Gone are the days of printing off directions before you leave on a road trip, and it’s easy to find your way using your phone’s Map app or GPS while you’re on your trip. However, it can be smart to map your route before you leave so that you know which roads you need to take and which roads may be closed due to inclement weather. If you’re heading to a part of the country you’ve never been to before, take some time to get acquainted with the area by looking at maps of roads and cities. There’s also nothing wrong with investing in a new atlas for the car!

Plan for Logistics While You’re Gone

You’re excited to go on your trip, but it’s important not to forget about the logistics back home. If you’re hiring a house-sitter, make sure he or she knows where things are kept and how you can be reached should there be an emergency. If you’re going to board your pets while you’re gone, make sure you’ve made the proper arrangements for them regarding care. If you’re storing items with us and you want to designate an emergency contact while you’re gone, make sure you talk to a member of our staff before you leave.

It’s also important to make sure any bills are paid before you leave, or to be sure that you can pay them online from the road. You don’t want your heat or power to be shut off while you’re gone, and when it comes to your storage rent, you can pay online every month!

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At EZ Storage®, we love helping people find the ideal self-storage solutions for their belongings. You might be taking a road trip this holiday season to see family and friends you haven’t seen in a long time, or you might be taking the opportunity to use your time off from work to visit a destination you’ve never been to before. No matter what the circumstances are, our month-to-month leases make it easy to store things for the time you need. You’ll know that your belongings are safe and sound, and you’ll be able to focus on enjoying your trip!

Visit one of our St. Louis facilities today to learn more.
We look forward to meeting you!