You're remodeling your home. Now it's time to figure out what to do with all your personal property that's going to be displaced during the construction. Portable storage units are an excellent way to store your personal property until the project is completed.
Metal storage containers can be delivered and set up right on your property. When you're done, the company will come out and haul the container away. If you have small children, it's important that you keep them safe around the container.
Children are curious about new things that are placed in their yard, especially when there are things being stored inside them. Unfortunately, storage containers are often air-tight. Not only that, but the temperatures can reach triple digits quite quickly, especially during the hot summer months. Here are some tips that will protect your children while the storage container is in your yard.
Look Inside Before You Shut It
Kids love to see what you're doing. Unfortunately, they don't always let you know that they're nearby. Before you close the storage container, be sure you look inside to make sure your children haven't followed you inside. Once you know the unit is empty, close the door and secure it.
Keep It Locked
If your storage container is going to be in your front yard, you'll need to keep it secure 24/7. Not only will you need to protect your children, you'll also need to ensure that neighborhood children don't have access to it. You can prevent disasters by keeping the doors to your storage container locked at all times.
Install a Portable Alarm System
If there is no way to lock the storage container you've rented, you can still secure it by installing a portable alarm system. Most portable battery-operated alarms can be installed using two-way tape. The alarm comes in a two-part system and can be attached to any doors.
The two parts are attached to opposite sides of the door. Simply attach the alarm to your container door. When the door opens, the alarm will sound. That will allow you to know whenever someone enters or exits the storage container. You can purchase these alarms at most home improvement stores.
Storage containers (such as those provided by Shelving Rack & Lockers Inc) are an excellent way to secure your property while you're remodeling your home. However, if you're going to use a storage container, you need to ensure that your children will be safe around them. Use these simple steps to secure your storage container, and keep your children safe.