All of Pennsylvania has been under stay-at-home orders since the beginning of April. One of the things many of us have been doing while we practice social distancing is cleaning the house.
Spring cleaning, whether to make sure the house is fresh and virus-free, or just to have something to do, has been something of a national past-time for the last 6 weeks.
For a great many of us, that means bags and boxes full of stuff that we can’t even donate right now because donation centers for most charities are closed.
So to the landfill with it?
Well, maybe not.
During the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, one of the businesses you might be surprised to find is still open is you friendly neighborhood self storage facility, Spacemall.
Spacemall Storage, and all self-storage facilities, were deemed life essential by the governor’s office, so we’ve been working — via email and telephone, with a lot of social distancing and a lot of extra cleaning — through the whole pandemic.
Need something from your storage unit?
You can come get it!
Please wear a mask and be respectful of your fellow tenants. You are welcome to come and go from the property with the same hours and days of operation as before. We ask that you don’t linger, but you are welcome to come and get what you need. You can also\drop off stuff into your storage unit.
Our cleaning and maintenance staff is disinfecting doors, elevators, stair rails, and more several times a day to help keep you safe.
So why is self storage consider life essential?
We’ve heard that question a lot these last few weeks.
The short answer is generally our business customers, but that’s only part of the story.
At our facility alone, we have commercial tenants who delivery medical supplies, repair broken machinery at hospitals and provide at home medical equipment for those who need it. We have pharmaceutical representatives who deliver prescription samples to medical offices. Our truck driver tenants are helping to keep your grocery stores stocked.
But it’s also for our personal storage customers as well.
Many people use their storage units to keep emergency supplies, including emergency food and water. Personally, when the pandemic began closing things in Pennsylvania, I was very happy to remember that I had an extra package of toilet paper in my storage unit.
Individuals and families might need a variety of things out of their storage units: clothes for the changing seasons, books and craft supplies to help entertain and educate children who are suddenly home from school or even cooking utensils that aren’t normally used on a daily or even weekly basis.
So during this stay-at-home order, you can come to your storage unit if you need things out of it.
You can also rent a new storage unit if you find that after all the cleaning you’ve done, you need a place to stow those bags and boxes. We can do all the paperwork to rent your storage unit over the phone or via email. We’re kings of social distancing, so we can meet all your storage needs without ever being in the same room.
No matter why you need self storage during these challenging times, we can help.
Stay healthy and safe!