Earlier this year, Loaded Storage opened at 250 Route 9, Suite 3 in Barnegat Township, near the Waretown border.
Instead of driving to put things in a storage unit, thanks to Loaded Storage, the unit arrives at your doorstep in 8-by-16-foot, 8-foot-tall containers. They can be used whether you are renovating your home, recovering from a flood or fire, or preparing to put your home up for sale.
Owner Geffen Rodik said this self-storage concept has grown in popularity over the years and he saw the need to provide such a service in the Southern Ocean County area.
“I love it here,” he said. “I have family in the area and I always enjoy vacationing on Long Beach Island.
“What we do is provide an alternative where instead of renting a truck and feeling rushed, you can complete your project at your own pace and convenience. We’ve had a very warm welcome in town, and we get a lot of calls We are a friendly family business that values our customers.
The containers carry 2,500 pounds of empty weight and have a maximum storage capacity of 6,500 pounds.
“Our secure, insulated, weather-resistant and rodent-proof mobile storage units are conveniently placed where you want them,” the company says on its website. “With on-site storage, you can enjoy easy access to your items while your home is being upgraded. Our mobile storage units are available to serve any industry that can use the extra space.”
The website also offers storage tips, such as creating an inventory of everything you’ll store in your unit; take photos of how you wrapped and packaged each item; make sure you have enough packing materials, moving blankets, paper padding and bubble wrap to protect your items. Make sure you don’t store food, perishables, toxins, or flammable items in your storage unit, and check with your home insurance agent to find out what’s covered under your home insurance policy.
“Our goal is to simplify your moving experience – turning one of the most stressful events in your life into a seamless one,” the site says. “Take your time loading your container, at home, at your leisure – and let us know when you’re ready to move your unit to your new home.”
“The units feature R8 insulated walls and roof to provide extra protection for your valuables. With its professional-grade security, customers can lock down the unit with its durable, double-locking hasps, compatible with the most secure disc locks. Whether it’s sunny, snowing or raining, our containers can be loaded safely thanks to their rubberized flooring.
“You can rest assured that your storage unit’s location is always tracked via our industrial-grade GPS,” the site says.
Rodik said that since opening the business, Loaded Storage has been active with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce. He said the company donated a unit last spring to help with the Sprint for Life event in Ship Bottom.
“We want to do what we can to support local community causes,” he said.
For more information, call Loaded Storage at 844-529-2017 or visit loadstore.com. —EE