With 24 hour gate access and online payment, at storage outlet in Highland, California, we're ready when you are, so you can tailor your RV & boat storage experience to fit your needs. Our modern storage facility was designed with your convenience in mind. Our units feature paved, open and covered parking spaces, free dump station, free ice/air, free wash bay, and 24 hour video recording. Storage outlet has been serving the RV & boat storage needs of the Highland, community for 5 years. Conveniently located for visiting big bear lake, we're on Church Street just north of 5th street exit from the 210 freeway.
Serving the Highland area including Redlands, Mentone, San Bernardino, big bear, arrowhead and nearby communities of the inland empire.
City Information: Highland
The city of Highland is nestled against the snowcapped San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains and is only 45 minutes from Palm Springs. Highland is located close to all of Southern California's other cultural and recreational attractions, with large cities like Los Angeles and Orange County being in easy driving distance.
Highland is close to many mountain recreational activities, including an array of skiing in the wintertime and camping/hiking during the summer. There are extensive trail systems in Highland which link to the Santa Ana River trail. This trail system will one day connect the San Bernardino Mountains to the Orange County coast.
Highland has a community of over 52,000 and takes pride in being one of the most desirable cities to live in the Inland Empire. With a low crime rate, high safety and an emphasis on community beautification, the city offers an ideal residential and business location for residents of the Inland Empire in Southern California.
The city was founded in 1891 when its original town-site was built. It soon became an important contributor to the citrus industry, which was a large part of business in Southern California. Highland has preserved many of the buildings that were constructed during the early years in Highland, helping to preserve the sense of community and tradition.
The city is primarily a residential community, where currently six different residential developers are building. There is a full range of affordable housing options, as well as a beautiful master-planned community, East Highlands Ranch, which offers premium housing and private recreation facilities.
There are two award-winning school districts in the city, The Redlands Unified School District and the San Bernardino Unified School District. Education is very important to the city, so much that both school districts were named as California Distinguished Schools. There are also several private and parochial schools, licensed pre-schools and even college bound students can find education close to home. The city is close to many fully accredited undergraduate and graduate universities and colleges including: University of Redlands, Loma Linda University, University of California at Riverside, and California State University San Bernardino. Community Colleges include San Bernardino Valley and Crafton.
Packing and Storage Tips
Let’s Start With The Ten Commandments of Self Storage
How to Prepare Your Items for Storage
- Use boxes that are uniform in size - they will stack up much easier and utilize the space you have much better.
- As you stack, place heavy boxes on the bottom and lighter on the top. Seems logical but we have seen many a crumbled box.
- Leave walkways between boxes so you can have ready access.
- Half full boxes tend to collapse easier during stacking.
- Leave a little space between your unit walls and boxes - helps air circulate
- Storing a refrigerator or washer/dryer? Leave doors slightly ajar – this can help prevent mold from growing.
- NO flammables or combustibles allowed in any of the storage units.
- Photo or Video document your stored items thoroughly.
- Label your boxes for quick identification.
- Bubble wrap and newspaper fragile items.
Place all smaller items in uniformly sized boxes. Completely fill each box with heavier items on the bottom and lighter items on the top. Uniformly sized boxes stack easier and conserve storage space.
Clean and dry your appliances prior to storing. Do not leave anything inside of appliances to be stored. Store all appliances upright with doors ajar to allow ventilation.
» Blankets, Draperies and Clothing.
Have blankets, draperies and clothing cleaned; then pack them on hangers in wardrobe boxes.
Pack books flat, not standing on end. This will protect the spines, which will bend and warp over time if stood upright. Books are very heavy, so pack them in small boxes and don't put them in boxes with other, more fragile items.
» Breakable Items.
Wrap breakable items inside bubble wrap and store with linens.
» Dishes and Glassware.
Store these items in specially made boxes called dishpacks. Dishpacks are worth every penny.
» Furniture and Tables.
Place blankets over furniture to protect from scratches and dust.
» Label boxed items.
You'll know what is in each box without opening it.
» Lawn Mowers.
Drain gasoline and oil from all small engines. This precaution will protect both your stored property and the property of others from the dangers of fire and explosion.
» Leather Items.
Treat leather items (couches, clothes, etc.) with a leather conditioner prior to storing them. Keep furniture items off the floor by placing them on pallets.
Place mattresses in plastic slip-on covers to protect them from dust and moisture.
» Mirrors and Pictures.
Store mirrors and pictures inside similarly sized knocked down boxes. This affords them protection from scratches and dust.
Photographs tend to curl over time. To keep them flat, place between pieces of cardboard and tape them together. Do not store irreplaceable photos, photos and negatives take up very little space. Try to keep these items with you.
» Pillows and Toys.
It is smart to store smaller items like this in large plastic bags.
DO NOT STORE THESE ITEMS: Furs, jewelry and other expensive items, irreplaceable items, any living thing, used tires, firearms, explosives, flammables of any kind (gas, diesel, oil, paint, etc.), drugs or drug paraphernalia, stolen items, any type of hazardous items, perishable items of any kind, hazardous waste materials of any kind, items that produce odors or any item that will in any way make other tenants or the manager unhappy.
Organizing your Storage Unit
» If you can, place wooden pallets or boards underneath furniture and boxes. This will prevent condensation from damaging them.
» Leave a small airspace between your stored items and the wall of the storage unit for ventilation.
» Store items that will not be needed to the rear of the storage locker, and items you will need to access toward the front of the unit. This will save a lot of time and hassle.
» Store heavy items on the bottom and lightweight items on top.
» Store smaller, more valuable items to the rear of the storage locker and larger items toward the front of the storage locker.
» Cover everything with plastic sheeting. Wooden furniture should first be covered with blankets to avoid abrasion and moisture damage. Plastic sheeting will protect your stored goods from both dust and water damage.
» Pack your storage unit as tightly as possible. Tighter packing helps to protect stored items from moisture and dust and reduces the space needed to store your property.
» Use a high quality disc (round) padlock to secure your storage locker. This type of lock is difficult to cut or break and offers maximum protection for very little money.