Self-Storage Prepping For COVID-19

Admin | April 6, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Like all disasters and pandemics, the last one that comes to mind definitely took us all by surprise. With a lack of knowledge, direction, and information, many fail to prepare or do so properly, leading to fisticuffs with strangers over toilet paper and believing all kinds of nonsensical theories. 

With a secure self-storage location, however, individuals just like you can start preparing properly and be more acutely aware with the right facts from the communities that care about you the most. 

Learn how to get started prepping, investing in, and securing storage in Arroyo Grande with Rock Safe Storage.

For Your (Self-Storage) Information 

With COVID19, misinformation and panic spread faster than the virus itself. Without knowing what to stock up on and how to best protect ourselves, people across the globe dismissed the warnings that were in place, and over time, people suffered from it. 

Luckily, we live in an age of information and even without direct information from our federal and state leaders, we have the resources to protect ourselves.

When it comes to accessing your local businesses, like your self-storage facility, always first check your city’s website for official announcements, regulations, updates, and restrictions. 

 If this information is not available yet, Google will usually stand up to the plate and provide official coverage as it is provided. 

 If little to no information is available, then you can always call or stop by Rock Safe Storage to find out more about accessibility. For future reference, most storage unit facilities fall under the statute of ‘essential businesses’ and will allow access through the electronic gates. 

 And another pro tip from all of us at Rock Safe Storage: Start prepping early before the stores run out of toilet paper as soon as they’re restocked.

What to Store During a Pandemic

A pandemic or disaster could come in many forms. It could be a wildfire, a tornado, an earthquake, the rapture of a zombie apocalypse! With so many factors involved, it’s difficult to know what to prepare and how much of it to stock up on. 

 The best way to think of it is through the essentials: 

  • Food
  • Water
  • Living Basics


Food should always involve a variety of fruits, vegetables, proteins, and carbohydrates, and should NEVER be kept in your storage unit. In case of an emergency, your residency will be your home base, and you’ll never want to be without food for very long. 

Another reason to keep food out of your self-storage is due to rodents, ants, moths and other critters. You can’t very well access or take advantage of your rations if your supplies are soiled.

If you need to store any food, it is best to store newly bought canned food that will last a while in storage or other long-lasting food storage such as flour, salt, and rice in tightly sealed containers.


Water storage can be heavy, tricky, and require some maintenance, but will always be essential. You can keep your water storage in self-storage if it’s closed, well-contained, and is continually maintained. 

This is best done by changing out the water every six months and purifying it using tablets or small amounts of bleach or iodine. 

Living Basics

Living essentials fall under items not to be consumed, but to help you survive. Items like flint and steel, fire starters, cast-iron ware, gloves, disinfectant, a first aid kit, knives, extra bedding, flashlights, and radios are just a few essentials that can best be kept in self-storage. 

With the right combination of wits, information, and resourcefulness, you and your loved ones will make it out on top, all thanks to your self-storage cache.