Self-storage is something that everyone will need at some point in their life. It is a convenient option for storing away your personal belongings either temporarily or permanently. It can also act as a space-saving addition where you can store your extra belongings to make more room in your house. US is the hub of top and affordable storage units and for the amazing deals Self-storage units in Los Angeles is one of the best choice.
There are chances you must have heard some advice about storage units. Some of these may seem obvious while others will be helpful. You should take extra measures to ensure the safety of your belongings. You will also need to learn how to maintain your storage container.
We have compiled 10 self-storage tips for you that you have never thought of. These tips will help you optimize the self-storage process and get the most out of it. The best self-storage companies will help you optimize your space and supply you some advice. However, the 10 tips mentioned below are highly unknown and just as helpful.
Use dryer sheets:
Dryer sheets can be used as a deterrent for pests. Pests can very easily invade your storage facility and destroy your belongings. The top self-storage companies can help you avoid pests, but this is a rare service. You can change the dryer sheet every month. The scent will help eliminate pests and refresh your stuff at the same time.
It’s suggested to always make a list of everything you are putting in your storage unit. You should have a hard copy at home in addition to a soft copy. This will help you figure out the appropriate size for your unit. It also facilitates more orderly storage. The largest self-storage companies in US will help you do inventory and may even help you organize
Vacuum seal bags:
You should use vacuum-sealed bags for storing as many things as possible. This is especially useful for textiles like clothes, curtains, blankets, etc. It will help you keep your stuff safe from dust and insects. Additionally, they will also help you save room. By compressing your belongings into vacuum seal bags, you can free up valuable storage space.
The largest self-storage companies in US will help provide you with security. However, it’s still always best to get a strong lock for additional security. You should get a high-quality lock that won’t be easily broken. Locks are also helpful because even now a lot of self-storage in USA doesn’t come with high-tech security like biometrics, etc.
Use every space:
When it comes to storage companies, Los Angeles and other major cities don’t usually provide a lot of space. This is why it’s important to utilize every available space you have. There is a lot of spare space in some pieces of furniture. For example, dressers, trash cans, trunks, etc. can be stored with your belongings as well to help optimize the available space.
To save space, you can also stack your belongings. This is one of the most efficient ways to accommodate all of your stuff. You can put one box on top of the other or you can use a shelf unit. Remember to put the heavier boxes at the bottom and the lighter boxes on top.
Make a walkway:
Always remember to make a walkway for yourself when storing away your things. This will help provide you with easy access to all of your stuff. There’ll be plenty of room for all of your belongings, and you won’t have any trouble reaching even the farthest back boxes in your storage facility.
Labeling your boxes is one of the best pieces of advice for self-storage. It will help you be way more organized. Write the items that are inside the box to help save time in the long run. You can also use different colored tape as an organization hack. Different colors can stand for different sets of belongings.
Protect your valuables:
You should have additional safety measures for your valuables when packing for storage. Your valuables can be easily damaged when they are in a storage facility. You can make sure your fragile belongings make it through the move and the storage without a scratch by wrapping them securely in bubble wrap.
Choose a trustworthy company:
In a storage facility, you are storing your belongings under someone else’s care. So, you must choose a trustworthy company. It’s important to conduct your research before reserving a unit. The best self-storage companies will always be transparent about their policies and pricing. Additionally, you can ask people you know for recommendations.
It’s always a great time to rent a storage unit. It provides additional storage and allows you to be more organized. The 10 unknown tips mentioned above will help you optimize the storage process including packing, organizing, etc. If you follow these guidelines, you will have a better overall experience and your items will be more organized, making it easier for you to retrieve when needed.
Will launch 5G-enabled smartphones next year.
Chinese mobile giant Huawei has reportedly developed strategies to bypass the impact of US sanctions that limit its access to US technology and launch 5G-enabled smartphones next year.
The company is blacklisted by the US government – affecting its supply of everything from software to processors. It initially fought off the sanctions using stockpiled components and has sought to bring as much development as possible in-house. This made a mess of its 5G plans -- the Huawei P50 only supported 4G services.
Restrictions on US firms doing business with Huawei have been loosened slightly so that they can participate in international standards activities with the company. The company's R&D has paid off and the company plans to use less advanced chips that can still connect to next-generation networks. While these might not be as good as earlier models it would provide Huawei with a route back to market. Another workaround could be working with a non-sanctioned manufacturer to build a phone case that would enable 5G.
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Huawei remains a blacklisted company by the US government, but that apparently hasn't stopped it attempting to circumvent sanctions to get its hands on more advanced chips.
As Bloomberg reports(Opens in a new window), Huawei is thought to be "providing support" for a local startup called Pengxinwei IC Manufacturing Co. (PXW) which was founded in 2021. Why is that raising eyebrows? Because PXW is run by a former Huawei executive, is located close to Huawei's headquarters in Shenzhen, and is ordering chipmaking equipment in order to build a semiconductor fab. Those orders include foreign suppliers, which Huawei no longer has access to.
It's currently unclear if PXW's plans violate US trade sanctions with China, but the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has the startup on its radar. The relationship with Huawei hasn't gone unnoticed, with BIS explaining:
"BIS is constantly on the lookout for efforts to evade export controls, including those related to parties on the Entity List like Huawei, and uses open-source, proprietary and classified information to substantiate and then, when appropriate, apply our administrative or criminal law enforcement as well as regulatory tools to address violations."
If PXW is allowed to import foreign equipment to manufacturer semiconductors, the company expects to start producing 28nm chips in 2025 (14nm and 7nm chips are also planned after that). It's unclear if Huawei will be a customer for those chips, but the strong link between the two companies at this early stage suggests Huawei would likely benefit from PXW's success, especially when it comes to producing networking hardware.
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An image of a woman holding a cell phone in front of a Huawei logo displayed on a computer screen. Canada on Thursday said it plans to ban the use of China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE 5G gearto protect national security, joining the rest of the so-called Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network.
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LONDON — The U.K. government extended a deadline for telecom companies to remove equipment from Chinese tech giant Huawei from their 5G mobile networks.
Telcos will now have until December 2023 to remove Huawei equipment, such as that used at phone mast sites and telephone exchanges, from their network "cores" — where some of the most sensitive data is processed. The government had originally ordered them to do so by January.
Meanwhile, a requirement for firms to reduce the level of Huawei equipment in their non-core networks to 35% has been delayed to October 31 2023 — later than an initial July ultimatum.
They will still need to ban new Huawei 5G installments and completely eliminate it from their networks by the end of 2027. The order was enshrined in law last year with a piece of legislation called the Telecoms Security Act.
Prime Minister Liz Truss's government has sent legal notices to 35 U.K. telecoms network operators to officially enforce the move.
Britain had initially said it would allow Huawei in its rollout of 5G networks. But in 2020, the government opted to ban Huawei over data security concerns. The Shenzhen-based firm was classed as a "high risk" vendor, meaning it posed possible risks to national security.
Officials on either side of the Atlantic are worried Huawei's technology could allow China to spy on sensitive communications and other data. Huawei has long denied the claims and said moves to block it are "politically motivated."
That decision was a result of the National Cyber Security Centre's emergency review of Huawei shortly after the U.S. imposed sanctions on the Chinese giant cutting it off from key semiconductor supplies. The move also came amid an intense trade battle between China and the U.S. — a close ally to the U.K.
Previously, telecoms groups like BT and Vodafone had been told to remove Huawei 5G equipment from their "core" by January 2023. However, some companies took issue with the measures, concerned this didn't supply them enough time to strip out the equipment from their infrastructure, a costly exercise.
In June, BT requested an extension beyond the government's January 2023 for removal of Huawei from core 5G infrastructure, saying it might not meet the deadline due to delays caused by Covid-19 lockdowns. BT CEO Philip Jansen had even warned the ban may result network outages for customers if implemented too hastily.
Vodafone has already removed Huawei from its core.
In a press release Thursday, the government said it extended the January 2023 deadline to "balance the need to remove Huawei as swiftly as possible while avoiding unnecessary instability in networks."
A BT spokesperson wasn't immediately available when contacted for comment by CNBC.
U.K. Digital Minister Michelle Donelan said: "We must have confidence in the security of our phone and internet networks which underpin so much about our economy and everyday lives."
She added: "Thanks to this government's tough new laws we can drive up the security of telecoms infrastructure and control the use of high-risk equipment. Today I'm using these powers and making it a legal requirement for Huawei to be removed from 5G networks by 2027."
Ian Levy, technical director of the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre, said: "Society increasingly relies on telecoms and the NCSC, government and industry partners work closely to help ensure that these networks are secure and resilient in the long term."
"The Telecoms Security Act ensures we can be confident in the resilience of the everyday services on which we rely, and the legal requirements in this Designated Vendor Direction are a key part of the security journey," he added.
Huawei reportedly plans to relaunch 5G phones as early as next year in an effort to regain market share that was lost in the fallout from US sanctions.
A Financial Times report published Thursday says Huawei may try to circumvent US sanctions by redesigning its smartphone to accommodate "less advanced" chipsets made by Chinese companies that will enable 5G. However, this approach risks impacting user experience, the report says. Prior to Washington tightening sanctions, a Huawei subsidiary designed the chipsets before it was manufactured by leading chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor.
The report went on to say that Huawei was also considering phone cases with built-in modules that enable 5G connectivity. Such cases are already on the market.
Huawei pointed to the restrictions on what it can offer and how that affects its operations.
"Huawei strictly follows the law in all countries where we operate. As a result of sanctions, we can only offer consumers 4G smartphones," a Huawei spokesperson told CNET in an email on Friday. "Despite this, we will continue to innovate and keep bringing a better user experience to consumers."
Earlier this year, Huawei launched a nearly $2,000 foldable phone, called the, but it's only compatible with 4G networks in this era of 5G, the next-generation wireless technology.
Analysts say that even if Huawei manages to launch new 5G phones, it'll face an uphill battle in reclaiming international market share without Google. US sanctions have also restricted Huawei's access to Google, which means its phones do not run popular apps such as the Google Play Store or Gmail.
In 2021, Huawei's revenues for its smartphone-led consumer business plunged by 50% compared to the year before.
The US has long alleged that Huawei maintains a tight relationship with the Chinese government, creating fear that equipment from these manufacturers could be used to spy on other countries and companies. Huawei has repeatedly denied that its products pose a security threat.
In 2020, the Trump administration leveled tougher sanctions on Huawei, which restricted any foreign semiconductor company from selling chips developed using US technology to the Chinese firm, without first obtaining a license to do so.
Huawei smartwatches offer incredible battery life and a plethora of workouts and features but the lack of third-party support has been a deal-breaker for some users. Hopefully, today sees the start of a new dawn for Huawei and their exciting news of support for the popular Strava app.
Today, Huawei announced that it is enabling data integration between Huawei Health and Strava. As a result, anyone using a Huawei wearable device may now export their data to a Strava account and benefit from the many activity tracking and social features of the programme.
A user's Strava account can now be seamlessly updated with accurate personal multi-sport performance statistics collected by Huawei Health as well as comprehensive route activity. This also means that Strava users may now benefit from several of the Huawei wearable devices' common features, such as their long battery life and accurate performance tracking data.
The functionality is available across Europe, including Ireland, and is compatible with all Huawei wearables, including the latest flagships the Huawei Watch GT3 Pro, Huawei GT Runner and the upcoming Huawei Watch D.
Adam Liu, Country Director at Huawei Ireland said: ‘’Huawei Health continues to be our chosen platform for our wearable users to comprehensively track their health and fitness activity. However, we recognise the popularity of Strava, in particular, its community and sharing capabilities. We are excited to offer our customers choice and flexibility and to introduce Strava users to the many benefits of Huawei’s wearable technology. We’re delighted to be taking another positive step forward, building a strong health and fitness community worldwide.’’
1. Log into the Huawei Health app
2. Click on “Me”
3. Scroll down and select “Privacy Management”
4. Select “Data sharing and authorisation”
5. Click on “Strava”
6. Press “Connect with Strava”
7. You’ll then be directed to the Strava website where you’ll need to enter your Strava account details and login into your account
8. Allow the Huawei Health app to connect to your Strava account by clicking “Authorise”