Whether you are moving into a smaller home or simply want to store some items, you will most likely look into renting a self storage unit. Typically people choose the closest storage facility to them for convenience. While location is important to consider you will also want to keep a few other things in mind before you rent your storage unit. This will help ensure you keep your stored items safe.
Some questions to ask the storage facility include:
• Has their storage unit had any problems with flooding?
• Does the unit come with air conditioning? Heating? Climate controlled units?
• Is there a security system in place for the storage facility?
• Do they offer moving supplies, such as boxes and packing tape?
• Is there a discounted price for the first month?
• Do they let you use a moving truck for storing with them?
You will want to choose a self storage unit that will suit your needs. This generally relies on the size of the storage locker. You will want to get a storage unit that is the right size for your belongings. If you do not have much to store you can probably get away with choosing a mini storage unit.
When you store items you will probably want easy access to them. If you plan to visit your storage unit often you need to find out what times you are allowed to enter the unit. This includes the hours for the gates and storage office. Typically storage facilities maintain normal business hours to help with the security.
Another aspect to consider when choosing a self storage unit is the price. You want to achieve the best price you can. This includes shopping around your city for the best rates. It’s not uncommon to find a wide range of prices within only a few miles of each other. However, this little tip can easily save you a lot of money on your monthly storage rent. If distance is not a concern you can save even more money with a storage facility just outside your city limits.
Sometimes you can ask the employee if there are units that are irregularly shaped. Often these are rented less often because of the odd shape and can be rented at a discount.
People have a lot of stuff these days and finding a place to store items can be a challenge. With the economy forcing many families to downsize storage units are becoming more and more popular. Remember to shop around for the best prices and ask the important questions before deciding on the company.