Things To Consider When Renting A Self Storage Unit

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When I found out that I would be working in another country for a few years, I realized that I didn't want to haul all of my things with me on the road. I decided to rent a storage unit, but I had no idea how to keep my things pristine while they were in storage. The first time I rented a unit, I returned to find my things covered in dust, which created a lot of extra work. This website is here to help other homeowners to keep their things clean while they are in storage, so that you don't have to worry about extra trouble.

Things To Consider When Renting A Self Storage Unit

16 March 2023
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Renting storage units is very common because more people live in apartments that don't have the space for things they are not using daily but still want to keep. When considering a self-storage facility to put your overflow items into, you need to consider some things to ensure you find the right space for your needs. 

Storage Unit Location

The first thing you should consider when looking for storage units is the location of the self-storage facility. If you are looking for long-term storage and do not anticipate having to access items in it, this might not be critical. However, if you know you will want to access your storage unit regularly, choosing one near your home is vital.

For many people, the things in storage are there because they don't have space for them. However, that does not mean they don't use the items or need to be able to get into the unit when necessary. 

The location of the storage facility can make it easier to access it, and the hours that the facility allows access can also be vital. Look for a facility that offers access anytime if you are coming and going regularly, ensuring you can get in even during non-business hours. 

Storage Security

Storage unit security can be a big concern, and many units having outside access are nothing more than a garage with a padlock on them. It is vital when considering a storage unit like this, you find one that has a fence and gate to restrict people's access to the facility. 

The gate should have a key code you must enter to get inside, and the facility should have security cameras monitoring activity inside the fence and at the gate. If there is very little security at a self-storage facility, you run the risk of someone breaking into your unit and removing the items when no one is there. 

An alternative option you may want to consider is renting from a self-storage facility that houses the storage units inside a main building that requires access to the building before getting to the storage units. Often these storage units are climate controlled and have a security system that makes it much more difficult for anyone to break in.

There can be restrictions to these facilities, and moving large items in and out can be more challenging, but the peace of mind they offer is sometimes worth it. You may find those indoor units work better for your needs, and because they are inside, they often protect items from freezing, humidity changes, and other environmental issues that can affect the items in your storage unit.

To explore more options, visit a local self-storage facility today.