Not enough space? Old keepsakes you love, but don’t want in your house? There are several different reasons you may want storage space and there are several different storage resolutions out there. We want to assist you in navigating your choices to make sure you get the right storage for you.
Accessibility: One thing you should think about is how accessible you need your self-storage unit to be. If you need quick access, look for an outdoor unit that you can bring your vehicle up to. If you are going to move into your storage with a rental truck, see if there is a loading dock to save you some work.
Availability: Look at the hours you will have access to your storage unit. Lots of smaller self-storage facilities typically have limited hours or may be closed some days a week. Some self-storage facilities have 24/7 access so you can get to your stored things whenever you want.
Security: Even if you are in a good neighborhood, it doesn’t hurt to have security precautions, like codes, access cards, and video surveillance. Is the store place gated? Will there be a security guard on the premises? Most storage facilities aren’t responsible for damage or losses due to theft so you may want to take a look at your homeowner’s insurance or buy insurance from the self-storage facility.
Climate Control: The significance of climate control can be determined on what you plan on storing and the climate you live in. Even if AC or heating is offered by the storage facility, you may want to check if they ensure a temperature range. An air conditioner or a heater isn’t any good if the facility never turns it on. You may also want to ask if there is humidity control.