Finding a storage unit can be an overwhelming task, especially if you aren't familiar with all of the options and features available. It is best to assess all of your storage needs before searching for a local storage unit facility.
Consider how long you might need the storage unit. Many facilities offer discounts for long-term storage, but some may also have specials for temporary rentals as well
Estimate how much space you will require. Save money by only renting the space you need. Feel free to use the self storage calculator to help you. Many facilities will store larger items including cars, campers, and other motorized vehicles.
How often will you need to access the storage unit? Some facilities are accessible 24/7 and may even have drive-up access. Hours of operations range from facility to facility and should be taken into consideration depending on your needs.
Are any of the items you plan to store sensitive to temperature or humidity? If so, you will most likely need a climate controlled storage unit. Typically the following items need to be stored indoors with some type of climate control: leathers, furs, clothing, paintings, film, photographs, furniture, antiques, musical instruments, wine, paper, software, DVDs, CDs and electronics.
All storage facilities should have secure storage units. If you require additional security, ask the facility if they have any of the following: fencing, surveillance cameras, motion lights, individual unit alarms, security guards, or a police presence.
You may also want to consider mobile storage for your items. If you decide to use mobile storage, a unit will be brought to you and removed after you have packed it. The unit will be stored at the facility or can be shipped to another location. The cost and features of mobile storage are comparable to self-storage. However, if you require regular access to your belongings, mobile storage may not be the best option for your needs.
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