If you rent a storage unit to house your Christmas decorations or extra furniture, you might find it hard to remember what you have packed into that tiny space. I found myself with this problem a few years back, after I moved a bunch of extra stuff that I had inherited into storage. However, your storage unit doesn't have to become an unsightly mess. This blog is all about simplifying your storage space by helping you to organize things. Check out these articles to learn how a clean and tidy storage unit might help you, and how you can make changes today.
Lack of space in residential and commercial spaces seems to be a recurring problem today. This escalating problem increases the demand for self-storage facilities. Self-storage facilities are highly preferred for their numerous benefits. But not everyone goes opting for them knows what to consider when picking one.
Here are some significant factors to consider when picking a storage facility for both your residential and commercial needs.
Not every self-storage facility will always be accessible 24 hours a day. So, if you're going to store items that you'll need frequently - this is a factor you cannot look at lightly. You can also arrange for customized access plans with the facility owner if that's a possibility. Let them understand how your schedules are and work out something like a weekday or on-demand access plan. This way, you can both work out a plan that works best for both of you.
2. Storage Facility Location
This is another factor closely related to accessibility. If you need access to your unit more frequently, it only makes sense when you settle for a storage unit that's closer to your residence or business.
If you're moving to a new place and only using the self-storage facility to store your items temporarily before you settle, you can book a facility that's closer to your new location. This makes it easier to move your things to your new home or office and minimize the extra cost you could spend moving your stuff between long distances.
3. Security and Safety Features
While the storage unit you're eyeing could be proximal to where you stay or work and have better access features, you could be going in for losses if it's not well-secured. You should be worried about the security features to ensure the safety of items stored within the storage facility.
Find out if there are surveillance cameras in place, security cameras around the facility and if the entry points are gated and with a security guard on site. A secure self-storage unit is a perfect storage option for even your most expensive assets and goods. Better still, ask if the facility is insured against risks like fire and theft.
4. Special Offers
When having a hard time choosing between two or three ideal self-storage facilities with the exact pricing, location, and security advantages, you can only separate them with the special features they offer. Look at what discount is on offer before you sign the deal. Are they going to offer free transportation to and from the facility? Do they give a discount on one-off payment?