If you will be moving and downsizing to a smaller house, or if your kid is going away for college and need his things to be kept someplace else, or if you no longer have room in your house, it is best to find yourself a trustworthy storage facility to manage your self-storage unit.
Before starting the search of a good storage facility, you should know first what items you need to move and store, prioritize the most expensive ones and think twice if that item really needs to be stored in the self-storage unit.
Self-storage units vary in sizes so make a rough measurement at home before deciding on what to buy to help you with your search.
A factor in choosing a storage facility is that you must make sure it has a security guard or surveillance cameras to monitor your self-storage units, it is also a good idea to choose climate or temperature control self-storage units if you are planning to store perishable goods like television sets, microwave, etc.
You should find a storage facility which you can access any time of the day.
A lot of storage facilities only post their gate hours which is different from the office hours so clear it out first with the management of the storage facility the timeline and accessibility of their units and staff.
Familiarize yourself with the unit beforehand by asking the storage facility if they can show you the unit, ask also their company rules and policies especially on the monthly rental.
Ask if the storage facility provides insurance to its renters to secure your items if there is an accident.
Choose a self-storage unit that is just enough for your items to be properly stored, meaning the unit must not be small for it might be too tight and will cause damages.
Don’t be too picky on the location of the storage facility since you will only be visiting it when you need to get an item stored in the self-storage unit.
Widen your search on a storage facility by searching up on websites online and read reviews about the facilities, comments online tend to be more honest since they are posted by people who have first-hand experience of the unit, try also to search advice from a colleague or acquaintance if they have experienced renting a self-storage unit to store their valuables.
List down the storage facilities you’ve considered and compare their offers, choose the one that would best fit the factors mentioned above.
Be thorough on the search for a good storage facility so that you will be getting your money’s worth and there will be no damages to your valuables.