Lessons Learned from Years with Professionals
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.
Know the size of the self-storage unit that you need by doing an initial measurement at home, the standard sizes of the self-storage units can be easily found online.
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.
Make sure that you and your items are insured in times of emergencies.
Find a self-storage unit that is enough to store all of your items but has extra room in case you might need to add other items in the future or if you need to move one item, do not choose a self-storage unit that is small and tight for it might damage your items.
Take also into consideration the location of the storage facility, note that you will only be visiting it whenever you need to get an item so it is not a worry if it is located far from your home given that it is cheaper than those near you.
If you are finding trouble looking for a storage facility locally, try to look online and read first the reviews of past and present customers on what they think about the facility, or you can ask a friend or an acquaintance if they know a good storage facility.
Canvass all the storage facilities you have searched on and try to weigh out between all of them their pros and cons to see which storage facility meets the standards mentioned earlier.
Don’t just settle with the first storage facility that you found, look for others and conduct research to find the best storage facility out there.