A self-storage facility can be used for many reasons. Some people are unable to move between their homes so they stay at hotels or with friends. For a while you might need to live in a smaller area. However, you don’t want all your furniture to go and have to start over. Sometimes you just have too much stuff related site, and not enough storage space.
You need to be able to choose the self-storage unit that best suits your needs, regardless of your reasons. Here are some tips.
1. How much space are you looking for?
Most self storage units come in a variety of sizes. One example is a small storage unit measuring approximately five feet by ten inches. This would be sufficient to store the contents of one bedroom apartment if it was packed tightly. Self storage units are also available in a ten-foot by ten foot size. They can accommodate the contents of a home or apartment with two bedrooms. For larger homes or car storage, garage-sized storage units may also be available.
Once you know how much space is needed, you should ask storage facilities what size units are available. This will allow you to quickly eliminate facilities that do not have the space you require.
2) For how long do you need the storage?
You can choose between different storage units depending on how long you plan to keep your stuff. You might pay less attention to contract terms and rates if your stuff is only being stored for a few months. However, if you’re looking for long-term self storage, the amenities available at each facility might weigh more on your decision.
3. What features are the most important to your needs?
Before you start looking for storage facilities, you need to decide which features you will give up and which ones you must have. Price will likely be the deciding factor if you are tight on funds. For someone who works irregular hours, a self-storage unit should not be locked down at 8 o’clock every night. A lot of people don’t want to negotiate about the location of their self storage unit, especially given current gas prices.