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Selecting the Right Self Storage Facility

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Whether you are storing personal belongings, clothes, furniture, business items, or vehicles, taking the time to select the right self storage facility is essential to keeping your items safe and in good condition.

Below are some items to consider before making your choice.

Taking the time to select the right self storage facility will provide you with peace of mind and a pleasant experience. Good luck!

  • Determine how often you plan to access your self storage unit. If you plan to access it frequently, choosing a facility close by is important for convenience.
  • Consider which facilities have a variety of storage unit sizes to accommodate what you will be storing. A knowledgeable self storage facility will work with you to review your storage needs and recommend the appropriate size unit.
  • Look for a facility that provides good value. While you may be tempted to go with the lowest price, keep in mind that you may get exactly what you pay for but less than you expect! Lower-priced facilities may not offer resident managers, climate-controlled units, every-door alarms, coded entry and video surveillance. To ensure a satisfactory self storage experience, always factor in self storage facility features to determine whether or not it is a good value.
  • Conduct research about self storage facilities in your area ahead of time. Speak to friends, family members or your neighbors to determine the best self storage operators. Visit facilities’ websites or call them for information.
  • Visit the facility and ask to take a tour including inspecting a variety of unit sizes to fit your needs. Reputable facilities will have staff members who can give you a tour and provide storage advice. An on-site visit will give you a feel for what your experience will be like. Look carefully for positive and negative signs. Are you able to see more than one unit? Are the units locked and secure? Is the facility well-lit? Are the self storage units and the facility grounds clean and neat? Is the staff personable?

Whether you are storing personal belongings, clothes, furniture, business items, or vehicles, taking the time to select the right self storage facility is essential to keeping your items safe and in good condition.

Below are some items to consider before making your choice.

Taking the time to select the right self storage facility will provide you with peace of mind and a pleasant experience. Good luck!

  • Determine how often you plan to access your self storage unit. If you plan to access it frequently, choosing a facility close by is important for convenience.
  • Consider which facilities have a variety of storage unit sizes to accommodate what you will be storing. A knowledgeable self storage facility will work with you to review your storage needs and recommend the appropriate size unit.
  • Look for a facility that provides good value. While you may be tempted to go with the lowest price, keep in mind that you may get exactly what you pay for but less than you expect! Lower-priced facilities may not offer resident managers, climate-controlled units, every-door alarms, coded entry and video surveillance. To ensure a satisfactory self storage experience, always factor in self storage facility features to determine whether or not it is a good value.
  • Conduct research about self storage facilities in your area ahead of time. Speak to friends, family members or your neighbors to determine the best self storage operators. Visit facilities’ websites or call them for information.
  • Visit the facility and ask to take a tour including inspecting a variety of unit sizes to fit your needs. Reputable facilities will have staff members who can give you a tour and provide storage advice. An on-site visit will give you a feel for what your experience will be like. Look carefully for positive and negative signs. Are you able to see more than one unit? Are the units locked and secure? Is the facility well-lit? Are the self storage units and the facility grounds clean and neat? Is the staff personable?

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