4 Important Considerations for Choosing a Storage Facility
Most people will require a storage facility at one point in their lives. Whether it’s for storing dorm furniture during summer break while in college, a boat or RV or a for a safe and dry place for holiday decorations, storage units are a convenient resource whenever you need just a little extra room. There are a number of things you will want to consider when choosing a storage facility to ensure that a particular location is the best fit for your needs. These fall into four main categories:
The Location of the Facility
When deciding on a storage location, you will want to consider how frequently you will need access to your property. In the case of furniture, decorations of other smaller items, a facility that is closer to home or work might be best for you. If you’re looking for a place to store a large vehicle you only use on a seasonal basis, such as an RV or boat, it is better to prioritize more space for lower cost over location.
Mobile or Self-Storage
Mobile storage allows you to free load and relocate your belongings in the case of a move or large event. It is highly specialized, however, and not well suited for most of your long-term storage needs. Self-storage, on the other hand, offer many additional benefits such as increased security, flexibility of the dimensions and size of the unit, climate control and expanded insurance options.
When you consider how often you’ll need to access your belongings, keep the time of day in mind. Some self-storage facilities have specific hours of operation while others are accessible 24/7. Limited hours of accessibility aren’t always a drawback, however. They can provide an added level of security and extra peace of mind on your part.
You will want to thoroughly investigate what security features the facility provides to protect your property. If you plan on storing expensive items, things like surveillance cameras and guards can offer added protection and peace of mind. You might also want to also ask the facility if they recommend you install additional security products in the unit itself to alert you if there is an intruder. Finally, location can have an impact as well. Busy intersections and large businesses in the area can help defer theft.
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