At some point in the lives of almost everyone, they must use a storage facility for short or long term storage of household or business products. Are all public storage facilities created equal? Hell either. This article focuses on the top ten things to consider when choosing a place to store valuable belongings. After all, you must have some meaning or value for you or you would not keep it, right?
- Location: One of the most important factors for considering a storage device is its location. The storage facility should be conveniently located near major highways or highways and be somewhere close to where you live or work or between for easy access. If you move and need short-term storage, consider the benefits of choosing a site closer to your old home or business or closer to the new one.
- Security: Technological improvements mean that security should be one of the most important criteria that you take into account when choosing where to store your household or business items. The newer storage facilities offer high-tech security systems that match your street access code to your individual storage device. This means that when you enter the basics and open the access port, lock the same number as you enter to unlock your storage device and then reassemble it when you enter your code to leave the facility.
By the way, the safest facilities should definitely have access ports and long surrounding fences or walls. Another important security feature is video surveillance that records activity within and around the devices. Finally, drivers help in place to make sure your items are stored safely.
- Insurance: Most modern storage facilities have storage insurance if you have not already covered your goods by your homeowners or tenants insurance. Although there is a small likelihood that you will ever need it, catastrophic and other unforeseen events may occur.
- Access times: Most quality storage facilities limit access to certain hours of the day. You will want to factor this into your decision so you have maximum access to your device. Ideally, you should be able to access you once a week from early in the morning until after 5:00. One thing to consider: Self-storage facilities that are open 24 hours are more likely to attract people trying to live in their unit, which probably is not what you want in a safe facility.
- Pest Control: Depending on where you live, there may be a need for you to ask about insects, mice and rats. Recent plants tend to have fewer problems with pests but it is still important to ask the plant you are considering what their pest management protocols are.
- Variety of Device Sizes: If you have a small amount of items you want to store, the last thing you need is a device that is the size of one garage. Self-storage facilities generally offer a variety of sizes for their customers for both small and extraordinary needs, such as interior decoration for the entire household, car and boat storage and business files and deliveries. With a choice to choose from to meet your needs, you do not have to pay for more than you need or try to make a small unit from floor to ceiling. When it happens, you increase the chance that you will need to unpack the entire device only to find an item.
- Unsubscribe: If you need to store a RV or other large vehicle, make sure the facility you choose has the type of space you want. Some storage areas also offer covered parking for boat storage and RV storage.
- Supporting Services: Most storage facilities offer a range of supportive services and deliveries. They usually sell boxes and tapes to a minimum, but others will also have mattress, couch and chair for sale as well. Similarly, storage companies also have dollies and wagons that they lend or rent to their customers. Whether you buy boxes or coatings from your public storage facility, make sure they attach your items to best protect them from weather, dust or other damage.
- Community-oriented and courteous staff: The best storage facilities are run by community-oriented people who return to the communities they serve. Self-storage facilities that offer discounts to seniors, the military and others who may be more vulnerable to difficult financial situations say something about their business philosophy. Facilities that accept delivery are also an added bonus.
As with all services, it is always best to do business with friendly, professional employees. Even though most of your interactions after logging out will not involve much interaction with civilian staff, it is always nice to know that customer service is a priority for what will