7 Things to Consider When Selecting a Self Storage Facility

26 Mar 2021

1. What do you want to store

You need to make sure that you choose the right type of storage, or else you could end up using a unit that is unsuitable and not cost effective for your belongings. If you have to do a lot of moving in and out of your belongings from the storage unit so often, then it is better to choose an indoor type. Otherwise, if you don’t, a box storage delivery service will be best. Also, you will have to know the accurate size of the things you want to store. Make sure you get an accurate unit or box size for your belongings.

2. Price

Price depends on rental period and room size. You need to know how long you are going to rent and how much space you need to know the exact price of the indoor self storage and container storage. On the other hand, the rental fee for renting a Door-to-door box storage depends on how long and how many boxes you want to rent, so it is better to measure your items first before contacting the service providers.

3. Security and environment

Are the things you are going to store prone to mold? Or does it need to be stored in a temperature-controlled room? If that is the case, Indoor self storage, with air conditioners installed, is the best choice for you. Or if you are concern about security, you can check with the service providers if they have CCTV cameras in their buildings.

4. Insurance

In most cases, you will be charged a bit more for insurance. The insurance fee is usually separated from the rental fee, but some services providers provide free insurance coverage for their customers too. So keep that in mind before you are signing a contract.

5. Minimum rental period

Don’t forget to check the minimum rental period with your service provider if you do not want to pay extra fees on unwanted months.

6. Rental period starting date

How long do you think you have to wait after signing the contract before you can use your unit? For some places you can use your unit right away, but for some places you will have to wait for a period of time. It could be anything from a day, a few days, or a week. Make sure you ask your provider first if you want to use the room urgently.

7. Facilities

Loading area, elevators, trolleys, racks, boxes, pallets, and etc., these are things you might be looking for when moving your things into a storage unit. Every self storage providers do not have all of these facilities and you might have to buy some of them beforehand. You can make the most use of the service by checking with your service provider if they have these things for you.

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