Each storage facility can differ slightly in the types and varieties of storage units they offer, as well as the services and amenities that are available at their site. These sometimes subtle differences are usually used as factors in formulating the monthly rate for each storage unit. In order to get the right space for the right price, it is important for you to determine the ideal combination of unit type and features that you are looking for in your unit. If you don’t take the time to do this, you could end up overpaying for a unit that has more space or amenities than you need, or damaging your belongings as a result of improper storage. Here are some tips to consider in order to make the right decision:
· Consider the size of the items you want to store before starting your search. Get an idea of how much space you think your belongings will take up so you don’t end up overpaying for too much empty space.
· Consider how you will be transporting your items to your storage unit. If you’ll be coming in a car or truck you may prefer a “drive-up” unit so that you do not have far to unload. If this is not an issue, consider an internal unit, which may offer money-saving potential. Or you may want the unit to come to you with mobile storage options.
· Consider how easy or hard it will be to physically move your items into storage. You might want to choose a unit on the ground floor so that you don’t risk having to fit bulky items in an elevator or even through stairwells if your storage building has multiple floors.
· Consider whether any of your items are climate sensitive. Items such as leather, electronics, antiques, or expensive wood furniture might be susceptible to extreme high or low temperatures. In these cases, a climate-controlled unit should be considered.