When you’re thinking about leasing a storage space, there are a few things to take into account. Even if one storage facility may seem to be exactly like any other, there are always some variances that may have an impact on you. You shouldn’t select a storage unit at random, instead conduct some research and check out how up-to-date and convenient the space is if you’re looking for long-term or short-term and of course thinking of your budget.
When you’re on the hunt to rent a self-storage unit there are a few things that may be overlooked. First, think of why you are renting the unit and determine if it is for long-term storage or just for a couple of months. Consider how much space you will need as most facilities offer multiple-size storage units for rent, and establish what kind of storage unit you want. Self-storage is used for more than just relocating and clearing your clutter. Let’s have a look at some of the most popular reasons individuals hire self-storage units.
Storage for the season
Holiday decorations, costumes, seasonal clothing, and lawn equipment might all be kept off-season. You may be moving house and are in between two homes and you need your items to be held until the move is complete or you may find yourself needing more space. Assume you’re decluttering but not ready to part with certain items or a family member may come for a visit and stay in the room you were using to store some things. If you’re not ready to discard, sell, or donate your possessions, storing them is the best way to deal with a temporary situation.
Renovations take time and cause a great deal of commotion and clutter as you have to clear the space. You can’t just leave your belongings lying around while your house is a mess. You may want to keep furniture, ornaments, or miscellaneous items in storage until the restoration is complete to secure and keep your valuables safe.
Storage for college students
Students are often on the move and it’s not unlikely that at some point, they may change residences. They may also need a temporary place to store their possessions if they don’t want to drag their dorm room possessions home, especially over the summer holiday. Transporting surfboards, bicycles, clothes, books, and electronic equipment home isn’t always practical or viable.
Service in the military
Military personnel may utilize this option as they move at least twice as often as civilians and need transitional space between homes. During deployment, they need to find dependable storage options frequently and quickly. They need to know what active-duty storage options are available to keep their possessions safe for long periods of time. When storing electronics, paper documents, books, or musical instruments, climate control is generally recommended.
What self-storage units offer
Check if self-storage services offer 24-hour and weekend access. Ensuring quick access to your merchandise is convenient although it might cause facility security of access control or the protection against entry by unauthorized persons to be monitored. Locks, video monitoring, in-person surveillance, and security gates or doors safeguard valuables. Ask about promotions and online discounts, and observe contract price variations to save money. Make sure your storage facility offers the size or kind of unit you require. A facility near a city may be more convenient, but more expensive. Depending on how frequently you require access, weigh convenience and expense. Customer reviews also matter and should be looked into. Any self-storage business with surly personnel, robbery complaints, or one-star ratings should be eliminated. Lastly, let’s have a look at two different types of storage available:
Full-service storage companies provide a complete range of services. Full-service storage companies will pick up and transport your belongings, which makes it much more convenient if you are living in an urban area where parking or driving your own vehicle might be a problem. They also allow customers to request a pickup or return via smartphones and reserve a storage unit online. They even photograph your possessions to have an online inventory list for your convenience.
Self-storage is the most common alternative because it is more affordable. These facilities provide a safe, secure, and economical method to store household goods and even vehicles or boats. Self-storage clients must deliver their own belongings and these facilities won’t monitor what is in a storage unit, so this is something you are responsible for yourself.
Whatever your needs are, it is worth visiting us at The TyMac Group where we properly assess each risk or return ratio, and that’s why we’re industry leaders in our region.