How to Choose A Self Storage Unit

One of the most common questions asked by those renting storage space is

What Size Self Storage Unit Do I Really Need?

Renting storage space is not something you do every day. So, it’s not too surprising that many people underestimate or overestimate how much storage space they really need or how to choose a storage facility.

 

Ten tips on how to select the right size storage space to rent:Measure the tallest, widest, longest item you wish to store. This is where you start because if this item doesn’t fit, nothing else will.

  1. Measure the tallest, widest, longest item you wish to store. This is where you start because if this item doesn’t fit, nothing else will.
  2. Itemize all large items you plan to put in your storage space. Use this list when communicating with our on-site storage specialists, they can help you select the best storage unit for your contents.
  3. List estimated number of boxes, crates, totes or containers, and jot down the size of the container(s).
  4. Why are you renting storage space? This will help you choose between short term or long term storage (and how you’ll want to fill your storage unit)
  5. Identify which items, if any, you will need direct or frequent access to while your contents are in storage. These items will be placed last, toward the front of the storage unit.
  6. Label, Label, Label! Make life easier on yourself and identify the contents consistently on all items that will go into your storage space.
  7. Prepare your items for storage. Keep in mind that flammable, freezable, meltable contents just won’t do well (and could be prohibited) unless the storage space is refrigerated/air conditioned and/or heated.
  8. Online payments are ideal. Who wants to drive to the storage facility in the sweltering heat, driving rain or blinding snowstorm? Online payments enable you to stay current with storage unit rent without ever going outdoors.
  9. Security matters to everyone. Choose a self storage facility that offers video surveillance, on-site management and/or gated access.
  10. Always use your own lock to secure your storage unit. Keep all keys or combination to the lock used on your storage unit safe.
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