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What You Need to Know
If you’re looking for a self-storage unit, the three main criteria you need to consider are:
- How much space you will need
- How long will your possessions be stored
- How much it will cost you
Storage facilities charge by space, so determine how large a unit you will need—you don’t want to pay for a lot of space you aren’t using. Conversely, you don’t want to cram your possessions into a space that isn’t large enough. You’ll end up damaging your items, or possibly renting more space at the last minute at a greater cost to you.
Use our simple online locator (above) to locate storage facilities near you. Reserve your unit online, or contact us for a free quote.
When checking prices, see what kind of rental contracts are available. If you need a short-term rental, find a place that offers month-by-month contracts as opposed to those that want a longer commitment.
Other factors you need to consider are the access you’ll have to your possessions and what security precautions are in place. Check to see if a storage facility offers 24-hour access, or what business hours you will need to operate within. Also, many unit designs allow you to drive directly to your unit and load or unload yourself; Others are multi-level facilities that may require assistance from staff.
Ideally, there should be a system in place that allows only you access to your possessions––many facilities will allow you to use your personal lock. Your storage company can provide greater peace of mind by providing security guards and surveillance cameras.
If you have special storage requirements—for example if you need a climate controlled unit for expensive artwork or fine wines––check to see if these are available.
Also, bear in mind that it is illegal to store some substances, such as dangerous chemicals. A storage facility should be able to tell you what is and isn’t allowed.
Finding a Storage Facility Near You
If you don’t find what you need, keep looking! The self-storage industry is very competitive, and somebody will have what you need. Truckrental.net can help.