How to Choose a Self-Storage Facility

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How to Choose a Self-Storage Facility

16 April 2020
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If you're lacking space at home and need some room to store items, you may be thinking of using a self-storage unit. There is no shortage of self-storage facilities as most towns and cities have several options to choose from. As you begin to look at options, you may be wondering how to go about choosing the right one. Keep reading to better understand how to choose a self-storage facility: 

1. Consider the Unit Type

There are facilities that offer different unit types. For example, one storage facility may only have climate-controlled storage options. If you're planning to store important persona items and furniture that may get damaged if, in the wrong climate, you'll likely want to look for a facility that has climate-controlled options. 

2. Look at the Lease Terms

Before you choose a specific facility, you want to make sure that they don't have specific lease terms in place. Many facilities operate on a month by month lease basis, as long as you give some sort of notice (usually a month), but that may not be the case everywhere. You don't want to agree to a contract that doesn't fit your needs and goals. 

3. Consider the Size Options

Most storage facilities do have a variety of unit options. But, you want to see what's available right now. Make sure that the size unit that you need is available. Consider what's being stored and whether you may need to add more to your unit over the years. This can help you choose the right facility for your needs.

4. Don't Ignore Location

Sure, you might end up moving. But, you want to consider where you are now and where you plan to go. Choosing a conveniently located storage facility makes sense. It will cut down on time required to drive to and from each location and it will make your life a lot easier.

5. Look for Deals

Finally, it's also a good idea to look for deals depending on your circumstances. Some facilities may give discounts to students, or some facilities may offer a discount on your first month of rent. This can help you save some money while also getting a great self-storage unit.

If you're in the market for a self-storage unit, take a look around at your climate-controlled self-storage options before you select a specific facility or company. This guide can help you make the right choice.