Before you rent a self-storage unit, it is important for you to know what to look for in a storage unit. Knowing what to look for will help you choose the best possible storage unit for your specific needs.
First, you need to consider what type of accessibility you need and what kind of accessibility the facility offers.
Do you want to be able to access the storage unit 24-hours a day? Or are you okay with a storage unit that has more regular business hours? Do you need a storage unit you can access on the weekend?
Think about your specific needs. You may not need 24-hour access. You may want a facility that is open on weekends. Knowing the kind of access you want will help you find it.
Second, you want to consider the security of the storage facility. Do they have video monitoring? Do they have in-person surveillance? Do they have security gates or doors? You want to choose a self-storage facility that you think can keep your belongings safe. The level of safety needed for you to feel your belongings are safe may vary based on the storage unit's structure and setup.
For example, a storage unit where everything is inside of an enclosed building may not require a security fence for you to feel that your belongings are secure, as the door into the building is secure.
Third, you are going to want to consider the location of the storage unit. You want the storage unit that will be somewhere that is easy for you to access, such as close to your home or along the route to work. You want to be able to access your storage unit when you need it easily. Keep in mind that you may pay more to have a storage unit that is closer to you.
Fourth, you need to consider the pricing for the storage unit. You will want to choose a storage unit that you can afford to pay for every month. You don't want a storage unit that is going to push your budget. You want to be able to afford the cost easily.
The cost will be impacted by the unit's size and the features the unit provides you with. For example, a climate-controlled storage unit is going to cost more than a non-climate-controlled storage unit.
When it comes to looking for a self-storage unit at a storage facility, you will need to consider the accessibility, security, location, and pricing of any storage facility you look at to choose the best one for your needs.