3 Things To Do Before You Make Your Final Decision About A Self Storage Unit

Posted on: 18 June 2021

If you have decided that you are going to put some of your stuff into a self-storage unit, you want to make sure that you are choosing the right kind. You don't want to end up with a unit that is too small for all of your stuff or one that is too large for your belongings. There are some things that you can do that will help you find the right storage unit for your needs. 

Gather Everything

Before you start looking at the various storage units, you need to make sure that you know what is going to go into the unit. You can't visualize the size that you are going to need if you don't know everything that you want to put into the unit and what you are going to use it for. Once you have pulled everything together, you can start to get a better idea of how much space you're going to need. If you are planning to store larger things, like furniture, make sure that you measure them so that you can use those dimensions to help make your decision. While you are gathering and measuring, make sure to add in some extra space so that you can walk around and move your belongings around. 

Environmental Controls

While you are looking at the various storage units, you should decide whether or not you need to have one that is going to be heated and cooled. Not everything you store is going to need to be protected from the humidity, heat, or cold, but you might store some things that do. If you are going to need to have a storage unit that has environmental controls, you may have to pay extra for that unit in order to cover the utility costs. 


If you want all of your belongings to be secure, you need to check with the facility about their security methods. This is especially true if you are going to store something expensive or that has great sentimental value. The storage facility may have various levels of security depending on where the units are placed on their property. 

If you are going to put some of your belongings in storage, you want to make sure that you are going to get the right unit for your needs. These are things that you can do before you make your final decision which will help you get what you need. Contact a storage facility for more information. 


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