As soon as you decide to hand over your precious items to self-storage facilities, it is also important that you do thorough research on whether your goods will be in safe hands or not. Almost the majority of the storage companies offer the same promises – irrespective of whether they are bigger brands like Space Next Door or ordinary ones. So, while you may have a lot of options on your hand, we have some important suggestions for you to consider in the matter.
But before we jump onto them, you must know your goals. You must ask the following questions from yourself
- Do you want Temporary or long-term storage?
- Would you prefer to share the facility with family or friends?
- Are there any restrictions on the kind of items you can store?
Once you have the answer to these personal questions, here are more things that you need to keep in mind.
First up, while it may be important for you to hand over your goods to a storage facility for the utmost safety, that doesn’t mean you spend a lot of money on it. Your job is to find that one company that should ideally offer the best security, location and resources for an affordable cost because that is the only way you would be able to achieve value for the money you spent in the process.
Size & Sustainability
This is one point that a lot of people tend to ignore when booking a storage capacity as a lot of times we have seen how the items are more and therefore they don’t fit in the space that a particular customer hires. So, your job is to first list down all the items that you want to store and then also know their sizes in order to better decide on the place. Besides that, you must also take care of how sustainable the place is. If you are going to store furniture over there will it be safe from insects for a longer period of time or not?
Location, Location & Location
When it comes to the matter of deciding on the right location, we would advise you to go for the one that is closer to your home because by doing so, not only your goods would be easily accessible when you want them back but the transportation cost would also be less.
On the other hand, there are chances that storage facilities in between the city may have higher rates, so if you want to keep the goods stored for a longer period of time, you can always look out for a place far from your home and opt for cheaper rates.
Now that you are well aware of the three important aspects, we hope you will make the right call for your goods (even if the tips above may seem obvious to you) We all can make mistakes in the heat of the moment and that is what you have to avoid with the things mentioned above.