Storing Your Stuff: What You Should Know

Published on 8/4/2017

Storing Your Stuff: What You Should Know

There are many different reasons why you would be searching for a storage facility. Whatever the case is, there are a few things to know when searching for a storage facility that you can entrust with your belongings. Usually the greatest priority is cost and location. How close do you live to the facility? Is it the most inexpensive facility in the area as far as the size you are looking for. Maybe it's the least expensive but it's also the least secure. Does the facility have security cameras? Are the property grounds well lit? These are things to keep in mind.

Also how does the management treat you? Are they professional with how they interact? Maybe you prefer not to go through a manager, with technology available today you can basically rent storage online without ever meeting the manager at the storage facility. Do you prefer this? If you do, are you able to log in and make a payment through their website? Can they set you up on recurring billing so you don't have to remember to send a check in every month? Maybe a past experience with a manager would make it totally worth it to rent a storage unit entirely on your own through the internet.

Once you find that storage facility that you want to rent storage from, there are a few other tips to keep in mind. As you store your items make sure the valuables are properly stored so they don't break. Try to keep an aisle open so you can access items in the back of the unit. Also try to face the labels on the boxes out. Try not to stack items too high, as this could become a hazard. Read the storage agreement for important information like different fees or early move outs restrictions.

As you rent your storage unit, keep these tips in mind and it will be sure to make your storage renting experience more pleasurable.