Choosing the Right Self Storage Facility

Here is a list of tips to help you choose the right self storage facility for your needs.

If you have never rented a self storage unit before you probably have a lot of questions and don't really know where to start. Different self storage facilities offer different incentives and features to attract customers whether they offer the first month free or for a dollar (they require more than one month rental contracts), free tickets to your local professional sports team, or help moving in. While all of these incentives are exciting and make you want to choose one self storage facility over another, there are a bunch of other, more important factors to consider, including:

  • Storage Facility Location - Most people think that the closest storage facility is the best. This isn't always the case, especially if you do not frequently need to access your things. It might make sense to drive a few extra miles to save $10-50 a month. For customers who access their things often, then distance will be much more important.
  • Type of Storage - If you are storing a boat, car, or RV, or other large items you must make sure that the facility is equipped for such types of storage. Thankfully, makes filtering by type of storage easy.
  • Access Hours - Some storage units have 24/7 access hours, while others are closed on sundays or can't be accessed at certain times throughout the week. It's important to choose a storage facility that matches up with your schedule.
  • Price - Price is one of the most important factors for customers, especially if you are renting a storage unit for a long period of time. If price is your main concern, you should be willing to drive a little bit farther from city centers, and you may have to give up conveniences like on-site security guards and 24 hour access. It's a good idea to contact a few storage facilities in your area and ask about any discounts or promotions available, as many facilities offer flexible pricing.

This is just a general overview on some of the main things to consider when renting a storage unit. You'll find much more information by clicking on one of the links on the left.