If you find that you have too much stuff in your home, in the process of moving to another place or downsizing for a smaller apartment, self-storage is the best temporary solution to your space needs.
But before you rent a space in the nearest self-storage facility in your area, here are a couple of things you need to look for to ensure that your belongings will be secure in a storage space. By carefully considering all these, you ensure that your belongings are stored in a safe area that meets your needs.
Different storage sizes
Your chosen self-storage provider should have different sizes of units available so that you can choose one that’s appropriate for your needs. The size of the storage unit you need will ultimately depend on the possessions you need to store. But it can be rather tricky to estimate how much space you require. If you choose a unit that’s too big, you won’t be able to maximise the storage space and you might end up spending more by paying a higher rent. On the other hand, if the storage space is too small, it won’t be able to accommodate all your stuff and you’ll end up needing another unit to rent. Also you should keep in mind that the space should not only fit all your items but also provide enough space for you to go inside when you need to find an item that you will suddenly need in the future.
Security is very important when it comes to self-storage. Even if you are not planning on keeping valuable assets inside, you would still need to ensure that all your stored belongings will be safe and secured, so a facility that gives importance to protection and surveillance is your best choice. They should be able to provide 24-hour video supervision, fire prevention, security guard and a system to monitor individuals that come in and out of the facility. Aside from this, the actual building should have a fence, a gate and indoor and outdoor lighting.
Your chosen self-storage facility should have climate-controlled units. This is because when items are exposed to extremely hot or cold temperatures, they will be more susceptible to damage. This is why climate-controlled units are extremely important especially if you live in an area with extreme temperatures. These units are designed to protect your belongings, keep wood furniture from warping, prevent metals from accumulating rust and keep documents and books from deteriorating because of moisture. Climate-controlled storage spaces may be relatively more expensive but it is definitely worth investing in if you want your stored belongings to last.
Friendly customer service
A good self-storage provider should have friendly staff who are available to answer all your enquiries and assist you through the process of storing your belongings in their facility. They should also be easy to contact if you’ll need to get an item from your storage unit in the future. In addition to this, your self-storage provider should have office hours that’s convenient for you.
If you are looking for a self-storage unit, Stashed Away Storage Solutions can provide you with all your storage needs. We are a self-storage company based in Bristol offering multiple storage options with transparent pricing. Stashed Away is located at 91a Romney Avenue, Bristol, BS7 9ST. For more information you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 01179 516325.