How To Choose The Right Storage Unit

How To Choose The Right Storage Unit

In July 22, 2016

Storage units come in a large variety of shapes and sizes with several different options to allow you to get the most out of your storage experience. In order to get the best storage unit for your needs, there are a few questions you should ask yourself.

How Much Storage Space Do You Need?

You need to make sure you have enough to space to store all of your items. At the same time, you do not want to have to pay for more storage than what you need. Try to think about how much room your items require and measure any larger items such as furniture. It is also important to note that small and medium items should be kept in boxes so you can make the most of your storage space.

How Long Will You Need To Have This Storage Space?

Whether you will be needing items to be stored for a few days or for an entire year, it can make a difference in the type of storage unit you will need. For example, if you are planning to have your items stored for a few months, then you may want to look into special climate control units to ensure the quality of your things.

How Often Will You Need Access To Your Things?

If you are planning to visit your things often or are only going to have your items stored for a short time, it is probably best to have your items in a storage unit that is close by and that is easy to access. However, if you do not plan to visit often, distance and ease of access should not be much of a problem.

What Is Your Budget?

Storage units and facilities come in a wide range of prices. From large high-security and climate-controlled spaces to small ‘garage style’ units, you can easily find a storage unit that is in your price range.

How Valuable Are The Items You Plan To Store?

If your items are quite valuable and irreplaceable, then you may want to store them in a climate-controlled unit with a high-security. However, if you plan on storing some less expensive and replaceable items such as furniture, electronics, and dishes, then you might not want to spend so much to store them.

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  1. I’ve been trying to find a good storage unit. I’ve noticed that they are listed under different prices, so I figured that I would just want to get the cheapest. I didn’t realize that they had different specs! I’ll make sure I find one that will fit all of my things and keep my stuff from getting damaged in the weather. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I agree that you need to consider your budget when you ar looking for a storage unit. I would imagine that you would want to find one that is in your budget and cut out things you don’t need to save money. My husband and I are looking to store our wood furniture so we’ll have to find somewhere that has climate control while still being in our budget.

  3. I had no idea that there were climate-controlled storage units. This is especially a good option for those who want to store antiques. It would also be a great resource for those who live in areas that are prone to severe weather.

  4. I really like how you talked about choosing storage units with enough space to store all of the items. I’ve been wanting to clean out my garage and make space to park my truck in there again, and I think that putting things into a storage unit could help me do that. I’m going to have to figure out what all I would want to put into storage units, and from there figure out what size would be best. Thanks for the tips!

  5. Soon I’ll be moving out of my parent’s house, and I need somewhere to store some extra things. As I look for a storage unit, these are some great tips to keep in mind. As you said, knowing how often I will need to access my things will affect whether I need a closer facility or not. Thanks for sharing!

  6. How often you need to get access to your things is probably one of the more important questions the article asks. This can be especially important if you’re storing some extra supplies that you might need for your home business. If this is the case, then you’d better make sure that you can get into the unit whenever you need to in order to gather those supplies.

  7. I really like the question about how often you will need to access your things when choosing a storage unit. After all, one of the major things you need to take into consideration is just what you’ll be storing there and why. If you are storing some extra tools that you may need for work later than it might be good to choose a facility that allows for twenty-four access.

  8. Thanks for this expert advice. I’m moving to a new area and will need to use a storage unit but hadn’t considered the frequency that I’ll need to access it. I’ll definitely keep this in mind when selecting a unit.

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