If you are living in a tiny apart apartment and have no extra room to store your stuff, or if you are moving to a smaller home, you would need to find yourself a good storage facility to manage your self-storage unit for your valuables.
Do an inventory and prepare the items that will be stored in the self-storage unit to make it easier for you to identify what type of self-storage unit you need.
Identify the size of the self-storage unit you need, it is measured by length times width so try to do a rough measurement at home.
A factor in choosing a storage facility is that you must make sure it has a security guard or surveillance cameras to monitor your self-storage units, it is also a good idea to choose climate or temperature control self-storage units if you are planning to store perishable goods like television sets, microwave, etc.
It must be important that the self-storage unit can be accessed anytime so find one that offers 24/7 service.
Ask the storage facility if their gate hours is the same with the office hours so that you will know if they do offer 24/7 service or not.
Familiarize yourself with the unit beforehand by asking the storage facility if they can show you the unit, ask also their company rules and policies especially on the monthly rental.
Make sure that you and your items are insured in times of emergencies.
Choose a self-storage unit that is just enough for your items to be properly stored, meaning the unit must not be small for it might be too tight and will cause damages.
You would want to find a storage facility that is spacious enough for your items and will give you security so the location of the storage facility is not really a concern considering also that you would rarely go there.
If you are finding trouble looking for a storage facility locally, try to look online and read first the reviews of past and present customers on what they think about the facility, or you can ask a friend or an acquaintance if they know a good storage facility.
List down the storage facilities you’ve considered and compare their offers, choose the one that would best fit the factors mentioned above.
Be thorough on the search for a good storage facility so that you will be getting your money’s worth and there will be no damages to your valuables.