Setting Up Your New Place

When we found out we were moving, our first instinct was to figure out what we were going to do with all of our stuff. We weren't sure how to cope with the amount of belongings that we had, so we started looking around for a storage facility in the new city that could help. After a brief search, we were able to find a facility that really worked well for what we needed. They were fantastic to work with, and we loved being able to have a spot where we could stash things. I wanted to create a new website dedicated to setting up a new home, so you know what you are up against.

3 Things You Want To Look For When You Need To Rent A Storage Unit


When you have some things that need to be placed in a self-storage rental unit, you want to make sure that everything will be as safe as possible. To ensure that they will be, you will want to make use of the following three tips. These are things that you want to look for when you are comparing the various storage unit rentals in your area.

Security Systems That Are In Place

You want to know that there is a good security system setup. This may include cameras, motion sensor lights, floodlights, and even alarms on any gate that is closed at night. Also, there should be plenty of signs warning trespassers of such systems in place. This way, criminals will hopefully notice the signs and reconsider their idea to break into that particular storage facility. Should someone still break in, their image and vehicle information can be captured on video, which can be given to the police. All of this is done to protect the possessions of those using the storage facility.

Climate-Controlled Units

If you have some things that would freeze and break, heat up and melt, or otherwise become damaged from extreme temperature shifts, you may want to look for storage units that are climate-controlled. Even if you are not worried about the temperatures because you are only storing items that would not be harmed, like clothing, you might still want to consider renting climate-controlled units. This way, whenever you are loading, sorting, or unloading items at the storage unit, you will not have to worry about being too cold or too hot.

Hours Of Access

Some storage rental companies give their renters access to their rented unit any time of the day or night. Others will have set times that they are open and will lock the gate at the entrance of the property at night. If you need to be able to access your storage unit at any time, even in the middle of the night, you will want to inquire about the hours of access that the owners give to their renters.

The previously mentioned things for you to look for when comparing your options for storage units are just the beginning. Make a list of other things that you are concerned about or that you have questions regarding and be sure to follow up with the owner or manager of the storage facilities that you check out. Give yourself a little time to call around and visit the various storage unit facilities in your area so you can get your stuff secured in storage as soon as possible.

To learn more, contact a company that offers storage unit rentals.


6 March 2020