The time has come, you are moving to a new house. You are trying to choose a self storage service for your belongings to gain a secure place while you move. The demand is very high on leasing storage space to home movers. The solution is ideal. Self storage or Self Service Storage allows you to bring your items to a storage unit under lock and key within a secure facility.
There are points to consider before you select a self-storage service to make sure they cater for your storage needs.
Access and Security To Self Storage Units
The whole point of self storage is to gain space for your goods while moving home. This service should only allow you, the owner, to access your goods. The contract for your service should point out access rights for staff members. Some staff may be authorised to enter your storage unit.
The contract should also clearly state access hours to your storage unit: 24/7, Business hours, weekend restrictions. Do you plan to make frequent visits to your storage units? Consider the expense and time consumed if the storage location is many miles away.
Additionally, do not choose units containing other home mover’s belongings. You need a private storage unit.
A secure environment offers a CCTV surveillance system 24/7. The cameras will monitor your storage access points for visitor entry and exit. The best services offer PIN access control only so access to your goods is restricted to yourself and any authorised staff.
The Storage Space Dimensions
You can choose from a selection of unit sizes to fit your needs. This level of flexibility suits home movers needing to relocate a small or large amount of furniture for example. The dimensions of your unit should be clear on your contract.
When given the spatial size, is the figure showing the storage amount by cubic feet or square feet? Ask about the height and give examples of your item sizes. You may not need a lot of high ceiling storage space so check to avoid paying for more space than needed.
Check the storage space comes with enough ventilation to prevent any moisture getting into your precious items. Check the unit with a staff member. Is the air fresh or stale?
Pricing and Insurance
The price will depend on the size required and also the length of time. There may be incentives and discounts available; look out for very affordable prices. Another cost is insurance and this varies from one storage service to another. For example, does the insurance cover fire, floods, and other disasters. Check the insurance is not extra and included in the price.