What To Look For In A Storage Facility

16 July 2015
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Many people want to invest in self storage so they can make more room in their homes. A mini storage building  is a great place to store those things you only need every once in a while. For instance, it is a great place for seasonal sporting goods, antiques, important documents, furniture and baby clothes.  This article will explain what you need to look for if you want to invest in a self storage unit.

Temperature Control

Having climate controlled air conditioning and heating in your storage building might be very important if you live in an extreme climate. Extreme temperature changes can warp furniture and damage paper. It is important to remember that air conditioners help regulate the moisture content in the air. This is especially important if you plan on storing photos or important documents. Cinder block and modular metal buildings can heat up, making your storage room very hot. You will need to worry about how warm it will be in your unit, because excessive heat can damage furniture. This is why you should avoid putting your stuff in a basic storage unit without any air conditioning.

On-site Management

The best storage units will have an on-site management team. This is always a good idea because you will never know what problems might arise with your unit or billing account. Also, you will have a much greater sense of security if there is a trustworthy management team that is always on the property. You may also want to meet the management before you sign any contracts to make sure you feel comfortable.

Long Term Contract Discounts

If you want the best deal on your storage unit, you should commit to a long term contract. Most managers will offer a discount for long term renters. Offering to pay a full year or six months in advance will get you an even better rate.

Not all storage facilities are the same. Keep these things in mind before you invest in a storage unit. You might also want to make sure you choose a unit that is on the ground level. Having to lug your stuff up stairs or in elevators is very inconvenient and tiring. This is especially important if you plan on visiting your unit on a regular basis. If your unit is conveniently located, you will be able enjoy it and access it as often as you need.