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5 Questions To Ask When You’re Looking For A Self Storage Unit

If you’re looking for cheap self storage, these 10 Questions will help you ensure you get the right service and facility for your needs.

If you are looking for a self storage unit, you’re already well on the way to getting plenty of well-priced, extra room for your home or business. The problem is, there are so many facilities around all offering different things, how do you know which one is the right option for you. What should you look for? What should you be asking?

Don’t worry, we have you covered. To help you get that bit closer to the perfect cheap self storage unit for your needs, take a look at these 5 questions to ask during this process:

Where?

If you narrow down where you want a unit, that will help you narrow down companies available to you. You will probably want it either close to your home or close to your work depending on where you are most often, or on the purpose of your unit. Around 30 minutes is about the maximum you should expect to drive to a unit you want to access regularly if you want to reap the benefits of a local self storage facility, and do check it isn’t on a major traffic route as that time could increase during rush hour. If you only want your unit for deep storage, then it can be further away because you won’t have to visit it very often.

When?

Do you need the unit at short notice? Most facilities can offer you something very quickly but if your needs are specialist, it may narrow down the places available to you at this time.

Why?

If you’re using self storage for business use, then you might want services like a 24/7 reception and stock delivery. For more domestic services, perhaps you would like easy access and extra services like packing and packing materials on offer.

Do You Need A Unit With Climate Control?

Lots of modern facilities offer climate controlled units, which means you can change the temperature inside to suit your needs. At the very least that stops your things being affected by extreme cold or warm, but at the most, you can use your unit for temperature specific items. Wine for example, often has a very specific temperature it is best kept at. So if you are keeping your unit for your wine collection the climate control could be an important feature to look for.

Does The Contract Work For You?

Always read the small print before you sign up for anything. Most self storage facilities include flexible pricing, sizing and contract lengths. However, every facility is different and it is important to check the contract works for you before you sign anything.

Hopefully the 5 questions above have helped you feel a little more confidence about searching for the perfect self storage unit. With the right questions and hopefully the right answers, you will have this handy service setup and benefitting your life soon.

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