When determining a type of self storage unit to use you first need to know what you plan on putting into it. This is because there are several types of self storage units and some are climate controlled and made especially for protecting things like clothing or valuable books or papers.
You also need to consider the accessibility of the self storage units. Some are available 24 hours a day, while others require a certain amount of notice before you can retrieve or add things to your unit. Plus, are the units guarded or left unsupervised?
Another question to ask is the rental fee for the storage unit. There are usually prices for both long and short term storage. The prices will also change depending on how large the unit is. You should therefore do an assessment of the things you plan to store to see if you could get rid of some of them to save you the need for storage space.
Insurance is an important factor when renting a self storage unit. Sometimes the storage business has its own insurance, but other times you must rely on your home insurance to cover any losses. Even if the storage place has its own insurance, if your items are particularly valuable then it will behoove you to get your own insurance to cover them.
Things you can put in a storage unit
Know what you are putting in the storage unit. This is because you can’t store things like food or perishable items or dangerous items like gasoline. You can store anything from household furniture to a car or boat in a storage unit as long as it fits and you can afford the cost.
Be sure to measure the storage unit you plan to rent and then compare those measurements to the items you plan to store to make sure they all will fit easily and not be stuffed in, which could cause them to get broken or ruined.
The bottom line is that renting a self storage unit is a far bigger task than just choosing a business out of the phone book or online. You need to do your homework and make sure the place you intend to use is safe, secure, easy to access, will hold your belongings, and meets your budget before you sign on the dotted line.
Press release supplied by Jacob Pettit from Patio Living: http://www.patioliving.com.au/