Sometimes when we move, we might think about renting out storage. There can be a variety of reasons for this. For example, maybe you’re moving into a smaller house or apartment and you have stuff that just won’t fit. You’ll need to store it safely and securely until you figure out what to do with it. Or perhaps you’re holding onto somethings that aren’t yours and you need a place to put them until you can get them back to their rightful owner.
At the end of the day, it all boils down to finding the right storage.
Finding Proper Storage for Moving
The moment you decide that you’re going to rent storage space, it’s important to decide where the best location might be. It’s usually a very good idea to have one close by. The reasons may not seem obvious at first, but you’ll likely be traveling to and from it quite a bit more than you might expect. With that said, get one that is as close by as you can get.
Remember that you’ll be storing stuff there for a decent amount of time, so quality, price, and convenience are all important factors to consider.
Next, it will probably occur to you that size is important. The size of the storage unit is obviously important a carefully consideration. If you get the wrong size and you can’t fit all your stuff in, it obviously defeats the purpose for renting a storage unit to begin with.
Important things to know about renting storage
Before you go go into a business to talk about your storage needs, there are some things you need to understand about renting. For example, some storage facilities do not allow renters to have 24/7 access to their stuff. That means if you store something that you might need later on in the night, for whatever reason, you might not be able to get in and get it out because the facilities gates are closed and you’re locked out.
24 hour access may or may not pose a problem for you, depending on your situation and needs.
When it comes to price, make sure it’s well within your moving budget before jumping in. This is a temporary situation that should not break the bank. You can typically expect storage to cost you about $60 to $100. Price varies widely depending upon size and whether it’s climate controlled or not. That’s really not a bad price range to start, but it’s up to you to decide what you need and what it is worth it to you.
Of course, it’s good to weigh price against distance and decide what your best option is from there.
Most importantly, you have to pay attention to security. Obviously, you don’t want your stuff stolen or damaged in any way. So opt for a storage facility that has terrific interior and exterior lighting, a fence around it, controlled access, a surveillance system, and insurance provisions