Tips For Picking The Right Storage Unit

Regardless of the reason you need to rent a storage facility, it is important that you get the type and size unit that will best protect your belongings. It is also helpful to understand what the facility will and will not do for you. The first thing you need to do is to sit down with all the things you will be storing and consider if any of them have special needs and how much room you need to store things without causing any damage. Here are a few tips to help you pick out the right storage facility and unit.

Full-service or Self-storage

One of the things you need to decide is whether you need help getting your things to the storage unit or if you can do it alone. A full-service facility will come to your place and pick up what you need to go into the unit. They will also put them in the unit neatly. You can request they send pictures of everything once it is stored and even call to ask them to bring some things to you when you need them. If you have a vehicle to get your belongings to storage and do not want to have to pay anyone to come to get them, you should go with a self-storage facility. When you need something out of the unit you will need to go and get it yourself.


It is a good idea to mark the dimensions of the unit you are considering on the ground and try placing everything within the lines. This will give you an idea of how everything will fit in the unit. You will be able to see if there is room to walk through the boxes to find things and that everything will fit inside in a way that will not cause damage to anything. If you have items that cannot be stacked, be sure there is space for them too,

Climate Control

You may not need to worry about it getting too hot or cold, or having the humidity get to the point where your belongings are damaged or ruined. However, if you are storing musical instruments, art, or anything that may be susceptible to mold or mildew, you should make sure that the unit you rent has some type of climate control in it to keep your things safe.

While you may be concerned about the cost of extras for your storage unit, consider how much it will cost you if you have to replace things because they were destroyed. Make sure you can pay for the unit every month, but also that everything will be safe and protected.

Contact local unit storage services for more information.