Before You Store It – Think About It – Self Storage Made Easy
You are running out of space and you don’t know what to do with all of your stuff. Your options are limited and your things have no where to go. This is the perfect situation for using a self storage facility.
A self storage facility is a location where you can store your personal belongings and keep them safe while doing so. Self storage facilities are typically easy to find in your area and are at most times, reasonably affordable. There are many benefits to having a self storage facility, but choosing the right one for you may not look easy. After reading this short article you will have no problem finding the right place for you.
The first thing you will want to think about is location. You have heard it before; Location, Location, Location! Do you need frequent access to your storage facility or will you not need your items on a day to day or week to week basis? Selecting a storage facility that is close by may be nice but the price might be a little steep. Places that are on the outskirts of town are typically a little cheaper. Also, choosing a location that allows you 24 hour access might cost you more as well. If you are trying to find a place on the cheap, then a place that has limited hours might offer better rates. This is not always true, results will vary.
Another thing you might want to consider is whether or not you will need a climate controlled environment or your standard garage unit. If you are planning on storing furniture in your unit then you may want to opt for the climate controlled environment. By choosing the climate controlled option, it will prevent your furniture warping from humidity or by forming mildew from moisture. If you are not storing furniture or any sensitive materials in your storage unit, then choosing the typical garage unit may be best, and it is also much cheaper. A climate or temperature controlled unit may run as much as $80.00 per month where as a standard garage unit may only be $20.00 per month.
So you think you know all there is to self storage now, huh? Well there are some more tricks and tips that will be very beneficial to you when choosing the right self storage facility. If you ever plan on storing a refrigerator, make sure that you allow it to defrost and then wipe it out. Also, you will want to leave the door of the refrigerator open so that it does not collect mildew on the inside. If you plan on storing any metal objects such as lawn mowers, then you may want to think about treated the metal with a rust preventative. This will help to ensure your metal does not rust while in storage. Another great way to prevent mildew is to law a plastic tarp on the ground and stack your items on wooden crates. Also make sure you leave room in between your items and the walls, that way air can circulate around your items. And most importantly, NEVER store explosives or flammable items in a self storage facility.
Hopefully now you have a better understanding on what to look for in a self storage facility. Making the right choice isn’t hard but you do have to know what you are looking for, otherwise you might be paying for services you do not need.