Are you lacking space and need an affordable place to store your items?

There are some situations where you are in transition or moving to a new location. Whether you need to temporarily store belongings while moving or store them long term, renting a storage unit provides an excellent solution.

Generally, most facilities offer options that cover most bases, but there are still things you should be thinking about when it comes to self-storage. We have taken a look at some of these below.

 

Things To Consider When Renting Self-Storage 

Location 

If you need regular access to your stored belongings then going for a facility that is over an hour‘s drive away makes little sense. On the other end, self-storage units located within the city area could be beyond your budget. Therefore, you need to be open to options outside the city limits and have easy access to transport (if you don’t have your own car) when you need to be there for urgent business. You need to balance convenience with price based on how often you need access to your unit.

 

Access

It is important to consider how often and at what times you are likely to need to access your container, because this will potentially have some say in who you go with. You need to know when you’re going to be able to drop off and pick up your stuff.

Not every self-storage facility is open 24 hours a day, so if this is something you are looking for, then you need to think about this when getting quotes.

 

Security 

A storage facility should keep your stuff safe. This is in fact a constant to consider when you are looking for self-storage units to rent. Look at it from the perspective of you renting a home away from home.

Basic security features include gated access, surveillance cameras, good lighting and high walls. More advanced security features include individually alarmed units and an actual security guard. On-site management can also help with security. Our storage units and rooms are monitored by CCTV cameras 24 hours a day.

 

Sizing 

You need to make sure that you get the right kind of storage and get an accurate idea of the size you are looking for, because if you rent something too big and do not fill it, then you are just losing money, check out our availability of room storage which will help you estimate the size of the unit you will need to acquire.

 

Pricing

Without a question, the cost is a major factor to consider when selecting a storage option. The pricing for your unit must be reasonable and meet up with your budget, hopefully with no hidden charges in your lease agreement. The quickest way to find out how much a self-storage unit will cost is to check our Room and Storage container prices.

There you have it, all the things you need to consider before you rent a self-storage unit that suits your preferred needs. If you are interested in acquiring your own self storage container or room, contact the team today here at Sheeplands Storage.