You may have too many possessions to move with when relocating to a new place hence keep some of them at a storage unit and take them later when you have figured out where you will replace them. Use the following guidelines to rent a suitable storage unit.
Consider renting the nearest storage unit. The longer the distance, the more you will pay to transport your possessions to and from the storage unit. You will find it easier to check on your possessions regularly at the nearest storage unit as you arrange to remove them from the storage unit.
If you’re hiring the storage unit to keep valuable items like documents, you should ensure that there is enough security. CCTV cameras and alarms at the entry and exit are not enough because there should be a guide to control and monitor people who come in and go out of the premises. The fence should have modern security systems like electric fences to keep off intruders from getting access to the storage unit. Aside from security against theft the storage unit should be secure from fire break out.
Compare the size of the storage unit to the number and size of your items and get the storage unit full size fits your items perfectly. The storage units that are too large should be used to store large or many items so that you optimally use the space you have paid for. If you have items that need special care such as electronics you should avoid renting a small storage space because when you overcrowding space they would be insufficient circulation of air hence high temperatures will damage your electronics.
They should have enough facilities to control the climatic conditions that can damage your belongings. Metallic furniture will rust, wooden furniture will decay, electronics malfunction and your documents will oxidize when exposed to high temperatures and humidity. Determine if the storage unit has systems that regulate temperature and so that mold and mildew do not thrive in the unit and end up growing on your belongings. The drive-ways should be graded so that when you are taking your belongings in and out of the storage unit, there is enough space for the truck to pass.
The storage unit service providers should provide excellent customer services. Your friends and relatives can refer you to storage units that offer quality customer services. The services of the customer care determines the quality of services you’ll get from the storage unit. They should have multiple communication channels like emails, phone calls, website and so on.
Are you able to access the storage unit? The storage unit should allow you to access your positions in the weekend because the majority of people are free during these days. Rent a storage unit with working hours that can enable you to go for your items in the evening after you are done with your daily activities. You can look for a storage unit that gives access code to the customer for weekend entry into the premises when you need your things.