How to Pick the Right Storage Solution
Choosing a reliable storage facility is as important as choosing a reliable mover. Here are a few areas you need to consider when choosing a storage facility:
Location – It is best to choose a storage facility that is situated close to your new location. You really don’t want to spend long hours driving back and forth from your storage facility, especially when you will be making frequent visits at first.
Accessibility – Pick a storage facility that allows you to access your belongings at times convenient to you. Always check if you will be able to access your storage area on weekends, nights, public holidays etc.
Security – Always check on the security that is provided at the facility. Select a storage facility that has 24 hour security on site. CCTV and monitoring is an added bonus.
Size – Make sure the facility has flexible storage sizes to offer. You don’t want to be hassled with multiple storage areas because the storage areas are too small to hold all your items. At the same time you don’t want to pay for unused space.
Price – Standard storage facilities charge according to the space you rent but prices vary according to demand. Keep an eye out on the price changes.
Insurance – It is always a good idea to insure the items in storage. Go through the options that are available and pick the insurance policy that is best for you.
Another feature that you need to check on is whether or not the storage facility is climate controlled. Mold and moisture damage is something that is very common in storage areas, especially if the items are kept in storage for a long time.