If your closets, attic, and garage are filling up, it is time to get a storage space. Not all storage spaces are created equal, so it is advisable to do your research and to ask the right questions. After you have narrowed down your search to a couple of convenient locations, you should pay them a visit. Request a tour of the facility and bring a notepad, so that you can keep notes and compare the facilities.
Here are a few questions to ask during your visit:
- What size options are available? It can help to know how much space you need before your visit. This way, you can compare what spaces are available. It doesn’t make sense to pay for space you don’t need and renting a space that is too small will leave you with the clutter you were hoping to be rid of.
- Are the units climate-controlled? This may be important to you if you have a wine collection, vinyl, old furniture or other fragile items. Many of your belongings may be susceptible to dampness and mold.
- How secure is the facility? Pay attention to how many staff members are on hand when you visit. Ask about security cameras and other safety features.
- When can you visit the facility? Not all facilities allow 24/7 access. Make sure the facility is open at times that are convenient for you.
- What type of fire alarm and sprinkler systems do you have in place? Your belongings will be safer in a facility than your home, but it is worthwhile to make sure there are adequate smoke alarms and sprinkler systems.
- Check if you need insurance coverage or if the facility has insurance. You want to make sure that your belongings are covered.
- When was the last break-in? If the company had recent problems with break-ins, ask what has been done to rectify the problem.
You deserve to have your belongings in a safe and secure facility. Make sure you choose the right place and ask the right questions. When searching online for well-reviewed local storage units, please consider STORBOX. We would love to have you pay us a visit and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.