We all know the feeling. We see our apartment or house filling up with stuff and it starts to make us feel a bit claustrophobic. When this happens, you need to start considering renting a self storage unit.
But when we do rent a self storage unit, how do we know we’re getting a good deal and how do we make the most out of the unit we’ve rented?
Here are some tips to picking the right storage facility for you:
- Select a Facility Wisely: Before choosing a storage facility, compare it to other local storage facilities for price, security, and reputation. Check the Better Business Bureau’s website about the facility’s reputation.
- It’s not only about price: You really need to consider how fragile your storage items are. If you live in a hot climate and want to store wine or other weather-impacted items in a general storage facility, which may not be your best option.
- Make sure your belongings are safe: Before youtrust your cherished belongings to a storage facility, make sure they have adequate security. This includes closed-circuit camera monitoring, an onsite human presence, and sophisticated onsite key code access. You may also want to invest in storage insurance.
- Store items effectively, not haphazardly: While the temptation may be to just toss items into a storage unit and worry about finding them later, that’s the last thing you want to do. It’s important to packitems in labeled boxes and store them according to how often you may be retrieving them.
Pasadena’s STORBOX Self Storage has been providing San Gabriel Valley residents with safe, secure, and easily accessible storage units for years.
Call our trained moving and storage staff at (626) 407-3439 for any questions you may have.