Choosing A Self-Storage Facility
First of all, think about location. If you are going to need an access to the storage facility frequently, then you need one close to your home. Recently, the number of self-storage facilities has greatly increased and they have become available almost in every city.
Once you find the suitable facility, consider how much space you really need. Self-storage unit size is very important when it comes to renting storage unit that meets your budget. It's best to rent a smaller storage unit and pack it all the way to the ceiling, rather than pay for space that you're not going to use. Self-storages offer many different sizes that include 5'x5', 5'x10', 10'x10', 10'x15', 10'x20', 10'x25', 10'x30' along with boat, RV, vehicle storage options.
It is also important to inquire about the hours of operations or access hours of the storage facility. The majority of self-storage and mini-storage facilities have 24-hour-a-day access, while others may have restrictions and charge fees for access at certain times of the day. This may be especially significant to companies that store important business records and may need unlimited access.
Usually there are 3 types of climate controlled self-storage units: temperature controlled, humidity-controlled and combination of both. Ask facility representatives if they have any climate controlled units. When considering the type of storage, there is no need to use climate-controlled units for most of your household goods, but if you're storing anything valuable or delicate you might want to weight that option as well.