Choosing the Right Storage Unit

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Choosing the right storage unit for your needs is crucial to making sure your belongings are properly taken care of and ensuring you stay within your budget. While some may opt for extra amenities like climate-control and 24-hour access, others may be more concerned about facility location and convenience. There is much to think about when it comes to self-storage, and we’d like to shed light on some of the most important factors to consider while searching for the perfect unit.

Decide On Location

Making location a priority when searching for a self-storage unit makes a huge difference in the time it takes to access your belongings. If you’re using self-storage for your business and need regular access to a storage unit, choose a facility that is convenient for you and your colleagues rather than settling for a facility that takes the better part of a day to travel to. Equally as important as convenience when choosing the right storage unit is feeling safe going there. If you’re not fond of the area, why would you store your belongings there? It’s important to feel comfortable frequenting to and from your unit.

Determine The Purpose

One of the most important factors to consider when searching for a storage unit is what you need it for. Are you in between moves and looking for a lot of space? Or maybe you have a collection of antiques that need a small, climate-controlled unit to call home. Whatever the case, it is important to determine the kind of space and amenities you need before making a decision. It should go without saying, but don’t pour money into a storage unit to store things you no longer want or need. Consider having a garage sale or donating unwanted belongings at your local Goodwill.

Evaluate Amenities Offered

With all of the unique amenities that storage facilities offer such as top-notch security, climate-controlled units, etc., it is important to know what self-storage needs you require before making any decisions. We’d like to highlight a few of the most important amenities to look for in a facility.

• Top-notch security: The security of your belongings should be of utmost importance when looking for a storage provider. Whether you’re storing prized possessions or valuable documents, storing your items in a facility with video surveillance, passcode-protected gates, and adequate lighting should be essential for your peace of mind.

• Climate-controlled units: If you live in an area with extreme temperatures or humidity, it might be smart to invest a bit more for a climate-controlled unit—it’s worth it in the long run. These units can prevent metal from rusting, wood from warping, furniture from rotting, and sensitive paper goods from deteriorating in quality.

• Vehicle Storage: With seasonality playing a huge factor in the usage of RVs and boats, there’s a high demand for storage in the off season. To supplement this, we recommend choosing a storage facility that can accommodate cars, trucks, RVs, boats and similar vehicles.

With all the self-storage options available out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with making a decision. Our team here at SpareBox Storage would love to help make the decision-making process stress-free and easy for you, and we’re ready to answer any questions you may have surrounding self-storage. Give us a call at 833-777-7273, or view our locations to get a better idea of facilities near you.