This is a continuation of the last post which was a list of the top ten things that you should be considering when renting a storage unit. The last post discussed four different things that you should be thinking about:
- Proximity to your home and the accessibility of the unit for you and your family.
- Whether or not the unit is available at all times of the day, so that you can get in and get out whenever you may need to. This, of course, frees up the last second fishing trip that you have been wanting to go on with your buddies for a very long time.
- The security of the unit and whether or not you feel comfortable leaving all of your items there. You do not want to be thinking about whether your $1000 fishing rod is going to be in the wrong hands and then subsequently a pawn shop later on.
- What is the state of cleanliness at the storage facility? This is a big deal, if you want to store something there and do not want a homeless person cooking meth next door to your unit.
These things are very important and we can now go on to the last six items of the top ten things to be thinking about with your storage unit.
5. Consider the ramps in the place and if they are easy to access. For all of the people that have ever moved, which is pretty much everyone, you know that it makes it a ton easier if you are able to bring your truck right up to the door so you can expedite the loading process. The same thing goes for being able to access your stuff in a storage rental facility.
6. The size of the unit is very important. Lots of people need the space of a big closet and not the size of a giant carport. Consider what they have available and if that is what you are looking for. Do not be swayed into keeping your stuff in an area that is way to big for what you need.
7. The cost of the unit is very important. In an urban area, the cost is going to be more because the value of the land on which the unit is built is going to cost the owners more. With that in mind, try and keep your stuff in a more provincial place.
8. Consider all of the factors that would make you want to keep your stuff in a unit to see fi you will be able to experience a net gain from keeping your stuff there. If you can, there is a very good chance that you will be a happier person by storing your items in a storage unit.
9. Is the first month free? It really should be and there are many places that offer a free first month with a guaranteed year of being in the unit.
10. Do you have stuff to keep in the unit because if you don’t then there is no point?