When shopping around for a Chicago self storage unit to store your possessions whether you’re doing some spring cleaning or storing your belongings during a move, there are several factors that you will want into consideration before choosing the storage unit that’s right for you. Storage units come with different amenities; including 24 hour access, drive up access, security and climate control, which are intended to keep your belongings safe and intact while storing them in a storage facility. We’ve researched some information that will be helpful when shopping for a Chicago storage unit that’s just right for you.
First, you are going to want to approximate the number of items that you’re going to be storing in the self storage facility. You want to make sure that you have enough room in your storage unit to store all of your belongings and not damage them by placing them in a space that is too small. By placing your items in boxes and labeling the boxes you can maximize your storage space and organize your belongings so when you need to find something you can do so quickly. Leave an isle between your boxes so you can easily access them in the storage unit without harming any of the items. Do not stack your belongings all of the way up to the ceiling to keep them safe from damaging.
Then you’re going to want to make sure that the storage unit you are renting has all of the amenities to meet your needs. The main thing to consider is whether or not you will need a Chicago storage facility that has climate control, which will keep your belongings safe when the weather changes. Items that should be storage in a climate controlled self storage unit are things that can be damaged by being exposed to extreme weather climates. Items such as cloth, wood and leather furniture, electronic equipment and appliances, musical instruments, books, medical and legal records should be stored in a climate controlled self storage unit to ensure their safe keeping.
Finally you will want to take into consideration the type of access the facility allows you to your self storage unit. If you have large items to place into the storage unit you will want to consider a facility that allows you to drive up to unit to unload your belongings. Also if you want access to your belongings at all time you may want to look for a self storage facility that allows your 24 hour access to your belongings.
Finding the perfect Chicago self storage unit that fits all of your needs perfectly is as easy as doing a little researching, calling around and asking the right questions.
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