Do Your Research

8 June 2012 by

If you will need a storage unit in the near future, you will want to be prepared by doing some research ahead of time. Decide what factors are most important to you before beginning your research. Is price the biggest factor? Distance from your home? Which amenities do you need/want? Below are some tips on how to find the best storage unit for you.

Depending on the area you live in you should have several dozen storage facilities to compare and choose from. Most people search a radius of about 5-10 miles from their home for convenience. There is no reason to drive more than 10 miles to get your belongings if you live in an urban area. Instead of driving around your neighborhood looking for a storage facility, simply use our website to find storage near you. Our system uses a simple zip code or city search where you can then sort by distance from your home, amenities or even storage size. We eliminate the time you would’ve wasted driving around and make the research process effortless.

Be sure to check the amenities of each storage facility. Most self storage facilities are secure but some have more safety features than others. Having your possessions stored somewhere other than your home can be stressful so make sure they will be protected safely. Does the storage facility have a gate, surveillance cameras, keypad entry and lights throughout the location? The more security features a storage facility has, the less likely something unforeseen will happen to your belongings and the less stressed you will be.

A concern some individuals may have is cost. Most storage facilities will be competitively priced per unit which is better for you the consumer. The cost will vary at each facility but should be competitively priced enough for you to research and compare effectively. Factors to consider with regards to the price of the storage unit include climate controlled storage, the size of the unit, the location of the storage facility and the amenities. Some storage facilities will offer 1 free month if you stay for 6 months, 50% discounts for 3 months or even $1 move ins. Be sure to ask the manager if you have any questions or are confused about any terms of your agreement.

These research tips should give you a good start in comparing self storage facilities. Did we miss any big ones? Let us know in the comments.

SSF Team

SSF Team

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  • Megan says:

    Another thing to look for when trying to find a good self storage facility is whether or not the storage facility has ever been flooded. You don’t want your valuable items get damage by water right?

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