6 Things You Should Know Before Renting A Storage Unit

Storage Corner | November 1, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

Whether you need to temporarily store belongings while moving or store them long term after downsizing, renting a storage unit provides an excellent, space-saving solution.

There are several things you should know before renting a storage unit. But what are the main things to take into consideration? While there are different types and sizes of storage units, you can usually save big bucks by getting several quotes from several storage companies.

1. Location

The first thing you need to consider is the location of the storage facility and its proximity to your home or workplace - especially if you want to visit your unit frequently.It will help you save on your gas bill and it can also help you save your precious time and energy. Remember, time is gold.

2. Accessibility

Another important consideration is the accessibility of the facility.

Are they open after office hours or when it is most convenient for you? Can they accommodate you when you suddenly decide to visit your unit? Check if they are open on the weekends or holidays. Some facilities allow 24/7 access to storage. Some require advance notice so they can arrange for staff to assist you with your visit.

Others are open even after standard business hours to meet customers who may be accessing after hours.

3. Safety and Security

Understand the safety and security features of a storage facility before signing a contract. Choose one with top-of-the-line safety and security. Check for the presence of fences/gates and check for security guards.

Ask if the facility is protected by 24/7 CCTV or surveillance cameras, individual door alarms and locks, and fire safety devices such as fire alarms, extinguishers, sprinklers, and detectors.Don't make the mistake of storing your most precious items in a storage facility with compromising security.

4. Insurance Options

Find out which storage company has insurance options - allowing you to decide if you need insurance for your storage items. Some storage companies require their customers to use an insurance plan before signing a contract - no insurance, no storage unit.

However, there are some storage companies that are more considerate of their customers' needs and they let their customers decide whether to get insurance, depending on how valuable the items they plan to store.

5. Unit Size Variation

It is important to understand the unit size options of the storage company you plan to choose. No one wants to pay for space they won't use, nor the hassle of maintaining multiple storage units if the facility only offers small storage units.Size requirements vary, so check with your storage facility’s store manager for more information.

6. Customer Service

Is there a company representative to contact or talk to if you have any questions?

How quickly do they respond to your inquiries? This is an important consideration to understand if a company values its customers.Does the representative have a friendly and pleasant personality? Do they respect you? If you plan to rent a storage unit for a long period of time to store valuable items this is perhaps the most important thing to consider.

If there are items you need to store, we're equipped to accommodate you with our multiple locations in Utah📍

For more details, call our main office today! We’re happy to help you find the right storage unit and at the best price you can find (435) 213-4710 📞

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