We all collect something or the else. Sometimes it’s the small stuff that can fit into the corner of the home and sometimes, well it needs a bigger corner, or probably an entire room. Well, it is for such a collection that a public storage seems like a perfectly good option. Not only is it great for storing collection, but many a time, you have to move into a smaller place that cannot take all of the stuff you had before, and because it is so dear to you, you can’t get rid of it as well. In such a sticky situation, a public storage works out perfectly well. Here is what you should do, if you are looking for one.
While there are many public storage facilities out there, don’t go and rent the first one you see. It is always best that you do a little bit of research before you commit to any storage facility. See if the storage company has its units close to where you are going to be. If you are going to store say your vintage car collection or your kayak, you would want to visit it often. It is also good to see if the facility is accessible.
What do you want to store?
A good question to ask yourself before you rent out a storage unit is to what you are going to store. You have storage facilities, these days that are temperature controlled, and climate controlled as well. So if you are looking to store your paintings, electronics and photographs, you would not want to keep them in a storage facility that is just three walls and a shutter, you have to look for a facility that caters to your need.
How much do you want to store?
Another factor to consider is the size that you want. Storage facilities come in all sorts of sizes, and if you know what it is you want to store you will be in a better position to choose what kind of size you want. Whatever size you do decide, always remember to take something slightly bigger, unless of course you are just temporarily moving your furniture, but if you are planning a lifetime or long term storage, it is good to take a place that is slightly bigger than what you anticipate.
Price is another very important factor to consider when you are hunting for storage place. Prices will vary depending on the size of your storage unit. Additionally, if you are going to rent a temperature controlled, place, with a high-fi security system, you will be paying more. Storage units also vary in payment of the rent which may be weekly, monthly or yearly, make sure you verify that with the company before renting your space. Some companies also like to take a deposit when they rent out their storage, keep yourself up to date with the return policy.
Safety and insurance
You would also want to check with the storage company if they have any insurance that covers your belongings. There are very few facilities that do that, but otherwise you have other options that do insure such stuff.