4 Helpful Questions to Ask Yourself Before Renting a Storage Unit

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Are you planning on moving and need a place to store your belongings? Need storage between school semesters? Looking to declutter your home, but not ready to throw anything out? How about needing extra storage for your business needs? Whatever your situation is self-storage can be the ideal solution for you! Renting a storage unit can be seen as a stressful and overwhelming task especially if it is your first time. However, there are several questions you should be asking yourself before starting the self-storage rental process. We have compiled 4 important questions to ask yourself before renting a storage unit:

1. What do I plan on storing?

This important question will help you determine what size unit you are looking to rent and it will help you compile an inventory list of which of your belongings will be placed in storage. If you need help determining what size unit you will require you can pose this question to one of our storage experts at any of our XYZ Storage facilities. By knowing which of your belongings you are placing in storage will also help them help you decide what the ideal storage solution is for you.

2. How long do I plan on renting a storage unit?

Self-storage can be used for a variety of reasons and the length of use varies from person to person. It can serve as a temporary solution for one person but can be a very permanent solution for others. For example, if you are looking to store your furniture temporarily because you are in between moves you may only require a storage unit for 1-3 months. However, if you are looking for a more permanent solution to store any sentimental items then you could end up renting for years. The same goes for all of the business owners out there looking to store any inventory.

3. What features are you looking for when renting a storage unit?

The location of your storage unit and all of the features and benefits that come with it is something you need to do your research on. You can always do your research online or call multiple self-storage facilities and see what they can offer you at their location. These are more questions you could ask yourself during the rental process to ensure you are picking the right storage unit and location for you:

  • Is the storage unit temperature controlled for the summer or winter months?
  • Is the location of the storage unit within the facility provide you easy access? Do you prefer the ground floor, first floor, or second floor?
  • Is the facility clean and well taken care of?
  • Would you feel safe leaving your belongings there? Is there 24/7 security?
  • How often would you be visiting your storage unit? Do you want the facility location close to your place of residence?

4. What moving or packing supplies do I need?

Once you have answered and established all of the answers to the above you can go ahead and look into what moving and packing supplies you will need. At XYZ Storage, we are your one-stop-shop for all of your storage, packing, and moving needs! We offer moving and packing supplies at our self-storage facilities for your convenience. For example, if you want to protect your furniture during your move you may want to consider wrapping your queen-sized mattress with a protective cover to avoid any damage due to weather. We also have wrapping paper for you to protect any fragile items such as dishes and home décor during the transition from your home to the storage unit or from your current home to your new home.

From all of us at XYZ Storage, we hope you and your family are staying safe during these difficult times! If you are looking to store your belongings at one of our storage facilities, please reach out and give us a call or stop-by at one of our locations as we would be more than happy to help you fulfill your storage needs!


published: 16 October 2020