Things to Look for When Finding Storage Facilities
Whether moving, renovating your home, downsizing, wanting off-site space for holiday and seldom-used items, or for a host of other reasons, self-storage is an excellent solution. For both short- and long-term needs, you want to look at specific factors when searching for the best storage facilities. Using these as a guide, selecting one facility that matches your specifications becomes easier.
Pricing –Although the cost of putting your belongings in storage might not be the most critical factor, it is nonetheless important. The price that you ultimately pay is based on things like the size and type of the unit, the location of the facility, and even the storage company itself.
Book Quickly– If you plan to use storage before, during, or after Thanksgiving, you need to book now. Typically, storage facilities get busy during the holidays, so reserve your space as soon as possible.
Overall Condition– If you can find time with everything that you have going on for Thanksgiving, tour a few facilities to see the level of cleanliness. Not only that, but you want to choose a place with excellent exterior illumination and nearby parking.
Security and Safety– The type and level of security and safety measures implemented are, without question, one of the most critical factors to look for in storage facilities. Look for one with a tall and sturdy fence around the perimeter. Also, make sure you select a facility with a security gate so that only authorized customers can gain access. As part of that, the gate should have either access code or keycard entry. Some other things include 24/7 surveillance, an excellent fire prevention system, insurance protection, and, preferably, on-site personnel around the clock. These security and safety measures combined will give you peace of mind.
Additional Services– As you research different storage facilities, it is beneficial to ask about other services. Some of the most helpful include wheeled moving equipment; drive-up access; and even loading docks when storing vehicles, boats and trailers, RVs, motorcycles, and other similar items.
L & J Moving and Storage offers superior moving and storage services throughout the year. We take immense pride in the quality of services