May 17, 2018 · Kitchen Home Improvement

By Jason Kay

If you are like most people you have a household that is overrun with stuff and all this stuff can be causing you some undue stress as it seems to endlessly pile up, what is the answer; a self storage facility near you. Self storage is the easiest way to clean up both your home and your life and bring peace and civility back to your household.

Self storage seems like it is currently peaking at an all time high as far as popularity goes and for that reason you no doubt have two or more self storage facilities within striking distance of your home. So which one is the best for you?

There are several factors that you should consider when choosing a self storage facility and price alone should not be the only thing you consider. Here are some items that you should strongly consider before you store your stuff:

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— Hours of Operation: Some self storage facilities are open longer than others and some will even allow you access afterhours if you get permission beforehand. Be sure that the self storage facility you are considering can accommodate the hours that you will need in order to access your unit. If you work nine to five and the storage unit facility is only open from nine to six then you have very little time to get done what you need to get done.

— Security: This is very important as your stuff will not be insured by the storage unit facility itself and if you don’t take out insurance and your unit gets broken into then your stuff is gone forever and you have no recourse. See how secure the storage unit facility is that you are considering. At a minimum there should be a gate that can only be accessed going both in and out with an access code. Some storage unit facilities will even have a manager who lives ‘on-site’ and will be there for the majority of the day and night. While this isn’t going to stop all robberies it certainly will deter them. Also consider the surrounding areas of the facility and what the current crime rate of the area is. If you are in doubt, ask the local police department.

— Flexibility: Say you have enough extra stuff to fill a 5X10 storage unit. What if you get more stuff in the future that needs to be stored? Be sure that the storage unit facility has a good amount of storage unit sizes for you to choose from so that you can get a bigger one if you need to. This saves you from having to switch from facility to facility as your needs change.

— Price: With all things being equal at two or more storage unit facilities in your area then price should be considered. Just be sure that the low priced facility is not a lower price because they make you sign a contract. Contracts take away from the flexibility point.

No matter who you are or what you do chances are that you have some stuff that is needlessly taking up space in your home. If this is the case and you simply can’t part with any of your stuff then it is certainly in your best interest to check out the self storage facilities in your local area and store away your clutter.

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