What are storage units made of?
Storage units are generally made of metal (steel) or wood. Rent a metal storage unit if you are going to use outdoor storage and need protection from weather conditions. Choosing a wood storage unit, check for a weatherproof covering on top.
When should you rent a storage unit?
Storage units are an ideal solution at ties when you are moving, de-junking your place or need to keep seasonal items.
How to find out if I need a climate-controlled storage unit?
It depends only on the type of items you are going to store. If it’s clothes and other items susceptible to mildew, mold and damage from weather-related causes, you should better rent a storage with climate control.
What features do storage units offer?
Most storage units offer climate-control, lock and key, 24-hour access, lighting inside the room, video monitoring and additional security features.
How much does it cost to rent a storage unit?
The price depend on the type of storage unit you rent, the terms, additional facilities, etc. It may range from $12 to $100 a month, $50 a month on average.
What size storage unit do I need?
At most locations you can find various sizes of storage units to suit any needs. The most common ones are 5'x5', 5'x10', 10'x10', 10'x15' and 10'x20'. To find out what size will suit you best, contact the storage manager to get useful advice. The size will depend on the quantity of items, boxes you are going to store.
How to choose the best storage?
When choosing a storage unit, consider those that have good security measures, climate-controll, easy 24/7 access and are located near your home.
Do I need insurance for my belongings placed at a storage unit?
It’s recommended to insure your items before placing them in storage. You can often find affordable or even free coverage offered by many storage facilities.
Do storage facilities offer help with packing and loading things?
Yes, practically all storages provide moving labor to help you packing and loading.
What type of contract will I sign?
When you rent self-storage unit, you are to sign the contract that will say what you can keep in your unit, what the rules about access and usage are like, and what happens when you're late or miss your payments.
Do storage units have lights?
Indoor storage units typically only light the hallways and not the individual units themselves. Outdoor units sometimes have lighting around but not inside the units.
What things can I keep in storage?
- Food (with some restrictions)
- Guns (with some restrictions)
What can't I keep in storage?
- Hazardous, flammable or explosive material
- Plants, pets and people