A storage facility will manage for you your valuables by renting out a self-storage unit in which you can store your valuables that no longer has a space in your home.
Do an inventory and prepare the items that will be stored in the self-storage unit to make it easier for you to identify what type of self-storage unit you need.
Self-storage units vary in sizes so make a rough measurement at home before deciding on what to buy to help you with your search.
If your items need extra care, like television sets or laptops, you would want to find a storage facility that offers climate or temperature control, has total security and monitoring to ensure yourself that your items are safe from damage.
You should find a storage facility which you can access any time of the day.
Ask the storage facility if their gate hours is the same with the office hours so that you will know if they do offer 24/7 service or not.
Ask the storage facility if you can see the self-storage unit and find out their policies, for example, some storage facilities are strict when it comes to the deadline of the payment and a few days delay may cause your items to be sold for auction.
Make sure that you and your items are insured in times of emergencies.
The self-storage unit you will choose must be spacious enough for your items where they won’t be crammed and damaged.
Take also into consideration the location of the storage facility, note that you will only be visiting it whenever you need to get an item so it is not a worry if it is located far from your home given that it is cheaper than those near you.
Widen your search on a storage facility by searching up on websites online and read reviews about the facilities, comments online tend to be more honest since they are posted by people who have first-hand experience of the unit, try also to search advice from a colleague or acquaintance if they have experienced renting a self-storage unit to store their valuables.
List down the storage facilities you’ve considered and compare their offers, choose the one that would best fit the factors mentioned above.
Be thorough on the search for a good storage facility so that you will be getting your money’s worth and there will be no damages to your valuables.