How to Find the Best Storage Unit for Your Belongings
When people look for storage units today, there is little thought put in the process. The main focus of customers today is simply the cost of the storage unit and they don’t consider anything else especially the impact the storage unit will have on the cost of moving your belongings into. You need to carefully select a storage unit so that you can save time, money, and work for your move.
An important to consider is the size of the storage unit you will need to fit all your belongings. There are three storage units sizes which you can choose from including a 5’x10′, a 10’x10′, and a 10’x20′ storage units which are approximately the following sizes: a very small one bedroom apartment with no appliances, 2 bedroom apartment with no appliances, and a typical 2000 square foot house, respectively. So, you need to adjust the size depending on the amount of stuff you own.
You should also consider the type of storage unit to use. You can choose between the two kinds of traditional storage units namely the temperature controlled storage unit which is inside a building or a garage style storage unit. Temperature controlled storage units provide a better environment for your things. It is, however, quite laborious to move things in and out of this kind of storage unit. You can place your things in a storing unit from a moving vehicle with the use of a cart. It you are hiring a mover, it takes move time to load your property from a temperature controlled storage unit.
Here are some of the factors to consider when choosing which storage unit style to use. You should consider how much items you are storing. The types of things you are storing, the length of time you are storing them and the cost of storage are the other things to consider. If you live in the urban areas, you will find garage style storage units much costlier than temperature controlled styles. However, garage style storage units cost less in rural areas. If you only have a few items to store, smaller storage units are temperature controlled and it is recommended since you don’t need much effort to move your few items. If you plan to store your items for more than 3 months, then it is recommended that you get a temperature controlled unit. You don’t want your belongings especially your furniture to suffer extreme temperatures especially if you are storing the for many months. Also store items that will melt or freeze in a temperature controlled storage unit including your antique furniture and fine art items. A garage storage unit is ideal for other storage applications. Money and effort will be saved on garage type storage units.