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Although it might not seem like there is a lot to using a storage facility, loading your unit the right way can save you a lot of time later. I move a lot for work, typically relocating at least once a year. Because I can't always take everything with me, I am an absolute professional when it comes to loading and unloading storage units. I know how to keep my stuff safe, report problems with my unit, and handle unforeseen circumstances. My website will teach you everything you need to know about storage units, so that you can have an excellent experience.



Storing The Right Way

5 Things To Consider When Choosing A Self Storage Facility

by Sophia Meyer

If you are in need of a storage unit for some of your household things, then you will want to be sure that you take the time to find the right storage facility for you. There are many considerations that you will have to make, including:

  1. Gate Vs. Office Hours: There are two sets of operation hours, which includes gate vs. office hours. Office hours are when the office is open for renters and future renters who may have questions that need to be answered. Gate hours are the times when you are able to access your storage unit. Not all storage facilities have gate hours that are 24/7, which means your access to your storage unit is limited. If this is something that concerns you, then you will want to choose a storage facility that has 24/7 gate hours. 
  2. Rental Commitment: When you sign up to rent a unit, you want to be sure that you know what kind of rental commitment you are getting yourself into. Month-to-month rental agreements are typically the best because this means that you don't have to wait an extended period of time to cancel your rental of the storage unit should you need to. 
  3. Notices: Some rental facilities may require that you provide a notice before moving out your things and canceling the rental agreement. However, there are also some that may allow you to simply sign a move out form on the day that you decide to move out your things. This is typical with a month to month rental agreement. 
  4. Security Measures: Asking about the security measures that a facility uses is important since you want to be sure that your things are as safe as possible. Some security measures include an electric fence, alarmed units, video surveillance, and more.
  5. Yearly Payment Discounts: If you know that you are going to need to rent out the storage unit for an extended period of time, then you can ask about a yearly payment discount. This will allow you to pay for the year in advance, which usually comes with a heavy discount. This can save you money and the stress of having to make monthly payments on the storage unit during that extended amount of time.

By knowing some of these things to consider, you can be sure that you are well prepared for storing your items in a facility that you are most comfortable with. For more information, contact a company like National Self Storage - Denver.