Tips in Selecting Storage Units
The process of choosing a storage unit is something that you need to consider carefully yet many people today don’t really do this when they choose one. 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. Temperature controlled storage units which are inside of a building and garage style storage are the two styles of traditional storage units. If you choose a temperature controlled storage unit, then your things will have a better environment. However, moving your things in and out of the storage unit requires more labor. 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.
There are important factors that you need to consider when selecting the style of storage unit. The number of belongings you have is one consideration. You also need to consider what types of items you are storing, how long you plan to store it, and the relative cost of each type of unit. If you live in the urban areas, you will find garage style storage units much costlier than temperature controlled styles. In rural areas the garage style storage tend to cost less. The temperature controlled storage unit is ideal if you are only storing a few items since it will not be difficult to move a 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. For other storage applications no mentioned above, you can store them in garage storage units. This will be less expensive and will save a great amount of work.