Self Storage Facilities and Why They’re So Effective

Imagine you're heading into a temporary living arrangement and you have no place to store your heirloom furniture set, and with little time to make arrangements. Or, your antique collection is becoming too big and valuable to keep in your home with pets and children. How about freezing up some garage space by eliminating the…

Imagine you're heading into a temporary living arrangement and you have no place to store your heirloom furniture set, and with little time to make arrangements. Or, your antique collection is becoming too big and valuable to keep in your home with pets and children. How about freezing up some garage space by eliminating the need to pack in toys like Four Wheelers or Jet Skis during the off season? Luckily, self storage units offer an effective answer to these problems, and more.

Since the mid 60s, the self storage industry has become a staple across the United States. As a primarily American phenomena (there are currently over 40,000 facilities operating in the US), storage units provide a freedom and accessibility that was lacking in the storage industry. Privatized storage options forced long term commitments and strict hours, mandating that a representative of the facility be present during any exchange between the renter and their storage space.

Modern self storage businesses frequently feature 24 hour access along with sophisticated security techniques. The renter often has exclusive access to the unit through a personal key, or more complex systems featuring technological innovations such as fingerprint identification or keycard. No longer is a representative required to make changes in the unit, a renter has the liberty to come and go as they please while moving things in and out of the unit as they see fit. This liberty is of course maintained by faithfully paying monthly fees that does not hold the renter to a long term contract with the storage company; perfect for short term, transitional periods.

Another strength of storage units is their versatility. Everyone has items sitting around their house that they want to keep, but wish were not always in the way. Or items that they are afraid will degree in quality if left around unpredictable pets and family members. Self storage units have become a popular alternative to store antique furniture collections to reserve the pieces' integrity and prevent an accident. Unit sizes can range from walk-in closet space to a two car garage, plenty of space to store any collection or item you wish to protect.

The protective attributes of a storage unit have become truly formidable. Corrugated metal lining on walls and floors secure the possessions from all weather and elements. Most storage businesses include climate controlled storage units that afford the renter the utmost control on the storage environment. Items like an expensive comic book collection or precious metals can be kept in an environment conducive to protecting their integrity by keeping them at a climate constant and further protecting the items within from inconsistent weather patterns.

With versatility and complete protection afforded to the items within, self storage facilities have become an establishment in the United States. When you find that you need a place for temporary, no questions asked storage; or if you just need to free up some of the space around your home, remember that renting a storage unit is a reliably inexpensive and effective method for managing your property.