If you live in an urban area then you know the value of space. There just is not enough space to keep the things we own. Real Estate prices have sky rocketed over the past decade. It is not practical or economic to rent or buy a larger place just to get more storage space. If you find yourself in such a solution then the ideal solution for you is to get a self-storage space. In this article we will find out what a self storage space is and what you should consider before you buy or rent one.
The term 'self storage' is short for 'self-service storage'. Self-storage facilities rent out spaces to individuals so that they can use the space for storage. These spaces are usually used for storing excess household goods, or are used by small businesses to store archive records or excess inventory. The space is locked by the tenants own lock and the owner of the space does not keep a key. He does not have casual access to the unit unless there is an issue of non payment of the rent. Self storage units are a great way to get rid of extra clutter or create more space in your home. They are ideal for small businesses that require the extra space for storage. Before you buy or hire a storage-unit you should consider the following points.
The first thing you should look at when you are thinking of getting a self storage unit is the size. Not only should you look at the size of the unit but also at the size of the facility. Larger facilities have higher rentals then medium scale facilities. If your marriages do not require maximum security and hi-tech feature then you should look at medium scale facilities. The most common mistake people make is that they get the wrong size storage unit. You should not only look at the floor size of your storage unit but also at the vertical space. This will ensure that you do not end up paying extra for a larger unit that you do not need.
The other thing to consider when you are getting a self storage unit is the location. A self storage unit that is located far away may have lower rentals but the other costs would go up. You would have to drive all the way to get access and the transportation cost of the goods would also increase. If you are storing goods that you do not need to access very often then you can consider getting a unit that is located far away. Another thing to think about is the type of unit you need. If the goods you want to store require special conditions like dry air or a particular temperature then you will need to get a unit that meets your needs. There are units available with climate control and other high-tech features as well. If you keep these things in mind then you will be very happy with the self storage unit you select.