7 Ultimate Things You Should Consider Before Renting a Storage Unit

by Ranny Watson Blogger

Looking into the future, most of us envision the kind of home space we want. You can hardly achieve anything just by anticipating - it takes making space for the life you want to have to achieve your ideal living space situation. Of course, anyone could choose to move into a bigger space rather than making space in the existing home, but this process in itself is an expensive one. 

Therefore, making space in your home by investing in a self-storage rental space is crucial to living a fulfilling lifestyle each day. If you reside in Australia, Caringbah self-storage and Kirrawee self-storage have reliable self-storage spaces for rental. 

Before you narrow down on the self-storage space for yourself, here are the seven things you should consider:

Location - As mentioned above, narrowing down on a self-storage unit for the rental is best done after considering how far the unit is from one’s residence. Always choose to rent storage units convenient for you. As you chose the right location, consider not just your residential address but also consider if you’d likely move to another area in the next few years. It should be easy for you to make your way back and forth from your self-storage facility. Also, know that getting a self-storage space nearer to the city may cost you more than one located further away from the city. Consider balancing between price and convenience, depending on how frequently you plan to access the items in storage. 

Size of the Storage Unit Required

Apart from location, consider how huge or small you’d consider your storage unit to be in terms of size. Larger storage units are ideal for storing motor vehicles such as seasonal watercraft and recreational vehicles such as boats and snowmobiles. However, if your budget doesn’t allow a bigger storage unit, make sure to make do with the space you are allotted and carefully stack up items to utilize the space well enough. Here are a few ways to make do with a smaller storage unit: 

  • Disassemble bulky furniture - Furniture can be extremely hard to store as they take up so much of the space allotted to one. If you wish to utilize the space efficiently, disassembling the furniture and storing it in pieces can maximize the usage of space. Most modern and contemporary furniture can easily be taken apart by unscrewing the parts from each other.

  • Stacking Up Items - Rental storage units tend to have high ceilings. These high roofs can be taken advantage of users to store items vertically rather than horizontally. Using sturdy packaging boxes and bins can help you stack up items, saving so much space in a smaller storage unit. 

  • Lay the Frequently used items nearer to the entrance - If you intend to frequently visit the storage unit to make use of some of the items placed in storage, make sure to place them closer to the entrance of the storage unit as they can be easily accessed on entry. 

  • Always Leave an Aisle - Aisles aren’t just for vehicles, buildings and supermarkets, they are crucial pieces of pathway essential to storage units as well. You never know when you may need a particular item in storage. Making an aisle way can help easily access all items in storage, even the ones not needed frequently. 

Individual Storage Needs 

There are far too many kinds of self-storage units, all of whom are categorized based on size, amenities and accessibility, and other factors. So, it depends entirely upon you to decide which one of those storage spaces is ideal for your needs. In order to choose the right one for you, take into consideration duration, climate control, onsite business centre and access for the drive up. 

Cost of Renting 

The other significant aspect of self-storage in Caringbah or any other facility is considering the cost of renting these units. You may choose to rent them on a month-to-month basis or sign up for months and years on end. Booking the space down for a long run can be cost-effective. Cost also varies based on size, indoor or outdoor access and whether you can easily drive up to the storage unit or not. 

Onsite Assistance

Partnering with a facility that offers plenty of onsite facilities on free at some cost should be a preferential facility. Sometimes one may require onsite assistance to help with the moving of heavy and bulky boxes. Doing so might need some equipment to be used to lift the items. It is always good to have onsite assistance at the self-storage facility that you choose for renting. 

The Range of Security Features 

Another necessary feature that all top notch storage units need to have is an ample amount of security to protect your property in storage. Security is crucial for renters peace of mind. When storage facilities have 24-hour video surveillance, security guards and fenced perimeters that have access control, unit doors with padlocks and personal alarm codes, renters feel at peace enough to rent the space for the longer run. 

Insurance Coverage

Although self-storage companies are not liable for any damage or theft of items kept in storage, they are still responsible for the security of things from floods, break-ins and naturally occurring disasters. They need to be able to provide some form of compensatory amount for the damage caused to items in storage. Always check whether the storage company has renter’s insurance policy that covers the cost for when such occasions arise. This will leave one at peace about the security of the properties in storage. 

These are the seven features that are necessary for one to understand before finalizing the right renting space for you. 

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Created on Sep 30th 2020 05:03. Viewed 399 times.


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