What to Look for When Choosing a Storage Facility

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Posted on May 20, 2016

Once you’re ready to take a break from traveling your next step is to locate a self storage facility that is safe and accessible.  Whether it’s temporary storage or long term we’ve combined a few pointers to help you in your search. Here are a few important tips when choosing a storage facility.

What to Look for When Choosing a Storage Facility

Storage Capabilities

The storage facility you choose needs to meet your needs.  Some storage facilities are simply for miscellaneous items and not equipped for large, vehicular items.  Others are built with room for boats, RVs, and campers.  Make sure to find out what your storage facility holds and that it matches your specific needs.


Just because you don’t have room for something at your home doesn’t mean you don’t want access to it.  Be sure the storage facility you choose offers gated access 24 hours a day so you never lose the ability to reach your items.  This is preferable to storage places who have set hours in which customers may retrieve their things.

Contract Terms and Deposit

Transactions where space is being leased usually require a deposit or contract.  You will want to find out how long you have to commit to a contract and if there is a deposit.  If a deposit is necessary, find out the terms for getting it back at the end of your contract.


Prices vary depending on the kind of storage you need.  Make sure to compare prices to make sure you get the best deal.

As spring cleaning ends and you start looking for a place to store the extra things you’re not ready to part with, be sure you make an educated decision about where you want your items stored.  Feel free to contact us, and we’ll be happy to help with your questions.