Factors to Consider When Choosing a Self-Storage Facility:

  • Consider location: If you will need to use the self storage facility on a regular basis, choosing one close to your home will be most efficient.
  • Consider size: How much storage space do you really need? Self storage facilities rent units in all different sizes. It’s best to choose the smaller size and pack your items to the ceiling than pay for space you won’t be using. Some facilities specialize in mini-storage, and rent closet-size and even trunk-size units.
  • Consider 24-hour access: How and when do you plan to access your unit? Most self-storage companies allow free access 24 hours a day, but some facilities require you to make an appointment and others charge fees for access.
  • Consider climate control: If you are storing anything valuable or delicate, such as antique furniture or important documents, you should consider a climate controlled unit. Excessive temperatures and humidity can warp items or cause mold. For an extra cost, most public storage facilities offer climate controlled units where temperature and humidity are moderated at safe levels.