Renting a Storage Unit: A Beginner’s Guide

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The process of renting a storage unit can be stressful, and you most likely have a lot of other things on your mind. You might be in the process of moving and relocating, remodeling your basement, operating a small business, or many other tasks that seek your attention. A time-consuming storage experience is the last thing you need on your plate. But take a deep breath, no need to panic.

Check out this easy five-factor guide to help simplify your decision of renting a storage unit. Simplify your experience and get you back on track to the more important task that seeks your day-to-day attention.

What To Check For Before Renting a Storage Unit:

  1.       Is The Location Convenient For you?
  2.       Is the Facility Safe and Secure?
  3.       What is the Accessibility of the Storage Facility?
  4.       Do They Provide Reasonable Pricing?
  5.       What Is Their Customer Feedback?

Location, Location, Location.

The first factor to consider when renting a storage unit is the location of the storage facility. The closer the storage facility, the more convenient it will be for you. If the optimal location for you is tough to determine for your situation, pick a location that is centrally located.  

 It is important to not compromise convenience over quality, however. We recommend you consider all five factors in this guide to make the most informed decision on the storage facility for you.

Find Secure Self Storage 

Security should be of the utmost importance when you are deciding between storage facilities. The last thing you want is to find items stolen or damaged in your storage unit. 

At Beyond Self Storage, we have 24/7 DVR security cameras and PTI security systems to ensure your items stay protected. We also highly recommend you important that you properly insured while being stored in the rare case that anything does go missing or get damaged.

Accessibility to your Storage Unit

We all have busy schedules and other tasks on our plates. This makes access to your storage unit a deciding factor. Beyond Self Storage works hard to create the best possible storage experience for our customers. Our storage facility accessibility hours are every day from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Storage Unit Pricing

The pricing for storage units varies by location and by your storage unit needs. Depending on the type of items you plan on storing, a climate-controlled unit might best necessary to keep your items safe. If you plan on storing collectibles, antiques, furniture, electronics, or any item sensitive to temperature, you should consider climate-controlled storage. This will ensure your items stay protected in extreme temperatures and humid environments, year-round.

Storage Facility Reviews and Reputation
Google Reviews of Storage Facilities in Sterling Heights, MI | Renting A Storage Unit

Finally, always check a company’s reviews on Google and Facebook. This will give you a good idea of what current and past customers think of the storage facility. Take some time and read the reviews so you there are no surprises when you arrive at your storage unit. Another good idea is to ask your family, friends, and neighbors for storage facility recommendations around your area.

Beyond Self Storage 

Consider these five factors for your next storage unit rental to get the most out of your next storage facility experience. Are you in need of Self Storage? Beyond Self Storage currently has locations in St. Louis, MO, Lenexa, KS, Detroit, MI, Pittsburgh, PA, Chicago, IL, and Tampa Bay, FL.

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