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Top tips for finding the right self storage unit

Top tips for finding the right self storage unit

 

When you're trusting a company with some of your most valuable possessions, you want to ensure that they're reliable, will take good care of your items and offer secure facilities. If you're thinking about putting some items into self storage, here are some top tips to help you find the right place for you.

Reputation

The best way to find out if something is good is to ask other people about it. If anyone you know has ever used a self storage facility before then they may be able to recommend somewhere or alternatively, look online for reviews. Online reviews are a fantastic way to get idea of how companies are run and how they treat their customers.

Security

If you're counting on someone else to look after your possessions then naturally, you're going to want to ensure that they provide excellent security. There are a number of things to look out for when choosing a self storage facility including CCTV, a member of security who is on the premises after normal office hours and secure padlocks on every single unit that only you have a key to.

Convenience

Convenience will be a bigger factor for some people than others. If for example you need somewhere to store items which you have no intention on accessing for a long time, you might not be too worried about how far away the unit is. If however, you will need to get to your belongings often or even just sometimes, you don't want to travel halfway across the country every time you need to do so.

Cost

If you're going to be storing your belongings away for some time, cost will naturally be a factor as well. Whilst we wouldn't necessarily recommend going for the cheapest option you can find, there are some great deals which can be found. Some companies are happy to match quotes you get elsewhere, some will offer a discount for your first month and loyal customers are often rewarded as well.

Size

Size is obviously a very important aspect to consider when deciding which self storage unit to use. If you need a lot of room for example, you want a facility that can offer you a larger unit otherwise you will have to pay for two. On the other end of the scale however, if you only require a little bit of space, there's no point paying for a large unit.

Cleanliness

It's important that whichever facility you opt for is clean. First of all, how clean and well-maintained the facilities are is more than likely going to reflect how the company will look after your possessions. Secondly, if pest control isn't practiced, your goods could end up getting damaged.

If you would like more information about finding the right self storage unit to suit your needs, please feel free to contact M Store and we will be more than happy to help.