Tips for choosing a self-storage facility

March 1, 2020

What are you storing?

This is the most important question to answer before making your decision. It’s best to keep in mind the size of your items and temperature/humidity of the unit. The bigger the unit the better, right? Well, this is not always the case. Whether you use the space or not, you’ll have to pay for it. Use common sense here. Don’t rent a unit big enough for an entire house if you just need some space for a few extra items. Also, items such as furniture, electronics, furs and photos all should be stored in a controlled climate. If not, these items could be ruined.

How far away is the storage unit?

The next thing to look for is the location. How often do you plan to visit your storage unit? If you plan to visit often, you should plan for a closer facility. People who get units that are further away are normally moving or are in that area more frequently.

When will you need access?

Along with location, you need to consider how often you plan on visiting your unit. What is the facility’s operating hours? Is it open on Sundays? Depending on what you are storing, you might want to access it at different times of the day. 24/7 accessibility is something that not all facilities offer.

What about security?

Security is one thing that could make or break picking a storage facility. You can never ask too many questions when it comes to making sure your possessions are safe. What forms of security are being used? Are there cameras monitoring your specific unit? Are there guards present all hours of the night?

Lucky for you, we have the answers! Everything you need can be found at Noah’s Ark Self-Storage. Contact us today for your perfect unit!

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