What to look for when choosing a storage unit

Anyone who has ever lived in London knows that finding a room with enough storage space is always an issue and few people can afford to pay the extra rent for a room as large as they would need. This is why self storage units are more and more popular, as people realise how convenient they can be for those who need to store something for a longer period of time. Whether you are about to move to a new house and you need a space to store your belongings for a while or you have reached that point where you have some things that you are not yet ready to throw away, but you cannot keep them where you stay either, a storage unit is many times the perfect solution.

Ask about climate control

Depending on the items you want to store, climate control might be something to consider. For instance, if you are planning to store something throughout winter, your belongings might be damaged by cold or moisture in a unit without climate control. However, if what you store is not affected by temperature (such as clothes), you will save some money by choosing a unit without this feature.

Choose the right size

While it is understandable that you want to pay as little as possible, many people make the mistake of renting a storage unit that is much too small for their necessities and pack it completely. This can get very uncomfortable very fast, because you will have to take everything out in order to get to one thing, not to mention that you risk collapsing all your things on top of you and thus injuring yourself. So, unless you are planning to move all your things at once, make sure to get a unit that actually fits your needs.

Ask about security measures

Depending on what you are planning to store or how often you are planning to visit your unit, security is something you should consider. Highly secure self-storage facilities may limit access to everyone during the night, so if you think you may need to visit your unit in the middle of the night, should make sure you will have this possibility. At the same time, if you are planning to store valuable items, it is in your best interest to rent a storage unit with increased security.

Ask what happens if you are late on payment

You may not intend to be late on payment, but sometimes it may happen. You could be out of town, your salary may be late one month or you could just forget and in these situations you should know how long before you can recover your belongings. Many self-storage facilities only keep the units for a few days before they sell everything to auction to recover their loss. So it is important to know if you have a few days when you can be late or if you need to schedule your payments very carefully!