Self-Storage Guide

What is Self-Storage?

Like a lot of people, your stuff may not all fit into your home. Self-storage lets you keep all of your stuff without cluttering up your home. You can consider self-storage facilities an extension to your home.

Generally, self-storage facilities offer storage space like containers, rooms and lockers. They can also be called self-service storage or mini storage. They all mean the same thing. These self-storage facilities rent out for short term leases – usually month to month. Usually options for long term leases are available as well.

When do you need Self-Storage?

There are many reasons to use self-storage. Here are some of the most common ones:

  • You don’t want to clutter your house, but still want access to your things.
  • You are moving, and are not able to take your things with you.
  • You’re moving to smaller place and need to keep your extra things somewhere.
  • You own a business and need a place to keep inventory.

How to choose the right Self-Storage facility for you?

There are many factors that go into choosing a self-storage facility. These should be at the top of any list:

  1. How much space do you need?
  2. Do you need climate controlled self-storage units?
  3. How valuable are the things your are storing? Do you need video surveillance or alarms?
  4. What is the cost of the unit?
  5. Check the reviews of the facility as well as the BBB (Better Business Bureau).
  6. Does your renter’s insurance homeowner’s policy cover theft or damage at a self-storage facility?