How to Choose Your Storage Unit

Storage units can be incredibly helpful for a number of reasons. They offer an extra space to store your belongings, keeping them safe and secure. You can also rent storage units by the month, which provides you with a flexible option. There are many different elements to consider when choosing the best type of storage unit for you, so it is important to do your research to make sure that the unit you choose is appropriate for how you would like to use it. Here are just a few things to think about that can help you choose your storage unit.

How to Choose Your Storage Unit

Location

One of the most important elements of self-storage is the ease and access of having a secondary location to store your items, and therefore the location of your storage unit needs to be easy for you to travel to and from. There are plenty of locations to choose from, and it is as easy as looking the area in which you want to rent your unit and searching there, for example looking for a storage area in Jacksonville, FL, in order to find multiple options in that area. If you are moving house and need somewhere to keep your belongings in the interim, you could choose a unit closer to your new place, or somewhere in between, to help minimize the amount of travel you have to do. 

Use

Think about what you want to use your unit for. One of the great things about storage units is that they are incredibly versatile, and can be used for a wide range of things such as storing furniture or vehicles, or even being used as a personal gym or office space. Not every unit can be used for these activities, so make sure you know what you are planning on using the space for, and look for a unit that will be able to accommodate this. 

Size

Storage units come in a range of sizes, and again it is important to know what you are planning on using the unit for, or how much you are planning to store in there, so that you can have a rough idea of the size you may need to rent. For example, a 10×10 storage unit can be large enough to store a jet ski or motorbike, or two bedrooms’ and living room or dining rooms’ worth of items. However, this size would not be large enough to store a car or an RV.

Extras

When it comes to storage units, many have extra features that you can choose from. For example, if you plan to store your vehicle in a unit, then you may benefit from 24-hour access or drive-up access. The latter allows you to drive straight into the unit and park your car as if it were your garage. Furthermore, climate-controlled units can help to preserve and maintain the quality of certain items that may be damaged by changes in temperature or humidity

When considering which unit to rent, check out these extra features and see if any are appropriate for your requirements.

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.