What to Look for in a Self Storage Facility

September 26, 2016

On the hunt for the right self storage facility to match your needs? While you’re comparing your local storage facilities, there are a few important things that you should keep in mind that will help to make your self storage experience a positive one. From the services offered through to the security measures put in place, here are our recommendations of what to look for in a self storage facility.

Accessibility

Even though you may not need access to your storage unit straight away or on a regular basis, it’s essential to ensure that when you do need to use or move your belongings, you can do so with minimal fuss. Look for a storage facility that provides generous opening hours and year round access which will allow you to enter your storage unit when you need to.

All of Rent a Space’s storage facilities are accessible from 6am to 9pm, 365 days a year. Whether you need to tend to your storage space in the middle of the week, on the weekend or even on a public holiday, you’ll enjoy generous access to your space.

Services

Sure, the basic service that you’re looking for is a clean and secure storage unit, but complementary and additional services can go a long way to ensuring that you enjoy a positive self storage experience. Look for things such as free truck use and the option to purchase packing supplies and contents insurance, as these can make the process of moving and storing your belongings less stressful.

A variety of complementary and additional services are available from Rent a Space. Make the most of the free truck and driver move in service, insure your belongings for as little as $2 per month and purchase packing supplies that will have your belongings organised and secured in no time at all.

Services

Location

When you’re on the hunt for the right storage space, it’s important to find a location that is convenient to both you and your needs. A facility close to home might be the best option if you’re storing seasonal items that you’ll need every few months, a space close to work may be best if you’re storing excess stock, business documents and office furniture, while a spot close your favourite fishing spot could be the best option if you’re choosing to store a boat.

With 12 storage locations scattered across Sydney, Rent a Space provides plenty of choice when it comes to finding the perfect facility for you. From Western Sydney through to the Sutherland Shire and the Northern Beaches, there’s no shortage of convenient storage options available.

Security

Even though the items you’re looking to store may not have a high monetary value, good security is certainly a feature worth considering when choosing a storage space. Not only are your belongings kept safe and secure, but you also enjoy peace of mind knowing that only you can access your storage space. Look for features such as security cameras and individual unit alarm systems that will keep your storage unit safe and sound

At Rent a Space, security is an issue that isn’t taken lightly. Every storage unit is individually alarmed, every storage facility has security monitoring and access to storage units is only available to the owner via their own pincode, padlock and key.

Security

Choice

If you’re in the market for a self storage space, why settle for a unit that is far too big or too small when you find one that is best suited to your storage needs? Not everyone’s storage requirements are the same, so it’s a sensible idea to opt for a storage facility that offers a variety of spaces to choose from and that won’t leave you paying more than necessary for unused space.

Whether you’re wanting to store just a couple of bits and pieces or the entire contents of your home, Rent a Space offers a variety of storage units, from locker size spaces through to units as large as a double garage.

Flexibility

Although you may set out to put a certain number of belongings into storage for an extended period of time, life can certainly interrupt best made plans. Without flexibility from your storage provider, you may end up paying for a space that is too big or too small, or be unable to exit a contract if your circumstances change. Be sure to read all the fine print before you decide on a storage unit to avoid unnecessary stress in the future.

At Rent a Space, it’s easy to upgrade or downsize your storage space and there is no lock-in contract that won’t leave you out of pocket if your circumstances do change.

Interested in finding the perfect storage solution for you? Speak to the storage experts at Rent a Space. We have a range of storage units to suit both your needs and budget.

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