How to decide if you need a storage unit

signing contract for storage unit

Storage units are secure spaces that you rent to keep commercial or personal goods for a specified amount of time. They are convenient, and saves money and time, especially when you have fragile items. Transporting goods can be costly and tiresome, therefore, instead of carrying them to and fro, you can keep them in a storage unit until you need them. 

Storage facilities are not all the same, they are different in many aspects to suit every customer. If you are wondering if you need a storage unit, below are points to consider.

1. Size

The size of the storage unit will determine if you need it or not. Make a list of the goods that you want to store then determine if the storage unit will fit the goods, both in height and width. You will also need to factor in the square footage of the storage unit. There is no need to get a storage unit that is too big to fit the items that you want to keep, or too small to fit all your items.

2. Cost

The cost will be determined by other factors such as size, the minimum amount of time you will store the goods, type of contract or any other additional fees. The cost of the storage unit will also determine if it is necessary to get a storage unit or not. If it is too expensive compared to the value of the goods that you want to keep, then you should reconsider getting a storage space. 

Additionally, do your math, and see if the cost of transportation is higher than the cost of hiring a storage space.

3. Location

The location of the storage unit will determine if you will need the space for two reasons, first: accessibility and second: costs. 

If you need to access your goods too often, then the location of the storage unit is a key factor on whether you will rent the space or not. However, the closer a storage unit is to the urban centres, the costlier it is to rent it out. On the other hand, getting a storage unit outside the town will also mean paying transportation costs and using much time to access the goods.

4. Type of goods

The types of goods you want to store are one of the main factors on whether you will need to get a storage unit or not. Some goods are fragile and need climate-controlled environment, high surveillance and safety among other factors. For these goods, it is important to consider getting a storage unit. However, there are other goods that do not necessarily need great care, for this you can opt to transport them to and fro rather than getting a storage unit.

5. Length of time

Most storage units rent their spaces on a month to month basis. However, there are some storage units that require you to get their space for a minimum amount of time. Therefore, the length of time you need to store your goods will determine whether you will need a storage unit or not.

6. Online reviews

The same way you would not probably buy something online without reading the reviews, the same way you should definitely check out reviews on a storage unit before renting it out. Most reviewers are either happy or very disappointed with the services. Online reviews will help you understand the kind of service you expect to get, whether good or bad, which will help you know if you will get the storage unit or not.

Storage units will help you be at peace, knowing your goods are safe and well taken care of. However, different factors will help you to know if you really need a storage unit for your goods. One of the main factors is the type of goods. Sort them into different categories and determine those that can be donated or those that are trash or beyond repair. 

If you need help with sorting out your goods and disposing of them, then contact Platinum Removals, a well versed, with many years of experience in rubbish removal and disposal. Call us to get a free quote today.

 

Storage units will help you be at peace, knowing your goods are safe and well taken care of. However, different factors will help you to know if you really need a storage unit for your goods. One of the main factors is the type of goods. Sort them into different categories and determine those that can be donated or those that are trash or beyond repair. 

If you need help with sorting out your goods and disposing of them, then contact Platinum Removals, a well versed, with many years of experience in rubbish removal and disposal. Call us to get a free quote today.

 

References

http://www.spaceout.com.au/self-storage-price-survey/index.php

https://blog.storage.com/pricing-of-self-storage/