Do you own a lot of items in your house? Are your closets full, your garage has no extra space for anything new, and your guest house has become a storeroom? Despite having all these items, do you feel like you need each one of them and are not ready to sell or give away? If that is the case, then you could greatly benefit from storage services.
In Sydney, storage services are offered by different companies, to help you keep your items safe until you need them again.
To help you decide what is best for you, below are five important things you need to know about storage units:
1. Your items will determine the type of space
Storage units are available in different conditions. There are some that have controlled atmosphere, different sizes, from very tiny to large rooms, ground level and drive-up storage spaces, wooden or metallic spaces and many other conditions. The type of storage space you will rent will be determined by the type of goods that you intend to store.
If you intend to store antique furniture, then a climate-controlled storage unit will work best for you.
However, if you want somewhere to keep your Christmas decorations or sports items, then a smaller basic storage unit will work best for you. Access your goods, determine their best storage conditions, then find that space, to ensure your goods are not ruined while in storage.
The amount of money you will be required to pay for each space will be determined by many factors such as location, unit sizes or other special amenities at the storage unit. However, before renting out a storage space, make sure you are getting a good value for your hard-earned money.
Look for facilities that do not have hidden charges, offer discounts and have the best services fit for your needs. Check if they offer discounts for long term leasers and get to understand how they intend to charge you, whether, weekly, monthly or semi-annually.
However, remember, cheap is expensive some times and expensive is not always the best. Use your judgment to determine if you are getting storage services at a fair price.
If you want to store items that you will need frequently, then it is logical to have the storage unit near your home or office. However, if you are storing items that you will need occasionally, such as sporting items or skiing equipment, then having a storage space that is nearer to the ocean is logical.
For most storage units, the closer it is to a town, the more expensive, and the further it is from town, the less expensive. In an attempt to get storage spaces at a lower price, remember you will still need transportation, therefore do your calculations well before deciding to get a storage space that is very far away.
4. Special services
Besides considering the cost and location, you also need to check what other services are being offered by the storage service providers. Some of the special services include security and CCTV surveillance, online billing and reservations, ease of access to the facility, transportation services and many others. Depending on the type of items you intend to keep at the unit, you will then decide the special services that are key for you.
5. Online reviews
If you want to store your items far away from home, then you want to make sure you can trust the people you will leave the items with. This is why it is important to read online reviews from previous customers. Online reviewers tend to be on the two extremes, those who are very disappointed and those who are very happy. Online reviews will give you the information that you need to know if the storage company is right for you or not.
If you are planning to move within Sydney, yet you do not know where to store some of your items to allow you enough space to pack, then contact us at Platinum Removals.
Apart from helping you pack and organize your items, we will also offer you portable storage services.
Call us today to know more about our services at 1300 634 859 and to get an instant.