3 Critical Factors to Consider Before Getting a Self Storage Unit

Do you have too much stuff in your home? Are you thinking about storing it somewhere else until you can either move to a larger home or get rid of the stuff you don't actually need? Thankfully for you, there are self storage locations that will allow you to do exactly that. But with so many different locations, it's not always easy to decide which one to use, let alone which type of unit that you're going to be needing. Before you make a final decision, here are some things that you need to take into consideration:


If you're planning on moving in the near future, a self-storage facility that is near your current home may not be the most convenient location later. Instead of the one that is currently closest to you, consider choosing a facility that is more centrally located. If you know exactly where you're going to be moving, look for a location that is roughly between where you are now and where you will be in the future. The lack of immediate convenience now will be more than made up for once you move and are more easily able to access your belongings in your storage unit.


The size of the unit that you need will depend on not only what you're storing but why you're storing it. For instance, if you're going to be using the self-storage facility as a sort of closet outside of your home and will be accessing your unit on at least a monthly basis, you may want a larger unit than the standard recommendation for your property. A larger unit will give you more room to move around inside, allowing you to more easily find and retrieve something specific without having to pull everything out of the unit.


The composition of what you're going to be storing is also extremely important. If you're going to be storing any wooden furniture for more than a few days, for instance, you should find a self-storage facility that offers climate-controlled units. While some items will be fine if exposed to the temperature and humidity fluctuations in a non-climate-controlled unit, other items may be irreparably damaged if you attempt to store them this way. For items that could be damaged, it'll usually be cheaper, in the long run, to pay extra for a climate-controlled unit rather than replacing an item that has been damaged.