Published On: Thu, Jan 17th, 2019

Common Mistakes to Avoid While Choosing a Self Storage Unit

Do you plan to relocate to a new place or do not have free space at home? Hiring, a good self-storage unit will act as an excellent investment both for the long or short term. With countless companies to pick from, you can smartly choose one that is ideal for your requirements. It is an experience that will teach you to learn from your errors or that made by others. Take a look at the different factors that you should consider while hiring the company.

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Mistakes to Avoid


  • Not Getting an Ideal Size- The simplest means of wasting money and causing inconvenience will be paying for storage units with the wrong size. If the size is small for accommodating the entire belongings, you will have to spend extra money for extra storage. If that unit is too big space will remain unused making it perfect for pests to breed and paying extra for storage that is unnecessary. So, to avoid this mistake, ensure that the storage size offered by the company is adequate to accommodate your goods.




  • Not Enquiring Regarding Climate Control- Climate controlled self-storage units will cost more because of the different devices used by them. If you store valuable and sensitive to environmental changes items then climate control units are the way to go. Ensure that the company offers climate-controlled units especially if the area regularly suffers from extreme weather conditions.  




  • Not Checking the Terrain- The due diligence to pick a self-storage unit needs one to study the rental agreement’s financial terms and paperwork but also to check the facility’s physical environment. Seeing and learning from this is likely to create an impact both on the safety and physical integrity of the goods to be stored and the customer service and support level that will be received.




  • Being Guided Only Through Price- Money indeed is tight yet making this cost one’s only determining factor while hiring self-storage units will not help. After all one will get what they will pay for. To get the best deal, you should invest your effort and time for investigating the different factors in light of their proposed rental. One also needs to consider the company’s market perception. Check whether they have testimonials or referrals from happy customers or not. To know more about a good self-storage unit provider, visit Parkglennselfstorage.com.




  • Not Insuring the Belongings- The majority of the companies that offer self-storage units these days will not allow customers to take their units on rent till their items are insured. If you do not have that insurance, they will try to sell their own at inflated prices with limited coverage. The best step will be to get a comprehensive insurance program for the stored goods from a credible company. They will provide coverage against any form of damage occurring from storm, earthquake, flood, water damage, burglary, vandalism, lightning and fire. You can get it a less price compared to that demanded by the storage provider.  


So, next time you need to hire a self-storage provider you know which are the mistakes you need to avoid right? Good Luck!!!

Author: Charlie Brown

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