7 Storage Tips

1. Some facilities make it a practice to move you in at a low rate only to raise the rent a few months later. Before you decide to rent, ask the manager about the rate guarantee.

2. If possible, visit the facility  the day after a rainstorm and ask to see the unit you would be renting. Once inside, check for puddles or leaks. Most facilities are not responsible for water damage to your goods.

3. Minimal set-up fees for pest-control and locks are a norm in the storage industry. Not paying a small fee upon move-in may indicate a lack of service. Many facilities also still charge a security deposit or reservation fee. These fees can easily add up! Be sure to ask about these fees before you rent! And find out exactly what the fees are for!

4. Businesses pay a premium for office space and often use an extra office as a storage room. Renting a storage unit can "free up" a new meeting room or allow a business to expand without moving.

5. Most people rent more space than necessary. When checking prices, ask how tall the ceilings are. The newer facilities have ceilings that are 9 - 10 feet high. This creates more cubic feet of storage meaning you can stack your items higher allowing more items to be stored.

6. It is important to insure your property. Ask the manager if storage insurance is available. Don't just assume that your homeowner or tenant policy will cover the goods stored in your unit. Some insurance policies actually exclude these items! Insurance may be purchased for a minimal amount that will serve to be priceless in the event of a disaster.

7. Storage can help anyone get organized and have the space they were meant to enjoy! Contact us today to find out what storage options we have for you!

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