If you are interested in getting a self storage unit for your personal or business needs, then you may be asking yourself several questions. How do I know what size of the unit to get? How do I know if it will fit all of my stuff? And more importantly, how do I choose a storage company to take care of my belongings?
As someone who’s never tried self storage services, it’s normal to wonder where to start. So, to make things easier for you, we’ve provided a guide below that can clarify the important things that need consideration.
By the time you’ve reached the end of this article, you’ll have a better idea of how to choose the perfect self storage unit for you! So let’s dive in.
1. What are your storage needs?
Different people have different storage needs. You may be looking for a temporary space to keep your furniture, or you may be looking for some place to keep your merchandise. From experience, we’ve noticed that clients’ storage needs can be divided into two major types: Self Storage and Commercial Storage use.
Below, we take a closer look at each of these two types to help you determine which describes yours best.
If you don’t have enough space in your home, or you have the type of job that requires you to move from place to place frequently, or just want certain items to be kept in a safe and secure storage facility, then what you need is a storage unit for personal use.
You may be wondering how this differs from other types of storage. First of all, personal use for self storage units are smaller in comparison to business or vehicle types. Furthermore, they are not as large as business units but they are great for small- to medium-sized furniture, appliances, or old family relics.
Using a self storage unit as a makeshift order fulfilment centre is sometimes the best option for business owners. It can even be used as a photo studio, work room for repairs, or second hand shop! That’s not a bad way to earn money without the overhead costs of renting an expensive property. So, if you just need a decent amount of space for your small business, then business type units are perfect for you. Also, if you’re transferring large amounts of items, then business units are also a good choice.
2. Determining the size of the self storage unit you need
When we ask clients what the trickiest part of self storage is for them, their answer is usually this: “Knowing the right size.”
Well, with our storage calculator, we can guarantee that it won’t be a pain in the neck. Also, another classic way of finding out is to pack all the items you want to store in boxes. Keep these boxes tightly arranged in one area and measure the space they take up. You can then give this to the self storage company. They’ll be the ones to provide you with the unit sizes they have available for your needs.
Now that we’re done discussing the different types and sizing options, we can now proceed to the most important part…
3. Finding a reliable self storage company
The two things you should look for in a storage company are credibility and security. Do some research and find out which storage businesses are impressing customers these days. You’ll find out that what they all have in common are the following:
- Clean and modern storage facilities
- Advanced security features
- Affordable prices
- Security-alarmed site
- 24-hour CCTV surveillance; and
- Friendly and customer-oriented staff
There you have it.
Apparently, finding a storage unit can be a stress-free experience. As long as you have this guide to help you, of course. Knowing the storage type and size you need for your items should eliminate most of the hassle. After that, the company takes over all the tiring work so you can just sit back and relax.
If you’re still uncertain about which self storage unit to get, don’t worry. Our team of storage experts are eager to help you with whatever questions you may have. We possess all of the above criteria, and more! We’ll give you a free quote and make your life easier because Macy’s Mobile Self Storage is all about making customers happy! Call us TODAY at 1300 40 90 69
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