Are you wondering whether you should rent storage unit? Well, there are many reasons for that. You can keep your belongings such as family heirlooms, jewelry, and so on safe from theft, burglary, and vandalism. Also, storage units save space within the house. By moving old furniture and similar items to storage units in Ottery, Cape Town (or other suburbs / cities), you can create space for improved replacements.
The global storage unit market is huge and generates massive amounts of revenue. Therefore, new facilities keep emerging. Look for these qualities to ensure proper selection.
Qualities to Look for When Renting Storage Units
The qualities below are common among safe, secure, and highly reliable facilities. You should only move forward with the idea of storing your belongings when the company has the following qualities.
Security is a priceless factor and you should never ignore it. In fact, in the US, over 32,000 burglaries affected rental storage facilities. Whether you choose a high-end facility or a cheap one, you will have to consider the level of security that it offers. Opt for a company that offers in-person surveillance, 24/7 monitoring, guards, security gates, and access controlled unit doors.
You have to make sure the facility will be open when you require access to your goods and belongings in the storage units. Some facilities (like ones in Ottery, Cape Town) are accessible 24/7 while others are accessible only at weekends. Also, check whether or not the type of storage unit you require is offered by the chosen self-storage facility.
Never forget to check the opinion and thoughts of a self-storage facility’s previous and existing customers. You will get a better idea of the type of experience that the company offers and whether or not the services are up to par. Before renting actual units, make sure the testimonials and client feedback for the company is positive.
Although a remotely located facility will cost less, it will require you to drive further to access your belongings. Conversely, a facility that lies close to your neighborhood will cost relatively more, but you will have to drive less to access your belongings. So, balance the two factors and compare multiple facilities before choosing one.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still looking for more info? We’ve compiled a list of FAQs – check them out!
Are all units safe?
Companies adhere to varying security measures and therefore, not all storage facilities offer the same level of protection.
Can you rent a unit and move items on the same day?
As soon as you sign the contract and discuss it with the company, you can move the items on the same day.
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