As today’s consumers buy more products, there has been a sharp increase in self storage units. For those unaware of self storage facilities, these businesses rent out empty spaces that are provided on a monthly basis for rent. These can be used to store personal belongings such as books, clothes and maybe even valuables. Its obviously not advisable to store perishable goods in self storage facilities. Having said that, many facilities now come equipped with temperature control units, so environment sensitive products can be stored with ease.
Selecting a storage unit can be a little tricky. This depends on each individual's specific needs and the quantity of personal belongings to store. Typically, storage facilities are created on the size of living spaces. For example, you can rent a space for a small closet, a studio apartment, a one bedroom apartment or a 2-3 bedroom house. Its actually ingenuous the way storage facilities have arranged their storage spaces. It was intentionally designed to store the belongings of a house, so that it can directly cater to families or those that move are in-between a move or relocation. Having said that, storage facilities are not limited in their uses. Units can now be used to store anything from cars, boats and whatever one can fit inside a walled enclosure. Its actually pretty versatile.
So the first step would be to calculate how much space you require. This can be done by "eye balling" your belongings or actually measuring the space needed with a measuring tape. Since the storage space is a room, make sure you measure in square feet and height. Once you have the exact measurements of how much space you will require, the next step would be to call the closest storage facility and get a space with those measurements. Make sure you leave some extra room to compensate for any measuring mistake. Next, its time to determine how long you require the space for? Often times, you get additional discounts the longer you plan on renting the space, so that may be a consideration as well.
Now the next step is moving all your stuff to the facility. My next article will discuss in detail, how you can efficiently move your stuff
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