Tips in Selecting Storage Units
Many people today give little thought to the selection of a storage unit. When moving things in a storage unit, it impacts the cost of moving your belongings but most people don’t focus on this, but only on the cost of the storage unit. You need to carefully select a storage unit so that you can save time, money, and work for your move.
The size of the storage unit that you need is the thing you need to consider first. A 5’x10′ storage unit is approximately the size of a very small one bedroom apartment with no appliances. A 10’x10′ storage unit is approximately the size of a small 2 bedroom apartment with no appliances, and a 10’x20′ storage unit is approximately a typical 2000 square foot house. The number of belongings you have will determine the size of the storage unit to rent.
You also need to consider the type of storage unit to select. You can choose between the two kinds of traditional storage units namely the temperature controlled storage unit which is inside a building or a garage style storage unit. If you choose a temperature controlled storage unit, then your things will have a better environment. It is, however, quite laborious to move things in and out of this kind of storage unit. You should load your items from your moving vehicle to a cart then placed in the storage unit. It you are hiring a mover, it takes move time to load your property from a temperature controlled storage unit.
When selecting the style of a storage unit, there are factors that you should consider. The number of belongings you have is one consideration. You also need to consider what types of items you are storing, how long you plan to store it, and the relative cost of each type of unit. Garage style storage units cost more than temperature controlled units in more urban areas. If you are living in the rural areas, garage type storage units are less costly there. The temperature controlled storage unit is ideal if you are only storing a few items since it will not be difficult to move a few items. If you plan to store your items for more than 3 months, then it is recommended that you get a temperature controlled unit. If you will store items like furniture for a long period of time, then extreme temperatures can be hard on them. If you have antique furniture, fine art or items that will melt or freeze, these items should be stored in a temperature controlled environment. For items that were not mentioned above, you can store them in garage style storage units. It will save you money and work.