Climate Controlled Self Storage
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What to Look For When Storing Property in a Climate Controlled Self Storage Facility
Like most Americans, you have probably accumulated a lot of stuff. There is the stuff that you have hoarded since High School, and it is not so much the accumulation of these possessions itself as the feel and nostalgia of times gone by that accompanies them. Similarly, you may have an entire alternate wardrobe of clothes that you will fit into – one day – and until then you have to find a place to put them because the storage situation in your little apartment is reaching critical mass. Stuff may be coming your way due to an inheritance or a serious downsizing of your living quarters. Perhaps you are selling your home to take on full-time RV living, but until you can find someone to take your five piece Colonial bedroom set off your hands, you will need to keep it somewhere. Stamp collections, baseball cards your father collected, 15 years worth of National Geographic magazines, and boxes of old vinyl records and albums may also be cluttering your home, and you just know that it is time to find them a place to stay. Perhaps a marriage is waiting in the wings, and you know that the combination of both households will make your house bust at the seams. The answer to all these dilemmas is surprisingly simple: climate controlled self storage units!
Available in a wide array of sizes, these units are loaded and unloaded by you. You supply the lock to the unit, and you keep the key to it. Whether you are planning on storing the content of a house, or simply the odds and ends that make your place feel cluttered, self storage is the answer, and with the added benefit of climate control you do not have to worry that your vinyl records will warp and bend or that your chocolate bunny collection that dates back to the 1950s will be a solid mess of old chocolate. When opening the Yellow Pages you might have been shocked to learn just how many climate-controlled self storage options are available to you, and if you are wondering how to ascertain which company to choose, remember that there are few things to look for when considering this storage option.
First and foremost is location, of course. If you have to drive an hour or so every time that you want to add something to the storage unit – or take out something – than you will be best served to look somewhere else. Closeness to your home is the key for the storage unit to seamlessly fit into your everyday schedule. You never know when you need a tool, piece of furniture or other item and if you have to work too hard to get to the location of your choice, then the storage unit is actually not working for you. If location is not an issue, then take a look at the contractual obligations you are incurring. The best self storage facilities will offer month to monthrental agreements for their spaces. While you may get a break on the price if you sign for six months or even a year, the flexibility that a monthly contract offers cannot be underlined more vigorously. Granted, climate controlled units are usually highly desired in the storage industry and thus owners of such units by and large do not have to offer the monthly contracts on these units to stay competitive, but since it will bring more customers through the door, you will still be able to find them. Last but not least, the gate access to your unit should be computerized and available 27 hours a day, seven days a week.