Your money is very important to you. Those who do not believe so are not telling the truth. If your money was not important to you, then you would not work so hard obtaining more. When you make money you want to put it towards something you need, as well as, what you want. When you are putting your money towards something, you want to make sure that it is well worth it. This is definitely true in the self storage business.
When you call in to your local storage facility you will hear the facility managers ask you to come by and see the facility for yourself. This way they are able to show you where your money is going and also that it is being spent well. Many people go online and attempt to look at the different pictures of the facility to see how nice and clean it is. Unfortunately many companies will post the best pictures of their facility which does not always mean that the facility is always clean and well kept. Customers will go by a facility and be shocked or amazed at how well or how badly the facility is kept. Some will keep driving when they see the facility while others will go ahead and pull in.
Many people want to know what their money is going towards. That is definitely understood. It is in the best interest of the customer to investigate the site before you sign for the space. For example, check out the pin access controlled to make sure it is in good shape for security. The last thing that you would what is a gate that does not function properly. That would mean that people will be able to bypass the gate potentially. Also, it may mean that you will be locked in or out in the future because the gate is broken. No one wants to deal with that at all. If you lease before you check out things like that, you will never know until it is an issue.
Knowing what your money is going toward is always a good thing. Checking something out before you rent is an even better idea. This will give you plenty of time to ask the manager questions and feel good about renting there. There could be many self storage facilities in your area and many choices to choose from. Many people second guess their decisions and wonder if they made the right decision on their storage facility. You will not always get it right when you are putting your money towards something you need to pay for.
Disclamer: This entry is intended to promote our partner StorageMart and some or all participants received compensation.