Will want to switch out the storage contents seasonally?
Often you will want to store your summer wardrobe or seasonal household items such as swimming pool equipment or patio furniture during the winter months. During the summer you may want to store your family’s winter clothes, equipment, and lawn decorations when additional space is needed.
Do you need 24 hour tenant access?
Not all facilities allow you access to the unit during any given time of the day or night. Rules vary from one facility to the next. While some units are accessible 24 hours a day, other facilities limit nightime hours of as an additional security measure. Check the rules before signing a contract if round-the-clock access is important to you.
Do you need to store large items such as cars, campers or other motorized vehicles?
Self storage is a great option for storing vehicles. And you will rest easier knowing that your valuables are properly secured.
Is the storage facility you chose secure?
Compare the safety and security features of facilities before renting. Ask if there are security cameras on the premises. Is the facility equipped with motion lights or otherwise well lit? Some storage facilities offer security alarms and security fences. Still other locations have an onsite manager living on the premises who will keep an eye on who is coming and going and will alert the police of any suspicious activity.