Moving Dilemmas Consider Storage Facilities

Over the years people unconsciously acquire things. The clutter or​ excessive furniture, object d’ art, or​ books only get noticed when it​ is​ time to​ move. Then you​ have to​ find an​ answer to​ the problem. Well you​ can take everything with you, or​ donate things to​ family, friends, or​ charity, or​ have a​ garage sale, or​ put things into storage.

The modern solution​ is​ to​ put things you​ don’t want to​ use but cannot part with into a​ state-of-art storage facility. Many storage units have things like climate control, pest control to​ prevent destruction​ of​ stored items, as​ well as​ round the clock security.

When locating a​ storage unit keep in​ mind issues like will you​ need to​ take things out of​ storage often? if​ yes then choose a​ facility located close to​ where you​ live. Compute how much space you​ will actually need. Experts recommend taking a​ smaller space and​ filling it​ floor to​ ceiling rather than paying for​ space that will never be used. There are options like mini storage for​ really small loads. Think about whether you​ are storing antiques or​ paintings if​ yes, then look climate controlled storage.

Standard sizes of​ units are: 5x10; 10x10; 10x20; and​ 10x30. Find out how many items each kind can store. for​ example a​ 10x20 can hold most things from a​ two bedroom house while a​ 5x10 will hold a​ couch, chair, chest of​ drawers, small boxes, bicycles, and​ motorcycles.

Make a​ list of​ possible units. Find out how long they have been in​ operation​ and​ whether they have a​ solid reputation. Read all the rules and​ regulations. Some storage units allow 24 hr access while others have timings. Consider protecting your​ goods with sufficient insurance coverage.

Pack all the items to​ be stored in​ weather resistant strong boxes with padding like bubble wrap if​ there are breakables. Make a​ key list what each box contains and​ decide a​ priority list where by what you​ are unlikely to​ use will be stored at​ the bottom or​ back of​ the facility and​ what you​ may need to​ retrieve will be stored in​ front such that it​ becomes easily accessible.

The rent to​ be paid will be calculated on​ the size of​ the unit, the number of​ units available of​ the size you​ need, the term of​ lease, as​ well as​ facilities offered. Even storage facilities offer discounts so do ask. Clever negotiation​ can save you​ money. Many facilities charge in​ addition​ to​ rent, set up or​ processing fees as​ well as​ late fees if​ the rent is​ not paid within​ the stipulated time. Read the agreement carefully and​ seek answers to​ questions regarding security, insurance, the presence of​ an​ on​ site manager, adequate lighting, and​ ownership of​ the facility. Ask for​ references and​ check them out.

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