Finding & Renting a Storage Unit

Published on 9/13/2017

Finding a storage facility to rent from can be a pain!  There are a lot of factors that go into finding the storage facility that's right for you.  Most people might think that the only factor would be the cost.  This article will explain other factors that are just as important as cost when searching for the correct self-storage facility.

Forget about the old days of using the phonebook to call a bunch of different storage facilities, with half of them answering their phones ... and half of those people having what you need available to rent ... and then half of those not being able to meet you at the facility to let you in.  Today we have the greatest resources ever, including the Internet.  You can quickly search on the Internet find a website for the storage facility and see everything they offer, the units that are available, etc.  When it comes to finding a storage facility, the Internet is the source to go to.  After you've found a bunch of different storage facilities, it's time to ask yourself some questions about them.

  • Cost:  How much does the storage unit cost?

  • Location:  Is it close to roads?  How is the neighborhood?  Are the neighboring businesses kept in good shape?

  • Lighting:  Is there good lighting on site?

  • Easy Access:  Can you easily maneuver a truck around the facility?

  • Fence & Gate:  Is there a fence or a gate?

  • Features:  Do they have any convenience features, such as the ability to have 24-hour access or receive text/email notifications about your account?  Can you access your account online and make a payment online?  Can you be set up on recurring billing?

Keep all of these questions in mind as you search for and rent your next storage unit.  It could save you some headache down the road.