Relocating My Family

Relocating My Family

A Renter's Guide To Self Storage

by Alberto Williams

Renting a self storage unit can be great for a number of different uses, including storing items that you don't currently need for your business, getting rid of items that are currently taking up too much space in your home, storing items between various moves and more. Read the article below so that you can garner valuable insight about renting self storage units. 

What can I expect to pay for a storage unit?

Though cost isn't the only factor, it is definitely one of the most important factors to consider. As you shop around for different self storage facilities, get their costs in writing so that you can compare between businesses. People who rent out self storage facilities usually end up paying anywhere between $50 to more than $200 per month, depending on the size of the storage facility and your overall needs.

How can I rent with protection and security in mind?

Once you're ready to rent a self storage facility, you will need to do so with security strategies in mind. Though you should only rent a storage unit that has measures such as surveillance cameras, gated entry, onsite security and quality insurance policies, you should still bring a padlock of your own to use. This way, only you have the combination to this heavy duty industrial lock, and you'll have further peace of mind about the safety of your items. Pack your most valuable items last, so that any would-be thieves can't grab them and run. 

What is the best way to arrange a self storage unit?

Learning the best ways of packing your self storage unit, allows you to use the rental space to the best of your ability. The absolute best thing you can do is create a spreadsheet or list of every single item stored inside. It's easy to become forgetful about what you packed and where you packed it as time goes on, and this leads to having to open and rummage through every container for one item. Load your items on top of pallets rather than the floor, so that your items are not susceptible to water damage and rot from moisture that leaks underneath the door. Further, if you are cycling between items, pack the ones you will need the soonest last, so that they are easy to access. 

Follow these guidelines and touch base with a storage rental company, like L M Storage, that can help you out with additional questions.


About Me

Relocating My Family

I have always been one of those people who loves to explore new places, but a few years ago I realized that I was going to be moving in a big way. My company had recently relocated overseas, and it was really intimidating for me. I realized that we would be moving to Singapore, which was going to be a big change from what we were used to. I realized that I needed to start organizing my belongings so that the move was easier. I also worked to prepare my kids for the transition. Check out this blog for more information on moving successfully with a family.