Choosing the Right Facility for You
July 19th, 2022
Self-storage is a great solution when you need somewhere to store your belongings. But with so many storage facilities out there, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. When you are in need of a self-storage unit, there are several factors that you need to consider. From the location of the storage facility to hours of operation, and finally a site visit, Store Stuff is here to provide some helpful tips to find the perfect self-storage facility and unit for you!
Consider your needs
What are you storing and how long do you need to store it? Understanding what you will need to store will help determine what size and type of unit you will need to be looking for. Not all self-storage facilities offer the same variety of storage units. At Store Stuff we have a storage calculator to assist with finding the perfect unit for you! If you need more assistance choosing the correct storage unit size for you, we have storage experts available to help you out during our office hours.
Once you know what you are planning to store, you may have a better idea of how often you will be visiting your unit. You will want to choose a facility that's close to your home or business so that you can easily access your belongings when you need to. Whether you plan to visit your self-storage unit daily or seasonally will have an impact on this decision. Distance may not be an issue if you do not need to access your self-storage unit frequently. Located conveniently near Kansas University, Store Stuff is close to several neighborhoods and is able to service many communities.
Take a look at the security features of the facility as well as the extra amenities prior to making a decision on where to store. You want to make sure your belongings are safe and secure and that you will be safe when accessing your storage unit. We suggest a facility with 24-hour security cameras, perimeter fencing, gate access through keypads, and a well-lit facility. You can even make a special trip to the facility in the early morning or around dusk to see how things look and feel when it is darker. Store Stuff has all these amenities and more!
Unit Types and Sizes
Once you know what you will need to store and how close to home you would like your self-storage unit to be, you need to consider the type of unit you may need.
Temperature-controlled units versus non-temperature-controlled units are one of the bigger items to decide on when looking for a unit. Temperature control is similar to storing items in your home rather than non-temperature control which is similar to storing items in a garage or outdoor shed. If you have belongings that can be damaged by extreme temperatures a climate control unit is what you need.
When deciding on a unit size, consider what you are needing to store. If you are reorganizing your belongings, running a business, or storing seasonal items you will want to set up your unit differently than when you are using self-storage for moving homes. Allowing yourself a little larger self-storage unit than you require for items you will need to access often will make it easier to set up your unit efficiently. You can create aisles or a U shape and label your belongings for simple-to-find boxes and containers. Allowing yourself extra space if you plan to buy new furniture may be a good idea! Check out the unit sizes and types we have available at Store Stuff for some ideas on what unit will be best to fit your items.
Self-storage units can vary widely in price, so it's important to find one that fits your budget. When you're ready to rent a unit, be sure to ask the facility manager about any promotions or discounts that may be available. You may be able to save money by prepaying for your rental upfront or signing a longer-term lease. In addition, be sure to read the facility's reviews online to get a sense of what other customers have experienced.
It's true that you can't believe everything you read on the internet, however, we suggest that you read the reviews of different facilities. Reading customer reviews will ensure the self-storage facility is up to your standards. You will want to verify the self-storage facility offers clean, well-lit, and secure units, as well as a helpful and friendly staff. Store Stuff already has many wonderful reviews for customers just like you!
Visit in Person
We highly recommend visiting the facility in person prior to renting your storage unit if you are local to the facility. Stop in the facility office during business hours if they offer on-site staff. Asking more questions in person at the facility with a staff member will ensure you do not forget anything you may be curious about. Meeting the facility staff or owners is a great idea as well, you can rest assured knowing your belongings are in good hands. Call Store Stuff today or stop in to schedule a visit with our on-site managers!
At Store Stuff Inc. we understand that finding the right storage unit can be a daunting task. Not to worry, we are here to help! Offering a variety of units that are secure, available at competitive rates, and a team of self-storage experts, let Store Stuff find the self-storage solution for you! Know that we are the perfect storage solution for you. Simply rent online today!