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How to Select a Storage Unit

May 15th 2015 at 4:53 AM

Do you live in a condo or an apartment that doesn’t have enough closet space to store your stuff? Are you planning to change your college-child’s bedroom into an office or sewing room and need to move their belongings to another place? Is your boat parked on the side yard bothering the neighbors? These are all important reasons for needing a storage unit.

Once you decide that you want to try self-storage, you should determine what to store and figure out the size and type of the unit that you need.

A drive-up storage unit is extremely convenient. Your vehicle can be pulled up right next to the door to access the unit. The doors to the unit roll up, similar to garage doors. The ceilings are quite high, which allows for storing bulky items such as bed frames and armoires.

If you prefer to enter the storage facility from the inside, you should probably select an interior unit. Entrance is through the main door from the outside. You will then have access to the unit from the hallway inside. Some people consider interior units to be safer because access is limited.

An important consideration is to decide whether or not you want a climate-controlled unit. Just like your home, these units are heated and cooled based on the current season. The climate control guards against freezing and humidity. You will most likely want to select this type of unit if you plan to store valuable things such as antique furniture, electronics, or photographs.

There are quite a few sizes to choose from when selecting a unit. You will need to consider the amount of things you are storing. Don’t select one that is so small that you have to shove your items in and quickly close the door. It’s best to select a size that will adequately hold your belongings, but one that does not have leftover space.

If you need to store your RV or boat, those options are available as well. These are big financial investments, and you will want to be sure that they are well cared for during the winter months. The units are easy to access, which is great because many people want to use their boats often during the summer months.

For more information on storage units in Salinas, visit this website.

Author Bio:

An expert at storage solutions, Sarah shares her knowledge on matters relating to this. You can find her thoughts at Blogspot blog.

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