Tips For Selecting A Storage Unit
One of the first considerations is to choose the size of the storage unit(s) you need. As a rough estimate, a very small one bedroom apartment with no appliances would fit into a 5’x10′ storage unit, a large 1 bedroom or a small 2 bedroom apartment with no appliances, will fit into a 10’x10′ storage unit and an average 2000 square foot house would fit into a 10’x20′ storage unit. Those measurements would need to be changed according to the amount of things you own. There are also more comprehensive estimates as given in the author’s bio below.You may want to check out Wimbledon storage lockers for more.
A second consideration when selecting a storage unit is the type of storage unit to choose from. Typically, conventional storage units come in two styles; temperature-controlled storage units which are within storage units of a building and garage type. Temperature-controlled storage units give your property a safer climate. Normally, however, they need much more energy to move in and out. Your things must be put into a cart from your moving vehicle, carried up an elevator and placed in the storage unit afterwards. When you are hiring a mover, the time it takes for a temperature controlled storage unit to load / unload your property will easily double.
The storage unit design which is recommended depends on four factors; 1.) how much you have to store, 2.) what type of items you plan to store, 3.) how long you plan to store it, and 4.) the relative cost of each unit type. In more urban areas, garage storage units tend to cost more than temperature-controlled units, and garage storage units tend to cost less in more rural areas. When you have very little to store, the smaller storage units are typically temperature controlled and this is recommended as there is very little effort involved to execute your transfer. Additionally, if you intend to store your things for more than 3 months, you’ll probably need a temperature regulated device. High temperatures, particularly your furniture, can be very hard on your property if stored for an extended period of time. Alternatively, in a temperature-controlled environment, if you have antique furniture, fine art, or objects that melt / freeze these things should be stored. A garage storage unit may be used for most other storage uses, and would usually be less costly or save a large amount of work. For example, if you have two people moving your property into a 10×10 storage unit, it would usually take 1 hour and 15 minutes less to move you into or out for storage in garage style than a temperature-controlled unit. If you consider going in and out of your storage room, this is a combined 2.5-hour work savings for two people. It will save you approximately $200 if you employ a moving company for your transfer. Usually this reduction would more than cover any extra expenses that may be associated with a storage unit in garage form.
Eventually, before you sign a contract you can take a quick glance at the storage facility. Carefully check storage facilities that have vehicles stored around the storage perimeter to ensure there is adequate space for large vehicles to move. The storage layout was often not planned to park the vehicles at these locations and prevent any large moving vehicles from turning some corners and parking near some storage units. Such vehicles are also capable of reducing storage site security because they reduce visibility. To make sure your unit is easily accessible, ask to see where your unit(s) would be located on the site either in person or at least on a map. Also, if you run out of room you can check for the availability of additional storage space.