Storage Basics

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When that buildup of clutter in your house is just too much, or you find you’re running low on space to properly store paperwork or supplies for your business, renting a storage unit is often the simplest and most effective solution. However, with a facility like Storage Choice that offers so many different sizes and types of storage, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are some things to keep in mind when looking for the perfect storage unit for you.

 

Common Types of Storage

Before you get started looking for a unit, you should think about what exactly it is you’ll be storing. There are a few different categories that your specific storage needs might fall into, and it’s important to know what those are before you select a unit.

 

Residential Storage. This is one of the most common types of storage, but the items actually stored can vary significantly. This category covers anything you might not have room for in your home, such as furniture, seasonal clothing, books, appliances or family heirlooms.

 

Business Storage. This type of storage is also very common because buying or renting extra office space to store items can be quite costly. Self storage is a much cheaper alternative to store things like paper records, general supplies, and equipment, or overstocked items.

 

Other Storage. This category of storage consists of many different items across both types listed above. It may be exactly the kind of thing you’d think to store, like your boat, car or RV. Or maybe it’s something that varies seasonally, like holiday decorations or college student storage. This also applies to items stored by military service members.

 

Your Storage Unit Size Does Matter

Obviously, you want to make sure the unit you select is large enough to fit what you plan on storing. For example, if you want to store your boat during the winter months, you should select a unit that’s large enough to accommodate the vessel and trailer, as well as any wiggle room you might need when moving it in or out. Make sure to leave a little extra room for storing essentials like skis, seat covers and anything else you might need for a day on the water.

 

Keep Cool with Climate Controlled Storage

Storage units are the perfect place to keep sensitive items out of harm’s way until you need them. However, not every unit is equipped to handle a climate like Texas, where triple-digit temperatures and high humidity days are common. This can potentially damage valuable items, so to keep them protected from the elements, you need a climate controlled storage unit. These unique units are temperature-controlled, so they’re perfect for storing even the most delicate of objects. As a bonus, they’re typically located in less-traveled areas of the storage facility, which gives you and your belongings an extra layer of privacy.

 

Find Inner Peace

When you think about it, the whole point of renting a storage unit for your belongings is to promote peace of mind. It’s difficult to relax when things are piling up in your house or place of business, after all. So it’s important to choose a storage unit – and facility – that can hold all of your excess items, and do it well. With Storage Choice, we make all of our renters feel at ease with security measures like the following:

  • Computer-controlled access gates
  • Individual unit keypad entry
  • Proper fencing and lighting
  • Video recording
  • On-site managers

 

Pay Your Own Way

For most people, having lots of options is good, but having lots of affordable options is best. Which is why Storage Choice offers additional amenities like online payments and automatic billing that save you time and money when it comes to paying your rent. In addition, we also have convenient office hours so you can stop in and make a payment on your own time. But here’s the kicker: Most of our facilities also include a self-service kiosk where you can do everything from leasing a unit to paying your bill, and it’s available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Why Use Self Storage?

If you find that you can’t walk a few feet without tripping over something at home, or your file cabinets are overflowing with important paperwork at the office, or maybe you’d actually like to be able to park your car in the garage for once – then a self storage unit is for you.

There’s no end to the benefits you’ll receive from renting a storage space:

  • Reduced clutter
  • Increased space at home or work
  • Peace of mind
  • Space for important documents or family heirlooms

We even offer optional insurance plans to cover your valuables against theft or damage while in storage. That’s an incentive not many other storage facilities can offer.

At Storage Choice, we’re all about helping you find the perfect storage unit that will solve any space problem you may have. If you’re still on the fence, come visit a facility and have one of our storage experts walk you through every step of the process.

Make the right choice by finding a location near you today.

 

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