Do You Need 24 Hour Access to Your Unit?
Storage units come in different shapes, sizes, and with different plans so you can get a highly customized storage service. Most clients don’t study the options available to them and end up paying more than they need to for the service. However, if you take the right precautions and study the options available, you can save some money.
Do you need 24/7 access to your unit?
Storage units with 24/7 access are often the most expensive option available with service providers because there’s a lot of overhead costs involved. If you want to access the unit urgently on a regular basis and can’t wait until working hours, you should invest in 24/7 access units.
However, if you can wait until work hours and don’t need immediate access, you can choose a more affordable plan. Storage units with restricted access are easier to manage, which is why they cost less in comparison. They’re also quite secure because there’s little to no after-hours traffic to manage.
Factors to consider when you hire a storage service
- Space – Book a storage space that can house all the items you need to store comfortably but make sure you don’t choose a unit that’s larger than what you need.
- Security – Look at the security systems in place to ensure your possessions are safe. Ask the service providers if they have CCTV and other such monitoring systems.
- Ties to removalists – Some removalists will offer storage services as a part of their removal plans. Check to see if your removalists offer this as that will make things easier for you.
- Insurance – Make sure the storage company has some form of insurance cover and valid licenses before you hire them. That ensures you have some coverage if your possessions are lost or damaged during storage.