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5 Questions

New Renters Should Ask When Looking For Storage

If you have a change on your radar, have a plan to safeguard your personal items. Starting a new school or career, for example, can bring about feelings of uncertainty. Maybe you are planning for a move or relocation? If you are considering a storage rental or thinking of making a switch, these tips and recommendations are for you! Here are 5 questions for new renters to consider for a smooth transition.


How reputable is the facility? Storage rental facilities can be found in just about every city across America. Whether you’re downsizing, accommodating a temporary living situation, or need somewhere to store a large purchase, a storage rental facility can take the burden off of you. The right facility should be well-known in your community, and one that has positive reviews. Tour the management office and units before you purchase so you know what you’re getting. Are the staff friendly? Do the units match their website? Is the location secured? This is just a starting point to get you on the right track.


Is the location convenient and easy to access from your home or office? Location matters in real estate, and that goes for storage units, too! Know how far the drive is, traffic patterns, and hours of the storage business. You want your items to be accessible to you when you need them, so give yourself peace of mind by choosing the right location. 


Am I renting the right size? One-size storage doesn’t fit all, so don’t settle for a unit that is too big or too small for what you need. You can make that process easier by making a quick list of the items you plan to store. Estimate the number of boxes you have and visualize the space. If you need a visual aid, A Plus Super Storage offers a storage unit guide to help you assess the right storage option for your personal storage needs. Check it out here!


What type of agreement do I have to sign? A hassle-free renting experience is important. Look for month-to-month rental agreements, with no long-term commitment or minimum stay. Make sure the agreement terms are clear so you don’t get locked into a unit for longer than you need.


How Secure Are My Items?  Wherever your belongings are stored, you want to know that they are as safe as being in your own home. Look for units that have safety features like 24-hour digital surveillance and personalized codes for gated keypad entry. Take a nighttime drive to see if driveways and entryways are lighted and if there is adequate fencing that surrounds the facility. 


Self-storage facilities like Affordable Storage and A-Plus Super Storage can be the answer to many of your questions. No matter what you need to store, there are options that fit your storage size and budget. Our storage unit sizes are available in drive-up, dust-controlled, and climate-controlled units. Have more questions? We take pride in our customer service, so give us a call today! We’ll put your mind at ease with our friendly, knowledgeable storage solution experts. 

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