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Basic facts about storage

It can be an overwhelming task to find a storage facility, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the features and options that are available.  The best advice is to conduct an assessment of all your storage requirements before you even begin looking for a storage facility in your local area.

One thing that you need to take into consideration is the length of time that you may need to use the storage facility for.  A lot of storage companies will offer discounts for long-term users, but at the same time some firms may provide special rates for short-term rentals.  You also need to work out how much space you will need, as only renting the space that is absolutely necessary could save you quite a bit of money.

Another factor that needs to be considered is the number of times you are likely to want to access your storage facility.  Many facilities are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and might even provide drive-up access; however, hours of operation can vary between facilities and it is important to find out this information beforehand and compare it with your access needs. All storage facilities should be secure, but if you want extra security for your belongings you can ask the company whether it has fencing, motion lights, guards, surveillance cameras, alarms or some kind of police presence as a part of its security arrangements.

Jon Huser

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