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How to Choose the Right Storage Facility for Your Belongings

Just when you think all storage facilities are created equally, you come across a handful of facilities you’d never want to store your belongings in. Just like everything in life, storage facilities come in all shapes, sizes and qualities, and it’s important to find one that suits your preferences. After all, you want to be comfortable with the company that’s storing your prized possessions. Consider these circumstances prior to selecting a storage facility, and finding the right one for your belongings will be much easier.

Think About the Items You’re Storing

The first step to choosing the right storage facility for your belongings is determining what kind of items you’ll be storing. This will help you determine the approximate size, security and type of storage unit you need, which will allow you to narrow in on potential storage facilities that offer the amenities you require.

For example, if you have a couple of boxes filled with old heirlooms and antiques, a small storage unit is a great option. However, if you have boxes that contain electronics or priceless items, you may want to opt for a climate controlled unit which brings us to the next topic… 

Choose a Size Based on More Than Just Items

It seems like a simple task – choose a storage unit that has enough space to fit your belongings. However, this step is a little more complicated than that. You have to consider how often you’ll be accessing yourstorage unit, how much room you’ll need to navigate through your items if need be and whether or not you’ll have more items to add in. There’s nothing worse than getting a storage unit that works for right now, only to have to move it all into a bigger unit a couple of months later. So, think beyond the number of items you’ll be storing when choosing a unit size. While larger units cost more, the convenience that comes with the extra space could be worth it.

Decide on the Location Based on How Often you’ll Need to Access your Unit

Once you have the finer details of your future storage unit planned out, it’s time to find a facility that offers everything you need. But before you do that, there’s one thing to consider – location.

If plan on accessing your storage unit regularly or even a couple of times a year, you may want to have one with closer proximity to your home for optimal convenience. Otherwise, you can opt for a storage unit on the other side of the state if you have no intentions of visiting it anytime soon. However, as a rule of thumb, always pick a storage facility location based on how often you intend to access your unit.

Some storage facilities cater to small storage units, whereas others offer a wide range of various sizes, types and amenities. Decrease the amount of time (and stress) you spend on finding the perfect storage facility for storing your belongings by figuring out these fine details first. And remember, you can always contact your local Bekins Moving Solutions branch with any storage questions you may have.

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