If you’re looking to rent a storage unit,
there are several factors to think about. Ideally, you’ll want to make sure the
facility you choose offers a convenient location and features that meet your
needs. Here are a few important self-storage features to consider:
Climate Control: Many
self-storage facilities offer climate control in order to keep their interior
from getting too hot or too cold. This can be especially important in the
summer and winter months to keep your items safe from humidity, extreme temperatures
and pests. Choosing to rent from a facility with climate-controlled units will
keep your stored belongings in good condition all year long.
Variety of Unit Sizes: Most
facilities offer a variety of differently-sized units from small to very large.
Consider the amount of items you’re storing and the size of those items. If
you’re not sure what size unit you need, call the facility. Typically, the
salesperson can help you determine the best size unit for your needs.
Security: One of the
biggest considerations when picking a storage unit is making sure your
belongings will be safe. Be sure to pick a facility with features such as video
surveillance, keypad access, good lighting and on-site security. You’re storing
valuable items, so you want to trust that they’ll be safe.
Ease of Access: If you
think you’ll be in and out of your unit a lot, be sure to rent one that’s
easily accessible. This can apply to the facility’s location; do you want one
within a few miles of where you live? And it can also apply to your specific
unit; do you prefer a unit on the first floor or near the front? Other features
to ask about include after-hours access and drive-up access. Some facilities
even offer free carts for customers to use when moving in or out.
Month-to-Month Leasing: Many people
who rent a storage unit need it for a specific amount of time, such as college
students who rent for a few months during the summer. Or maybe you just need a
unit for a couple months while you move into your new home. Look for a storage
facility that offers month-to-month leasing, so you don’t get locked into a
Once you find the self-storage facility that’s right for you,
you’ll feel confident knowing your belongings are safe, secure and easily
accessible. At River City Self Storage, we want to make your storage experience
as pleasant and hassle-free as possible! For more information on our unit sizes
and rates, click here.