Considering Self Storage? Look for These Features

Published on 12/13/2021

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 long-term contract.

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.