So you've never leased a storage unit before... Well, if you're running out of space at home or the office, you can count yourself among a very large number of people. They use these spaces to store holiday or seasonal items, office files, yard or gardening equipment, items from a home business and more and they choose self-storage because it's an easy, convenient and affordable way to simplify their lives.
We know you have many choices when looking for a storage facility and, at first glance, they may appear to be similar. But other self-storage facilities offer different services and levels of customer service, so a little research can go a long way in helping you get the best value for your dollar. At Infinite, our goal is to help you get the most out of your space and to have a smooth, hassle-free experience.
To help you in your self-storage selection, here are a few do's and don'ts...
DO call a potential facility and visit it! Good phone service is important when you need to call to pay a bill or ask questions. Visiting the location will let you know If the facility is clean, well kept, secure and convenient for you.
DON'T base your decision solely on price. Sometimes the best fit for you is the least expensive, sometimes it isn't. Make sure the location you choose has the features that are important to you, such as: online bill payment, gated entrances, climate-control, video monitoring, and/or delivery acceptance.
DO choose a location close to your home or office. There's nothing more inconvenient than driving 30 minutes to get your sweaters or important files out of storage.
DON'T underestimate the amount of space you'll need. Too many people take a smaller size to save money, only to find they grow out of it quickly or can't fit everything to begin with! A good facility manager can help you determine the right size for your needs. In the meantime, you can use our space estimator o get a better sense of how much space you'll need.
DO understand your storage needs. Are you storing valuables like electronics, books or artwork? Are your items sentimental like pictures or baby items? You might need to consider a climate-controlled space or a unit with an individual alarm. Ask the facility manager for help determining the best way to keep your items save and in excellent condition.
DON'T be afraid to ask any questions! It's your stuff and you should be able to walk away from a facility fully-informed and confident in your decision. A good self-storage facility will have a team that is happy to answer all of your questions and make sure you understand all of your rental options.