If you are living in a tiny apart apartment and have no extra room to store your stuff, or if you are moving to a smaller home, you would need to find yourself a good storage facility to manage your self-storage unit for your valuables.
Before starting the search of a good storage facility, you should know first what items you need to move and store, prioritize the most expensive ones and think twice if that item really needs to be stored in the self-storage unit.
Self-storage units vary in sizes so make a rough measurement at home before deciding on what to buy to help you with your search.
One type of self-storage units are climate or temperature controlled, so if your laptop or old television sets are included in the list of things to store you might want to consider having that kind of unit, in addition, to ensure that your items will be safe from theft, strict security and monitoring must be exercised in the storage facility.
You should find a storage facility which you can access any time of the day.
Ask the storage facility if their gate hours is the same with the office hours so that you will know if they do offer 24/7 service or not.
Ask the storage facility if you can see the self-storage unit and find out their policies, for example, some storage facilities are strict when it comes to the deadline of the payment and a few days delay may cause your items to be sold for auction.
It is important that your items are insured in case of emergencies like fire or theft, so ask if insurance is included, if not, ask how much if you would add it to the rent.
Choose a self-storage unit that is just enough for your items to be properly stored, meaning the unit must not be small for it might be too tight and will cause damages.
You would want to find a storage facility that is spacious enough for your items and will give you security so the location of the storage facility is not really a concern considering also that you would rarely go there.
If you are finding trouble looking for a storage facility locally, try to look online and read first the reviews of past and present customers on what they think about the facility, or you can ask a friend or an acquaintance if they know a good storage facility.
Do a canvass, compare prices from your shortlist of storage facilities and choose one that will meet all of the above-mentioned criteria.
Patience and perseverance is a must in order for you to find a good storage facility.