Top Things To Consider When Renting A Storage Unit

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Top Things To Consider When Renting A Storage Unit

25 September 2015
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Are you downsizing into a smaller home? If you are, you are likely going to have to find a place to store your belongings instead of trying to squeeze it into your smaller home. If you plan on renting a storage unit during the time that you will  be downsizing and have concerns about the safety of your property then there are factors to consider before you select a storage unit to rent. To ensure you rent a reliable and safe storage unit, definitely be sure that you:

Inspect Your Potential Unit:

Prior to committing you a storage unit, find a facility that is conveniently located and ask the property manager if you can visit a unit that is available in the size that you need. This will allow you to take a walk-through of the unit, and this is when you will want to look for any signs of previous water damages, along with signs of potential mold and pests damages. If there are any signs of damages, be sure to consult with the manager and see if these are issues that have been resolved or are in the process of being fixed. This will ensure you rent a unit that isn't a threat to potential damages by moisture, mold or pests.

Find A Facility With Insurance Plans:

If you are downsizing into a really small apartment or home then you likely have a good amount of your belongings that you plan on storing away. The total value of your assets can be worth a good amount of money and having to replace these items in the event of something happening to the storage unit facility can be extremely difficult and sometimes impossible. This is why you will want to find a facility that offers insurance coverage. With insurance coverage, you can protect yourself. By having insurance with your unit, you will be able to be reimbursed for any damages that occur to your belongings during the time that your items are stored in your unit. This can save you potentially thousands on property damages, which can make renting a unit much easier to do.

Look For Up-to-date Unit Features:

Do you have valuable assets like fragile paintings and collector items? If you do then storing these items in a specific temperature setting is likely preferred and sometimes required. This is why you may want to seek a unit that has up-to-date features like climate control settings. This will allow you to set your preferred temperature inside of your unit, so you can better protect your valuable assets.

Taking these factors into account when selecting your storage unit can be extremely helpful and will allow you to rent your unit with confidence. So, rather than rush into your decision on where to rent your storage unit from, be sure to implement these tips when selecting a unit, as they will help you rent from a facility that can make renting more relaxing and stress free. Contact a local facility, like Foothills Storage, for more info.

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When I realized that I would be moving every year or so for work, I knew that my family was going to have to get good at moving. The first few times we did it, things were disorganized and chaotic, but after streamlining a few procedures, things became much more manageable. We learned how to pack more efficiently, load trucks without a lot of extra work, and make the most of long road trips. This blog is all about helping your little family learn how to make moving more fun, so that you don't have to dread the next move.