What to Think About When Looking At Storage Options

March 20, 2019
what to think about when looking at storage options

Humans love to collect things regardless of who they are, and over time these items can overwhelm our limited space and need to be purged or stored. In larger cities, storage space in the home is extremely limited. If you live in an area with four varied seasons, your storage space can get eaten up pretty quickly. When you are surrounded by clutter, it can be hard to relax or even find things you need on a daily basis. If this sounds like you, perhaps it’s time consider renting a storage space to bring order back into your life.

Dealing with Excess

There are a few ways you can start to downsize unwanted items such as:

  • Garage/Yard Sale
  • Donations
  • Craigslist Ads, or other online marketplaces
  • Disposal Via Trash Service
  • Junk Removal
  • Storage Rental

Considering Storage Options

For many people, even after donating or selling their excess items, they are still left with more than can be comfortably kept in their current space. In this case, it’s a good idea to consider renting a storage facility to reclaim some space. There are a lot of storage options out there, understanding each type will help you to make the best choice for your situation. Augusta Movers has put together a list of some of the most common storage available for consumer rentals.

Self-Storage

This is one of the most common and most popular options for people who are looking for a little bit of extra space to store their possessions. Most self-storage locations offer round the clock access to the personal storage unit so you can add or remove items any time you need.

Warehouse Storage

If you need more secure storage and have large items that won’t fit in a self-storage location, then warehouse storage might be a good option. Unlike self-storage, these secure locations are accessible by appointment only.

Terms

Every storage facility is different, some offer no fees upon move and while others may add a fee to your first months’ bill. In many cases, you can negotiate smaller fees away or you can make use of promotions to help reduce the initial cost of securing your storage unit.

Make sure you look at the terms of your contract in regards to late payments. Some locations offer grace periods while others may not. Aside from late fees, you should find out how long your space will be held without payment before your belongings are sold in auction.

Working Hours

Working hours can vary according to location, so make sure that you check the hours prior to commitment.

Type of Renter

What type of renter you are will also help determine what type of space is best for you. Landlords who have multiple properties or large amounts of items to store may prefer a warehouse space due to size while a person who travels often may also prefer a warehouse unit due to the extra security. Casual renters or homeowners that are on the process of renovating may benefit the most from self-storage units that can be accessed at any time.

How We Can Help

Self-storage is a perfect choice for those special things that you want to hang onto but just don’t have space for. Augusta Movers is always here to help if you need moving services or storage services. Feel free to give us a call anytime at (647)783-8730 for more information.

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