A Guide to Choosing Storage Units
When people look for storage units today, there is little thought put in the process. Most of the time, customers just focus on the cost of the storage unit and they don’t consider the impact the storage unit will have on the cost of moving your belongings into it. It is important to think of way to save time, money, and work for your move, and this is why it is important to carefully select a storage unit for this.
The first thing that you need to consider is the size of the storage unit that you will need. A 5’x10′ storage unit is approximately the size of a very small one bedroom apartment with no appliances. A 10’x10′ storage unit is approximately the size of a small 2 bedroom apartment with no appliances, and a 10’x20′ storage unit is approximately a typical 2000 square foot house. You should then get a storage unit that will fit all of your belongings.
Another thing to consider is the type of storage unit. You can choose between the two kinds of traditional storage units namely the temperature controlled storage unit which is inside a building or a garage style storage unit. If you choose a temperature controlled storage unit, then your things will have a better environment. It is, however, quite laborious to move things in and out of this kind of storage unit. You can place your things in a storing unit from a moving vehicle with the use of a cart. If your things are in a temperature controlled storage unit, then it will take longer for a moving company to load your things in the moving vehicle.
When selecting the style of a storage unit, there are factors that you should consider. You should consider how much items you are storing. You also need to consider what types of items you are storing, how long you plan to store it, and the relative cost of each type of unit. If you live in the urban areas, you will find garage style storage units much costlier than temperature controlled styles. In rural areas the garage style storage tend to cost less. Since a few items will not be difficult to move, the you should get a temperature controlled storage unit for your few items. If you will store your items for a long period of time, then it is good to store them in a temperature controlled storage unit. If you will store items like furniture for a long period of time, then extreme temperatures can be hard on them. Also store items that will melt or freeze in a temperature controlled storage unit including your antique furniture and fine art items. A garage storage unit is ideal for other storage applications. It will save you money and work.