Factors to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Long-Term Storage Unit for Rent

Factors to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Long-Term Storage Unit for Rent

Factors to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Long-Term Storage Unit for Rent

Unit Sizes

The first thing you should consider is how much space you will need when selecting a storage unit to rent. A small storage vault may be enough to store a single bag or box of essential documents. They are far less expensive and are housed in a safe storage facility. However, if you plan to store furniture or large items, it is ideal to rent a bigger unit. It is important to inspect the storage unit you intend to rent before making a deposit to ensure that the structure and size are appropriate for your purposes.

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You should also ensure that the storage facility is near your home or workplace. Choosing a location where you can drop by anytime to get items from your unit is important, especially for long-term storage where you might store furniture and other valuable items. Inspecting the facility at least every two weeks is essential. By checking on schedule, you can identify potential issues, such as moisture absorption, before they cause damage to your valuables.

Consider If You Need Climate Control Storage Units

When selecting a self-storage unit, you should also consider whether you need climate control. Indoor climate-controlled units feature a controlled temperature and humidity level. It keeps moisture from destroying your most valuable possessions, like sculptures, wood antiques, or paperwork. Consider the fact that climate-controlled storage facilities will be more expensive. However, you can ensure that your items are secured and protected without your supervision.

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Safety and Security Features

You must choose a storage space that provides high-level security surrounding the property and individual facilities. Ensure your belongings are protected with these security protocols:

  • 24-hour video surveillance

  • Sufficient lighting

  • Alarms for every unit

  • Passcode entrance barriers

  • Fencing around the perimeter

  • Door locks with steel discs

Checking the property on a regular basis and verifying the solutions taken if an issue arises is important. Confirm that emergency professionals are alerted when an alarm is triggered to ensure that any potential dangers are addressed.

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Access Times

You should consider when you will access your storage facility, depending on what you are storing. Many storage facilities are available 24 hours a day, which is perfect if you have essential business paperwork or inventory that you may require at any time. Others are only available during standard hours of operation. Remember that you will want to know when the office will be open. You may have constant access to your unit, but there might be an average delay between those hours and when you can communicate with a company employee.

It is recommended to visit the storage facility in-person to confirm they have adequate security precautions, connect with staff members, and clarify your storage requirements. Everyone requires extra storage capacity for various reasons and can benefit from the options available. There is no one-size-fits-all storage solution.

Still have questions?

What SpaceHub self storage facilities are?
Each SpaceHub facility is a well heated and dry premise equipped with units of different sizes that can be rented for storage of any kind of items for 1 month or more.
What storage condition are being held in the facilities?
All the SpaceHub facilities are being cleaned regularly and temperature/humidity level are constant all the time.
What is an attic unit?
Attic units are located above the floor level, usually around 2 meters or higher. You can access those by using movable ladder-platforms available for all the clients.
What time can I visit the facility and use my unit?
We are striving to make the process of unit usage as comfortable as possible, that is why all SpaceHub facilities work around the clock and without holidays. Visit your unit any time you want as it was your personal storage room, bring and take out stuff when it is convenient for you.
Can I visit and check out the unit before the contract conclusion?
You can come and see for yourself how it is arranged at SpaceHub facilities and in each specific unit. For that you are going to need to book a guest visit by filling in the enquiry on the page of the unit you are interested in. After the contact details are filled in, you will receive an SMS with onetime PIN-code that grants you access to desired facility. The code will expire in 24 hours after receival.
What is the minimum and maximum rental period?
You can rent a unit for any period, but not less than for 1 month.
The rental contract is being concluded for 11 months by default, with automatic prolongation till the moment you decide to terminate it.
Do I have to conclude the contract before bringing my stuff or I can do it the same day?
It is not necessary to sign the contract upfront. You can conclude it any time online, on the day you want to begin your storage at SpaceHub.
I urgently need more space. What to do?
If for some reasons you will need a bigger or smaller unit, switch the location to another facility with another pricing you can always ask for help at SpaceHub Care Service . Our specialists will gladly help you to pick another unit and renew the rental contract.

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