When talking about self storage
costs, it covers more than just the physical unit. When selecting the right storage
facility for you, there are several factors to keep in mind. Some you may not
even realise go hand-in-hand with overall self storage costs with things like insurance,
travel expenses, access charges and security deposits among others.
For those looking to store a large number
of things for a long period of time, the costs are often even more important. Before
you decide on a storage facility, make sure you shop around for the best price without
forgetting the many other considerations. In this article, we’ll cover most of
the self storage costs you may encounter and what it all means.
In February this year, we announced the expansion of our Stroud self storage facility and we are near the end. With the self storage industry growing incredibly fast, it was important for us to meet the ever-increasing demand.
Expanding the Stroud self storage facility seemed challenging at first with some strict planning requirements. The property we purchased is home to an old mill and we wanted to avoid any environmental issues while retaining the building’s original character. In order to do so, we refrained from making any major alterations and used cladding on the outside. This basically protects the old mill and keeps it close the original state. If someone wants to, they can simply remove the cladding and the main building remains untouched.
Self storage doesn’t need much introduction these days as it is relatively straightforward. Storage facilities offer a wide selection of room-sized units that you can hire, either short or long term. Self storage units range from small personal lockers to the size of a small room, shipping container, garage or bigger. People simply bring their goods or belongings to the storage centre and lock them inside the unit while enjoying unrestricted access during operating hours.
While self storage is not a complicated process, there are many FAQs we’d like to share with you. The purpose of this article is to provide as much information as possible to anyone thinking about using self storage.
Self storage is the ideal solution for anyone looking for additional space at a low cost. It’s also important to look for a storage facility as close to your home or office as possible. Nowadays finding anything online is so much simpler with Google search where people use ‘near me’ searches more frequently. Have you searched for storage units near me? If you haven’t yet, you should try it and see what comes up in the search results. Continue reading →
If you’ve never used self-storage before chances are you need expert advice on what you should keep in mind. One of the most frequently asked questions from first timers looking for self-storage is how much space they really need. This is an important step in the process as you don’t want to pay for space you don’t need.
Similarly, the type of self-storage you need will depend on what you’re storing, how much and how often you need to access it. Cost and flexibility of rental terms are other factors to also take into consideration. This is particularly important as we find that people tend to keep their units longer than they initially planned for. Knowing what type of storage unit you need and the costs involved are key to avoid storage fails. Continue reading →