Self Storage Units – A Viable Option in Good Times and Hard Times

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With the recent downturn in the economy, consumers are more willing than ever to do what they can to save money. From researching service stations to find the cheapest gas, to cutting back on vacations, people are feeling pinched in the wallet and doing what they can to reduce expenses. Many consumers are scaling down – some by choice and others by necessity.

Many people that ‘over bought’ during the housing market hey-day have some tough choices to make. Record numbers of properties are in foreclosure, and many people are having to (or choosing to) sell their homes and downsize.

When downsizing, many families don’t have the space to accommodate all of the items that their previous, larger home could accommodate. While it may be necessary to give up their house, parting with their valuables can sometime be more difficult. This attachment to belongings, such as family heirlooms and keepsakes, is one of the reasons many people are looking for self units.

Cost-Effective, Customized Storage Solution

Self storage units provide value and flexibility. One of the advantages to storing is that many self storage facilities allow consumers a month-to-month rental agreement, giving customers the freedom to rent a self storage unit for as long or as little as needed. And, thanks to the variety of unit sizes, renters can downsize or upgrade as their needs change.

Reputable self storage operators can help customize a solution that affords you a multitude of options when you need a secure place to put your belongings. When shopping for self storage units, look for those that are climate controlled (which will protect your valuables from temperature and moisture-related damage), monitored with video cameras, and those that have individual door alarms and locks, meaning you are the only person who has access to your unit. This level of security is of paramount importance given the high value people place on the items that they store.


Self Storage Units Provide Value, Security and Space

If you are downsizing, than you are probably having to make some decisions regarding what items your new home can accommodate. And, more than likely, you need a place to store your belongings that simply don’t fit in your new place. Renting a self storage unit is an easy, cost-effective solution for people who need extra space.

Modern self storage facilities are equipped to manage almost every kind of storage request. Their professional facility managers will assist you in finding a tailored solution for your storage needs. Self storage units come in variety of sizes, ranging from closet-sized units perfect for storing off-season clothing, to large units that can accommodate an entire household.

Utilizing a self storage unit allows consumers to keep their homes clutter-free while holding on to their ‘priceless treasures’ in a secured environment. Priceless treasures can include anything from your child’s artwork to family antiques to sports equipment–as the saying goes, beauty (and value) is in the eye of the beholder. Self storage facilities provide renters with peace of mind, knowing that their “priceless” items will be safe and secure.


Self Storage Unit and its different types

Vehicle storage units

Vehicle storage units offer unrivaled security features meant for the storage of automobiles such as your luxury cars, antique bikes and personal yacht. Rental cost for berths are extremely expensive and truthfully, your yacht will spend most of its time at the berth, chalking up huge bills. It can offer an alternative solution at a fraction of the price but with top notch security features such as CCTV, fingerprint access and wireless controls.


Drive up storage units

This is possibly the most convenient storage unit available. The size of the unit is generally large, being roughly the size of a small garage. The good thing about this unit is that trucks can simply drive to the back, unload your items and drive off. This will eliminate the need to carry your items for long distances and risk damaging them.


Furniture storage units

Furniture storage units are a relatively new concept and the size of the unit is up to the size of a HDB bedroom. As the name suggest, customers rent this unit primary for the storage of furniture and furniture related items such as beds, wardrobes and tables.

With so many different kinds of self storage units available, you would need to perform your own research to find out which suits you best. Information is widely available and at your convenience you can also walk in to enquire with the friendly counter staffs, in the nearest stores near you!

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