With so many storage facilities to choose from in most cities, it is sometimes hard to choose from among them. Which one is best for you? Which one provides the best services and amenities? Which one will provide the best value for your dollar?

We will help you to make that decision with this article. We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, leading the way in self storage in the Fort Worth area. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information about renting a storage unit.  We also provide auto storage, boat storage, RV storage, and trailer storage.

First consideration: monthly cost

Although there is no industry standard with regards to the cost of a storage unit, it is a good bet that competition will keep the prices in a fairly consistent range.  If four storage facilities charge $50 for a 5’x5’ storage unit, but Bob’s Storage charges $75, it won’t take long for Bob to either change his price structure or go out of business.

Yes, cost is important, as long as it is accompanied by the other two considerations we list below.  Beware of very, very low monthly prices. They usually signal a lack of something else in the rental package.

One other thing to look for: monthly specials and move-in specials. These are often very good deals, offered as an enticement to get you to sign up with that company.  Just make sure that the “normal” rental structure is acceptable once the “special deal” expires.

Second consideration: security

Do not make the mistake of thinking that all storage facilities offer the same level of security, because they definitely do not.  Using ourselves as an example, we offer a fenced perimeter with only one access point, the main gate. We offer video surveillance. We offer computerized, personalized access cards for the main gate and the individual storage units. And we have on-site management for added security.

That is the gold standard for secure self storage, and we offer all that at a competitive price.  Anything less than that, in our opinion, is not worth renting.  In this highly-competitive industry, customers should expect the best and pay for the norm.

Third consideration: easy access

A storage company is useless if you cannot access your storage unit when you want to.  Anything less than 24/7 access is not worth renting, in our opinion.  Let’s face it, the unexpected will happen. There will come a day when you absolutely must have what is stored in our storage unit at 3:00 a.m., and you cannot wait until the storage company opens at 8:00.

24/7 access should be a reality and not on your wish list.

Related to that, make sure that there are wide aisles so you can easily access your storage locker . . . just a heads-up about something most people do not consider.

A final word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage

Blue Mound 287 Self Storage has led the way in self storage for decades in the Fort Worth area.  You can either sign on with the best, or settle for less with the rest. The choice is yours. Call us today and find out just how good self storage can be.