Choosing a storage unit can be a bit of a bother for many, simply because there are so many to choose from.  Unless you just feel frustrated, throw up your hands, and contract with the first one on the Google list, there are a few things to consider before signing a lease.  Let’s take a look at a few things to consider, and then if you still have questions call us at (817) 439-1380 for further assistance.

The cost of a storage unit

Because there are so many storage buildings to choose from in most cities, price will be dictated by competition.  Shop around for the best deal.  It’s out there waiting for the diligent shopper. And while you are at it, shop around for the best move-in specials.  Finding a place which gives you the first one or two months for free will greatly affect the overall cost.

How much security are you looking for in a mini storage?

Security in a storage unit ranges from one locked door to several locked doors, a barb-wire fence, and security camera monitoring.  Do you pay extra for extra secure self storage?  In some instances yes, so again, shop around.  You must also determine how much security you need for your possessions.  Extra furniture may not require as much security as collectibles or a 1956 Chevy you are restoring.

How much help do you receive?

Most self storage companies offer a wide range of sizes in mini storage, and it can be confusing to the average person.  How much room do you need for your possessions?  A mini storage employee should be willing to take the time to help you find the best situation for your situation.  Customer service should still be expected; don’t settle for less.

Locally owned and operated

There are national chains, even in the mini storage business.  It is our belief that you should steer clear of them when renting a storage unit.  Deal with locally owned and operated companies. They have much more invested in the process, and much more to lose should you not be happy.  Local is always best if you can find it.

And finally, accessibility is important!

What good is a storage unit if you can’t access it when you need it?  Look for 24/7 access, and also look for easy access within the storage facility. Wide aisles are a must for ease of movement with goods.  Proximity to major roads and highways is also a nice feature.  Why pay for storage if that storage is a headache to access?

About Blue Mound 287 Self Storage

Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is locally owned and operated, serving the Fort Worth area with affordable self storage.  We are known for our secure storage. We are known for our competitive pricing and friendly staff.  We are active in the community, and we believe we will be successful in business if we make your experience a pleasant one.  It’s the old-school brand of customer service we adhere to.  You deserve nothing less, and we are more than happy to deliver on that old-school service.