Despite the fact that, literally, millions of people have rented self storage in the past, it is a fact that millions still have not, and with each generation there will be millions who consider mini storage but do not know the specifics about it. This article, then, will answer some of the most common questions about renting from storage facilities.
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Now, let’s answer a few of those questions.
Are all storage facilities the same?
No, they are not! Some offer more security than others. Some cost less than others. Some have better access than others. And some have climate controlled storage while others do not. There are literally tens of thousands of mini storage companies in the United States, and they are not required to meet any national standards. Hence, the quality of those storage buildings and companies run the gamut when it comes to appearance and features.
What about security?
Again, there is no national standard. We have seen storage facilities which did not even have a fence around the property, and we have seen storage facilities which were guarded like Fort Knox.
Our opinion . . . a storage facility should be fenced, it should have one access entry point, gated, locked, and each storage unit should have a separate lock. There should be video security, there should be on-site management, and there should be individualized, computer access cards. What we just described is topnotch, and it is what the better storage companies offer.
Do you need insurance?
We would suggest it but you do not need it. If all you are storing is excess furniture, and the value is low, we do not recommend it. If you are storing collectibles, things of high value, yes, we recommend insurance. Storage facilities are not required to provide insurance for your belongings.
Is the cost consistent from storage facility to storage facility?
No, not particularly consistent, but supply and demand means you can quickly determine a good price in your area. At Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, our smallest unit rents for $40 per month. We have seen rental prices as low as $25 per month in some cities. Remember, however, that you get what you pay for, so do your due diligence and make sure $25 per month, if you can find a price that low, gives you adequate and safe storage.
How do you know which storage facility to lease from?
Ask around! Ask the Chamber of Commerce. Ask the Better Business Bureau. Ask friends. Word about bad customer service spreads quickly in a community. It won’t take you long to weed out the bad from the good, wherever you live.
A word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage
Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is locally owned and operated, offering the best in security, and an extremely helpful and friendly staff. We encourage you to ask around about us. We are confident we will receive 5 stars from whomever you ask.