One of the greatest misconceptions in the self storage industry is that all storage facilities are the same. Nothing could be further from the truth, and we will point out that fallacy in this article.

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Now, though, let’s talk about the different storage facilities you are offered in your community.

It begins with security

This is the area where the greatest differences occur in the self storage industry.

There are four basic levels of security which can be offered by a storage company. Not all storage buildings have all four levels. Some only have one. Some have two, some three, and a very few offer the ultimate in security, all four.

The first is a fenced perimeter. This is the very least you should expect in a self storage company.  The grounds should be fenced, and there should only be one access point to the property, the main gate.

The second level of security is security cameras throughout the property.

The third level of security is vandal-proof locks/access keys.  Simple padlocks can be cut in a matter of seconds. The only true secure locks are the ones opened by computer access cards.

And the fourth measure of security is on-site management.  Nothing spells security like real human beings walking the property on a regular basis.

Find a self storage business, like Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, which offers all four levels of security, and you have found the very best in keeping your valuables safe.

Is climate controlled self storage available?

You will pay a little bit more for climate controlled storage, but in many cases it is worth the extra money. At the very least, you should have that option.  In areas of extreme temperatures, damage can occur to your belongings from oxidation. Climate controlled storage prevents that from happening. It is the next best thing to keeping your valuables in your home.

Is there on-site management to answer questions about storage facilities?

Believe it or not, we have seen self storage companies which do not have on-site management.  We find this amazing; we find it to be inexcusable; but it does happen.  Help should not be a phone call away. Help should be a simple walk to the office away.

Do you have options available?

The best storage companies offer a wide-range of storage solutions, from auto storage to boat storage to RV storage to simple storage for your extra furniture. They offer rentals by the month and not long-term rental contracts.  They work with you to find the best solution to your individual problems.  They offer 24/7 access, 365 per year.  They make storing your belongings a pleasant experience and not a chore.

A final word about storage facilities: if you live in a city with a decent population base, you no doubt have quite a few options regarding storage companies. Shop around.  Do not settle for second best.  In most cities, the cost of a storage unit is pretty consistent from company to company to company, so get the most you can for the money you are spending.

A word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage

Locally owned and operated with on-site management, climate controlled self storage, four levels of security, and a friendly staff offering creative solutions . . . what more could you ask for?