You may not think you are in any position to demand anything when renting self storage, but the truth is, with all of the numerous storage facilities dotting the landscape, the customer really does affect the profitability of a mini storage business.  Your expectations, your “demands,” should be met when you rent mini storage; otherwise, simply take your business to another storage facility.

We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the people of Fort Worth, Texas, with distinction and quality service. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information.

Expect and demand these three things

This article could probably list ten things you should expect from a mini storage, but the three we will concentrate on today are:

  • Security
  • Low price locked for a year
  • 24/7 access

Let’s look at each of these in a bit more detail.


The bare minimum in expectations regarding security should be locks on each storage unit, but it is our experience that one padlock is not enough to stop a determined thief.

It is our belief that secure self storage should include the following:

  • Fenced property
  • Video monitoring
  • One access gate with key code
  • Individual storage unit access codes
  • On-site management

No, that is not excessive! Rather, it is the gold standard you should expect.

Fenced property with barbed-wire at the top should exist to discourage climbing over the fence.  Video cameras should cover every aisle and every other corner of the property, and those video cameras should be monitored by staff.  There should only be one way in and one way out of the storage facility, and that entry/exit point should only be accessed by a computer access card.  The same type of access card should be used for every single storage unit, and there should be management on-site at all times to further discourage would-be thieves.

Is it a perfect security system?  No security system is perfect, but this is as close to perfect as you will get with storage buildings in this business, and you deserve perfect security for your valuables and hard-earned possessions.

Low Price

Check the industry average in your city. Compare prices. Find the one which fits your budget AND provides the most security, and then sign a rental contract which will lock that price in for a year. That way your price will not suddenly increase one month after you move in.

24/7 access

We don’t all keep the same schedules. People work graveyard shifts. People work swing shifts. And people work day shifts.  Not everyone can access a storage unit during working hours of 9-5.  Some people wake up in the middle of the night and decide to work on a project, and what they need for that project is in their storage unit.

We understand these things at Blue Mound 287 Self Storage. That is why our storage units are accessible around the clock, 365 days per year, and you should expect that no matter where you rent your mini storage.

A word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage

We at Blue Mound 287 Self Storage have gained the trust of Fort Worth residents. We are a valued member of the Chamber of Commerce, and our BBB rating is high.  In other words, we are a storage facility you can trust. Call us to tour our facility in Fort Worth.