The title of this article implies that it is difficult to rent a self storage unit.  In truth there are thousands of mini storage units in any city of any decent size, so finding a storage unit, a self storage unit, is very easy to do.

The trick is in finding the right one for your needs at a price you can afford, and that’s what these tips are for, to help you accomplish that feat.

We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the Greater Fort Worth area.  If you live in the Fort Worth area, give us a call, ask your questions, and arrange for a tour of our secure self storage facilities. If you don’t live in Fort Worth, this article will still help you.

Let’s get to it!

Find the size of mini storage unit you need

Mini storage units range from 5’x5’ to 20’x30’ in size.  But those are just numbers and probably mean very little to the average person looking to secure a storage unit.  Check online for guides regarding what can be put in a storage unit.  They are easy to find online.  Most storage facilities, like Blue Mound 287, have that information on their websites so you can make the right decision regarding unit size.

Find the price you can afford

Don’t pay more than you can afford. Storage units begin around $45 per month for the smallest, and then the price rises for the larger units.  Shop around for a good price, and always look for move-in specials offered by many of the better storage facilities.  Oftentimes you can find an offer for “first month free” or a discounted price.

Remember, you have vertical storage as well as horizontal storage. Most storage units are six or eight feet tall. Secure your items in boxes, stack properly, and you can defy the odds by storing quite a bit in a 5’x5’ unit.

Make sure there is 24/7 access

This is important.  You never know when you are going to need something which is stored in a storage facility.  If you need something at 2 a.m., you want access to that something at that time.

Make sure the aisles are wide

Easy in, easy out, makes you a happy customer.  How easy is it to get your car or truck down the aisles? How much room do you have? The wider the better!

Make sure there are no hidden fees

A reputable storage facility will not have hidden fees. All costs will be upfront, in the contract. Read your contract slowly and carefully.

Make sure there is constant security

Video surveillance and on-site management surveillance is a must. In addition, a secure fence around the perimeter, and high-quality locks on all storage units; all of these things mean secure self storage facility, which means peace of mind for you.

A quick word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage

We have been serving the people of Fort Worth for quite a few years now, and that kind of longevity can only happen if we provide a quality service at an affordable price.

Call us with your questions and to arrange for a tour of our storage facilities.