Millions of people in the United States use storage facilities daily; probably more like tens-of-millions. Still, there are many who have never rented a storage unit, and this article is for them. We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the Greater Fort Worth Metro area with affordable self storage. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information regarding car storage, RV storage, boat storage, or simply storage for your household possessions.

Now let’s give you an overview of storage facilities and what to expect.

Storage facilities offer a number of solutions.

As mentioned in the introductory paragraph, there are storage units for practically anything you can name.  Storage units range in size from 5’x10’ to 30’x40’, and that size range means you can store a few boxes of excess, or you can store an RV.  The fact that storage companies have been in existence for so long, and that there are so many out there doing a brisk business, tells you that Americans have embraced the concept of storage facilities.  Possessions need protection and storage, and oftentimes there simply is not enough room, at home, to store everything you own.

The cost of storage facilities solutions.

The cost of a storage unit depends, in large part, to the size of the storage unit.  For the smallest, you can expect to pay in the $35-$50 per month range. For the largest, you can pay $200 or more per month.  There will be an extra cost if you want climate controlled storage.

Storage units are rented by the month. There is no year contract involved.  In addition, there are oftentimes monthly specials offered at most storage facilities, and move-in specials, so make sure you ask about any possible deals being offered.

Don’t forget about insurance, and insist of security.

Insurance is a matter which most people do not think about, but they should. Self storage companies carry insurance policies for liability, in the event someone gets hurt while on the property. They generally will not carry insurance covering the cost of your possessions in the event of a natural disaster, or damage done from oxidation, or any number of other occurrences.  Naturally, if there were a pipe leak which causes flooding in the storage building, they would cover that damage cost, but damage caused from vandalism, or damage caused by rodents, or customers slipping on a wet floor during a rainstorm, no, that is not covered.

The good news is renter’s insurance is inexpensive, and we highly recommend it.

The other question to ask is about security. What type of security does as a storage company have? Do they have security monitoring on cameras? Do they have on-site management? Do they have a fenced perimeter? Do they have individual access card keys?  These are the things which spell “protected,” and they are security measures you should look for.

A final word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.

Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is a trusted name in storage in the Fort Worth area. Our longevity is proof of that statement, plus our promise to provide secure self storage, guaranteed by our four-step security system. Call us and ask us about that four-step system, and ask any other questions you might have at that time.  We are locally owned and operated, just Texans taking care of other Texans.