Storage Units

This article will provide you with all the information you need to know about storage units, thus preparing you to make the right decision when it comes time to rent self storage.

We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with outstanding and affordable self storage solutions. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information about prices and availability.

What are storage units?

The term “storage units” generally refers to individual compartments, storage spaces, where people can “store,” or keep, their possessions for a short period of time. The rental period is almost always month-to-month, with no minimum rental period required.  The reasons for renting storage units vary greatly, but by far the most common reason is the simplest: people need more room for the possessions they own.

Other than that reason, people will store their furniture in a storage unit after the sale of their house and before they move into a new home, or they will rent when they are going to be gone for a prolonged period of time.

Besides household possessions like furniture, there is also car storage, RV storage units, and boat storage units available; in addition, there are inside and outdoor storage spaces at many storage facilities.

How secure are storage units?

The topic of secure self storage depends upon the level of security offered at a storage facility. There are generally four levels of security which can be employed. They are:

  • Fenced perimeter with only one access gate
  • Video surveillance
  • On-site management
  • Individualized access computer key cards

Not all storage companies offer all four levels of security, a fact you should be aware of before renting from a storage company.  How secure are your belongings?  If all four levels of security are available, you can rest assured that your possessions are as safe as they can be in one of those facilities.

Having said all that, we still recommend that you purchase rental insurance for the length of time you have items in storage units. The insurance is very inexpensive and it will provide you with peace of mind.

What extras are available?

Some storage units have electricity; some do not. Some have overhead lights; some do not. Some have 24/7 access; some do not.  You can also find some with climate controlled self storage, a very nice feature in areas where extreme temperatures are common.

We should take a moment to point out items which should never be stored in storage spaces.  Perishables should not be; electronics should not be, nor should collectibles.  Without climate controlled storage, many surfaces i.e. wood, leather, can be damaged by oxidation.  For a complete list of items we do not suggest be stored, call Blue Mound 287 and speak to a leasing agent.

A final word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.

Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is locally owned and operated.  We should also mention our sister company, Mouser Self Storage, serving South Fort Worth and Johnson County, in Alvarado.  For the very best in self storage solutions, Blue Mound 287 and Mouser are the names to remember.