How To Select the Right Storage Solution For You

You have to put away the old stuff to bring in the new and since your belongings are important to you, you need an effective storage solution. The general misconception is that storage space is needed only when you run out of space in your home or office but self storage can be a big help in many other instances too. There are a lot of considerations that go into selecting the right storage solution for you.

Self storage solutions can address specific and unique challenges in the different choices and options available.

  1. Temporary Storage

A lot of the time you may need a self storage solution to temporarily house your goods and possessions safely, like while you are shifting home or expecting guests over the holidays. If you need to make some room temporarily in your home, there is a self storage solution to address your specific requirement.

  1. Long-term Storage

Many self storage solutions are designed specifically for long-term use, like facilities that individuals and businesses can use, not only to stow away possessions and other materials, but also to preserve them until they are needed. In other words, you can use them to keep items in storage indefinitely, knowing they are there for you in the event that you ever need them.

  1. Type of Possessions to be Stored

There are certain items that may require storage space that fulfills specific conditions, for example, a service company might require an outdoor space to store large, industrial trucks when not in use. Owners of possessions like heavy steel cabinets, strong furniture or large crates of parts and components might want to look for facilities that have adequate logistical arrangements to make storing and retrieving goods easier.

Most self-storage companies offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate even the most unique storage needs. If you are storing items commonly kept in a garage, such as yard equipment, or more fragile items such as furniture, documents or electronics then conventional storage will suffice but if your items are susceptible to temperature changes, dust, or humidity fluctuations then you should select climate controlled storage. This includes furniture, clothing, electronics, documents and artwork.

  1. Quantity of Items Stored

You’ll want to be sure to select a unit size that not only fits your belongings, but also allows some extra room to maneuver through your items, and store additional items, as needed. From the equivalent of a small walk-in closet to a two-car garage, storage facilities offer a variety of unit sizes to accommodate both large and small loads.

  1. Business versus Household Storage solutions

Commercial entities have storage requirements that are different than residential needs, characterized by larger area, greater accessibility needs and more robust loading/unloading requirements. Households will usually not be concerned about 24×7 access, but convenience and security may also be part of their solution requirements.

The Right Choice

By the time you make your choice you should be confident that the self storage facility has the following:

  • Adequate security measures.
  • Accessibility.
  • Right size for your current and future needs.
  • The climate control in the self-storage facility is adequate for your needs and will not do untold damage to your items.
  • The storage units are tidy and well-maintained
  • If you’re planning on storing a large amount, check that the self-storage facility has the space or access for large removal trucks.

When in doubt, always speak with our facility manager at Neighborhood Self Storage about your needs, whether it is consumer, business or industrial self storage. Call today at (303) 647-5374 and we will work with you to establish a storage plan that fits your specific circumstances.


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