When it comes time to find a storage facility to provide either short or long-term accommodations for your belongings, many people make the mistake of looking at cost alone. While price should be a determining factor, you may find yourself left wanting if it is the only factor. Several aspects of storing your possessions should be taken into consideration when choosing a storage facility.
There are More Factors to Keep in Mind Than You First Realize
How much space you require is another consideration when choosing the right facility. Some facilities are more flexible than others and can accommodate almost any size. Others, however, are more rigid with their layout and may require you to purchase more space than you actually need if your stuff doesn’t fit just right.
Location and length of stay are important to remember when choosing the right storage facility for you. Consider how often you will need to access your possessions while they are in storage. If you plan to pick items up throughout the course of your contract, choosing a facility close to home or work will save you time and money in the long run. If you plan on letting your stuff sit, however, proximity is less of a factor.
Security Should Be High on Your List
I’m sure you’re familiar with the saying, “You get what you pay for.” Opting for a lower price for your storage needs often means sacrificing the security of your belongings. Take note of how well the facilities are maintained when you make a visit or view photos online. Look at all the details, including the lighting and even the landscape.
What do the aesthetics tell you about its management? Look for structural damage that goes unrepaired and notice the effort put toward keeping the facility clean. Otherwise, you might be setting yourself up for disappointment when you return to gather your belongings. If the facility fails to steward its own property well, chances are they will do the same with yours.
Fortunately, there are high quality and professional storage facilities like Capitol Moving & Storage to choose from. Capitol Moving & Storage boasts a well maintained and climate-controlled environment to keep all stored possessions in good condition. Call Capitol Moving & Storage at 860-282-4646 or use our online contact form to request more information. We look forward to serving you soon!