When it comes to renting a self storage space, there can be a lot of things for you to consider. First and foremost, you want to ask yourself what matters most to you. Are you looking for the perfect location? Are you looking for the best price or who offers the best features and benefits? These are just few of the many questions that you need to think about when you rent a self storage unit. If you want to de-clutter your home and you have excess stuff you want to tuck safely away somewhere, then the location of your self storage unit in proximity to your home may be on the top of your list of questions. If not, you may be in transition and you want to store closer to where you may be purchasing or renting your new home. Whatever the scenario may be, please, please, please do your research before you sign a self storage unit rental lease.
More good advice for folks looking for self-storage would be: “Don’t be blinded by a cheap price.” Remember, we get what we pay for and in the self storage business that statement is very true. A cheaper rate is not always the best value for your money. A few questions to ask when shopping for the perfect rate for you would be: Does the self-storage facility prorate the move in? Is the facility completely paved and fenced in? Do they offer coded access? Does the self-storage facility offer digital surveillance? What times can you access the facility? Of course it doesn’t mean that you can’t find these few features at a cheap rate, you’ll just have to do your homework to get the best value and the best self storage experience you deserve. Also, be sure to visit the self-storage facilities. Look at the cleanliness of the facility and how friendly the staff is. A clean facility is a very good sign that the staff is happy and they enjoy what they do. A dirty facility is a huge red flag, so beware. Visiting different self-storage facilities also gives you the opportunity to compare apples to apples, so to speak.
Also, look for loading docks and flatbed carts to move your belongings in/out of your storage unit. They are a major plus and very helpful. So if you’re reading this, hopefully it will help you somewhat figure out your needs. StorPlace Self Storage has 16 locations in the Middle Tennessee area. Stop in to see how we can help you with your storage needs!