Are you like me, with dozens of items littered around the house that you don’t use? Perhaps you like them but just don’t have a need. Many of us gather possessions that mean something to us and we don’t want to get rid of them. The problem arises what do we do with them? One option is to put them into Storage.
What Is Self Storage?
Self storage is a wonderful way to remove unwanted items from the home but still keep them for a future date. If you find that your attic or basement is laying unused, full with family ‘heirlooms’ then this is an option for you to consider.
By using self storage you pay a fee for a container. The amount you pay depends on the size of container you wish to use. There are many sizes available.
- 5x5ft. This is about the size of a large closet.
- 5x10ft. Think of a walk in closet or utility cupboard.
- 10x10ft. The size of a bedroom.
- 10x20ft. This is the normal size of a garage.
There are other sizes available, if you feel that you may need more storage space.
Is It Safe?
People often ask if their items are going to be safe in a container. To address this issue storage units come with their own unique pass code entry system. You will be the only person able to enter your container.
Many units also have individual alarm systems in place along with overall alarm systems for the facility. If you are storing an precious or perishable items such as art-work, paper documents or furniture, there are special containers for them. These are designed to protect your items from things such as dampness and rats.
Do I Need Insurance?
Your storage facility will likely offer you an insurance policy. This can protect you from unlikely events such as a flood or a fire. Having insurance can also help to bring peace of mind knowing that you are protected from any misfortune that may occur.
What Items Can I Store?
Literally any item you have can be stored away at a facility. Many people choose to store their household effects that they won’t be using for a while such as Christmas decorations and ski supplies. Or perhaps that barbeque and other summer appliances.
You may run a small business and be looking for a place to store old files. Many storage facilities have units designed for this purpose. It is not only small items that can be stored, however. There are units designed for keeping yacht and boats. These tend to be dedicated facilities as they require large areas and specific requirements. The cost of the space would depend on the size of your boat.
Many facilities offer a parking service where you can leave a car, covered with a protective sheet if it is only short term as opposed to taking an entire unit.