Before You Choose a Storage Unit Read This!
When you are deciding on a storage unit it is important to know that all storage unit facilities are not created equal and although the monthly cost of a unit is a very important factor, there are other factors that are equally important. Our specialists at Total Storage Winnipeg have created this list to keep in mind when choosing your facility.
Storage and Security
Regardless of what you are storing, the facility you choose should have state of the art security. This should include 24-hour video surveillance inside the building and outside if there is a vehicle storage area. If there is 24-hour access, the main gate or door must be security coded and the entire facility should be well lit, both inside and out.
Cleanliness of Your Storage Unit
The storage unit facility must be clean. No matter how vigilant you are when packing your valuables, a dirty facility can pose a huge problem for you.
See our blog on Packing Supply Tips for some valuable information on packing your boxes.
Climate Controlled Units
Pretty much everything you store, from electronics to clothes, can be subject to damage from humidity. Verify that the facility has a quality climate control system.
Location of Your Storage Unit
Depending on your needs, your storage unit may need to be in a convenient location. If you are leaving the country for a few years and storing your entire home, this may not be so essential but if you are planning on accessing your unit on a regular basis, this will be important. Do not, however, choose your unit based on convenience only. It is more important that your storage unit is safe, secure and clean.
Beware of storage unit companies that make you sign long contracts. You should have the freedom to rent short or long term. You may find that your needs change and your storage unit is too small or too large. You should be able to switch units on short notice with no worries.
If you can, visit the storage unit facility that you have chosen before moving anything in. A storage unit is an extension of your home or business. Make sure you have chosen a company that makes your possessions their priority.
In the Winnipeg area and have questions about your storage unit needs? Call Samantha or Joanne at Total Storage to schedule a free storage consultation today!