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10 Things to know before Renting a Storage Unit

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Renting a Storage Unit

Renting a Storage Unit is a smart move for a lot of people. You might be moving to a smaller home and you need somewhere to store your extra belongings. You could be looking for Self-Storage space for your business, or perhaps you need somewhere to store things while you declutter your home. Whatever your reasons for renting a Self-Storage unit, there are some things you should know and some tips you can use before you decide to rent one.

Check out our guide below for helpful moving and storage tips from Blue Box Storage – Self-Storage. For More information, visit our website:

1.    flexibility of Renting a Storage Unit

If you’re looking for a flexible storage option, self-storage is the best choice for you. With a choice of unit sizes and the ability to come and go, it makes it easy for you to manage the contents of your unit. If you’re looking for a more hands-off approach, a managed storage option could be better for you. You can forget about the things that you store until you want to remove them from storage.

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2.    Self-Storage units are great for businesses

Self-Storage units aren’t just for personal use. They can also be fantastic for businesses, allowing you to store your inventory and other items. You can use it for equipment, paperwork, promotional material and anything else that you might not have space for in your office. However, it’s important to remember that you can’t usually work out of a storage unit, especially because they don’t typically have power outlets that you can use.

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3.    Self Storage units offer plenty of security

Don’t worry about keeping your things safe when you rent a storage unit. Secure facilities help to ensure your possessions stay safe. Security measures such as CCTV, security staff, lighting, padlocks and more help to maintain a secure facility. Safety is also important, and any good storage facility will make safety a priority. They must take safety measures such as having fire alarms and other precautions to keep customers and staff safe.

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4.    check insurance coverage before renting

Ensuring the contents of your storage unit is important if you want to protect everything. Some facilities will offer insurance policies, while others will require you to take out your own. At Blue Box Storage – Self-Storage Units, you can choose to use our insurance or you can take out your own insurance policy if you prefer. It’s up to you to choose the insurance cover that works for you and gives you the right protection.

5.    costs can vary – check for various charges

The cost of renting a Self-Storage unit will vary depending on a range of factors. The type of storage, location and the size of the unit are just a few things that make a difference. Check to see which expenses are included in the price and what might be added as an extra cost. You don’t want to be surprised by any additional expenses, so it’s important to know what you get for the price that you pay.

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6.   you can store most things, but not everything

Renting a Self-Storage unit is a great solution for lots of problems, but it’s not always the right one. You can store many things in a storage unit, but there are some things you probably can’t store. These include hazardous materials, anything living (animals and plants), perishable items and food and, of course, anything illegal. Make sure to check what you can and can’t store before you rent a storage unit.

7.   staff members can help you

You might picture a Self-Storage facility as an empty building, but you will find that there are helpful staff members there to assist you. If you choose a Self-Storage unit, the staff members can help you during opening hours. Whether you want to ask a question or have someone who can make sure that you don’t get lost, friendly staff members will look after you.

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8.   pickup and delivery are often free perks

If you’re unsure about getting your things to and from your storage unit, you don’t need to worry about it. Pickup and delivery of your items are often included in the price that you pay, making it easy to store your things. With the pickup service from Blue Box Storage – Self-Storage Units, you can benefit from it once you have been with us as a self-storage customer for three months or more.

9.    check who is allowed on site

Self-Storage facilities are wonderful places, but they’re not for everyone. While a storage facility should be safe to use, it’s still not the best place for children or animals. Before renting a Self-Storage unit, be aware that you might not be able to go there with the whole family. And you will probably have to leave Fido at home too.

10.    different types of storage are suitable for different people

Before you choose to rent a storage unit, think about your needs. There are different types of storage available, and having your things stored for you might be better than having a Self-Storage unit. You should think about what size unit you need to. Many people assume they need the largest unit available, but you might need anything that big. Measure the things that you want to store so that you can get a better idea of how much space you need.

Check out our other Blogs:

Tips on Self-Storage

Is Blue Box Storage the right option for you

Self-Storage for Small Traders and Businesses

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