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Things To Consider When Looking At Removals Storage Options

Things To Consider When Looking At Removals Storage Options

By Karen Thorogood | September 13, 2019

Things To Consider When Looking At Removals Storage Options

If you’re moving interstate, or overseas, and require a long term storage solution, the good news is that your options are not limited! Unfortunately you might have to do a lot of homework. Confused? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Whether it’s your first time renting a storage unit, or your forty-fifth, we’ve got all the information covered for you to figure out your best storage options.

Costs for various storage units can vary widely. Storage in the central part of a major city will typically cost quite a bit more than a unit on the outskirts. The cost of storage is also calculated by the length of time, and the square footage of storage needed.

When it comes to a storage unit, finding one close to your current home is less of a priority, you’re moving away, so there’s no need to worry about that. What you do want is a reputable company, easy parking, and easy access. For storage facilities there are two major types: Full service storage, and Self-storage.

Full service storage means the company staff will chauffeur your items to their storage unit. When you’re moving to and fro, this can save a lot of time and stress. Typically customers can order a pick up and also their redelivery of items straight from their smartphone.

Self storage means just that – it’s all up to you! Self-storage is the most popular form of style of storage unit. Because pick up and redelivery is organised by the customer, this means self-storage is usually a more affordable option for most people.

So, which one is right for me?

That all depends on your needs and also where you live. Because self-storage offers you more direct control and is more affordable most people opt for this. However, for people living in busy city centres, full-service storage can be a better option, as the storage company can sort out moving your items to and fro at a convenient time for you, without interrupting a busy lifestyle.

How do I pick a storage unit size?

Storage units come in multiple sizes and can be selected depending on your needs. These sizes can be advised by the company you choose based on what you are storing, and how it will need to be stored.

Some of the key services you should look for in a storage unit are: Climate control to protect against moisture, 24 hour access to the units when provided a key is another factor that can be helpful when moving to and fro, video surveillance, safety and security as well as lighting are other important factors when it comes to selecting a storage unit.

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