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Five Features to Look for in a Monthly Storage Unit

It is estimated that there are currently over 50,000 self-storage units in use in America today. But that number could be even higher. With that in mind, finding the right monthly storage unit for your stuff might seem overwhelming, even impossible. But we don’t need to think in such enormous terms. Chances are, the perfect monthly storage unit is within your reach. What should you be looking for?

  1. You’ll need enough space for all the stuff you want to store and a little extra so you can walk in, look through boxes, etc. If your only options equate to a warehouse versus a tiny box, you might want to hold out for exactly what you need. Can you move to a larger unit without penalty? Visit the facility and ask all the questions that might impact your decision before you decide.
  2. Special Needs. Do any of your items require temperature or humidity control? A monthly storage unit might not be the ideal place to keep a precious violin or an expensive painting. But perhaps it is! It’d be worth it to pay a little more to ensure your belongings are insulated and well maintained. If you don’t need temperature control in your monthly storage unit, however, there’s no reason to pay for it.
  3. Location is important if you don’t want to drive all over town. But also consider availability, like whether you can get into your unit after hours. Can you drive right up to your unit, or will you have to carry your boxes?
  4. Your idea of great customer service for a monthly storage facility might be laissez-faire. But if you do need assistance from the staff, you’ll want it to be courteous, helpful, and friendly. Speak to someone on staff before you sign a contract. You don’t want any surprises once you get everything moved in.
  5. The best way to find the ideal monthly storage unit is to find out where others go and what their experiences have been. Review sites, like Yelp, or community message boards are great places to hear about popular storage rentals in your town.

To find out more about a monthly storage unit in San Antonio, contact or call one of Handy Space’s two locations: 210-658-7867 (East Side) or 210-675-7867 (West Side)