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What to Consider When Choosing a Self Storage Facility

by Jackie Gantzer 08/11/2019

You need a self-storage facility if you want to be more organized or you are moving to your new apartment. Now, how can you choose the right self-storage facility considering the numerous options available? These are the tips that will help you decide on the storage facility that is perfect for you: 

Decide what you want to store 

Before you start looking for the right facility to use, you need to know how much space you need. Knowing your space requirement is essential because you will see the type of unit to rent. If you have furniture, paperwork, antiques, boat or vehicle that requires storage, you will need more expansive space. In short, the type of facility you need depends on what you intend to store. For instance, your artwork and antiques require climate control while outdoor storage is perfect for your RV.

Check insurance requirements 

Look at the renter's policy or your homeowner's insurance to check if it covers the items that you intend to store. Checking the insurance requirement is essential because the company might stipulate the storage that your insurance policy includes.

Check the facility features 

Storage facilities that give you unrestricted access to your unit whenever you need it are the ones you should consider. Some facilities are only accessible during business hours while some have 24-hours access. The security of the facility is also an important consideration. Apart from having a fence and a gate, it should have a functioning surveillance camera.

Consider the distance 

Driving across the town every time to get to your unit can be frustrating; therefore you should consider the distance when choosing a self-storage facility. It might just be worth paying a bit extra for your convenience. 

Know the facility policies 

All the facilities have their rules. It is vital that you check the facility policies before making your decision. Some do monthly rentals while others rent for a contracted period only. You should also note that most facilities have rules guiding the kind of items you can store in their facility. Therefore, beware of their policies and follow them.

Read online reviews

Check online to read reviews from previous users before you make your choice. Consider the facility that provides excellent service and is also convenient for you. 

Regardless of the storage facility you intend to go for, be sure that their charges are within your budget, and it is convenient for you. Also find out their fines for late fees, long-term discounts and other offers you may be able to utilize.

About the Author

Jackie Gantzer

A resident of Naples since 1987, Jackie has over 16 years of experience selling real estate in southwest Florida. Her reputation for being a diligent and knowledgeable professional has resulted in loyal, repeat customers.
Specializing in waterfront and golf course communities, she offers her clients expert negotiation skills and unparalleled dedication.

Jackie understands that buying a home can often be an overwhelming process to navigate. Her number one priority is to guide Buyers and Sellers through the transaction to a smooth and successful closing. Being well versed in the legal aspects of real estate transactions, she offers her clients protection and peace of mind. A Certified Home Marketing Specialist, she works tirelessly to market her listings through print publications, open
houses and social media sites. Hard-working and enthusiastic, she offers her clients superior customer service and follow-through.

With its tropical climate and unbeatable location, Naples offers buyers a diverse and unique selection of homes and communities. A member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors, Jackie remains informed about the local real estate market and takes the time to become familiar with the benefits of each community. This way, she is ready to find you the perfect home.

Jackie’s genuine love of the Southwest Florida real estate market shines through in each transaction. She treats her clients with dignity and respect and remains steadfast in her philosophy that home buying and selling should be as stress-free as possible. Simply put, her business is based on dedication, determination and trust and the ability to cater and adapt to all her clients’ real estate needs.