The Best Storage Stratgies

What You Should Know About Storage Facilities

by Elaine Johnson

Do you have excess items in your house? Are you thinking of getting additional storage space for these items? If you are faced with any of these situations, then renting short-term storage is the best option. Such facilities will provide a temporary solution to keep any excess furniture or equipment safely. Below are some of the critical details that you should know about short- and long-term storage facilities.


Insurance is important in ensuring the safety of your stored items. Most storage service providers have a list of credible insurance companies that can provide this service. You can then negotiate the amount to be paid based on the type of items that you have and the duration you have rented the storage unit. It is important to remember that, unless prior arrangements had been made, the insurance amount is paid separately from the cost of the storage unit. If you have valuable items such as silver rings or necklaces, the best place to take them is a bank vault and not a storage unit. This will reduce the amount you have to pay for insuring your items.

Cost of the service

Different storage service providers have varying rates for their services. The main factor that influences the cost of storage is the size of the unit that you have selected. An example is when you are seeking a unit to keep all your household furniture when you are required to relocate to another city temporarily. In this case, you will need to choose a bigger storage unit that can accommodate all your items. This will cost more than when you are looking for a smaller storage unit to keep your sporting equipment.

Access to your items

What will happen in case I want to remove some of my items from the storage unit? Are there restrictions? The benefit of using storage units is that you have complete control over how you want to use them. If you have paid for the unit, you can remove items at any time you want without any restrictions.

Transportation to the site

Once you have found an ideal storage facility, the next step is to transport your items to the storage site. Depending on the storage facility you have selected, they can provide transport services to take your items to your storage unit. However, in most cases, you will be required to make separate arrangements to transport your items to the unit.

Remember to ask for a list of the items that are allowed at the storage facility. Some items are hazardous and cannot be stored on the premises.