Key Questions to Ask Your Local Self-Storage Facility
When you are in need of storage, it’s important to not settle on the first number you look up Online or in the Moving/Storage directories. Instead, be prepared to ask a number of questions to ensure that you find the company that will meet your critical needs. Whether you are searching for portable moving containers for household goods or need extra space to house business equipment, doing a bit of research at the beginning can save you a huge amount of heartache down the road. Call PODS at (877) 770-7637 for Your Quote! Get the latest PODS Promo Code for a 5% Discount off your next PODS Long-Distance Move or first month’s Storage Unit(s) cost!
1. How large is the storage space?
If you are considering a storage space rental, chances are the items you will be storing are somewhat valuable. You must be sure that you have enough space to prevent damage, without paying for wasted space. Be sure to explain your size requirements to the facility manager and get an idea of which size unit will work best. Like storage units, portable moving containers [PODS] come in a variety of sizes to fit your needs.
2. How is the facility secured?
A self-storage facility will probably offer different levels of security depending on the value of your items, while a storage facility that specializes in portable moving containers will provide around-the-clock protection without additional charges.
3. How long is the lease?
This is important because the lease terms of self-storage facilities vary widely, from month-to-month and yearly. Portable moving containers are always rented on a month-to-month basis.
4. Is the unit environmentally or climate-controlled?
Different climates can cause various issues and problems with stored items. PODS moving and storage units have climate-controlled storage units available, and you can set the controls. Some other companies do not offer this benefit. Unlike other self-storage facilities, PODS storage facilities offer you highly-efficient, portable moving containers and will maintain a climate-controlled warehouse set at optimal storage conditions for your particular needs.
5. Does the storage facility offer moving services as well?
Some storage facilities may offer a discount on storage if you use their moving services. A portable storage company will move the storage units to and from your location as part of the lease agreement.
If you are still uncertain about a facility after speaking with the manager, pay a visit in person at the local store to investigate the options and get a recommendation for your specific moving & storage situation. Once you have a quote for a self-storage facility, compare the cost of portable moving containers of the same size [apples-to-apples] with other moving companies. You may find that the portable unit can be had for less money and in the end, less overall effort.
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