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There are many reasons to use a self storage facility. You might be between homes and staying at a hotel or with friends in the meantime. You might need to move into a smaller place for a little while, and don’t want to get rid of your furniture and then have to buy all new things when you have more room again. Or you might just have too much stuff and too little storage space at home.

Whatever your reason, you will need to know how to choose a self storage facility that suits your needs. Here are a few things to consider.

1) How much space do you need?

Self storage facilities usually offer units in several different sizes. For instance, a small-size storage unit is typically about five feet by ten feet, which would hold the contents of a one bedroom apartment if packed tightly. Ten feet by ten feet is another common size for self storage units, and can hold the 元朗迷你倉 contents of a two-bedroom apartment or home. Garage-sized storage units are also common, and are used for larger homes and/or car storage.

Once you have figured out how much space you need, the first question you should ask each storage facility is what size units they have available. This way, you will be able to immediately eliminate any facilities that don’t have the size you need.

2) How long do you need the storage unit for?

The length of time for which you are intending on storing your stuff can make a big difference when choosing between storage units. For instance, if you are only going to store your stuff for a couple of months, you will probably want to pay closer attention to rates and contract terms. On the other hand, if you are planning on long-term self storage, then the amenities each facility offers may weigh a little heavier on your decision.

3) What features are most important to you?

When you start looking at storage facilities, it is important to know which features you are willing to give up, and which you just have to have. For instance, if you are on a tight budget, price will probably be one of your deciding factors. Someone who works odd hours might require a self storage unit that doesn’t lock down at 8 o’clock every night. Location is another thing many people aren’t willing to negotiate on, especially with current gas prices.

 

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