A storage facility will manage for you your valuables by renting out a self-storage unit in which you can store your valuables that no longer has a space in your home.
Before starting the search of a good storage facility, you should know first what items you need to move and store, prioritize the most expensive ones and think twice if that item really needs to be stored in the self-storage unit.
Identify the size of the self-storage unit you need, it is measured by length times width so try to do a rough measurement at home.
A factor in choosing a storage facility is that you must make sure it has a security guard or surveillance cameras to monitor your self-storage units, it is also a good idea to choose climate or temperature control self-storage units if you are planning to store perishable goods like television sets, microwave, etc.
It must be important that the self-storage unit can be accessed anytime so find one that offers 24/7 service.
Talk with the storage facility management if their gate hours is the same with their office hours so that you can be sure that you can access your items anytime.
Ask the storage facility if you can see the self-storage unit and find out their policies, for example, some storage facilities are strict when it comes to the deadline of the payment and a few days delay may cause your items to be sold for auction.
Make sure that you and your items are insured in times of emergencies.
Find a self-storage unit that is enough to store all of your items but has extra room in case you might need to add other items in the future or if you need to move one item, do not choose a self-storage unit that is small and tight for it might damage your items.
Don’t be too picky on the location of the storage facility since you will only be visiting it when you need to get an item stored in the self-storage unit.
Widen your search on a storage facility by searching up on websites online and read reviews about the facilities, comments online tend to be more honest since they are posted by people who have first-hand experience of the unit, try also to search advice from a colleague or acquaintance if they have experienced renting a self-storage unit to store their valuables.
Do a canvass, compare prices from your shortlist of storage facilities and choose one that will meet all of the above-mentioned criteria.
Patience and perseverance is a must in order for you to find a good storage facility.