With the rising demand for self storage space both for keeping household goods as well a office documents and equipment, there is a quick mushrooming of self-storage units springing up everywhere. Even then, to find an affordable self-storage unit, which also meets your other requirements can be a challenging task. It is the wisest decision to obtain multiple quotes from various companies and then check and compare before you take a final decision in the matter.
Perhaps the best starting point is to locate storage units near your residence and get quotes from these companies. There are many in self storage places in New York and New Jersey. Using the traditional phone book can also be helpful. The name, contact number and other details are usually available in phone books. First, make a list of all these companies, which sound suitable for your storage needs. This is perhaps the most traditional way to locate storage units in your locality. However, there are various advantages and disadvantages of obtaining storage quotes by using a phone book.
The first advantage is that while you call up the company you can also get into a dialogue with the representative and get to know some more details about the storage facility. You immediately know, before they quote, whether the facility would be suitable for you or not. The disadvantage of this system is that often company representatives are not very clear and prompt in their communication resulting in unnecessary delay in getting the facts. You too may have forgotten to ask for some specific details during the telephonic conversation. Therefore, the quotes, which you get, may not be complete in every respect.
If distance is not an issue with you, you could also look at storage facilities located a little away but still in your vicinity. You could personally visit some of the facilities and see for yourself the facilities offered and the space in general. You could also check the various claims they made regarding security, climate controlled environment, etc. Such personal visits can actually help you decide faster on the unit that you are going to hire.
Of course, there is the internet to help you find storage units in and around your area. Getting storage quotes from companies using online resources, is relatively easier and quicker. You must have to tell them your requirements of space, duration and budget; they can immediately get back to you with their quotes and storage plans, including insurance, accessibility and other information. It is one of the fastest ways to get multiple quotes from several companies.
Whichever mode of search you take, make sure that you have taken quotes from at least 4 to 5 comparable companies. Remember the cheapest quote need not always be the best quote. There are several factors on which the price depends: security, accessibility, safety, weather-proof conditions, and more are only a few of them for your consideration. Therefore to compare apples with apples, you need to compare the quotes of similar companies before you arrive at the final decision which is suitable not only in terms of your storage needs but also easy on your pocket.