You are already convinced that you need self storage for storing the excess goods, for which there is no space in your apartment or garage. You are in the process of relocation and need some extra space for keeping your goods for a short or long time, before you can pick them up again in your new home. Self-storage or self-service storage or mini storage is the solution to your storage needs. You can search using several ways for self-storage units. One is the use the traditional phone book or Yellow Pages and the other, faster and more efficient way to look for them is to do online search.
However the types of buildings for storing your valuables may differ depending on the area you live in. for example, if you reside in an urban, rural or suburban locality, the storage facility would also differ accordingly. For rural and suburban areas, the storage units are usually a cluster of many single story buildings. Such units usually have natural ventilation and not artificially managed climate controllers. However, in urban locations, the layouts for storage units span across multiple floors, with elevator access, cargo lifts, etc. This makes lifting, moving and storing your items easier.
Use storage units to store almost any household and hobby items and accessories, starting from cloths, television, computer, refrigerator, washer, tables and furniture, lights, appliances to sail boats, bikes and exercise equipment. Self-storage units are available in a variety of sizes including 10 x 5, 10 x 10, 10 x 20 and more. Some storage units also offer customized rooms for storing â€“ with extra charge of course. They use square foot of floor space to calculate the rent applicable for a particular unit. When it concerns hiring a particular size of storage space, it is always wiser to rent a space, which is slightly larger than the actual space you need. This leaves some room for adding or altering your goods in future.
Searching the internet can provide hundreds of storage units located in New York and New Jersey. While some may offer very attractive rates, you need not always focus on the cheaper units. Look for the company’s reputation, its security arrangements and the overall maintenance standards before you take a final decision. The rentals can be worked according to your budget and affordability: choose monthly, half-yearly or even yearly rent, and ask for discounts for long term storage. Ask them also regarding payment penalties. Many storage units put up the goods for auction, when the renter fails to pay his rentals on time. You must be thoroughly aware of such rules, which differ from one company to the other.