Questions to Ask About Storage Units

Choosing a storage unit can be daunting and confusing, especially if you’ve never done it. How do you even start the process?

One of the most effective ways to find the best storage unit is by asking good questions. Here are some essential questions to get you started.

How Big of a Storage Unit Do I Need?

While there are many important questions to answer when looking for a storage unit, this might be the most important one! It would be devastating to miscalculate your needed space and need to rent additional storage space.

At Peavler Moving & Storage, we offer five different sizes of storage units:

  • 5 x 10: This is a similar size to a walk-in closet. You can fit a few larger furnishings, like a queen-sized bed
  • 10 x 10: This size can hold an average of two bedrooms’ worth of furnishings
  • 10 x 15: Most belongings in a two-bedroom apartment can fit in this space
  • 10 x 20: You can store average vehicles in this size, or up to three rooms
  • 10 x 30: You can store most of the belongings in your 5-room home in this size. Many customers use this size for large and bulky furniture like household and outdoor furniture, trailers or RVs, or heavy machinery

Carefully calculating how much space you need is the most important step.

Is It Easily Accessible?

Accessibility comes in two forms: traffic access and foot access.

Let’s face the facts: if the storage unit is in an inconvenient location, you’ll be less likely to use the items inside. Find a storage unit where there’s not a lot of traffic but also not out of the way. Peavler Moving & Storage has convenient access right off the interstate so it’s easy to use your stored belongings.

Another form of accessibility is first-floor access. Self-storage with multiple levels might not seem like an inconvenience, but it is once you make a few trips up and down an elevator! Not to mention, second-story units can limit the size of possessions you store if an item doesn’t fit in the elevator.

Peavler Moving & Storage units are all first-floor access so you never have to worry about walking great distances or if your items will fit in an elevator.

It Is Climate-Controlled?

This question is particularly important if you are storing delicate items. Some possessions most likely to be affected by extreme heat or cold include:

  • Items made with wood, leather, upholstery, metal, etc.
  • Photographs
  • Artwork, including paintings
  • Musical instruments
  • Antiques and collectibles
  • Appliances

Peavler Moving & Storage offers four sizes of climate-controlled storage units, including 10 x 30 with 8×8 two-door access!

What Are the Facility Hours?

Some storage facilities will have regular business-hour access. This means your possessions are locked away after closing and on the weekends. Peavler Moving & Storage gives you 24/7 access so you can always access your belongings, even if it’s in the middle of the night!

 What Security Measures Does It Have?

Since more and more storage facilities offer 24/7 access, you want to ensure your self-storage unit is secure and safe. Do they use a guard, alarm, security footage, or a combination of all three?

Peavler Moving & Storage uses security footage to monitor the safety of our units. Additionally, our units, hallways, and outdoor walkways have bright LED motion-sensor lights for added security.

How Much Does a Storage Unit Cost?

While saving money is important, a cheap storage unit can be an indication of poor storage conditions. Peavler Moving & Storage offers reasonable rates and quality storage units in many sizes!

CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE RATES

5×10 – $110.00
10×10 – $140.00
10×15 – $170.00
10×20 – $200.00
10×30 – $290.00 – (convenient 8×8 two-door access)

REGULAR STORAGE RATES

10×10 – $80.00
10×15 – $90.00
10×20 – $110.00
10×30 – $150.00

Ready to choose Peavler Moving & Storage as your self-storage solution? Contact us today to get started!

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