Whether you are moving into a smaller place or you just need a place to store your things, a storage unit is going to be able to provide a great place to keep your belongings safe. There are many people that are going to try to have their parents or a good friend watch their things for them, but that is not going to provide the service that a storage unit will. Here are three really good reasons to rent out a storage unit when you need to keep your things safe.
One of the most important things about a storage unit is that it is going to be absolutely weather proof. There are many different types of storage units, and the manager will tell you exactly what the storage facility goes through to ensure that each unit is weather proof. Many of the units are going to be continually inspected to ensure that the roof is still in good condition. The floor of the storage unit is also going to be raised to protect against flooding. No matter where you are in the country the storage facility that you choose, will try to make their units as weather proof as possible.
There are many units that are going to offer a climate controlled storage unit. This is going to be very important for any electronics that you have in your unit. When different materials heat up and then cool down, they will expand and shrink. When materials constantly do this, they are much more likely to break. In other parts of the country, it may just stay hot or cold the entire time, and that is often not good for belongings either. In order to keep your things in the best environment possible, the storage unit will have a thermostat for climate control.
You want to know that your things are not going to be stolen from you when you put them in a storage unit. The good news is that storage units usually have a few different methods of security. The first thing they will almost all have is a security fence. The security fence is usually very tall and will have barbed or razor wire on top. The next line of defense is the fact that they often will have video surveillance. Then, the storage unit doors themselves utilize locks that are extremely hard to cut. You should not worry about your things when they are in a high quality storage unit.
Including my husband and I, we have a family of six, but we live in a smaller house to help stash away more money in our children's college funds. Our family does a big house spring cleaning every year, and up until a few years ago, it used to be a lot more stressful. It got a lot easier when we decided to start renting a storage unit. Now, we keep our winter clothes in the unit during the summer and vice versa, and we store items we only use occasionally. Not having so much "stuff" around the house just makes it a lot easier to keep our house clean and free of clutter. I have learned a lot about storage units since we started renting ours, so I thought I would start a blog to share my tips on to help anyone who needs them!