Renting a storage unit can be a helpful and affordable way to gain more space for your personal or business belongings. A storage unit can help you to expand your business or store your inventory without the costly commercial / retail space pricing.
If renting a unit is something you plan on doing, you might be wondering what you should be looking at in terms of value and quality.
We’ve put together some top questions to ask before you rent a storage unit to help create that piece of mind for you…
When can I access my items?
It’s always useful to know when you can access your items and when the storage facility opens / closes. At RedSpot, some of our facilities offer 24/7 access to your storage unit, allowing you to come and go as you wish.
What security do you offer?
Make sure the storage facility you intend to rent from offers sufficient security in order to protect your belongings in any case of attempted break ins. RedSpots facilities feature CCTV, lighting, PIN-coded access and high-security fencing.
You could always request a tour of the site before you commit yourself to any contracts etc.
How long has the facility been in business?
Finding out how long the storage facility has been in business will tell you how reputable they are and give you a good idea of how much experience they have dealing with clients.
Also, reading reviews of the facility from other clients will give you a feel for the overall quality and service.
Are there any additional fees?
Be upfront when it comes to how much you are willing to pay and what your budget is. You also want to make sure you are well aware of any additional costs, such as insurance, padlocks and any security deposits.
Do I need insurance?
Keep in mind that some storage facilities require you to have additional insurance for your items. This all depends on the facility, so make sure to ask the question.
Is there a minimum commitment?
Before committing to a storage facility, ask how renting works, and the minimum length of time for storing your items. At RedSpot, we know how quick plans can change, especially for things like a house move. We have a minimum stay of only two weeks, but you can stay as long as you want.
Are there any discounts?
We all love a good deal, it doesn’t hurt to ask before committing to a storage unit. Make sure to check all the fine print and terms and conditions before you agree to any promotions.