Are you going to be moving house in the not too distant future? Or has other life events left you in need of a self storage solution?
There are now so many different facilities offering different storage features, you need to know how to choose the right one that best suits your self storage needs.
To help you out, we’ve put together a complete guide to “what makes a good self storage facility”
Variety Of Storage Units
At the end of the day, there’s only a certain amount of stuff you will be needing to store. If you only have a small amount you want to store, you aren’t going to be wanting to pay for an extra large unit. That would be a waste of space, and a waste of money.
You want to find a self storage facility that has a variety of different unit sizes available. That way you should be able to find a unit that perfectly suits your need. At RedSpot, we have storage units ranging in size, from 40Sq Ft, up to 160Sq Ft. View our self storage size guide here>>
As well as a variety of sizes, a good storage facility will have conveniently located units at their site.
If you are storing on behalf of your business, and need access frequently, you are going to want a facility with drive-up access, and out of office hours. Having to walk along corridors and up and down stairs everyday would not be convenient or efficient, and would not be a good option for you. At RedSpot, we have units you can drive right up to, saving you time and effort!
A good self storage facility would be one with a variety of flexible options for you, this is also accommodating to your specific needs.
Top Security Measures
This is arguably the most important part of choosing a self storage facility.
You want to have a peace of mind that your belongings are being well looked after while in storage.
Most reputable self storage facilities will have CCTV, monitoring non-stop for 24 hours, Fencing, for the outdoor units. Alarms, for internal units, and Lighting! Those are the main features you should be looking out for when searching for a good self storage facility.
At RedSpot, we have a number of security features in place to help keep your belongings well protected.
- 24 hour CCTV monitoring our facilities
- High security fencing
- PIN Coded Gated Access
- Secure lock box for each individual unit!
So don’t worry, your stuff is safe with us!
Lots of people using self storage will be storing items that carry a lot of value, or sentimental meaning, such as heirlooms. It would be horrible if something were to go wrong and your belongings weren’t covered by adequate storage insurance.
A good self storage facility will have a good insurance policy in place to help keep your precious belongings safe and protected from risks such as theft, damage etc.
Remember to always read the small print in your insurance policy. You don’t want any of your belongings to not be covered while in storage.
Excellent Customer Service
Having a good customer service is crucial to any good self storage company. If a problem occurs, or you need something sorted, you need a customer service team on hand to resolve any issues as quickly as possible.
A good self storage company will be on hand at least 5 days a week, to help with any issues that may occur.
At RedSpot, we pride ourselves on our customer service, and have over 100 reviews from our lovely customers all saying the same thing.
Cleanliness Of Facility
If you’re spending your money on a quality self storage facility, you don’t want to be moving into a unit that’s dirty and smelly! You’ll be wanting a refund!
Our suggestion is to request to view the storage facility, and the unit you want to rent, before you actually move in. That way, you’ll be able to get a good understanding of what the facility is like, and whether you actually want to be storing your valuable items there.
Access to your self storage unit is important. You need to know when you can get to your belongings. You don’t want to be stuck without access.
A good self storage facility should have open hours to suit your day to day needs. If you are busy working during the week, you need to be able to have access to your storage unit on the weekends. A facility isn’t open on a Saturday or Sunday would not be ideal for your needs.
At RedSpot, we offer 24/7 access at no extra cost. Meaning if you want to come to your unit late at night or before the sun rises, there is nothing stopping you!
We hope that these tips have helped you to decide what makes a good self storage facility.
If you have any other questions, feel free to get in touch with us today!!