Things to Know Before Renting a Storage Unit

18 Feb 2021 Storage Services

While self-storage facilities offer both short-term and long-term storage options, it is important to keep in mind that not all storage facilities are created equal. At LoknStore, they understand how important it is to rent a storage unit at a facility that is able to properly accommodate your needs.

Find out the top reasons to rent a self-storage unit.

Some of the things to know before renting a storage unit from a facility near you include:

1. How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Storage Unit?

The overall cost of renting a storage unit will vary depending on the size of the unit, how long the unit is being rented for, where the facility is located, whether or not the unit is climate controlled, and if the unit is indoors or outdoors. Most self-storage facilities offer month-to-month contracts; however, signing a contract for a longer period of time may provide you with a discounted price.

2. How Secure it the Storage Facility?

One of the main things to look for before renting a storage unit is the security features at the facility. Renting a unit from a facility that has video surveillance, security lighting, alarms, fencing, and passcodes can help minimize the risks of your property being stolen or vandalized.

3. Do You Need a Climate-Controlled Storage Unit?

Before renting a storage unit, make sure to consider whether or not you need a climate-controlled unit. Renting a climate-controlled unit can help protect a variety of different items from mold, mildew, and rust by ensuring the space maintains a consistent temperature. Some of the items that you should consider storing in a climate-controlled unit are:

  • Clothing
  • Photos
  • Artwork
  • Electronics
  • Instruments
  • Stamps
  • Appliances
  • Antiques
  • Business documents
  • Vehicles
  • Furniture

4. Do You Need Self-Storage Insurance?

It is important to keep in mind that the storage facility is not responsible for the items stored in your unit. This means that, if someone breaks into your unit or if there is a flood or fire, the storage company will not be required to pay for or replace your belongings. When renting a self-storage unit, it is always a good idea to purchase storage insurance to ensure that your belongings are fully covered.

If you would like to learn more things to know before renting a storage unit, or if you are interested in their self-storage units for rent, please contact LoknStore at 604-289-0028 or by filling out a contact form on their website.