Using self storage services for the first time can be a little daunting and confusing, so we’ve come up with a few things you need to consider when researching storage companies.
- First Impressions- Never commit to a contract without seeing the facility firsthand because it may be very different to what is described on a website or over the phone. More importantly, a personal visit gives you the chance to weigh up the pros and cons of the facility. Is the location convenient? Is the staff friendly and helpful? Are the security arrangements adequate?
- Pricing- It’s important to ensure that the price is fully inclusive of any extra fees – compulsory insurance, for example. Also find out if you need to pay a deposit.
- Location- The location of storage services can be just as important as price. If you intend to visit the facility often, it’s advisable to choose one nearby. Even if the cost is slightly more, it will be cheaper, easier and more convenient to get to.
- Security- For first-time users of self-storage services, security is often the biggest concern. Obviously, you don’t want to worry all the time if your belongings are safe, especially if you’ve got other important things to do like expand your business or move to a new home. So, when visiting a storage facility, ask about security issues such as access control and CCTV surveillance.
At 21 North Storage in Statesville, NC, we have built a reputation on excellence in the residential and commercial self-storage industry. Contact us today to discuss your needs. Our goal is to provide customer service that’s second to none.