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10 Aug 2021

FAQs - Self Storage Unit

When you decide to store your valuable items, you try to find the best option available in the market. While selecting a storage unit, many doubts arise in your mind. 

The below set of questionnaires will make you understand how to compare different storage units and which one is apt for your items.

Hope this will help you to choose the best storage unit!

1. What are different types of storage companies are available in the market?

Ans: There are two types of storage companies available. The first one is Self-Storage, where you will own the whole storage unit for keeping your items. You will be provided with a key so that you can frequently access your items.

The second one is shared storage, where you will share the storage unit with another person, one or more than one. Due to this, you will not get a personal locking system. This type is cheaper than Self Storage.

2. How should I ask for storage quotes?

Ans: The storage companies will provide you with their respective form in which you have to explain your requirements for storage to them. Within one day, the companies will reply to you. After receiving all the quotes, you compare them and their customers’ reviews and select the best storage services.

3. On what aspects will be the rental charges depend upon?

Ans: The cost for storage depends on many aspects, like the type of storage, the number of items you want to store, the storage period, the security features and much more. If you want to choose a larger storage unit, the charges availed will be higher. Self-Storage is costlier than other storage options.

4. What are the security facilities provided by the storage companies?

Ans: You should compare the security services offered by the companies like 24/7 CCTV surveillance, well-ventilated storage units, the quality of the packing materials given by them and personal access for the customers. 

5. What items should be avoided for storage?

Ans: Avoid storing biodegradable items, hazardous chemicals, precious pieces of jewellery and collections, animals and plants and unregistered vehicles with full fuel tanks.

6. How much space will I need for storing my goods?

Ans: You can understand how much space you need for storing when you have collected all the information about storage units offered by the companies. Then, after comparing them, you can choose the right one that matches your requirements.

7. What are the most common storage units customers opt for?

Ans: The most common one is a 10ft*10ft unit.

8. What are the different storage periods offered by the company?

Ans: Different companies provide different and flexible short and long term storage contracts. Some of them are one month, three months, six months and one-year rental periods.

9. What are the payment terms and the payment options provided?

Ans: Some companies ask for one month deposit with one month rent. They may ask you to pay the prepay the rent at the start of the month. Some even offer different payment facilities like online payments, credit and debit card payments. 

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