How to Select the Right Self Storage Facility

***This is a post by our friends at Janus International, who give us their tips for customers on selecting the right self storage facility*** 

It may seem like a daunting task to select the right storage facility for your needs with over 800 self storage businesses operating in the United Kingdom. However, the process becomes easier after considering several different factors. Our tips below will help you navigate the self storage rental process and will allow you to make an informed decision before signing a rental agreement.

Location, Location, Location!

The physical location of your self storage unit is one of the most important aspects to consider when pursuing a self storage facility. You should narrow your search to facilities that are close by and to ones that are easily accessible. Never underestimate how often you may have to travel to your unit to drop off or pick-up belongings. The number of trips that you will make is almost always higher than you plan on! Save on driving expenses and mental aggravation by selecting a property that is nearby.

Care and Cleanliness

Tour prospective self storage facilities and pay close attention to property care. Facilities that are clean and visually appealing have been taken care of, while facilities that are untidy probably have been neglected. Prevent yourself from encountering trouble in the future by selecting a pristine storage unit that has been cared for by professionals.

Affordable Monthly Pricing

Be sure to thoroughly analyze any price discounts and ensure that an affordable, consistent monthly price follows afterward. Many self storage facilities lure customers into long-term contracts with special discounts in the early months of rental agreements. The monthly price may soon increase afterward! Look at the total rental cost to determine what the monthly price really is.

Inspect Your Unit Beforehand

Ask the self storage facility manager if you can see the actual self storage unit that you are considering renting before signing a contract. The unit should be clean, bug-free, and in good condition. Inspecting your potential storage unit beforehand ensures that you will know exactly what you could be paying for and it also eliminates any misinterpretations.

Read Online Reviews

Search the internet for online reviews of self storage facilities that you are interested in. Keep in mind that online reviews will not always give an accurate description of the business, but you should pay close attention to any repeated complaints that you might see. Listening to past reviews from customers and researching the facility’s actual business rating will help determine if the property is worthy of your business.

About Janus International UK

Janus International UK is a worldwide self storage construction company that manufactures steel roll-up doors, portable storage buildings, swing doors, and countless other storage components. We provide complete turn-key solutions that allow self storage facility owners to maximise the amount of rentable space in their facilities. Visit our website at www.janusintl.co.uk to learn more about what we could do for you.

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