There isn’t a shortage of self storage companies, but there is a shortage of quality companies. When deciding on a reputable self storage company you want to make sure they are able to meet your needs. It is also important to keep in mind that there are several things you ought to look for.
- Location: when looking at your options for self storage, location is very important. You want to be able to access your unit with as little hassle as possible. If your unit is an hour away it makes it that much harder to use the space. Also in terms of location you want to make sure that it is easily accessible. That last thing anyone wants is to have to drive through city traffic in a moving truck or with a trailer in order to get to the storage unit.
- Space: the whole point of the storage unit is space. Most companies offer a variety of sizes and generally start around 5’x5’ (good for a small dorm room) and go up from there. Some companies also offer boat, RV, and automotive storage. When deciding on a unit you want to make sure you have the space you need.
- Access: when you can access your unit is extremely important. If your company only offers access during business hours and you work, then that company is not a good fit for your needs. Many offer 24/7 access but only have customer service or onsite management during business hours.
- Security: many self storage companies have security in place. An unsecured facility will quickly be out of business. Many companies have put fences around their facilities and have key card or codes to gain access to your unit. You also want to make sure they have surveillance cameras in place, your safety and the security of your belongings are both very important.
- Climate control: not all companies offer climate controlled unit, if you are looking to store antiques, artwork, or other belongings that cannot handle a wide range of temperatures, such as guitars and other musical instruments, then climate controlled self storage is the best option.
This simple list will help you to pick the right storage unit for your needs like a professional. You might need something more such as the ability to store vehicles so make sure when you are reviewing your choices they offer that, not all companies offer the same units or storage options.
Simply Self Storage (SimplySS) however does offer vehicle storage at the following storage locations:
- East Twelve Mile Self Storage, Roseville self storage unit Serving the Twelve Mile/Roseville area
- Milwaukee Ave Self Storage Unit, Glenview Self Storage Serving the Glenview/Niles area
Simply Self Storage has been providing customers their self storage needs for 20+ years across the United States and Puerto Rico. As the largest privately owned self storage company in the US and PR, SimplySS provides a wide variety of services (with some location restrictions) including this partial list: