Getting the Best Self-Storage Rates

Getting the Best Self-Storage Rates

Home And Office Storage Solutions

Erik Stone

Truth is, your house or office does not have to be crammed. For a small monthly charge, you could store your items at a mobile or permanent storage facility. Are you interested? Read the excerpt to learn more about the various storage solutions. 

Self-Storage

Self-storage is probably the most popular storage solution for most Australians. Self-storage units are rooms, containers or lockers that are rented out to people that require storage space for home or office items. Below are tips to help you choose a suitable self-storage unit.

  • Work with reputable self-storage companies. Internet reviews and client testimonials will help you know which companies to consider.
  • What do you want to store? Lockers are ideal for files or small-sized antiques. However, you will need a larger space if you intend to store large items such as furniture or motorcycles.
  • Think about the location. Ideally, you would want to access your items at your convenience. Therefore, choose a facility located close to your home or office.
  • Inquire about extra services. For instance, some companies have long term parking, office and conference facilities.
  • The self-storage unit should have adequate security. CCTV and restricted access systems are an added advantage. 

Portable Storage Containers

Portable storage containers are customised containers that can be placed in your home or business premises. They have shelves, lighting, smooth walls and tie-down rings to secure your items. Portable storage containers can be used by people that need to move or those that need temporary storage space. The company will deliver the storage container to your premises. They will also move the container to an alternate location at your request.

Other than size, you also need to examine the container's features. For instance, a rusted container may damage your items or let in pests. Fragile items such as furniture and paintings should be stored in a climate-controlled portable storage container.

Full-Service Storage

Full-service storage is an arrangement where the self-storage company collects items from your home or business premises. The company will deliver the items at your request. The service is ideal for people that live in high-rise buildings or those with a busy schedule. As a rule, you will have to conduct some due diligence to ensure the company will take good care of your items.

Regardless of your preferred self-storage option, you should have adequate insurance cover to protect your items from unforeseen risks. Some home insurance policies will cover items in storage. However, do not shy off from taking an additional cover.

For more storage solutions, reach out to a local storage facility.


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Getting the Best Self-Storage Rates

Yo! Are you looking to store your things? If so, you will want to make sure that you get the best rates on self-storage. When I downsized my home after my kids left for college, I suddenly had a lot of stuff that I no longer had any room for. I set out looking for a storage unit to keep it all in, but I couldn't work out all of the options and extras which seemed to increase the cost. Thankfully, my friend Marian came with me. She is a real whizz who has been using self-storage for years. She made sure I got a great deal.

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