Published On: Tue, Sep 25th, 2018

5 Things to Look for in a Self-Storage Facility

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Finding a place to store those belongings that you do not need on a regular basis but cannot get rid of can be challenging. Self-storage facilities vary in quality, security, and fees, and not all facilities offer the storage unit options you need. Here are five things to consider when comparing self-storage facilities.

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Easy Access

One of the first things to consider with any storage unit rental is how easy the facility is to access. This includes things like how wide the entrance to the property is from the roadway, where it is located in relation to your home, and even how wide the lanes between storage buildings are. Remember that you may need to access the property while driving a truck or towing a trailer. How easy is it to turn around? How easily can you reach your storage unit?

Available Management

While you shouldn’t need to speak with management frequently, they should be accessible when you do need them. Whether you’ve got questions, concerns, want to upgrade to a larger storage unit or something else, make sure that management is available to speak with on a regular basis without having to jump through hoops.


While no self-storage facility can offer a 100% guarantee that your belongings will be safe and sound at all times, they can and should take steps to improve security. The property should be fenced and gated, for instance. Storage unit doors should be lockable with a padlock you supply.

No Pests

One thing that can cause massive damage to your belongings in storage is a pest infestation. From insects to rodents, make sure that the self-storage provider takes a proactive stance when it comes to pest control and prevention.

The Right Unit

Ideally, you’ll work with a self-storage company that can offer the right unit size for the right rate. Overpaying for a unit that is too large is a waste of money, but paying for two smaller units when a single large unit would be cheaper is just as wasteful.

In the end, finding the right storage solution doesn’t have to be a challenge. We invite you to learn more about how Lock N Store can meet your needs.

About the Author

- Paul Linus is an eminent online journalist who has been writing news, features and editorials on different websites from across the world for about a decade. He can be contacted at

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