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Your Guide To Self-Storage Units

by Ted Davidson

If you've never rented a storage unit before, then you probably don't have any idea how it works or just what to expect. This guide introduces you to the process, some additional services and options you can choose from, and other things you should know. 

A storage unit can be rented in a couple of minutes

It doesn't take long at all for you to rent a storage unit. This is due to the fact that there isn't much required from you in order to rent the unit. You will need to fill out the required information, such as your contact information, and sign the contract. You may need to provide them with proof of your identification, and you will need to pay the first rental payment. However, you won't have to have a credit check done or wait for things like a reference or background check. Once you've completed these quick steps, you will be given what you need, such as the storage unit number and a gate access card or code. 

The storage facility will likely be gated for security purposes

As mentioned above, you will likely need an access card or code to open the gate. This is because most storage facilities are gated for security purposes. Some storage facilities will also have security cameras to help monitor and secure the premises. You will use your own lock to lock your storage unit up, and you will be the only one with the key.

Storage units are available for the time frame you need them for

If you only need to rent a storage unit for a short period of time, know that it can be rented for a month at a time. However, if you need long-term storage, then you will be glad to know that you can continue renting your unit for a long period of time. When you are done with the storage unit, you just need to move your things out, leave the unit clean, and let the facility know you'll no longer be needing it.  

Storage units can be heated

If you are looking for a storage unit for anything that can be negatively affected by the cold weather, then you'll be grateful for heated storage units. These units will keep the temperature warm enough that everything you put in them will be kept in good shape, for as long as you have them being stored. Also, it's more comfortable for you when you are inside the unit when it is heated.

Contact a local storage unit service to learn more about heated storage.