As part owner in a moving company, I am often surprised at how little thought customers give to the selection of storage. Most customers focus on the price of the storage and consider the impact the storage will have on the price of moving your home into it. Careful selection of storage will preserve a lot of time, money and work for your move.
One of the first considerations is in picking the size of the storage unit(s) that you will need. As a rough estimate, a tiny one bedroom apartment with no appliances will fit in a 5’x10′ storage, a typical 1 bedroom or a little Two bedroom apartment with no appliances, will fit in a 10’x10′ storage, and a typical 2000 square foot house will fit in a 10’x20′ storage. You will have to adjust these sizes depending on the quantity of stuff you own. More detailed estimates are also available as given in the author’s bio below.
A second consideration in picking storage is the kind of storage to select. Traditional storage units generally come in two styles; temperature-controlled storage units which are inside of a building and garage design storage units. Temperature controlled storage units provide a better environment for your home. However, they generally require much more labor to move in and out of. Your products must be loaded from your moving vehicle to a cart, taken up an elevator, and then placed in the storage. If you are hiring a mover, the time it takes to load/unload your home can easily double for a temperature-controlled storage.
The kind of storage that is recommended is dependent on four factors; 1.) how much do you have to shop, 2.) what kind of products do you intend to shop, 3.) how long do you intend to shop it and 4.) the relative expense of each kind of device. In more towns, the garage design storage units tend to be more expensive than the temperature-controlled models, and in more rural areas the garage design storage units tend to priceless. If you have very little to shop, the smaller storage units West Palm Beach is generally temperature controlled, and this is recommended since the effort involved to perform your move is relatively little. Also, if you intend to shop your products for more than three months, a temperature-controlled device is also recommended. Extreme temperatures can be very hard on your home, especially your furniture if stored for a longer period.
Finally, you should briefly look at the storage website before signing a contract. Check carefully storage facilities that have automobiles sitting around the perimeter of the storage to make sure that there is sufficient room for large autos to maneuver. Often the storage layout was not designed to have the automobiles sitting in these locations, and they prevent some large moving automobiles from turning certain corners and parking near some storage units. These automobiles can also reduce the security of the storage website as they reduce visibility. Ask to see where your unit(s) would be located on the site either in person or at least on a map to make sure that your device is readily accessible. Also, you should check for the availability of additional storage in case you run out of space.