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Storage Unit 101

What is a Storage Unit?

Imagine you have just arrived at your new home, not too long after, the moving truck arrives and unloads all your belongings. As you take them inside, you suddenly remember that you can’t put them all inside- you downsized. Where do you put them temporarily? An apartment-like building but its rooms look like garage also known as storage units. You rent a unit and pay it monthly. These units are used only for the sake of storing stuff, you cannot live here but you can use them as a temporary workshop.

Kinds of storage unit

Depending on your area, you can find different kinds of the storage unit. In urban areas, indoor storage facilities are common for the reason that they save more space, and can accommodate more than their counterpart. However, the downside on this kind of storage is that putting your stuff inside requires you to carry it. You cannot drive your car since it is compact and has little space to work with.  The other one is the drive-up access. These are more common in rural areas since space isn’t an issue there. Here you can drive your vehicle near the unit you rented and you can easily drop all the stuff you need to leave.

Price

                The price depends on many factors, size of the unit, season, location, security and amenities. Of course, the larger unit will be more expensive than smaller ones. There are times that storage units are in demand and prices are affected as well, for example in winter, where you cannot leave your stuff hanging around your garden along with your jet ski. 

                Populated areas with smaller houses and apartments also have pricier storage units. Add to that a security camera and guards that monitor the place then prices will increase a little more. Lastly, a unit equipped with climate control will protect your belongings from harsh weather conditions, and yes, it comes with a price. All in all, these storage units vary in features. So if you have time to spare, then wander around and pick the one that satisfies your belongings’ needs. This way, you don’t get to spend money on storage more than the stuff that you put it inside.