3 Key Factors to Consider Before Renting a Storage Locker

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If you need to store only a few stuff while you are downsizing, renovating or simply de-cluttering your home, renting a mini storage locker instead of a normal size self-storage unit makes perfect sense. You can think of a storage locker as a smaller version of a typical self-storage unit, which usually comes with similar features like interior access, locking mechanism, and friendly, professional customer support staff, but for only a fraction of the price charged for a standard storage unit.

Before you can rent a storage locker from a self-storage facility, be sure to consider these three crucial factors.

How much storage space you will need

ā€‹The first and foremost factor to think through is the amount of space you will require to accommodate your stuff. An effective way to figure that out is to pack up everything in boxes and then calculate the total amount of space required to store all the boxes in cubic metres. Consider the specific dimensions of your boxes because storage lockers tend to have lower ceilings and less floor space compared to standard storage units, then calculate how much space you will require. If you expect to add more things to your locker down the line, you might have to go for something larger to meet your future storage needs.

How much storage space you can afford

Once you have determined the amount of space you require, the next thing you will need to consider is your budget. But can you afford all the space you require? Generally speaking, storage lockers cost less to rent compared to normal size self-storage units, but rental rates vary based upon where you are renting. If you require more space than you can afford, you might have to reconsider what things you will need to store in the locker and which ones you can store somewhere else. Prioritise valuable items because they are most susceptible to theft and thus require top security. 

When you will be allowed access to your storage locker

Before renting a storage locker, you should first find out when you will be allowed access to it. Knowing this in advance will save you the disappointment of not being able to add or remove something from your locker when need arises. For the sake of convenience, rent from a storage facility that allows 24/7 access, throughout the year. This way, you can access your unit whenever you want. But for security's sake, find out how the facility restricts access by unauthorised persons.

If you have specific storage issues you need addressed, feel free to talk to the staff at a reputable storage facility near you.

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