If you are new to the world of self-storage, welcome! Self-storage is a storage option for people that is affordable and convenient. It offers both a temporary and long-term solution to space needs and this makes it so attractive to individuals. Whether you own a home, are remodeling a home, moving, or find yourself in between homes, a storage unit can help you.
One of the biggest hurdles to a storage unit is that many people who are new to this world do not know what to expect...this blog will assist you. Check it out below.
How to Rent a Storage Unit
The first step to securing yourself a storage unit is to rent one. To do that, there are some additional steps you will need to take.
First, you want to choose a facility that can meet your needs. Storage facilities come with a variety of amenities to choose from; however, you should always choose one that is close to home, easy to access, and has security features such as an access gate, perimeter fence, lighting, and security cameras.
Once you have found a facility, the next step is to determine the size unit you need. This can be a bit tricky, but to do so simply figure out what it is you need to store. If you are in between on a size, always go with the larger of the two so that you do not have to upgrade later.
Next, you are ready to rent your storage unit. To do this, you can choose between an online option or in-person option. Neither option is better than the other as it comes down to your preference in these cases. To rent a storage unit online, you can do it any time of the day or night by simply reserving and choosing the unit size you want, filling out the information, and then submitting it. You will eventually need to go into the facility in person to wrap up the paperwork and possibly make your first payment. If you plan to rent in person, you simply show up to the facility during business hours, fill out the paperwork, and sign the rental agreement.
One of the nice things about a rental agreement at a storage facility is that you do not have to commit to anything. This means that you can choose to rent the unit on a short or long-term basis. In fact, you could even end the agreement at any time without any strings attached.
If you are wondering what is in the rental agreement that you will sign, generally, you can expect to see the description of your unit, cancellation and payment terms, length of the lease, and tenant responsibilities.
Once you have signed the rental agreement, you will need to make your payment. This can be done usually online or in person, so it is best to check with the specific facility. You will also need to purchase renter's insurance as well.
Now that you have done all of the above and paid, you can access your unit. Oh - don't forget a lock. It is your responsibility to provide a lock for your unit and you will definitely want to have one. After you have a lock, you can start to move in!
It is simple, easy, and convenient!