When you are thinking about using self storage, do you need accessible self storage? Of course, you do! But when do you need it and how often? This can have a significant effect on your choices and when you eventually store. If you need access every day, then you do not want to have to drive across town to your storage unit in rush hour first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
If you are going abroad, then clearly you will not need access, so you can afford to look further afield as the convenience factor is not quite so important to you. You might find a better deal out of town rather than downtown.
Do you need self storage for work? Will you need access every day? If so, then convenience is the main driving factor when making your decision. The answer is to ask yourself the question before you start looking. This will save you time and effort when you start making inquiries. Location, price, customer service and all those other elements will no doubt come into play, but start by asking yourself how are you going to use your storage room.
The number one decision-making factor when renting self storage is not price, it is convenience. This is not just location but, factors such as office opening hours, as well as gate access times. We are open from 6AM to 10PM, 7 days a week!
Where is your storage unit located within the facility? If you have deliveries on, for example, pallets, you do not want to be renting a storage room on the upper floor at the back of the facility. You want to be on the ground floor, ideally, need an entrance. This is the same if you are coming and going regularly.
Who else can access your storage room? Do you have multiple members of staff accessing the unit? How will they access it? Do you need to give everyone the same door access code? How will you know who’s been in and out? How do you manage security?
Our self storage can only be accessed through our door access control system by issuing each individual their own door access control code.
What about the padlock? Will you need to issue multiple keys? Why not use a combination padlock.
There is more to think about than just “when are they open” depending on how you are using your space when you are thinking about renting a self storage unit.