Consider these tips before you sign your storage unit lease
When it comes to storing your belongings, it’s OK to be picky. After all, you don’t want to just settle for the first storage facility you find within a convenient distance. It’s important to research several storage companies, ask a few questions, and weigh out your options so you can make the best decision for your lifestyle and belongings.
What to ask
To ensure that a given storage company has your property’s best interests in mind, here are a few questions you can ask to make sure you can make an educated selection.
What are your prices?
Money is obviously a big factor when choosing any company. Be sure to ask about any additional charges for special items, or if the price increases when storing your items for more than a particular length of time. Remember, however, that price shouldn’t be the only factor in your decision making process. Sure, you might find a place that’s cheaper than you could have imagined, but it might be insecure or full of pests.
What kinds of items will you store?
Make sure that the storage company you select doesn’t have any restrictions on items that you might be storing. You don’t want to take the time to pack a truck with your belongings only to be turned away when your show up because the company doesn’t cover instruments, chandeliers or some other specialty item you have.
Are you insured?
Unfortunately, sometimes unforeseeable events happen. You want to make sure that if they do, you (and your storage company) are covered. Ask the storage company how much their insurance will cover, and what it will cover (for instance, if you’re near a large body of water, you might want to make sure they have flood insurance).
What kind of safety and security systems do you have?
Regardless of which storage facility you pick, you’ll want to make sure that there is some sort of security system in place to keep unwanted guests away from your valuables. Also check to make sure that they have fire prevention and suppression systems in case of an accidental or unexpected fire.
Are your storage units insulated and temperature controlled?
If you’re storing expensive electronics or delicate wood furniture, they can get damaged if they’re repeatedly subject to a wide range of temperatures. Try to find a storage company that uses insulated, temperature controlled units to ensure your belongings stay in pristine condition.
Contact Leaders Moving and Storage Company
If you need to store your home furniture, office supplies or anything else, contact Leaders Moving & Storage. Our amazing storage facilities are secured by motion detectors and fire alarms to keep your belongings out of harm’s way. We specialize in items that require significant care, and our facilities are temperature controlled to keep your items in the exact same condition you left them in.
Call us toll free at (800) 481-6843 or get in touch with us online to learn more about what our storage facility can do for you.