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Choosing Safe Self-Storage

By Jerry Brown
2/16/16

 So you are running out of space for your extra tools, and the wife would really love it if you got your motorcycle out of her gardening shed. You need a self-storage unit!  So just go find the cheapest facility, throw a lock on it and be done, right?  Not exactly – your tools and bike are worth more than a few bucks, and you wouldn’t want them in a facility that looks inviting to would be criminals, would you? You need to think like a crook, and choose the place that your criminal alter ego would take one look at, and decide to pass by because it is just too risky.  So what do you look for?  Here are some tips designed to help you find safe self-storage.

Finding Safe Self-Storage
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Curb Appeal – A facility that looks clean, with nice signage, that’s well lit and landscaped, sends up red flags for a would be criminal. In his mind, there just has to be an easier gig than this!

Resident Manager – Imagine a burglar pulling up to a facility and seeing a house or apartment adjoining the rental office, an extra mailbox out front, and lights on at night.

Lighting and 24 hour surveillance –  Nothing deters a thief more effectively than a well lit area. Combine that with visible security cameras and motion detectors, and you have a safe self-storage area that is just too risky .

Secured Property – Look for a facility that has a heavy duty security gate (yes, believe it or not there are some that don’t) and that can only be accessed with a personalized security code. The property should also be completely  fenced in and secure.

Yard support crew / activity –  A  sense of community and interaction between management and  tenants shows the would be crook that this is a place where people look out for each other, and do not turn a blind eye to unusual activity.

So generally speaking, a clean, well kept, well staffed facility is usually a safe facility. If self-storage becomes necessary, and the items that you are storing have value, be it monetary or sentimental, use these tips to help you choose a facility that will put your mind at ease. Your wife will thank you!

Storage Space Rental Tips for During Renovations

Storage Space Rental Tips for During Renovations

We all know someone who has camped out in spare rooms during a renovation project, or lived through the burden of household/office disorder.

Storage space rental options are one option for helping ease the pain, hassle and clutter often associated with refurbishments.

There’s been a resurgence of residential and commercial renovations recently, perhaps due to tighter belts and a steady stream of inspiring DIY TV shows. But with all this spending how do you reduce your overall costs to put money back in your wallet?

You can clear up space around work zones and protect your possessions by putting household or office items into a storage space rental during renovations. There’s also the time and money-saving factor associated with self storage as freeing up space means trades-people can move around more easily and get the job done faster.

If you do decide to store, here’s a list of tips to help you stay on top of things.

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Not only will this protect your valuables but it’ll make the shifting process much easier. Some self storage companies will offer a loading service, where your packed boxes are loaded into the container by a professional. It doesn’t get much simpler than that.

Invest in quality

You want your goods to come out as they went in and you’ll get what you pay for. Choose a reputable company known for its quality service level. Ask your friends or family for advice and read customer reviews and testimonials online.

Have a realistic budget and time frame

People often underestimate how long a renovation project will take. You need to account for roadblocks and curve balls rationally to save yourself stress and money Sit down and calculate the start-to-end job and ask for free quotes from professional self storage vendors.

The trick to ensuring your goods are protected from dust, debris and theft is to make sure your belongings are kept in a safe and secure facility.

I suggest opting for a company that operates using state-of-the-art alarm systems, CCTV monitors and security staff for reassurance. The control of pest and vermin should also be factored in to safeguard your goods from damage. Finally, you should consider insurance for added security, especially if your items are precious or irreplaceable.

Source – realestate.com