5 Things to Keep in Mind When Renting a Storage Unit

Storage Unit Tips

November 1st, 2022

Are you in need of extra space to store your belongings? Renting a storage unit is a great solution, but there are some important things to keep in mind before making your decision. Maybe it’s your first time renting a storage unit, or maybe you’ve done this before. Either way, we know that this can be a daunting task. We want to help you make a successful storage decision, so that is why we put together this comprehensive list of things you should keep in mind before renting.

  1. Accessibility. There is nothing worse than needing to get something out of your storage unit, but being unable to due to the facility's hours. When you need to get something, you usually don’t want to wait until the next business day to be able to access it. That’s why you should keep in mind how accessible you will need your items to be. Never rent a storage unit with limited hours of access if you know you’ll need quick access to your belongings. At AXS Storage, we offer 24/7 access to all storage units, so you will never be stuck without your items.
  2. Pricing. You’ll want to get the most bang for your buck with the unit you choose. A good tip to ensure you’re getting the most for your money is to rent a unit that is the right size. You’d hate to have a lot of extra space in your unit that isn’t being used, because that’s just money wasted. See our previous blog or our storage calculator if you need help determining what size unit to rent.
  3. Location. When it comes to location, you should find the perfect balance between convenience and price. First, determine how often you will need to visit your storage unit. If you need to access your unit frequently, it may be worth it for you to pay a little more for a closer facility. However, if you won’t be accessing your unit on a regular basis, you may want to choose a facility that is a little farther away, but costs less.
  4. Security. It’s very likely that the items you will be storing are valuable to you. You’d hate to have anything happen to your items while they are in storage. That’s why it is very important to look into what type of security measures a storage facility has in place. The AXS Storage property is fenced all around, with secure gate access that requires keypad entry. Additionally, we’re equipped with security cameras throughout our property.
  5. Payment Options. You’ll likely be paying for your unit once a month on or before the date specified in your rental agreement. It’s a good idea to look into how the facility accepts payment. If you can only pay in person, you run the risk of potentially running into late fees if you aren’t able to make it to the facility on the correct day. By far the most convenient way to pay is online, which is why AXS Storage offers online bill pay.
AXS Storage offers 24/7 access to units, online bill pay, a secure facility, and has a wide range of storage size options with fair pricing. With two locations, DeWitt and South Haven, you can be sure to find a location close to you. You’ll love how safe and secure it is to store with us, and how easy it is to find and access our properties. If you’re interested in storing your belongings with us, contact us by giving us a call at 517-669-1300 to reach our DeWitt office or 269-214-3040 to reach our South Haven office.

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