Self Storage Tips and Tricks
5 Things to Keep in Mind When Renting a Storage Unit
5 Things to Keep in Mind When Renting a Storage Unit Things to keep in mind before renting a storage unit. So you have some stuff that needs to be stored, and you know you want to keep it in a storage unit. Maybe it’s your first time renting a storage unit, or maybe you’ve done this before. Either way, we know that it can be a daunting task to make sure you’re making the right choices. That’s why we put together this comprehensive list of things you should keep in mind before renting. 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 things. At AXS Storage, we offer 24/7 access to all storage units, so you will never be stuck without your items. 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 ton of extra room 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. 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 ...
November 1st, 2022
How To Determine What Size Storage Unit You Will Need
Helpful Tips for Determining the Correct Storage Unit Size From moving to a new location, to storing items that just don’t fit in your home, there are tons of reasons why you may need to rent a storage unit. However, one of the most challenging parts of renting a storage unit can be choosing the right size. Especially to an untrained eye, it can be incredibly difficult to guess what unit will be large enough to store your items, without paying for space you don’t need. Take the guess work out of it and follow these simple steps to ensure that you’re choosing the right size unit for your needs. 1. Measure your Items If you have a tape measure or ruler at home, it will be extremely helpful to measure all the items that you would like to store in your storage unit. Make a list of all items with their width, height, and depth. Order your items from largest to smallest, putting bulky items like couches, beds, and refrigerators first, and smaller items like boxes, lamps, and chairs last. This will help you get an idea of how much room will be needed. 2. Remember that Items can be Stacked In order to maximize your storage space, you may want to stack items on top of each other. Just keep in mind that you will always want heavier, more sturdy items on the bottom, with fragile items on top. Be sure to not stack boxes too high, as you wouldn’t want the weight of the stack damaging any of your belongings - or even worse, toppling over! 3. Use our Storage Calculator For an even more precise measure on what size unit to rent, try using our storage calculator. That’s right, we’ve got a handy tool that allows you to input items you are looking to store, and will give you a size recommendation. We have already included standard sizes of commonly stored items such as beds, refrigerators, and grills. Try it ...
October 27th, 2022