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The same is true for individuals who may want to use storage spaces in off-season. It can also prove useful while moving house, or traveling during holidays. The 'right type' of storage unit must be selected for any purpose. To be able to call a space ideal for self-storage, it has to have some features. Below, we have listed these qualities.

It is vital to know the exact size of your self-storage unit before renting it. Size should be matched to the need; storage should not exceed the required size. Rent is directly linked to the size of the space and therefore one would end up shelling out more money if 'larger-than-required' space is taken on rent. On the other hand, the purpose of taking self-storage space will be defeated if 'smaller-than-required' space is taken on rent. Depending on what you need, it is best to rent small or medium-sized units.

Climatic Control Unit: Ideally the space for storage should come with an integrated climatic unit. It protects your items against temperature fluctuations and will increase the longevity of them.

Accessibility: The facility should be readily accessible. Moreover it must be well equipped to allow for easy loading and offloading. You should check for the presence of trolleys, ramps and such at a potential self storage unit. A self storage unit's hours of operation is another factor that can affect access. Choose a 24/7 facility when necessary. You should be aware of the fact that this type of facility may attract higher rentals. Self-storage gate hours must all be more than the office hours. This is for convenience.

Safety measures are essential. The facility needs to be outfitted with adequate security, including CCTV cameras, locks that can be automated, lights, boundary protection, and an alarm system. This is a must for any good self storage facility.

Flexibility is a good thing. In an ideal world, self-storage should give clients many payment options. Rent could either be charged quarterly, monthly or annually depending on client requirements. The monthly rent can be expensive. However, the annual rental will prove more affordable. Some discounts are also available with longer contracts. These flexible options allow users to lease a self storage unit for a period that suits them and also save money.