What You Should Know Before Renting A Storage Unit

Renting a storage unit can oftentimes bring on a lot of stress because there’s a lot to consider. You’re storing some of your precious belongings, so naturally, it’s important to find a unit that will be safe, secure, and trustworthy. Not to mention, affordable! SecureSpace Storage can help guide you to finding the right unit.


“Wait, what am I looking for exactly?”

Sometimes, we have seen our clients call us and not know exactly what they need or are looking for. This storage unit is going to be caring for your belongings until you can bring them back home to you, or when your child comes back from college. Here are 3 simple things to look for: 

  • Security. We don’t just mean a lock and key. We are talking about video surveillance, making sure the employees are trustworthy, and will communicate with you any issues you have. If the storage facility seems sketchy and outdated with its security measures, chances are they will not be taking care of your belongings. 
  • Accessibility. Be sure to research when you’ll have access to your storage unit. There may be times where you need to grab something quickly from your storage unit, and knowing the access hours can save you time from making multiple trips.
  • Reviews. It may look great on the outside and have both security and access, but reviews tell a story that the outside doesn’t tell. Check out all the reviews, and if there are bad ones, it’s important to see how the storage unit responded. 

What questions should I ask when looking at the storage unit? 

Most times when you are looking for a storage unit, you need to ask yourself these questions: 

  • Do I have any belongings that will be damaged if they are not stored in a temperature-controlled storage unit? 
  • How much space do I need for storage?
  • What am I willing to spend every month? 
  • Should I look into getting a protection plan for the storage unit? 

When each of these questions are answered, you’ll have a more narrowed-down list of what kind of storage unit you are actually looking for. There are so many different ones to choose from, but knowing what purpose it will serve will benefit you and your bank account!

What belongings should I be extra-cautious with storing? 

Before you rent a storage unit, it’s wise to take an extra look over the items you are putting in the unit. The easiest thing to forget about is whether or not your belongings will need to be stored in a climate-controlled storage unit. 

Here are some of the items that need to be stored in a climate-controlled storage unit: 

  • Wooden and leather furniture
  • Clothing
  • Photos
  • Artwork
  • Electronics
  • Instruments
  • Stamps
  • Household appliances
  • Antiques

How can I ensure my belongings are safe in storage? 

Researching all their safety protocols is the first step, and the next step is getting coverage for renting a storage unit. Most storage units won’t protect your belongings or refund anything from a break-in or flood because of their protocols. However, find yourself a storage unit protection plan just in case something happens!

We want to help! At SecureSpace, we have worked hard on creating an experience most storage renters don’t have. When you trust us with storing your items and precious belongings, we will take care of them like they are our own. We have many storage units available across the nation, and would love to help you get started on your experience with us! Click here to find a storage unit near you or give us a call if you have any questions.