When Does Renting a Self Storage Unit Make Sense?

A self storage unit can be a lifesaver when you run out of room in your home, but there are some times when renting a storage unit makes more sense than others. If you are considering renting a self storage unit but aren’t sure whether or not to spend the money on a monthly rental, here are some times when renting some additional space makes a lot of good sense.

Making room for a new life: if you are expecting a child, you may find that the things that once fit into your home no longer fit. If your office desks are now in the living room taking up space (but you don’t want to get rid of those pieces), or you just don’t have the space that you once did for all of your furniture, renting a storage space is a good way to keep what you want while making more room in your home.

Keeping important things: if you don’t have attic or basement space, you may be saddened to think about throwing out those things that you want to keep but no longer have space for. Items like heirlooms, older pieces of furniture and other things that you don’t have the heart to get rid of but don’t have space for can all be stored safely in a storage locker.

Collections: did you know that some storage lockers are temperature controlled? This means that you can store those collectibles safely and securely. Plus, storage facilities like ours are safe and secure and monitored around the clock, so you can rest assured that your items are safe and sound.

Things You Can’t Store

Even though we are more than happy to store most things that you have in our Northern Colorado facility, there are some things that you shouldn’t store in a storage locker space.

Your in-laws: no matter how much you don’t like them, you can’t store your in-laws in our storage lockers! While that might be a joke, we aren’t joking when it comes to storing things that are alive. Whether it’s a bird or fish, living things can’t be stored in storage lockers.

Items that are perishable. Things that can rot shouldn’t be stored in a self storage locker. Even though some of our lockers are temperature controlled, you still shouldn’t store things like food and other perishable items.

Extremely valuable items: while you can safely store collections of most kinds, things like money and other valuable items should be stored in a bank vault just to be on the safe side. You may also want to check with the storage facility that you choose before assuming that insurance covers various items (it might not).

How to Choose the Right Facility

Security is the number one thing to look for when selecting a storage locker facility. Make sure that the grounds are protected in some manner, and ask about security on the premises. Once you have figured out security measures, make sure to look over your contract. Some contracts are different than others, and it will pay to know what you can and can’t do. Also, pay attention to payment details. Again, not all storage facilities are the same when it comes to making payments.

If you are ready to rent a storage locker, come and see us at Waterglen Storage. Our grounds are safe and secure, and we will make sure that you have the best storage facility to suit your needs. You can feel free to stop by any time to take a look at our storage space, or you can call us to find out more information.

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