Owning a lot of things makes it difficult for regular people to store. There are numerous objects you might feel sentimental about and not want to let go while you still know there is no way you can fit them into your house or your garage. Also, there is the problem with seasonal products such as Christmas decorations, winter ski equipment or summer inflatable pools that are perfect for your holidays but occupy too much space to keep them around your house all year long.
The perfect solution for all these problems is to rent a self storage Christiansburg VA facility as soon as possible. But how do you choose the best facility for you? Here are some tips that might come in handy during your quest:
Think about the type of storage you need
There is no need to rent a huge storage place if you only have to put a few boxes and packages. Also, the rent might be too big for what you have to store and having so much space might push you to further unnecessary investments only to cover your storage place. On the contrary, choosing the smallest storage unit available might also be a bad idea since you will also require enough space to fit through the boxes and change their place if you need to rearrange things.
Do not choose the nearest location
Another frequent mistake people do when deciding to rent a self storage place is to think that the closest one to their homes will necessarily be the best. Sure, this doesn’t mean crossing the state borders either, but have in mind several locations. You can find a decent self storage Christiansburg VA facility even if you don’t live there. Check out as many locations as possible until finding the perfect one in terms of price, distance, utilities, size and access.
Visit before you rent/ buy
Companies will almost always try to scam you by showing you a luminous, roomy location only to rent you one found on the basement, with mold and pests. In order to avoid that ask your contractor to show you the exact location or a similar one found on the same floor. Check out for mold, dirt, excessive humidity or any other drawbacks that might deteriorate your stored properties in time. If you have any doubts, try speaking to the company or the person who is renting the facilities, ask for quotes or discounts.