3 Things To Consider When Renting A Storage Unit


Many people turn to storage unit rentals, at a location like Arctic Self Storage, for one reason or another. Whether it be to get extra storage space around the home or because you are moving to another city and need to find another place, storage units are a great solution for your needs. If you aren't sure what to look for in your storage unit rental, here are a few key considerations to help you make an informed decision about what unit is going to work the best for your needs and wants.


One of the first things you need to look at is overall size. If you are simply looking to free up space around the home, you might be able to get away with a 5x10 unit. However, those who are moving to another area and need to store all of their belongings will probably wind up needing a couple 10x40 units. Overall, you have to think about how much stuff you have and how high you are going to be able to pack it. Even though you might be able to go five high on boxes and storage totes, that doesn't mean you want to. You could end up putting too much pressure on the bottom unit and cause it to cave in.

Outdoor or indoor.

Another thing to look at is whether you want a climate controlled unit or if you are fine with a standard unit that is outside. Different items might need different storage conditions. For example, electronics and precious collectibles are better off in a climate controlled unit where the humidity and elements aren't going to ruin the items being stored. Clothing and other personal effects that can withstand the elements can go in an outside unit.

Gated or open.

Many people prefer a gated facility as it provides them with a greater sense of security when it comes time to storing their belongings. They know that anyone passing by isn't going to be able to walk in and try breaking into their unit. With a gated facility, you can gain access by entering a code that you are provided. Once you are inside of the storage facility, the gate will close securely behind you. This helps keep unwanted intruders at bay and protects your belongings.

By considering the above information, you can make an informed decision about what is going to be in your best interest and work the best for your needs.


9 March 2016

alternative uses for storage units

Storage facilities are good for more than just long-term storage for items that you just don't have space for in your home. I have used our local storage facility many times over the years for all sorts of things. When we had our hardwood floors refinished, I moved all of the furniture and things into the storage unit. When my son was getting ready to head off to college, we stored all of the things for his dorm room in the storage unit. This blog will give you several ideas about how you can make a storage unit work for you.