Select storage units according to your needs!

It is very surprising to see that at in how little though customers give to the selection of a storage unit. Most customers give very little consideration to the impact the storage unit will have in the cost of moving your property into it as they mostly focus on the cost of the storage unit. A significant amount of time, money and work for your move through a careful selection of a storage unit.

The size of the storage unit is one of the primary considerations which you require to know while selecting this unit.

A small one bedroom apartment with no appliances will fit in a 5’x10’ storage unit, a typical 1 bedroom or a small 2 bedroom apartment with no appliances with fit in a 10’x10’ storage unit, and a typical 2000 square foot house will fit in a 10’x20’ storage unit if estimated roughly. Depending on the amount of stuff which you own, you will have to adjust these sizes.

The type of storage unit to select is a second consideration in selecting a storage unit. Temperature controlled storage units which are inside of a building and garage style storage units are the traditional storage units which typically come in two styles.

For your property, temperature controlled storage units provide a better environment. To move in and out of, they typically require much more labor. Taking it up in an elevator and them placing them in your storage unit, your items must be loaded from your moving vehicle to a cart.

The time which it takes to load/unload your property can easily be doubled for a temperature controlled storage unit if you are hiring a mover.

There are four factors which are recommended while choosing the style of storage unit:

  1. The quantity which you are going to store
  2. The type of items which you want to store
  3. The time span which you going to take for storing the items
  4. Considering the relative cost of each type of unit

In more rural areas, the garage-style storage units Dayton tends to cost less in comparison to more urban areas the garage style storage units tends to cost more than the temperature controlled units. The smaller storage units are typically temperature controlled and this is recommended since the effort which is involved to perform your move is relatively small if you have very little to store.

A temperature controlled unit is also recommended if you plan to store your items for more than 3 months. Especially for your furniture if stored for an extended length of time, extreme temperatures can be very hard on your property.

In the temperature controlled environment, you should go ahead storing antique furniture, fine arts, or items which will melt/freeze. A garage style storage unit can be used and will typically be less expensive or will save a significant amount of work for most other storage applications. You should briefly look at the storage site before signing a contract finally.