Drive Off with the Best Storage Deal
Even though many people despise the idea of moving, it is an occurrence that takes place 365 days a year across America.
Whether it is for work, moving to be closer to family, going to school a safe distance from home, perhaps just wanting a change of scenery after living years in the same place, Americans always seem to be on the move.
That said storing one’s most valuable possessions doesn’t have to be an arduous and mentally frustrating task. In fact, it can be a lot easier than you might think.
It doesn’t matter if you need short or long-term furniture storage, car storage, truck storage, boat storage or any number of other storage related requirements.
The key is making sure you find a storage facility that meets all your needs.
So, will you drive off with the best storage deal?
Reviewing Where Your Possessions Are Headed
In order to secure the best storage facility for your needs, make sure you cover the following areas:
- Conditions – Above all else, what kind of shape is the storage center in that you are considering? Is it an older or newer facility? Does it have temperature-control features? What kind of materials is it made of? Is it safe from mold and other harmful conditions that could damage or ultimately ruin your possessions? Getting the lay of the land on the facility itself should always be your top priority?
- Pricing – Knowing what kind of pricing table you are looking at should also be high up on your list. By shopping around, you can get a good read on the different pricing scales available in your area where you will require a storage unit. For some consumers, price will be by far the overriding factor in making up their minds with which facility to go with. Others, however, will use price as one of the factors, but not necessarily the most important one. While saving some money is great, don’t just take the cheapest facility out there, later regretting that you essentially got what you paid for. Finally, remember that you may be able to deduct some of your storage costs when you do your next round of taxes. For example, if the storage unit is being used to house items for self-employment, you could claim that rental space for business purposes (always check with a tax pro first) ;
- Location – Would you go out of your way to save a few dollars, even though that meant renting a facility in a questionable neighborhood? For some people, price is the number one priority as mentioned a moment ago. Many others, however, want to feel as secure as possible not only when it comes to where their possessions are being stored, but their own safety when they go to check on them. If you are moving to an area you are not all that familiar with, it is important to get the lay of the land before selecting a storage facility. You can get a fair amount of this information from turning to the Internet. By checking police reports, area newspapers, chamber of commerce reports, social media sites pertaining to the area etc. educate yourself on where you may end up storing your worthwhile possessions;
- Customer service – Lastly, getting top-notch customer service should always be something you do not take for granted. Once again, turning to the worldwide web can help you in this endeavor. If you’re storing a car or truck, there is always the possibility that you will be coming back-and-forth to the facility to use the vehicle and/or check on it. You may also have questions at times about the facility, the surrounding conditions etc. Any and all of these matters should be things you can easily discuss with the staff at the storage facility of your choosing. If they are a bit hard to communicate with or even stand-offish at times, is that the kind of facility you really want to deal with? You want a staff that will go out of its way to make you and your possessions feel welcome at all times.
If you are in need of a storage facility, do your homework and drive off with the best possible solution out there.