When you are considering keeping your belongings in a quality self storage facility there are certain factors to consider while deciding on which one is the best for you.
There are certain qualities that you should look out for before entrusting your stuff to a facility that you are not familiar with. After all, these are your precious possessions that you have worked hard to accumulate, therefore you need to be sure that they will be safe. So before you pay over any money here are some key things to look for in quality self storage facilities.
Take these factors into consideration before making your choice.
You need to expect top security measures from a self storage facility that you plan to leave your precious goods with. Most quality self storage facilities offer a fair amount of security but if there isn’t an emphasis on security, burglaries can take place. After all, you need to know that your stuff will still be there when you need it again.
Look for a facility that is fenced and well lit, with an access gate that ensures only those who have a right to be there can gain access. Limited access means that fewer people are able to even get near your belongings.
Look for a CCTV security system that is monitored 24/7 to ensure that anything out of the ordinary will be detected. This 24 hour surveillance will provide you with the peace of mind that someone is watching the facility all the time.
Good outdoor lighting will act as a deterrent to potential thieves, and a well maintained environment means that an intruder will appear out of place and thus will be spotted easily.
An Easy Booking System = Easy Move-in
Once you have packed all your stuff into boxes and onto a truck or into your car, you will be feeling exhausted, and the last thing you feel like is being presented with a pile of paperwork to wade through when all you want to do is unpack your stuff and move on.
Quality self storage sites should have an easy booking system where you are able to book and pay online and immediately be sent your access code. This minimizes personal contact meaning you don’t have to go through it in person before you can move your stuff in.
This will save you time and hassle.
A streamlined process such as this says much about the self storage facility and will give you the confidence that the business you are entrusting your belongings to is a well-run operation with good operating systems.
When going through this paperwork online you will get the information you need as to what your rental covers, what the office hours are, and what you may and may not put into your self storage unit.
A Choice of Various Sized Unit Options
You want the size of unit that will accommodate anything you wish to store without either squashing everything in or having to hire a unit that is too big. After all you pay per square foot for storage space so it is important for a quality self storage facility to offer different sizes so that you do not pay for any space that you don’t need.
A wide range of options on offer also means that if your storage needs change, and you decide you need more or less space, you can easily change the size of your unit.
Look for Clean Surroundings with No Signs of Any Pests
The last thing you want happening to your belongings is for them to be damaged by pests such as mice or roaches and ants. So check that the facility is clean and pest free. It is important therefore to make sure that your belongings are also clean and free from any infestation. Follow the rules of what is prohibited because any foodstuffs or dirty appliances may introduce pests into your unit. Any sort of pest can chew through your belongings causing damage.
You need to check that there is no sign of moisture anywhere as this will encourage mould and mildew on your stuff, causing permanent damage, especially to documents and papers you may be storing.
A self storage facility offers a convenient solution for residential or business storage customers. So whether you need extra space at home or at the office, a unit in a self storage facility is the easiest way to go.
Why Choose Stop & Store Lowestoft
Our self storage facility in Lowestoft ticks all the boxes. So when you need to store your household goods or you have the need to store your office assets somewhere, please consider a storage unit at Stop & Store Lowestoft.
Here are some of the reasons to choose us:
- Our self storage units are modern, lockable, steel partitioned rooms offering a secure place for the storage of your precious belongings. These units come in a wide range of sizes ranging from 12 sq ft to 200 sq ft, so whether you need to store a few items or an entire household, you will find one to suit you.
- Our facility is protected by monitored CCTV surveillance, as well as intruder alarms. Your individual PIN ensures that you are the only one that has access to your self storage unit.
- We have many years’ experience in the storage industry, and our central location in Lowestoft makes us accessible.
- What makes our self storage flexible for you is that we do not lock you into a contract, we do not require a deposit, and you can hire your unit for as long or as short as you wish. We are open from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week for your convenience.
- Enquire, book, and pay online using our simple, fully automated operating system, which you can do anytime. There is minimal personal contact. Once you have paid you get access to your unit.
- Our units are affordable. Please our website for any specials we may be running.
Our location in Lowestoft near the railway station makes us perfectly located to service Oulton on Sea, Kessingland and the surrounding areas.
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Please contact us on 01329 556174. We look forward to hearing from you!
Enquire now at https://www.stopandstore.co.uk/book-online/#/unit/listing