ASK THE STORAGE EXPERTS: HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT STORAGE FACILITY
July 13th, 2021
START YOUR STORAGE SEARCH NOW WITH THESE TIPS
Renting a storage unit is a great solution for people like you who are moving, downsizing, traveling, or taking on any of life’s crazy challenges. In the chaos of it all, you’re trying to make the right decision and find the best storage facility to fit your needs.
Here at Modern Storage®, we want to help you have all the facts whether you’re a first-time renter or a total pro. You need to know what you’re getting into!
Before you pack up and move all your belongings, here are some tips that can help you find the best storage unit near you in Arkansas.
#1: Think Small
When you go into searching for a storage facility, it helps to know what size storage unit you need first. Take the time to accurately add up how many items you are trying to place in storage and how much space they take up.
By starting with this step, you can save yourself some money. If you think too big and rent too large of a storage unit, you may arrive and find that you could have fit your stuff in a smaller space.
Check out our storage calculator to get estimates on what unit sizes will fit your items. We also have organization tips to help you get the most out of your space!
#2: Research Your Options
Before you jump right in and rent from the first storage facility you find, you should take the time to compare a few different options.
Even though it is super easy to look at storage facilities online, pictures can be deceiving. Find a few options you like and go visit each one in person. If you are trying to remain contactless in your search during this pandemic, give each storage facility a call and speak to an associate.
Whatever your must-haves are, ask them what they can offer you. Do they have the unit size you want, the price you need, and the amenities you like?
#3: Read the Rental Agreement
Once you pick out the best storage facility for you and your needs, make sure to read the fine print. You need to review and understand the storage facility’s policies before signing on the dotted line.What you read should match what you discussed during your visit. Look out for these details:
- Lease Length
- Monthly Costs
- Payment Policy
- Termination Policy
- Property Details
- Storage Rules
It’s never a bad thing to ask too many questions, especially when it comes to your spending your hard-earned money and protecting your precious items.Ask for clarification on whatever terms you need to understand, then sign the contract and move in whenever you’re ready.We hope these tips will help you find the best place to store your belongings. If you want to learn more about the storage units we offer, find a Modern Storage® location near you, and give us a call!