THE ADVANTAGES OF STORAGE FACILITIES
November 1st, 2023
Storing goods at home vs. at a storage facility like Modern Storage each has its own set of advantages and risks. The choice between the two depends on your specific needs and circumstances. Here are key considerations for both options:
Storing Goods at Home:
- Convenience: Storing goods at home provides easy access to your belongings whenever you need them.
- Cost Savings: It is often more cost-effective, especially if you already have the space available.
- No Additional Fees: You won't incur monthly storage rental fees.
- Security: You have control over the security of your items and can implement security measures as you see fit.
- Space Limitations: Storing goods at home can be impractical if you have limited space, and it may clutter your living environment.
- Security Concerns: Depending on your location, your items might be more vulnerable to theft or damage. At Modern Storage, you also have a dedicated team providing round-the-clock protection of your items regardless of the time of year and day. You also have access to a state-of-the-art security system that you don’t have to pay to protect your items.
- Environmental Factors: Items stored at home are more susceptible to environmental factors like temperature fluctuations and humidity.
- Pests and Infestations: The likelihood of a well-kept facility having these issues vs. your home environment is very low. A well-kept facility can mean the difference between dealing with pests or preventing them.
Storing Goods at a Storage Facility:
- Security: Storage facilities typically have robust security measures in place, including surveillance, access control, and security personnel.
- Climate Control: Many storage facilities offer climate-controlled units, which can protect your items from extreme temperature and humidity.
- Space and Size Options: You can choose a storage unit that matches the size of your storage needs.
- Accessibility: Most facilities offer flexible access hours. At Modern Storage, you can also get large commercial vehicles in and out of the facility safely with no additional cost.
- Cost: Renting storage space incurs monthly fees, and these costs can add up over time. However, finding the right kind of facility can be the difference between having damaged items, losing items, lack of customer service, lack of security, and other unforeseen issues. This issue can also occur at home.
- Distance: Depending on the location of the storage facility, you may need to travel a significant distance to access your items. This may be worth the effort depending on your storage needs.
- Limited Access: Some facilities have restricted access hours or may charge additional fees for 24/7 access. These can be due to various security measures each facility takes.
Ultimately, your choice should consider factors like the value of the items you're storing, the available space at your home, your budget, and your need for accessibility. For items of significant value or those that require climate control, a storage facility may be the safer option. On the other hand, if you have ample space and the security of your home is sufficient, storing goods at home may be more convenient and cost-effective. It's also possible to use a combination of both, storing less valuable or frequently used items at home and more valuable or seasonal items in a storage facility. At Modern Storage, there will always be great customer service, state-of-the-art security, and other top-of-the-line amenities that are not found anywhere else.