Top 4 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Storage Solution
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Published by TOP4 Team
We use storage for various reasons — to save things we can't fit in our current space, hold things we don't use very often and store our belongings while moving. When you’re thinking about moving into storage, you need to consider plenty of things that can have positive benefits for your time in storage and make the move into storage easier overall.
Short or long term storage?
Short term storage is perfect when you’re renovating your home and need a place to store your stuff while you’re improving your home or business. Short term is useful for situations in which you need to store large furniture or equipment for a short period of time.
Long term storage is usually used by those who need a place to store stuff they don’t need constant access to — things such as office equipment, furniture, machinery and more. This clears your house for unused items.
What are you storing?
What you want to store will have a big effect on your storage. Make sure that what you’re storing will also fit into the storage option you select. Personal property such as furniture, electronics and other precious items will need to be properly secured while in storage and may need a temperature controlled unit. If you’re storing wine, this might need to be kept in a separate wine cellar at the place of storage for optimal conditions. Always make sure that whatever you’re storing is protected and can be accessed in the way you need it.
What type of storage solution should you use?
There are a number of storage options for you to choose from. The most popular type is a self storage unit or locker located in a storage facility. This can be used to store items that you might want to access part of the year. It’s also a good option if you’re constantly taking things out and putting things back in.
Another option is the mobile self storage, which can be moved from one place to another as you need in. So if you're renovating, it can be delivered, packed up, stored, then delivered back to your home for easy unpacking once your renovations are finished.
The last option is the container storage, which can be used for big items and overseas moves. When you’re moving big items such as big equipment or a large stock inventory, climate controlled storage containers can be the best option.They can be delivered to your business or home and packed there, ready for storage. This is an easy and effective way to move various belongings overseas.
Do you need a storage insurance?
If you're storing expensive things, we recommend that you get a storage insurance. Insurance can protect your things from any unexpected damages that could happen. When you’re looking for storage insurance, consider how much your things are worth and how likely they are to get damaged.