Self Storage is the short form for self-service storage. These are facilities that provide storing space to individuals for storing their excess household possessions. They also facilitate small businesses and commercial establishments by providing space to store their excess inventory and important records. The owners of these facilities do not under any circumstances, unless a lien is imposed, get control of the possessions stored in their storage units.
Today, storage marts and facilities have made leasing units very easy. Other than providing storage units, they also provide expanded services, such as packing, moving and transporting your possessions to the self storage facilities.
Packing is not as easy as you think it to be; especially if heavy pieces of furniture, household appliances and possessions are involved. Many storing facilities employ trained professionals to help you pack, load and transport your household storage items to their storing facilities.
They have the required packing materials, such as a variety of cardboard boxes, packing tape, padding, bubble wrap, among other things. The partitioned boxes ensure that your crockery and other glassware items are safely packed. Special boxes for your pieces of art work; appropriate boxes for your heavy items and lighter ones; cloth pads or paper pads for your dismantled pieces of furniture; they have them all.
They professionally pack your household storage items, and before you know it, have these loaded into the moving vans, on their way to the facility.
Not only do they provide facilities for storing your household possessions, many self storage marts also have a provision for storing your vehicles. They have ample space for car storage, boat storage, as well as for RV storage. These are more affordable than leasing private garages.
To ensure that your boat and RV is safe from the elements, many storing facilities have indoor boat storage, as well as RV storage arrangements. If you need to use your car regularly, you may prefer outside storing, as this will cost you a less rental. Otherwise most have an internal car storage arrangement, as well.
Storing Your Furniture
Furniture storage requires special care. Most self storage facilities these days have climate controlled units in addition to regular ones. Climate controlled units maintain a regulated and constant temperature as well as humidity inside the unit. This ensures that your items of furniture, as well as your sensitive electronic equipment and expensive musical instruments are safe from mold and mildew.
Climate controlled units ensure that your possessions are safe from damage caused by dust, pests, insects, and rodents. These units are ideal for furniture storage.
Rentals for climate controlled units are slightly higher than the regular units; but this is worth it.
Rentals are charged on a month to month basis. Many storing facilities offer discounts on long leases. Some self storage marts offer, subject to certain conditions, as much as 99% 'off' on the first month's rental!