A rented storage unit can be very handy when you are moving locally or coast-to-coast. The storage industry has expanded its service offerings over the last few years and now there are different ways to keep your household goods in storage.
The most popular and well known storage unit is located inside a storage facility. It’s typically a secure space inside a building or a garage-like unit outside. Prices vary for these storage rental units by size of the space, amenities offered and accessibility. Some amenities to consider are climate controlled units, computerized gate access, 24-hour access, on-site management, video surveillance and even adjustable storage space. An adjustable storage space can expand or contract to better meet your storage needs as they change over time. Local storage units with easy access can give you more living space in your home, rather than moving to a new home. You can store off-season items such as motorcycles, ski equipment or even a canoe!
The newest option in storage is storage with home pick-up. This is a service where the provider leaves a container at your home and you pack it up. Then the storage provider will come to your home to pick-up the container and then deliver it to your new home. This service can be especially helpful if you have not found a new home, but need to vacate your current residence. Storage with home pick-up is a new way to move your home, a do-it-yourself alternative for long-term or short-term storage.
Storage companies can help you with other moving needs, such as purchasing packing supplies or renting dollies.