Whilst there are a number of different types of self-storage units available, in order to get good value for money you need to ensure that you properly consider your needs as well as the type of goods that you are storing. A common mistake made by people is that they assume that “bigger is better” and often they sign up for a particular storage space provider thinking that they are getting a good deal because they are getting x amount of space for x number of dollars. However, the grim reality is that unless you actually physically use that space, then you are simply wasting your money.
Outdoor storage units are simply not suitable for items which are susceptible to the ravages of the climate and the weather, and this includes the likes of paintings, clothing and documents. The last thing you want is for your priceless manuscripts from George Washington, or the accounting balance sheets for your business suddenly warping and becoming spoiled due to the climate.
If you are intending to store valuable items, such as a boat or other type of vehicle then you may want to make use of a self-storage unit which has a high security presence, whether this takes the form of a security alarm, security camera(s) or even guards.
Storage space for boats and vehicles differ. Some providers will only provide outdoor storage, which poses concerns as to rust for metal components of the vehicle, as well as the risk of vandalism and theft. Some providers will offer indoor storage for an added layer of protection and security, although such providers will tend to be more costly than their outdoor counterparts.
Regardless of the type of self-storage space you decide to use, make sure you take out sufficient insurance to cover the cost and value of damage to the items.