How To Choose Self Storage

by | Apr 24, 2013 | Warehousing and Storage

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Homeowners that decide to take advantage of self storage in Fort Myers FL are often presented with a range of choices. Sorting through those choices and prioritizing the aspects of a suitable facility can take some time. A good strategy is to start by assembling a wish list. Put down all the items that are essential and all of those that would be desirable. Use the list to qualify all of the self storage concerns in the area from information in the Yellow Pages or online, then choose a top three set to go check out in person.

One of the first things to determine is what you want to store in the self storage Fort Myers, FL. This will help qualify potential locations by the size of their units. Often, homeowners want to store cars or tractors. There are generally units available that are perfect for this use. In other words, some standard units somewhat match the size of a one-car garage. Homeowners only need be careful that they are responsible for cleaning charges after they vacate the units, and will want to put down oil spill pans for their vehicles if necessary.

Other customers for self storage in Fort Myers FL are interested in storing vintage items such as those found in attics. There are several considerations for this use. One is that many of the items may be valuable. For this type of storage, customers will want to choose a place with extra security. This can mean a good area for the location, that all units are located within a fence, and that a security guard monitors and controls the gated entrance. For very valuable items such as jewelry or rare coins, a safe deposit box at your local bank may be more appropriate. Another concern is the storage environments. Standard self storage Fort Myers, FL often has the same temperature and humidity as the surrounding climate, just as many garages do. On days that are both hot and humid, cloth items or books can be damaged by the harsh weather. For these types of items, some storage facilities are climate controlled. This can mean that they are temperature and humidity controlled to be comfortable for human habitation, or that they are purposely hot and dehumidified to reduce the chance for damage to weather-sensitive items.

After these concerns, price and distance from your home may be other considerations to evaluate.