If you’ve been thinking about renting self-storage unit, there are a number of reasons that the fall is a great time to actually do it.
1. The Moving Season is Over
Many storage depots are busy in the spring and summer because of the high number of people using storage units to help them get through a move. Home and condo buyers and sellers rent storage units for a short time to have a place to put extra furniture or to bridge the gap in time from when they move out of their old place and into the new one.
That increases the chances of more units being available in the fall and of you finding the one that is perfect for your needs.
2. You Have a Greater Need
If clutter or the need for more space at home got you thinking about a storage space in the first place, the winter can force the issue for you. From spending more times indoors, which means the clutter and lack of space will be more of a problem, to needing to find even more space to store all the stuff you keep outside in the summer, many people have more of a need for storage in the winter.
3. You Don’t Want to Pack a Storage Unit in Winter
Think about it, even if you get a climate-controlled indoor storage unit, you still need to load up your vehicle, get to the storage unit and unload your vehicle. And you don’t want to do that when it’s freezing outside.
4. Your Garage isn’t the Best Place to Store Certain Items
From power equipment, like your lawn mower and anything that uses a rechargeable battery, to anything that is susceptible to mold growth, like a canvass umbrella or sports equipment, the garage is not the best place to store them due to temperature fluctuations and damp conditions. They will last longer in a climate-controlled storage unit.
If you are thinking about using a self-storage facility, you should at least call your local facility now to learn more about what’s involved and the costs. That way, when you’re ready to go, you’ll be ready to go.