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There are a number of self-storage companies around that claim to offer the best service

… but when you are looking for a place to store your stuff, it is important to remember that all self storage units are not created equal.

In an effort to help you find the best self storage units, here is our list of the top things to consider when choosing the right self-storage company.

Do Your Research

Make sure that the company has a good reputation. Start by googling the company, reading reviews and testimonials. How long have they been in business? Do they have an established name in the storage business? Are they a family-run business?

Take a Tour of The Facility

it is the best way to get a feel for the company and what they have to offer. Does it seem safe and secure? Can you see measures in place to ensure security (gates, security cameras, etc.)? Is a security passcode required for entry to the facility? Is the facility large? Or is it just a small number of odd, older units mashed together on a questionable property? That latter option is probably not the best route to take.

Find Out About the Hours of Operation

If you can only access your unit at a few specific times, this isn’t going to be terribly convenient, especially if you are storing things that you use at fairly regular intervals. The hours of operation and accessibility should be reasonable and accommodating.

Make Sure that the Units Are Clean and Climate Controlled

You don’t want to store your stuff in a dirty unit. Check their policies on what is permitted within the unit and what is not – this can say a great deal about whether or not the facility is concerned with cleanliness and keeping things as orderly as possible (i.e. no perishable food or pet food allowed). A climate controlled self storage unit will also ensure that your belongings are protected from weather damage, so it is important to check for this too.

Different Sized Units

Make sure that there are a number of different sized storage units available for rent, rather than just one size at a set price point. After all, you don’t want to pay for a gigantic unit when all you need is a little bit of extra space.

Review The Contract!

Finally, after you have settled on a reliable self storage company, read over the contract carefully to ensure that there are no hidden fees. Some companies are less than upfront, charging what seems to be a set fee at first, only to come to you later and demand extra money. Read carefully to avoid this.

Contact Vault Self Storage

To make the most of your self-storage unit, you first need to find the right unit – one that meets all of your expectations – and exceeds them. To find out about everything Vault Self Storage has to offer, please call 1-905-853-9898.

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