7 considerations before using self storage

Thinking of storing your items in self storage? Here are seven considerations so you get the most for your money and can store with peace of mind.

1. How long you’ll need to store your items for

How long will you need storage for? A month? Six months? Longer? Before signing on the dotted line, check the terms to avoid getting into a lengthy contract you don’t need. Reputable storage companies will be transparent about the terms of your contract. Now Storage offer flexible, long-term and short-term storage and will never tie you into lengthy contracts – you only pay for what you use.

2. How secure is the facility?

The idea of leaving your goods away from your home or business can be daunting, and understandably so. You want to know your belongings will be safe and secure at all times. Before choosing your self storage provider check what security measures are in place. Any credible self storage company will have no problem showing you. Now Storage is no different, offering peace of mind with 24/7 CCTV across all sites, along with secure access control and floodlighting.

3. How often you’ll need to access your belongings

Check the self storage access hours are convenient. The last thing you want to find is that you can’t access when you need to! At Now Storage you can access your unit a minimum of 12 hours a day, 7 days a week – check individual sites for access hours.

4. How trustworthy is the self storage company?

The best way to tell if a self storage company is reputable? Look at customer feedback and reviews. A dependable company will be able to show you their customer reviews without hesitation.

5. Are the storage units fit for purpose?

You want your belongings to come out of storage the same condition they went it, so check that the quality of the units at your chosen storage site are in good condition. It’s also a good opportunity to check you’re getting the right size unit for what you need. Now Storage offers units in a wide variety of sizes, made from solid steel and benefitting from a hard, wooden floor and ventilation – peace of mind your items will be protected throughout their stay.

6. What you can and can’t store

There are strict rules when it comes to what you can and can’t store in self storage, so ask your storage provider if you’re not sure. Take a look at the list of items you can’t (and can!) store at Now Storage.

7. Getting items ready for storage

Preparing and organising your items properly will mean you get the best value from your storage. Take a look at our guide on how to pick, prepare, pack and place your belongings to help you save time, space and money.

Ready to move your belongings into storage? Whether you need storage in Basingstoke, Newbury, Oswestry, Pershore, Reading, Rogiet, Ross on Wye, Swindon or Winchester, contact the friendly Now Storage team on 0800 0787 110 or email info@nowstorage.co.uk.