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Storage Units And Your Options

Nov 26, 2007
Most of us who are aware of the storage units will give little consideration to the impact the storage unit will have on the cost of moving property into it.

This calls for the careful selection of a storage unit as it can save a noteworthy amount of time, money and work for your move. One of the first considerations is in selecting the size of storage unit that you will need.

As a rough estimate, a very small one bedroom apartment with no appliances will fit in a 6ft x 10ft storage unit, a typical 1 bedroom or a small 2 bedroom apartment with no appliances, will fit in a 12ft x 10ft storage unit, and a typical 2500 square foot house will fit in a 12ft x 24ft storage unit.

You will have to regulate these sizes depending on the amount of belongings you own.

A second consideration in selecting a storage unit is the type of storage unit. Traditional storage units typically come in two styles; climate controlled storage units which are usually inside of a building and garage style storage units.

The climate controlled storage units provide a better environment for your valuables. However, they typically require much more labor to move in and out of. Your belongings must be loaded from your moving vehicle to a cart, taken up an elevator, and then placed in the storage unit.

If you are hiring a mover, the time it takes to load and unload your assets can easily double for a climate controlled storage unit.

The style of storage unit that is recommended is dependent on four aspects 1.) how much do you have to store, 2.) what type of goods do you plan to store, 3.) how long do you plan to store it and 4.) the comparative cost of each type of unit.

In more urban areas the garage style storage units have a propensity to cost more than the climate controlled units and in more rural areas the garage style storage units tend to cost less. If you have very diminutive to store, the smaller storage units are usually climate controlled and this is suggested since the exertion concerned to perform your move is relatively small.

If you plan to store your items for more than 3 months, a climate controlled unit is also recommended. Extreme temperatures can be very hard on your assets, especially your furniture, if stored for an extended length of time. In addition, if you have antique furniture, fine art, or items that will decompose these items should be stored in a climate controlled environment.

For most other storage applications, a garage style storage unit can be used and will usually be less expensive or will save a significant amount of work.
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