How to Pick a Self Storage Unit

orange and blue self storage unitsLooking for a good place to store your goods or valuable items can be tough. Who do you trust and how do you know you can trust them? There are two things to consider when looking for a storage unit. AAA Self Storage has a variety of options to suit your needs. Before committing to rent or buy a unit, be sure to know their management staff, and how well they keep up the unit.

The Unit’s Management

The first thing to consider when looking for self storage is who manages them. This is not the same as looking at the company per se. Or going with a big company, one that operates across states, or local company. Instead this is about seeing the actual management team for that specific location. A storage is more than a place to store your worldly goods. It is a fit for items that mean a lot to you, or are pricy. In essence, you are placing a part of yourself in the space. Would you leave part of you with a person you do not trust? Meeting and knowing the management team allows you gauge their behavior and character. This will help you decide whether or not to store your goods there. Two things that make a good management team are their customer service, and their security measures. Having good customer service should go without saying. After all, no place or person is perfect and things can and will go wrong.

How the manger chooses to deal with these issues is very important. You want someone who will work with you and be helpful. How open a manger is usually indicates how they will handle any issues. Look for someone nice and accommodating. Secondly, knowing their security measures is important to your level of confidence in the storage. While not every item you place in storage may be very valuable, it may hold value for you. The last thing anybody wants is for those goods to be damaged or stolen. Having a security guard or two on hand is pretty common. If the company does not have this, you may want to consider someone else.

The Upkeep of the Unit

The next thing you want to consider when looking or a storage unit, is how clean it is kept. Not one wants or needs to store their goods in a dirty facility. If the unit you are considering looks dusty or smells funny it can be a sign of neglect. Dust build up around the front or sides of the unit can also be signs of this. In addition, look for lines of ants or small stretches on the door or walls of the unit. These can be signs of bugs or small animals getting into the unit.

Finding the perfect storage facility does not have to be difficult. Just remember to look for a few basic needs first. AAA Self Storage has a wide range of self storage units available to help you. Before renting or buying a self storage unit, be sure to know the management team, and how well they keep the unit.