How to assess if a certain moving storage facility is right for your needs

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How to assess if a certain moving storage facility is right for your needs

How to assess if a certain moving storage facility is right for your needs

Not every storage facility is fit for your luggage. The size, condition, and preference are some of the vital factors that you might want to consider. That calls for early planning and arrangements with your professional mover. Imagine arriving at your destination, and you begin running back and forth looking for an excellent storehouse in a place that is strange to you. Where possible make a pre-visit and get a storage facility of your preference. This will give you peace of mind as your begin your move.

What size fits your luggage?

The storage facility you will need for your fleet of cars is not what you need for household items. The size and the structure are different. Before you go hunting for one, you need to assess the quantity of luggage you have.

Do not go for a big room when you have few items, it will cost you for no reason on the other hand, too small a storage unit will force you to stack things together which could lead to breakages.

Do you need air-conditioning?

You could be moving perishable items; Fruits, vegetables, dairy products, among others. These will need temperature-regulating equipment, and therefore the storehouse of your choice must be fixed with air-conditioners. These should be tested before so that there are no frustrations. Let your mover get you the best and give you a surety in case of damage. Any mistake on storage might cost you a fortune, and therefore this must be treated with care.


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How is security in the area?

With all the hassle and bustle throughout your moving, you wouldn’t want to lose your valuables to thieves. A storage facility must be fitted with proper security apparatus and human resource to ensure that your things are safe. Confirm with the facility administration on matters concerning security.

Accessibility of the storage facility

It might be cheaper for you to get a storage unit that is located way out of town. While at face value this may look like a good idea, a storage facility that is very far from where you are living may not serve you very well. It could even be more costly to access that location than getting a unit that is near town. That is why you need to work with someone who knows the place well, your professional mover.

Consider portable storage

Some moving companies specialize in portable storage where they use a mobile storage facility. They will pick your luggage at your doorstep, take it to their storage facility, and deliver it to your new house when you need it. That is easier for small luggage and gives you time to settle.

Remember, not every storage facility is ideal to keep your valuables. With assistance of the moving company look for a unit that puts the factors detailed above into consideration. It may end up costing you more but it will be worth it in the long-term.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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