The Benefits of Renting a Self-Storage Facility
Since it began in the 1960s the U.S. self-storage industry has had only one direction: growth. The self-storage or mini-storage business provides individuals, families and business firms all the extra space that they need for anything they need or want to store safely. There are more than 50,000 self-storage facilities in the U.S., most of which are located in Sun Belt states, like California, Florida and Texas, where houses, especially the ones that are newly-built, are designed without either an attic or a basement, the usual spaces where people can keep their things which may be old but are too precious to be thrown away. While the idea of renting a self-storage may be remote to others, those who are currently leasing one know that having a self-storage space can really be beneficial, especially if you:
- Love to buy new things, like furniture;
- Intend to move to a new residence;
- Want to enjoy the freedom of being able to rotate your furnishings regularly;
- Want or need to reduce some of your furnishings for more excellent showing; and,
- Lack space for old things, like old toys or mom’s and pop’s favorites, but just cannot throw these out.
Self-storage facilities give assurance that your belongings will be safe and accessible to you 24/7. There are also facilities that guarantee drive up access, personal access codes, security cameras, a fully-fenced property, climate controlled self-storage units, and a resident manager, who is always available to provide assistance and answer questions. Moreover, you can choose to rent small units if all you need is to store just a boxed and/or “not-so-big” items; there are big units too where you can keep furnishings from an entire home. Most self-storage facilities lease spaces on a month-to-month basis which, of course, you can always renew. Besides being affordable, you can also pay your rent in cash, by using your credit card or with a personal check.Read More »