Whether you’re moving to a new home, decluttering your current space, looking to expand your business or all of the above, there are few things to consider when looking for the perfect unit and location. Here are 4 important questions to ask yourself when shopping around.

Is The Location Well Reviewed?

Luckily today Google, Yelp and Facebook, make this question very easy to answer. There is a lot of information and transparaceny when it comes to finding out about first hand customer experiences with a company. A little due diligence will go a long way, especially when it comes to safely storing your valuables.

Is Your Unit Heated?

Ontario is home to extreme weather fluctuations which can dip down to negative temperatures in the double-digits during the winter months. You’ll want to ensure that your unit is well heated and safe within the facility if you’re planning on storing your valuables during the colder seasons.

Is Your Unit Well Priced?

Ideally, cost and availability for storage units should be clearly displayed on the prospective company website making comparative shopping simple, but this isn’t always the case. If the pricing isn’t clearly indicated or it’s displayed as a various range between locations it’s always a good idea to phone in and double check as the unit may be priced higher than advertised. Additionally, keep an eye out for promotions and specials that you can take part of for additional savings.

Is Your Location Convenient?

First you need to ask yourself do I need a convenient location? Many factors contribute to the balance and value of what is convenient to you. For example, if you are using your unit for business and plan to visit it weekly or even more, you may be looking at the closet location above all else. But, if your plan is to store your goods and not visit them regularly then a location a little more out of the way may be more economical. Urban storage facilities will be more expensive than locations in the Greater Surrounding Area.   Look for added amenities or conveniences like being close to major highways, have a large loading bay and have available vehicles to rent onsite for ease of transportation.

All 4 questions are an excellent start to finding an ideal situation that fulfills your needs in the best way possible. However, at the end of the day be sure to get to know your facility and the staff operating it. The reality is that you are starting a relationship where you are trusting that your belongings will be stored safely and securely, so take liberty in reaching out and speaking to the staff or even better, take a tour of the facility before you commit.

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