Many moves require temporary storage solutions to help homeowners transition to a new place. If you want to pack and move your items without the assistance of professional Miami movers, rent a storage unit. With a place to keep your boxed items offsite, you will always have plenty of space in the home for packing and daily life.

Learn more about what to look for in a storage facility!

A-1 Fargo Van & Storage has helped our clients with finding short- and long-term storage within our secure, climate-controlled warehouse facilities since 1949. We know what makes a great storage unit and what homeowners should look for in a self-storage facility.

What do you need to know when renting a storage unit?

Rent the Storage Unit Early

Depending on the time of year and your location, there may be a lot of competition for quality residential storage. Be sure you have reserved the unit needed to hold your belongings well in advance of the move. As a bonus, renting early also means you have plenty of time to pack and store your belongings.

Pick the Right Size of Unit

The storage facility will have multiple unit sizes available for rent. These units can vary from 5 x 5 ft. up to a massive 10 x 30 ft. Most homeowners will need something in between to hold a few bedrooms, living room, and kitchen's worth of belongings.

Take an objective assessment of the size of your home before renting the unit. A home with two to three bedrooms will require a medium sized space around 10 x 10 ft. minimum. Don't give into the temptation to choose a smaller storage unit so you can save money on the rent. You may end up with no place to keep your extra belongings and need to rent a second unit.

Check Out Their Security System

A good storage facility has a security system in place to protect their client's belongings. Ideally, you want to see a fence around the facility with pin code access at the gate. They should also have:

  • Surveillance Cameras
  • Staff Onsite
  • Optional Indoor Units
  • Optional Individually Alarmed Units
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Fire Alarms

Sometimes, a storage facility will offer additional features for their customers. You may want to ask around to find out who offers the best services. Things like free boxes, use of a dolly, furniture pads, and even use of a moving truck, are all potential benefits offered by facilities.

Have you decided to use professional Miami movers to handle your relocation instead? Just give A-1 Fargo Van & Storage a call or fill out our online contact form today. We'll have a friendly representative arrange your free home consultation for a moving quote right away.

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