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First Time Storage Rental Tips and Other Storage Advice to Help You Get the Most out of your Unit

Posted on: October 18, 2017 | Tri-Village Self Storage 2017-10-18

Like anything unfamiliar, renting a storage unit for the first time may seem like a scary endeavor. This doesn’t have to be the case. If you’re wondering how to use a self-storage unit, then this article is for you. The more you know about your options, the less time consuming of a task renting a storage unit will be. And as a bonus, the more you will get out of your storage unit.

Storage Tip Number 1: Decide How Much Storage Space You Need

One of the first steps in renting a storage unit is to figure out how much storage space is needed. A first-time storage unit renter, or even a storage unit veteran, may have a difficult time looking at their belongings and determining how much storage is necessary. Ordering too much storage can be a waste of money, while ordering too little storage can be a waste of time. We put together a storage calculator to assist you in determining how much storage is necessary to rent.

Storage Tip Number 2: How to Decide if You Need a Climate Controlled Storage Unit

Deciding whether to use a climate controlled storage unit or a regular storage unit will most likely be the most difficult part of renting a storage unit. Depending on the length of time you are planning on utilizing the storage unit, as well as the items you are storing, a climate controlled storage unit may benefit you.
If you are planning on storing items for an extended period, you can benefit from utilizing a climate controlled storage unit. Ohio weather can be very temperamental, as well as extremely humid and muggy. Overtime, the moisture in the air can seep into a regular storage unit, wreaking havoc on the items stored inside. Items sensitive to fluctuations in humidity or temperature, like wooden or leather furniture, wine, electronics and art should be stored in a climate controlled storage unit. All our climate controlled storage units are located indoors, making them truly climate controlled.

Storage Tip Number 3: Feel Safe Knowing You are Renting with the Best

It is understandable to feel slightly weary utilizing a storage unit for the first time. We understand that, which is why our facilities use the latest in surveillance and monitoring technology. For additional peace of mind, we also offer tenant insurance.

Are you Still Puzzled with Your Storage Questions?

At Tri-Village, we take the safety and security of your storage unit very seriously. Do you have more questions regarding your first-time storage unit rental? Contact us! We have staff on-site ready to answer any of the questions you may have about renting a storage unit for the first time!

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