There are many questions to ask yourself before deciding to use a local storage facility. Which one should I choose? How much space do I need? What is a good rate that I should pay? Is the added space worth the cost? These are all good questions to ask and consider before making a decision.
But, generally speaking, we find that the overall benefits of the added space is well worth most of the hassle you may experience.
Why Choose a Self Storage?
There are a number of reasons that any individual or business in the Little Rock area might consider obtaining a self storage unit. It seems just over time we accumulate “more stuff.” For example, we start a new hobby and along with the hobby comes a new Skeeter boat. Or, a married couple has kids, who need to be clothed and accumulate toys. Then closest space in the house is at a “premium.” Furthermore, successful businesses will grow and sometimes that growth demands a solution for storing additional files and equipment. Some of those reasons are out lined below.
If you find yourself one day wondering where you’re going to put the next item entering your life, you may want to consider renting a self storage unit simply to reduce “clutter.” There may be many valid reasons for keeping everything you have accumulated and a storage unit may be a wise place to keep these things safely – such as family memorabilia, family documents like past tax returns, family heirlooms and all those toys you bought for your children that they have now grown out of. Businesses will also find renting a storage unit is a good idea for archiving company documents and other items not needed on a day-to-day basis at the office, thus reducing business clutter.
Storage Units Are Safer Than Offices Or Homes
Many times, storage units are actually much safer than an office or home, simply because these businesses are in an industry that prides itself upon providing a safe environment. This means they usually take advantage of the up-to-date security technology that may not be affordable for home or business use. There are not too many individuals, families or businesses that can afford high-quality, high tech surveillance cameras, gated entries, expensive exterior lighting that keeps the area lit brighter than a summer, sunny day. Can you afford to hire security guards to patrol your facility? Sure, you may be able to afford an in-home security system, but what’s protecting all that stuff in your backyard storage shed or the boat sitting on the side of the house? Additionally, what would happen to all those documents, computers with all the stored digital information, if a fire broke out at your business location? Obtaining a self storage unit gives users the benefits for extra added security that they typically do not enjoy.
Personal Safety Might Be An Issue As Well
Storage also provides users with peace of mind for keeping hazardous, yet legal, materials away from curious children or curious employees. Although a homeowner may be quite the crafty person, but all those expensive power tools sitting in the garage might prove to be a temptation to young and curious minds. Having an inexpensive mini storage unit away from your property where you could store such tools will keep children safe from a potential accident. The same can be said for employees working in your office environment where the mere act of storing boxes, equipment or furniture might prove to be hazardous.
Where Do I Park My Tank?
Well, you may not actually have the need to park a tank, but many individuals, families and businesses do possess large items that need to be safely secured since they are not typically used on a daily basis. A good example might be ownership of a vintage antique car. Or perhaps you need to store his and her motorcycles during off-season, and there is no room for them in your home garage. Businesses might find it a difficult chore keeping large pieces of equipment or tradeshow displays at an office location just waiting for its next use. Businesses might even have a need to park a mobile trailer somewhere when it’s not in use instead of leaving it in the company parking lot.
Insurance Is Usually Available As Added Protection
Users renting a storage unit may be required to take out insurance on the items being stored. Don’t be surprised when you find out self storage insurance for your valuable items may be quite less expensive to obtain through a storage facility then adding the same coverage on your homeowner’s, renter’s or business insurance policy.
Consider renting storage space whether you need a place to park your RV or a room to put your teenager’s furniture until your child moves back in with you later on in your life.