How To Choose The Best Self-Storage Unit For You
Once you’ve made the decision that self-storage is the solution you need for somewhere to keep your belongings, you then need to establish what kind of unit is best for you. While you may want to get this over and done with quickly, it’s well worth your time to consider the best facility to fit your needs.
Here at PODS our goal is to provide you with the best assistance, leaving your experience as stress free as possible. Let’s face it, packing and moving is never going to be enjoyable, however, if you take into consideration a few of the following tips you can avoid some possible regrets.
Be clear about what you’re going to store
Do a thorough inventory of all your items and go over it with a fine toothcomb. Once you have your itemised list, it will give you a clear idea of how to calculate the size and type of unit you need. Remember that you’ll probably need room to move around inside your unit and perhaps do some work, so access to your contents shouldn’t be a nightmare. Nobody wants to have to constantly unpack and repack everything every time they need something. (Check out a few of these real-life stories as examples of what not to do!)
Giving thought to having a little extra room is always a good idea. Of course, packing supplies will need to be factored into the equation and PODS can deliver your boxes with your container order, or they can be picked up from each of our Secure Storage Centre locations. Find out more about pricing, ordering and delivery here.
Next on your checklist should be proximity
How often you’ll need to access your goods is another variable. It is important, however, to consider that sometimes a little extra travel time can be a worthwhile trade-off when it comes to the quality and security of the facility you choose. If your items are valuable enough to store, quality should top the perceived convenience of a sub-par site. PODS has secure storage centre locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.
Good security and monitoring are vital. Once again, if you’re going to the trouble of storing things, they are obviously important to you and making sure there is adequate security at the storage facility is vital. Check out what measures are in place and whether they meet what you consider to be an acceptable standard.
How you’ll be able to organise insurance should also be considered. Does your homeowner’s insurance policy cover items in a storage unit or do you need to organise extra cover? It may be more convenient to take advantage of insurance offered by the storage facility itself. PODS offer Contents Protection Cover whilst your items are in storage at a PODS Secure Storage Centre, giving you peace of mind in knowing that your belongings are protected. This can be done at the same time as booking your unit, saving both time and stress. Just be sure to check that any contract suits your needs and provides adequate coverage. Always review your contract so there are no nasty surprises should something untoward happen.
For more information specific to PODS, visit our site where our Frequently Asked Questions section will be sure to have the answers to any further details you need to consider. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, one of our Customer Service representatives will be more than happy to help you out.
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