Renting storage is a great way to free up space inside your home and office by storing goods at an off-site location. There are a few things that you should know before entering into a rental agreement to avoid potential problems down the road.


Accessibility is a major deal point when renting out a unit. Make sure that you have access by being able to unlock the gates to the property and the lock to your specific unit, in the event that you need access in the off hours or late at night. You also want to make sure that the site is secure and well lit, and if possible, monitored by video surveillance to keep unauthorized people from getting access to your unit.


If you are storing valuables inside the unit, you will want to make sure that you take out an insurance policy on the goods. Many storage units do not offer their own insurance on goods contained within units stored on the property, so check with your home insurance provider. You could also call around the various insurance providers in the area and inquire about renters insurance for goods stored offsite to ensure you have proper coverage. Make sure that the policy covers theft, fire, and the elements to cover you in the event that rain, snow or a storm damages your property.


Price is always a determining factor in every decision, but understand that the price will be determined by the size and location of the unit, and whether the unit has any type of climate control. A unit that you can drive right up to and unload goods into is more expensive than one that is in the middle of the building without a lot of space for a moving truck to back up or pull in to. A climate controlled space will also heat up or cool down depending on the temperature outside to prevent the weather from damaging the good contained within the unit. If you have valuable goods being stored then climate control is a must in order to keep the goods in pristine condition and prevent them from warping.

Considering the items outlined above will give you a good idea of what type of unit that you will need. Consider all these points and talk them over with a location storage facility like Easy Self Storage & The Archive Center to find a unit that is right for you.