Different Types of Storage Units
Last Updated on: 30th September 2022, 10:29 pm
You want to rent a self-storage unit. However, it’s difficult for you to decide which unit is the best for you. As you may know, there are many options available.
Whether you want to store a collection of antiques, old documents, or you’re planning to move and need a temporary place to store some boxes. There are suitable storage units for you available.
Renting the right self-storage unit is important. You need to make sure the storage unit size is large enough so you can store all your belongings. Honor Storage will be able to recommend the best storage units for your needs.
Below you’ll find a list of different types of storage units, so you have an idea what to expect.
Outdoor Storage vs Indoor Storage
This is the first type of storage facilities we can discuss. Sometimes it doesn’t really matter if you choose an indoor or outdoor storage option. But here are some of the differences:
Outdoor storage options: these are generally used for vehicles. If you want to store a car, RV, dirt bike, tractor or a boat, it’s best to choose an outdoor option. Outdoor options work best for vehicle storage, as it’s easier to drive in and out of the storage unit.
Most of the time, these storage units will have better security features, such as guards and cameras, to keep your vehicle safe from vandalism and theft. Since vehicles require a lot of space, these types of units will be larger than most indoor options.
Indoor storage options: these are located inside a storage building. Usually it will be used to store documents, or smaller items that need to be stored during a move. It will also have several security measures in place to make sure those who enter the building and storage are allowed to enter. There are various storage sizes available and usually equipment can be provided to help you get your belongings.
Climate Controlled Units
Climate controlled units are storage units that protect your belongings from shifts in temperatures. Sometimes this can be important. For example if you have high-valued wooden furniture stored, it’s best to choose climate controlled units. Shifts in temperatures can cause warping of your furniture due to expansion and contraction.
Also, humidity and moisture issues can be a problem. Humidity can be a problem for items that are made of wood, metal or electronic devices. Even documents, book and art work can be damaged by humidity.
Climate and humidity control are very important if you are storing your items over a long period of time to avoid rust, mould and mildew.
Long Term vs Short Term
Lastly, you can choose how long you need the storage unit. Some people need long-term rentals for over a year, others just need storage for a day or two.
Most storage units can be available for long and short term. For example, Honor Storage rents storage units in time periods of a month in locations such as Santa Barbara and Ventura. So you can rent for just one month or do a complete year. It’s up to you.
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