Moving to another state is a complicated and demanding process, which is why it is of utmost importance that you have a detailed plan long before the actual move. Nonetheless, sometimes, no matter how hard we try to make sure everything goes according to plan, something can come up and change our initial idea. For that reason, you need to be prepared for that to happen, too. So, in case your new cozy home is not ready for you to move into it when planned for this reason or another, you will need a safe place to store your belongings, i.e., you will need to rent a storage unit. Should that happen, it will be useful to know a couple of things about these facilities. First of all, keep in mind that there is a difference between self-storage and full-service storage:

Self-storage

In this case, you are the one who’s responsible for delivering your stuff to the storage. It is advisable to document your items, too, which is, again, left for you to do when you ask for self-storage. Compared to full-service storage, this is the more affordable option. Plus, you get to pick up your stuff anytime you want.

Full-service storage 

When you choose full-service storage, your moving company will be the one to pick up your stuff and deliver them to a storage unit. This is a good option in a sense that it can save you some precious time during the hectic relocation process. When it comes to documenting your stuff, the movers are in charge of that, too.

If you have never rented a storage unit before, you might be wondering how to make sure that you have made the right choice. Don’t worry – we have singled out some of the most crucial factors that you should take into account when choosing a storage facility. Take a look at the list:

– Climate control

– Accessibility

– Overall safety and security

– Video monitoring

– Number of locks

– In-person surveillance

– Online reviews of the facility

The price of the storage service usually depends on the quantity and time, i.e., how many boxes you want to store and for how long.

As for the size of the storage, these are the most commonly offered dimensions: 5’x5’, 5’x10’, 10’x10’, 10’x15’ and 10’x20’ storage units. Of course, you can find a larger one if necessary.

Last but by no means least, you should think about the insurance before you rent a storage unit. First, make sure all your items are properly insured, and then you can leave them there for as long as you need. God forbid, some of your things might get damaged or even stolen while in storage, which is why you want to have them insured just in case, believe us.

We hope that you’ve learned some useful pieces of information that will come in handy should you need storage service at some point. For more moving tips, feel free to contact Cross Country Movers Group anytime you want.

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