“Storage units” is a general term to describe any large container that can help clear up room in your home or business. Renting storage units has gained popularity in the past thirty years as a means to free up floor space to make renovations or undergo other large projects. It is valuable to note, though, that not all storage units are created equal and there are definitely some key things to look for to make sure you’re getting everything you need out of your investment.
What Makes a Good Storage Unit
While this question may sound a bit vague or subjective, the plain and simple answer is a good storage unit accomplishes the goals you need it to. Your goals may vary depending on your project scope, but we’ve outlined a few suggestions that seem to be recurring topics.
When In Doubt, Think Bigger
For many homeowners and business owners, one of the biggest issues with any renovation or staging project is always the space needed to make these projects happen. What may seem like a condensed grouping of items or belongings has a tendency to spread out and take up more space than originally intended once these items start being moved into the storage unit. Therefore, one of the key qualities to look for in a storage unit is excess space. If you think a 10-foot storage unit would suffice for your project, chances are you might want to consider a 20-foot storage unit just to be on the safe side. The same idea applies to items that you believe would fit in a 20-foot container, to be totally sure everything will fit aim bigger so you aren’t caught short in terms of space. To find out how much space you’ll need for your storage container, use our easy-to-use storage space calculator.
What is the Price of the Storage Unit?
Nothing puts a halt to prospective projects faster than a large price tag. It is wise to make sure you evaluate all your options before starting a project to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible for your storage unit. While many gravitate towards familiar brands in the storage industry, it might not be the best choice for your wallet. Oftentimes, name brand companies will carry unforeseen expenses which will add up despite any “deal” being made. Making sure the price paid for the amount of storage space you’re getting in your storage unit is crucial to make sure you are making an educated decision about your storage unit company.
We’ve listed the space specifications and pricing of all of our available storage units below. After a delivery charge of $99, the price you see is the price you pay for your portable storage units when you work with A.B. Richards:
On-site Storage Units vs. Off-site Storage Units
One other huge thing to take into consideration when choosing your storage units is to decide where you are looking to hold your things. To say that there are many storage facilities that would like to have your business would be one of the largest understatements of the industry.However, what these facilities cannot offer with their storage units is the convenience of having access to your personal or business belongings at a moment’s notice. Depending on what your particular project will encompass, you might have to store some things that you need on a fairly regular basis. Then ask yourself this: do you really want to drive to and from the self-storage facility in order to retrieve your things from the storage unit? Wouldn’t it be better to have them right on your own property or location of choice?
At the end of the day, it is your call to make, but if you’re on the fence as to whether or not you might need the items you plan on storing you should probably keep them on-site for your own convenience.
Ready to Rent Your Storage Unit Today?
Ready to start the process of acquiring a storage unit for your home or business? We’re excited to hear from you to help you with all your needs for storage. As one of the leading storage unit rental businesses in the northeast, we’ve had over 30 years of experience in helping our customers get exactly what they need for on-site storage. We’ll work with you to find out what project you need a storage unit for and suggest the product we think will work best for you. We’ll also find out any other specific details and limitations to make sure everything we do works with your budget and time frame.
If you’d like to get your storage unit today please give us a call at (800) 597-5971 or fill out our contact form for a FREE quote today. We look forward to hearing from you and helping in any way we can!