Whether a person needs a mini storage unit or a large climate controlled storage space, public storage units may be answer. Such units might be rented for as little as a month or as long as five years in some cases. These can vary in prices, usually though, the large climate controlled storage spaces are the most expensive.
Before deciding on a particular size of storage rental it is important to estimate the amount of space needed. A houseful of furniture will require even more storage area than just a few rooms packed very compactly. In the calculations be sure and add a small amount of clearance so that air can circulate throughout the unit.
Once that is done, then the person can decide if they want a climate controlled unit. Although, climate controlled units may cost a little more they can protect furniture and other items from heat and cold. Delicate electronic items may require a climate controlled unit to protect them properly.
While storage facilities can hold just about anything, they are not suitable for some types of storage. Illegal substances are obviously not allowed. Flammable liquids as well can pose a hazard in an enclosed space. Additionally, these units are not suitable for plants or pets.
For a single item or just a few small items, an individual may consider a mini storage unit. They can be as compact as necessary but usually do not have the largest storage spaces available. The price of these may be more attractive if they suit the space requirements.
Of course, larger items such as Boats and RVs may also need to be placed in public storage Atlanta facilities if space is not available to suitably park or shelter them at home. There are specialized RV and boat storage facilities, which many boat and RV owners use to store their recreational vehicles while not in use. In addition, a neighborhood storage facility may be suitable for the smaller recreational vehicle.
When leaving any personal belongings of value within a storage facility it is wisest to have them insured. Some storage companies offer an insurance which although not the least expensive alternative can defray some of the costs in case of the unforeseen. In addition, some self-storage facilities also offer round the clock security, which may bring the renter some peace of mind.
When packing items for placement within a unit it is always wisest to think from the ground to the ceiling. The heaviest and least frequently needed items belong on the bottom in the back. Ideally, the storage unit will be packed on partially full leaving enough room for air to circulate. On top of the heaviest items, the lighter things can be placed in back if they are not likely to be needed.
In the front of the storage unit is where the Christmas tree that is in storage but still needed, might go. In the front is a good place for seasonal items placed in the unit to conserve space. Delicate items should be marked and double padded. China might benefit from the usual packing and padding and then placement in a larger sturdier wooden box. Labeling each box s very important in a storage unit where several layers of items might have to be pulled in order to locate the box needed.