If you need extra space for furniture storage, there are several factors you’ll want to consider. How long will you be storing furniture? How large will the unit need to be to accommodate your furniture? How secure will your belongings be while in storage? What is your budget for furniture storage? How accessible is the unit? Read on for help answering these questions so you know how to find the best unit for your belongings.
How Long Do You Need to Store Furniture?
People generally store furniture for one of several main reasons. They are between homes or offices, they are downsizing their home or office, or they are renovating their home or office. This typically means that people need short-term storage. If that is the case, you will want to look for a storage unit that offers month-to-month rentals, with no minimum contract requirements. If you do your research, you may even find a storage unit that will pro-rate your rent if you move out early.
You should also confirm that a storage facility offers convenient online payments and autopayments. These options both come in handy during moves, and if you’re storing furniture because you’re traveling for an extended period.
What Size Unit Do You Need for Furniture Storage?
Some storage companies offer dozens of sizes of storage units, which can make determining the right size confusing. Other companies may only offer large storage units designed for furniture storage, which can make life easier. After all, even furniture from a large home can fit easily in an 8’ x 40’ storage unit, often with plenty of room to spare.
How Secure Will Your Items Be in Storage?
When picking the right unit for furniture storage, be sure to tour the storage facility, or contact the business to inquire about security features. Are the units in a gated facility? Does the property control access to the units? Do they provide onsite security personnel? Are security cameras visible and plentiful?
Finally, consider the security of each unit. Can they be accessed from other storage units? Are there removable panels?
What is Your Budget for Your Storage Unit?
Renting storage space can be expensive if you select a company that charges higher rates and requires a minimum rental contract. If you only need furniture storage briefly, there is no need to break the bank. Look for a storage unit that offers low rates, and month-to-month terms.
Is the Storage Unit on the Ground Floor with Direct Access?
The last things you want to deal with when putting your furniture into storage are stairs or elevators. When you need to store your furniture, especially for short periods, it is best to find a storage facility that offers ground-level entry and allows you to drive and park right in front of your unit.
Lane County’s Most Affordable, Secure Storage for Furniture
Chambers Connector Storage offers shipping cargo container storage units that are well-lit, watertight, and constructed of stainless steel. Our cargo containers are available in 8’ x 20’ and 8’ x 40’ to accommodate all your furniture. We offer month-to-month rentals and prorate your payments so that you never pay for days you don’t use your storage unit. To learn more, send us a message or call 541-302-8060.