I recently had to move to a smaller apartment. I’ll spare you the details, but I’m hoping to be able to move back into a larger apartment in maybe 4 or 6 months.
In the meantime, I don’t have enough room to put all my stuff and I’m not sure what to do. There’s a couple of things I could do without, I think I’ll try to sell or donate them, but I also have a lot of things I really want to keep. But I don’t have enough space.
My friend told me I should consider self storage, but I’m really not sure. I’m afraid it will be too expensive… and what if someone breaks into my storage unit and steals my stuff?
Has any of you ever paid for self storage? If so, how did it go?
RachelParticipantTopics: 8 Replies: 63
I’ve never used self storage before, but I think as long as you choose your self storage facilities carefully, it should be fine. Maybe make some research online, and read reviews from previous customers.
Reputable self storage companies know that safety is important to their customers, so they should be able to do what it takes to protect their belongings.
RudyMemberTopics: 5 Replies: 43
I already used self storage a year ago, as I was relocating my office. We bought a self storage unit from Storage City, and we kept our furniture and documents in there for a month and a half. Everything went great, we had no worries at all. They even provided us with some storage boxes, and we had access to a free truck to carry our things to our new office.
So according to my own experience, self storage is safe, and it’s a convenient solution. If you choose a reliable company, you should be just fine. It will be much better than just stacking up boxes in your apartment for months.
Thank you. But I’m concerned about how much it could cost me, though. I had to move into a smaller apartment mostly for money-related reasons, so my budget is tight.
What’s nice with self storage facilities is that you can choose the size of storage unit you need. If you only have a few boxes to store, you’ll only pay for a small storage unit.
I can’t really give you an idea of how much it could cost you to store your things for a few months, since it depends on the company and the size of the unit you choose. The best thing you can do is ask for a few different quotes from self storage facilities in your area, and then choose the best one.
I hope that helps!
Yes, thank you. I’ll start looking around.
But I have a few things that are sensitive to cold temperature and humidity. The cold season is coming, will that be a problem?
It shouldn’t be too much of a problem, I’m pretty sure most self-storage facilities have climate controlled units, so if you have anything that’s sensitive to humidity, or anything that’s fragile, it should be just safe.
Ok, thank you!
OliverParticipantTopics: 2 Replies: 40
I had a bad experience with self storage a few years ago… We rented a small unit to put a few boxes in, we just didn’t want to keep them at home anymore but we also didn’t want to get rid of them.
After a few months we went to check on our things, and as we got inside our unit two of our boxes were open, and there was some stuff on the floor! We checked carefully but nothing seemed to be missing… it was still terrifying, we have no idea what happened!
But after the incident we learned that a few other people had dealt with the same kind of situation at this facility… And that’s why it’s important to choose a reliable self storage company!
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