How to Choose the Right Storage Unit for Your Needs

If you have more possessions than space, then you may have considered a storage unit. However, the world of self-storage is a big place, so you may need some help deciding on the best storage unit for you. This is where we come in.

In this guide, we’ll be detailing everything you need to do to be confident in choosing the right storage unit for your needs.

Before You Start Looking for A Storage Unit

There are a couple of things you need to do even before you look for a storage unit. Making sure you know what your needs actually are- what you need to store, how long for, and why you need storage is the best place to start.

Compiling a list of what you need to store is important, and will help you narrow down your storage options. When you are doing this, it’s always best to walk around with your list so you can note down exactly what you want to store and any details about the items, for example, if something is an unusual shape, or if something has particular care instructions.

It’s also recommended to know how long you want to store the items for, and how often you’d like to access them, as this can inform your decision of the location of the storage unit as well as the size and price.

Looking for Storage Units

When you have narrowed all this information down, you will be ready to start looking for storage units. When you do this, there will be four major factors that help you make your decision; price, size, security, and location.

Security is obviously a huge priority when looking for storage units, and we would recommend choosing a storage unit company that takes your security seriously. Our storage units are equipped with state-of-the-art security systems, including 24 hour CCTV monitoring, so you can have peace of mind that your valuables are in good hands.

Location can also be an important factor when looking for storage units; especially if you will be planning on rotating the items out of the unit periodically, for example, Christmas decorations. It can also be a huge time saver upon your initial trip to the storage unit.

Storing your items can be expensive, so naturally, price is a huge consideration when choosing a storage unit. Many storage providers charge per square metre, so ensuring that you measure your items before starting your research is important. At Adam’s Selfstore, we will fit your items into the smallest possible unit to ensure that you only ever pay for the exact storage you need.

We also provide easy switch options if you feel you need more or less storage space. This is especially important if you want to store your items for a long time, because you will have to choose a unit with extra space for ventilation.

Choosing Your Storage Unit: the Checklist

So, you have looked around at what you want to store and researched some potential storage units, now what do you need to do? Before you make your purchase, here is a handy checklist to make sure you have the right storage unit for your needs.

Self-Storage for All Your Needs

Whatever you have to store, our modern storage units are the perfect place to keep your belongings safe in Birkenhead, Bolton and Liverpool. With 24 hour CCTV and a state of the art alarm system, our units are highly secure, so you can feel confident that your items will be well taken care of when you come to us.

Our units come in a wide variety of sizes, and from as little as £5 per week, and no contracts or tie-in periods, we have the perfect unit for you. Find out more about our storage units, and get a free quote today.