10 Things to Consider Before Renting Self Storage in Queens

10 Things to Consider Before Renting Self Storage in Queens
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Stick To Your Budget

Before deciding to rent a Queens self storage unit, ask the manager how often they raise their rates, so you can factor that into your budget. If the price sounds reasonable ask the manager to put the numbers in writing.

Rents Due

Ask the manager when the rent is due and what your options are for paying the rent. Some self storage facilities have an online payment option or will allow you to prepare months in advance. Find a schedule that works best for you and stick to it.

Self Storage Facilities Don’t Cause Storms

If you are storing your items in a Queens self storage facility and you’re local to the facility, visit the storage facility after a rain storm. Storage facilities are not responsible for water damage, so taking some time out of your day to checking in on your belongings after a big storm could save you a lot of money in the end.

Your Storage Access

How often will you access your self storage facility. This will help you determine what size of self storage unit you will want to rent. If you plan on accessing your self storage unit often then you may want to rent a unit one size larger than recommended by the manager. When you access your facility you’ll want some extra room so you can move around freely without harming any of your belongings. If you won’t be frequenting your self storage unit, then you can rest assure that the unit size recommended by the manager will be the right size for your belongings. You may even want to rent a self storage unit one size smaller if you know how to safely pack and arrange the storage unit. Remember to place the items you think you’ll want to retrieve quickly near the front of the self storage unit. You may not have room to move around your storage unit but you will save some extra money month to month by renting a smaller unit.

Hidden Storage Fees

Some self storage facilities charge a deposit, which will be refunded once you’ve moved out, granted that you left the self storage facility intact, the way you found it. Before signing your lease ask the self storage facility manager about the cost of the deposit, if there is one, and if there are any additional hidden fees that will be tacked onto your bill in addition to your rental fee.

Access To A Moving Truck

If you don’t have access to a moving truck you may want to ask the Queens storage manager if they offer rental trucks or if there is anyone they recommendation. If the self storage facility is the one renting you the truck you may want to ask if there are any perks to renting a truck from them or if there are any fees they can wave for being a self storage customer.

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Storage Insurance

Insure the items that you are storing, check to see if your home owner’s or renter’s insurance policies cover you when your store your items in self storage, if not most Queens self storage facilities offer storage insurance when you sign your rental agreement.

Pack Smart

When packing your self storage unit, place your valuable items in the back of the unit.

Lock Down

Ask the self storage facility manager about security features that the self storage facility provides for their customers. Then go out and buy yourself a lock that cannot be cut by bolt cutters, if you need some advice of where to find one or which one to purchase you can always ask the manager.

Check The Storage Facility

Visit the Queens self storage facility and take a tour to check out the condition of the storage units and the security, make sure you feel secure in leaving your belongings in the self storage unit. Ask the self storage facility manager if they live on-site, so they can keep an eye on your belongings 24/7.

We at Moving Companies Queens is committed to aiding customers in finding self storage locations quickly and easily by providing storage unit locations and contact information for facilities around the country. Be sure to let the self storage, mini storage, public storage or mobile storage manager know where you found them on www.movingcompaniesqueens.com

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