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What should I ask a storage company?

What should I ask a storage company?

10 Questions to Ask Before Renting a Storage Unit

  1. What are the hours of access?
  2. Do you offer climate controlled storage?
  3. What do you do for security?
  4. What do you do for pest control?
  5. What fees do I need to pay in addition to rent?
  6. What discounts and specials are available?
  7. Do you offer online bill pay and/or auto pay?

What self-storage means?

self-service storage
Self storage (a shorthand for “self-service storage,” and also known as “device storage”) is an industry that rents storage space (such as rooms, lockers, containers, and/or outdoor space), also known as “storage units,” to tenants, usually on a short-term basis (often month-to-month).

What is the purpose of self-storage?

Self-storage is essentially an extension of your garage or shed; a clean, dry and secure space located in a storage facility used to store your belongings for as long as necessary. Most storage companies including U-Haul rent self-storage units on a month-to-month basis so you only pay for the time you need.

Why is it called self-storage?

Self-storage is short for “self-service storage” Then, you move your own stuff to the unit. Because you’re responsible for taking care of this step, this method of storage is known as “self-service storage,” hence the shortened term “self-storage.”

How long do people keep storage units?

Storage Unit Rental Duration

Average rental duration 14 months
7 – 12 months 17%
1 – 2 years 21%
3 – 5 years 15%
6 – 10 years 6%

Is self-storage a good business?

Self-storage is the best business there is for the small investor. It has all the benefits of a real estate play and few of the drawbacks associated with traditional investment real estate. It’s also an operating business with very predictable cash flow.

What is the most popular storage unit size?

10-by-10 feet
According to IBISWorld, the most popular storage unit size is 10-by-10 feet. 10-by-20 is a close second and then 10-by-15. 5×5 storage units are the least popular standard storage unit size.

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