Helpful Hints For Choosing The Right Type Of Storage Unit

When it comes to storage solutions, using a storage unit is an ideal way to keep belongings safe and secure when they are away from your home or business address. However, with so many different types of storage unit solutions on offer, which is option is going to suit your needs? Here are a few helpful hints to narrow down which storage unit is going to work best for you.

Outdoor Versus Indoor Units

The first choice you need to make is between an outdoor or an indoor type of unit, and when it comes to storage solutions, the type of goods you will store helps determine which of these unit types best suits your needs.

An outdoor storage unit has the advantage of being right next to a driveway, allowing you to drive up to the door to unload the possessions going into storage. Therefore, if you are storing bulky items like furniture, or you have a lot of boxes to move in, then the lack of distance between the transport vehicle and the unit means this choice is ideal.

An indoor storage unit has the benefit that weather never affects what you want to do at your unit. If you decide in the future that you want to rearrange the shed to fit in more items, then you can unpack everything out into the hall while you work — it does not matter if you are in Queensland with the pouring rain of a summer storm or you are watching it snow in Tasmania, the weather does not have an impact on what you need to do.

Climate Controlled Or Not

If you choose an indoor unit, then the next thing you need to decide is whether you want a climate-controlled one. This option is more expensive than renting a unit that does not have climate control installed in it. The interior hallways of indoor storage buildings are air-conditioned and heated for year-round comfort when you visit your unit. However, climate control is a separate option only available to some indoor units. Climate control means strict control of the temperature within your unit, and it is done to reduce the possibility of moisture buildup. Therefore, if you wish to store items such as documents, artwork or fabrics, which are easily damaged by moisture, then a climate-controlled storage unit is an ideal choice.

Use these hints to help you decide which is the most appropriate storage solution for your needs and then call your local storage unit provider to arrange a time to tour the facility and discuss your needs.