So you’re moving to Palm Beach, Florida and need a self-service storage unit while you try to settle all your things in? Finding the right self-storage space can be a difficult task, as they are available in a wide range of sizes and a wide variety of features, which means there are a lot of options to consider. Evaluating your storage needs will help determine the best choice and value for you. Here are a few questions to consider when selecting self-storage:
What items are you moving into self-storage?
Taking an inventory or making a list of all the items you plan to store will not only help you estimate how big your space should be, but it will also help you avoid forgetting anything. If you can, measure your furniture and approximate the number of boxes you’ll have to get an idea of how much space you will need. Be sure to take note of which items can and cannot be stacked. It does get warm here in Palm Beach Gardens, so if you are storing delicate items, you may want to consider getting a climate-controlled unit.
Where do you want your storage unit?
Researching the different facilities throughout the city will help you make the best decision for your situation. We recommend reading online reviews and speaking to family and friends about storage facilities they have had success with. If proximity is important to you, finding a facility in your neighborhood provides convenience and easy accessibility.
What features do you need from your storage facility?
While it may be tempting to choose the lowest price, consider what additional features you might need. Some lower-priced companies might not provide climate-controlled units, door alarms, drive-up access, 24-hour access, or video surveillance. Once you have narrowed your choices, visit the facilities, and take a tour of the storage units. On-site tours give you a better idea of the unit size you will need and the quality of the features the company provides.
If you require any more help with finding adequate storage and looking for new real estate in the South Florida area, send us a note and we’ll connect you with one of the best realtors on our team.