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What to Consider When Choosing a Storage Facility

When you are choosing a storage facility you should take a number of factors into consideration. There are a number of different options and choices available and you want to ensure that you are making an informed decision that has been well-researched.

Location Choose a location that is close to home or work.  A storage facility close to home means that you will be able to access your belongings more easily and can always get to them when you need to. Look for a storage company that offers convenient hours.  Ideally it would be nice if the facilities were open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as well as on holidays.  Depending on your work schedule you may need to access your space at different times of the day. Size of Unit With every storage company there are different unit sizes to choose from.  What should you consider when determining the size of unit you will need?

  • The amount that you need to store
  • Ensure there will be room to walk around the storage space

Security Features No matter which storage facility you decide to go with you must consider the types of security measures that they have in place.  Ask questions about the type of security features that are available at each facility you are considering so that you can rest assured that your belongings will be safe.  Common security features may include:

  • On-site staff who perform security checks
  • 24/7 video surveillance
  • Controlled access gates
  • Alarm systems
  • Alarms on individual units
  • Motion sensors

Climate-Controlled Units Climate-controlled units are available at some storage companies but usually cost extra.  You may need a climate-controlled unit depending on what you need to store.  Electronics, art work and antiques should all be placed in a climate controlled unit to protect them from the damage caused by temperature changes and extreme temperatures. Price It’s important to balance the price with the features that you can get for your storage unit.  Certainly you should stay within your budget but also keep in mind that the cheapest unit is not always the best choice. Weigh what you can afford against the features that are important to you (like security). James Snow Parkway Self-Storage offers secure, affordable year-round storage to the Milton and Coldwater areas.  With our 24-hour security and access you can rest assured your belongings will be safe and easily accessible whenever you need them. Contact a James Snow Parkway Self-Storage representative to learn more about the storage facility, rates and features we offer.

Milton Location

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8755 Holgate Crescent

Milton, ON


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Acton Location

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40 Commerce Crt 

Acton, ON


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Richmond Hill

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360 Newkirk Rd,

Richmond Hill,  ON


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Coldwater Location

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3015 Southorn Road

Coldwater, ON


Email: coldwater@jamessnowstorage.com