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5 Things to Consider When Choosing Self-Storage Units

When you are choosing self-storage units there are a number of factors to consider.  You want to ensure that you make an informed, well-researched decision. 1.
You want to ensure that you choose a location that is close to home or work, so that you can easily access your belongings when you need them.  Also, you want to choose a location that has convenient hours. Some self-storage facilities are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you work shifts or nights, then being able to access your storage space at all times of the day is truly important. Also, consider whether or not you will be able to access your storage facility during holidays. 2. Size of Unit There are a number of different unit sizes that you will be able to choose from.  When you are making your decision consider the amount that you need to store and remember that you will want to still have room to walk around the storage space so you can access all your belongings easily. Most storage facilities have units ranging from 5x5 (25 square feet), which is a closet size space to 10x40 (400 square feet) which is larger than a two car garage. 3. Security Features You definitely want to ensure that your belongings and valuables are safe in your storage unit so you want to ask questions about the type of security features that are available at each facility you are considering.  Common security features include:

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

4. Climate-Controlled Some storage facilities offer the option of climate-controlled units, usually at an extra charge.  Depending on what you are storing, climate-controlled units may be necessary.  For example, if you are storing electronics, art work or antiques you want a climate controlled unit to protect your valuables from the damage caused by temperature changes. 5. Price You need to consider your budget when choosing a unit.  Certainly the cheapest unit is not always the best, however you need to ensure the unit you choose is affordable. Weigh what you can afford against the features that are important to you (like security) and shop around until you are able to find the best mix of features and price. 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 about the variety of self-storage spaces, unit sizes and features we offer, including climate-controlled units.

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Milton, ON


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Acton, ON


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Richmond Hill

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360 Newkirk Rd,

Richmond Hill,  ON


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3015 Southorn Road

Coldwater, ON


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