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Everyone wants a neat, clutter-free space to live and work.  A storage unit is an affordable way to make more room for yourself in your living or working space while keeping those necessary, but seldom used itemseasily accessible. 

When you are looking for a self-storage unit there are a number of factors you should consider such as location, price and amenities.  However, security and accessibility are really two must haves for every storage unit.

You want to ensure that your belongings and valuables will be safe in your storage facility.  You should find a storage company with a good reputation and plenty of positive testimonials. If you don’t trust the owners and staff of your storage unit, you may as well store your items in a stranger’s garage.

Some security features you will want to look out for when considering a storage company include:

  • 24 hour video surveillance and monitoring of the entire facility
  • Daily facility checks by staff
  • Electronically controlled gates that can only be opened with a pass key or access code
  • Motion sensors
  • Fire prevention alarms and equipment
  • Optional individual alarms on each storage unit
  • Well-lit facilities to make moving at night time safe and secure
  • On site security staff

Accessibility is another important consideration when choosing a storage company. You want to ensure you have access to your belongings whenever you need them.  However, some storage companies will only provide you access to your unit at certain times of the day, so be careful about accessibility, especially if you work odd hours or shifts.  When looking for accessibility at a storage facility, consider:

  • Do they offer 24-hour access, 7 days a week?
  • Can you access your storage unit on holidays?
  • Is the location of the storage company close to home and easy to access from highways or major roads?
  • Is the storage unit on street-level?  If not, you may have to lug heavy items up stairs or wait in line for use of an elevator
  • Are dollies and carts available to help you move items into and out of your storage unit?
  • Are driveways and roadways on the storage facilities’ grounds wide enough to easily accommodate large trucks, moving vans, RVs or transport trailers?

When you are choosing a storage facility certainly location and price are important, however good security and accessibility of your storage unit will provide ease of mind and make your life a little easier. 

At James Snow Parkway Self-Storage you’ll find that we make your snow storage experience safe, accessible and easy.  Request pricing information or contact a James Snow Parkway Self-Storage representative for more information. 

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Richmond Hill,  ON


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3015 Southorn Road

Coldwater, ON


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