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Choosing a Storage Facility

1. Size of Storage Unit

First of all you need to know what exactly you are going to store to determine the size and design of the storage unit. Make sure you get the right kind of storage, otherwise you are just wasting your money and effort. If you rent a unit too big for your stuff, then you’ll also have to pay for the unused space. But choosing something too small means soon you’ll have to move your items to a more suitable storage unit so that you could comfortably store everything from your list. It would be great if the storage facility had a wide range of sizes from 5x5 to 10x30.

2. Location of Facility

Considering how close you need your storage facility to be is also quite essential. A self-storage unit located right in the city will surely cost more than the one outside of town. If you are not planning to regularly visit the facility, then you can save some money by choosing the storage unit outside of your local area.

3. Overall Facility Condition

You should definitely pay attention to the state of the storage facility. There is no place for litter, dirt or mess on the territory of the storage units. The way the property manager takes care of the facility and containers shows his attitude to the customers. Clean and well-maintained units can guarantee that the storage facility staff will take care for tenants’ items in the same manner.

4. Decent Security

There is no doubt that you want your stuff to be safe and secure when you lock them in a storage container. So you need to make sure the storage facility you choose offers a good security level to protect storage units. A secure self storage facility should have a gate with computerized access, security fencing, special security locks, video surveillance, good lighting. It is also preferred to have an onsite manager living on the premises who will monitor the activity throughout the storage facility.

5. 24/7 Access

Be aware that not every self-storage facility provides 24/7 access to the container. Rules may vary from one facility to another. Some storage units allow you round-the-clock access, while others have limited hours. So if you want to have a 24/7 access to your belongings, you should take this point into consideration.

6. Climate controlled unit

This point should be taken into account if you are going to store some valuable items that could suffer from humidity, dust or heat. Climate controlled storage facilities are able to keep the temperature within certain limits and control the humidity level. Such storage units are ideal for storing your family antique furniture, electronics, furs, documents or computer equipment.

Milton Location

James Snow Storage

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

James Snow Storage

360 Newkirk Rd,

Richmond Hill,  ON


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Coldwater Location

James Snow Storage

3015 Southorn Road

Coldwater, ON


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