Whether you are enquiring, thinking about renting a storage unit or have been toying with the idea for awhile, there are some important things to keep in mind before signing on the dotted line. There are so many options as to what different types of rental spaces are on offer, here at Lock up Garages, we aim to help you find the perfect storage option for you and your individual needs. Lock-up Garages are a great alternative to self-storage warehouses; cheaper, convenient and the best alternative for additional storage space. Finding the ideal storage unit is crucial so here are a few things you may need to know before renting your own space.
What are you planning to store?
Lock up garages and storage units offer a variety of uses and options for any need or requirement. Whether wanting to use it to store vehicles, paperwork, furniture or turn it into a lovely studio space for your artistic talent, be sure to make this clear on enquiring. Be sure of what you are going to store and stick to that purpose, don’t rent a larger spaced unit with the intent to fill it over time, just choose what you need.
Price is always an important factor to consider when renting anything, find a suitable space that will meet your consumer needs but won’t leave you struggling. Are you getting what you want for the price? You may need drive-up and parking access, a certain location or particular size. Address your requirements and stick within your budget!
Space, Size, Location
Explore the options on offer and be sure you have exactly what you need from the chosen storage space. Whether using it as a workshop, art studio or additional domestic storage, the facilities will need to be appropriate for the usage. Larger options are great if you are going to access the unit on a regular basis, giving you enough space to walk around, move things and make the surroundings liveable if using it for another purpose than storage. Location is important, consider whether you will need easy access, within walking or driving distance and how often. If moving home or property, it may be a good idea to rent a garage nearer to your new location, saving on petrol and making the same trip back and forth.
Most places don’t offer independent property insurance, so be sure to check whether your home insurance covers goods that are stored offsite. Insurance is a great idea on such an investment; consider the garage an additional part of your home.