So, you’ve decided that a lock up garage is the ideal storage solution, allowing you to clear out your home without ditching some of the items that you still love or giving you a handy halfway house whilst you’re in the process of moving. So far so good, but now comes the not-so-small matter of choosing a location. You might well be tempted to think that choosing where your lockup garage should be located is a pretty simple matter; it just needs to be close enough to your house for you to drive over there without any hassle.
Well, that is a big factor – you definitely don’t want to choose a storage space that’s halfway across the country unless you absolutely have to. But we’re pretty sure that you don’t need us to tell you that! However, the fact of the matter is that this isn’t the only thing that you should be taking into consideration; there are many other factors which could also be important. Here are just a few of the things, aside from distance from your home, which we think you should mull over before you make up your mind on a garage that’s right for you.
How Safe is the Neighbourhood?
No matter how secure a lockup garage is, it can lend extra peace of mind to know that the neighbourhood itself is also relatively friendly and crime-free; you don’t want to take the risk of leaving precious belongings in a crime hot spot – even if nothing happens to your goods, it’s never pleasant to have that lingering worry lurking in the back of your head.
Take a wander around the nearby streets to get a feel for how safe it seems or, for some more reliable information, take a look at published crime stats. Then, simply pick a garage in an area that doesn’t have a history you don’t like – job done.
What Amenities are Nearby?
Imagine that you’ve just spent several long hours transporting your belongings into your new storage container and now, well, you’re exhausted. From the bead of sweat on your forehead to the foot that’s going to sleep, you’re ready for a break – most importantly, a cup of tea and a hot bite to eat.
At this point, it can be handy to know that there’s somewhere to stop nearby, whether that’s a fast food restaurant or a local café. Of course, this isn’t going to be the most crucial thing that you consider, but you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of knowing in advance that once the hard day’s work is done, there’s somewhere to put your feet up before driving home – after all, you should never risk driving tired!
What does the Location Offer?
Of course, you should also think about the garages themselves – do they offer everything that you need? Some locations have limited access which can make it difficult to get to your belongings when you actually need them; this is why we offer 24 hour access across the 900 sites we currently have available for you to choose from. You might also want to think about additional factors, such as how close a garage is to a location such as work or your child’s school as well as home if there’s a likelihood that you might have to travel between the two!
With so many different garages currently on our books, we happy to say that we feel confident you’ll be able to fulfil every requirement that you have, finding the perfect site to store your goods. For large garage hire across the country, you’ve come to the right place, and if you want to find out any more information or talk to us about your needs then you’re more than welcome to contact us today, online or at 020 8882 8575.