So you’ve made the decision to use a self-storage unit to house the personal or business related items you don’t have space for at home or at the office. The next question is, which storage facility will you use? While there are plenty of locations to choose from in the Phoenix area, you’ll want to be sure to find one that is convenient to where you live and has the amenities you are looking for.
Most storage facilities offer a range of benefits and extras to entice you to choose their location, however, there are some amenities that are more important than others. Here are 3 must-haves your next storage facility should offer:
1. Extended Hours
One of the biggest advantages of storing your possessions in a storage unit is being able to access those items whenever you need them. Make sure that your storage facility offers generous hours of access so that you can get to your unit when you need to. You’ll want to be sure they are open 7 days a week and that you can get to your unit past normal office hours. It doesn’t do you much good to store your stuff at a place that shuts down at 5:00pm everyday. If you work until 5:00, you have no chance to get into your storage unit until the weekend. You can avoid this by making sure your storage facility offers extended hours.
2. Climate Control Options
Depending on what you will be storing and what time of the year you will be accessing your storage unit, you may want to consider a facility that offers climate control units. These units are kept at an average temperature that is not too hot in the summer and not too cold in the winter. Temperature control in your storage unit can be a huge benefit if you are storing items that may be affected by extreme heat or cold. The summer months here in Phoenix can get very hot. If you will be moving your possessions in or out of your storage unit during the summer, a climate-controlled unit will help you to avoid the overwhelming heat. While you may not always need an indoor storage unit with temperature control, but it’s definitely nice to have the option.
3. Solid Security
Most of the storage facilities in the Phoenix area are equipped with at least some security measures to keep your possessions safe. Be sure to ask questions about the extent of the security at whichever storage facility you are considering so you feel confident storing your items there. Some of the most important security features would be computerized gate controls, digital video surveillance, alarms on all units, good lighting, and daily lock checks by on-site resident managers. You shouldn’t have to worry about any of your items going missing or lost when you store them at a secure storage facility.
Arizona Storage Centers offers all 3 of these must-haves at our Glendale location, Cactus Self Storage. It’s our goal to convince you that we care as much about your belongings as you do.
To learn more about our rates and availability, call us at 480-386-6022.