Frequently Asked Questions About Storage Units
There are several reasons people seek the benefits of a storage unit. Maybe you're in the process of moving or building a house and need a temporary solution for storing your furniture and appliances. Or, perhaps you want to declutter your space without necessarily getting rid of your stuff. Whatever the reason, a self-storage unit can provide space to store your belongings plus a host of additional amenities.
There are different types of storage solutions, depending on your needs and budget. Having a basic understanding of storage units can go a long way towards finding the perfect unit. Here are some common questions people ask when looking for the best storage solution for their needs:
What Should I Look for in a Storage Facility?
When choosing a storage unit, it's essential to get the most for your money. A suitable storage unit should have:
- Clean and well-maintained grounds
- A convenient location
- Reasonable hours of operation
- Room to grow
- Cameras and gated keypad access
- Various payment options
- Raving reviews from clients
Online reviews are a great place to learn what experience others have had and understand what type of services you can expect from a particular facility.
How Much Do Storage Units Typically Cost?
There's no blanket answer to this question as storage unit price varies depending on the unit's size, location, and availability. Be sure to compare quotes and amenities of different storage facilities to find the best Idaho storage facility for you.
Are Storage Units Better than Storage PODS?
When it comes to comparing PODS vs. storage units, we're a bit biased, but for a good reason. Self-storage units allow for more flexibility, convenience, and size options, not to mention that they don't conflict with HOA's.
What Size Storage Unit Do I Need?
The perfect storage unit size will depend on the amount of property you want to store. Storage companies offer differently sized units, from 5x5 units roughly the size of a closet to 40x40 for storing contents of an entire house. Idaho Storage Connection also has storage options for vehicles, RVs, and boats.
What Should You NOT Store in a Storage Unit?
The following is a list of items not to store in a storage unit:
- Food or perishables
- Hazardous materials like chemicals and gasoline
- Unregistered vehicles
A storage unit is also no place for a workshop, sleeping, or animal occupancy. We also advise against storing anything sentimental/irreplaceable.
What Happens if I Don't Pay for My Storage Unit?
Storage units are like apartments for your stuff; you pay, they stay. If you stop making payments, abandon the unit, or breach your rental agreement, the storage provider might fine you or follow local laws to repossess the unit. The facility owner will outline these repercussions in the rental contract, so read that carefully.
Do You Have More Questions About Storage Units?
At Idaho Storage Connection, we make storing your belongings as easy and hassle-free as possible. With some of the best-maintained, convenient, and budget-friendly facilities in Boise, Eagle, and Nampa, Idaho, we'll be honored to assist with your storage needs.
The above questions are a good primer for renting storage units, but this list is by no means exhaustive. There are several more questions you might have based on your storage needs. Contact us today for answers to other questions you might have and learn more about how the amenities of our facilities can benefit you.