Sometimes you need long-term storage for items that you can't or don't want in your home. Maybe a relative died, and you want to sort through that person's belongings instead of just calling a charity to take it all away. Or, maybe you're traveling and returning home occasionally, but not for long until you take off again. Whatever the reason, you need to care for that storage unit. While it's certainly possible to leave items in there for years unseen, it's better to go in occasionally just to ensure there are no surprises.
Is this your first experience with self-storage? Even though storage might seem simple, insiders know there are tips and tricks to making the most of this type of off-site option. Before you store, take a look at what first-timers need to know.
You're in Charge
Self-storage services are exactly what the name implies—storage services you are responsible for yourself. While some rental facilities provide full-service options at an additional charge, most require customers to move and organize everything themselves.