Although the houses in the many new residential areas that come up in Britain can be more attractive and economically designed and more energy efficient, they often lack enough storage space.
Families grow and change, and if you can not or do not want to move to a larger space and you are not ruthless, unsentimental minimalist, most households sooner or later will face the problem of too much stuff. It stretches from souvenirs and legends that keep glorious memories of household records and documents that you have to keep. Thats all you can not or do not want to get rid of, but you do not use much of it every day.
It overflows boxes in the guest room, under the beds and into the ceiling or in the garage so what do you do?
Rental of selfstorage space can be a useful and affordable solution.
I was talking to a Self Storage company to find out what to think about if you choose this option.
They can be summarized as location, how much access you have, cost and minimum rental time, a choice of sizes in the required space, security and insurance.
Heres a guide to the questions to ask when choosing the best selfcatering solution for your needs:
Location: Most people prefer to store their valuables somewhere near where they live or work. You do not need access to them often, but it helps you to quickly and easily access them when you do.
Access: We all live during juggling, family needs and the like. You could come to your belongings at home when you have free time in the evening, at the weekend or in the late evening. Access to 24 hours with, for example, your own security code for access when there is no staff around is perfect.
Security: Is the place well lit, properly alerted and somewhere reasonably open, so not a simple destination for an burglary? Within the storage facility, you want to be sure that your property is stored in a lockable or lockable drawer so that you only have access to the content.
How much space you need: A flexible selfstorage facility can offer you a variety of options.
If you only needed space to store paperwork in the family and household such as house actions, account statements, product and service agreements, maybe the childrens education records, certificates, trophies, and the like, you probably need only a cupboard. A onemeter cube will take about eight plastic boxes or some suitcases. 200 cubic feet will take a small amount of furniture, say a roomy if youre redecorating. The content of the average wooden house would fit into a larger unit of about 100150 m