6 Tips to Get Lucky When Choosing Your Storage Unit

Posted on: March 19, 2020 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage March 19, 2020

The demand for self-storage continues to grow, and now, an estimated one in ten U.S. households rent a storage unit. Storage facilities can experience a number of first-time customers who have never rented a unit before and do not know what makes up a quality storage facility, from all aspects such as service, safety, and convenience. You may be missing out on all that self-storage has to offer with your current facility! 


If you are one of these customers, or if you already rent a unit but are not satisfied with what all your facility offers, please read on to see what you should search for in a facility to ensure an excellent experience with self-storage. 



1. Drive-up access 



Who wants to walk a long way to get to their storage unit? Many storage facilities offer drive-up access, so you can save a lot of your precious time and energy. 



2. Concrete facility



It is extremely important that your facility is made of heavy duty concrete to ensure your items will be safe in your unit. People who live in areas that experience high rates of natural disasters. such as in Florida and California are highly encouraged to only find storage facilities made of concrete. 



3. 24/7 surveillance



There is no worse feeling than when you find out your precious items got stolen. However, with units under advanced 24/7 surveillance, you can verify the safety of your items. It is also a plus if your facility has signs warning potential burglars about the cameras, so they don’t attempt to break-in at all. 



4. Offers merchandise (sign up for free lock)



There are a number of storage facilities that offer high-quality storage packing supplies such as mattress bags, tape, markers, and most importantly, locks. We highly suggest finding a facility that at least offers locks on-site just in case you already loaded your items in your unit and forgot to bring your own one. At Lighthouse Storage, we even offer a free lock when you sign up on our website! 



5. Free moving truck



A lot of people who rent a storage unit for the first time are not aware that some storage facilities offer a free truck rental so you do not have to worry about taking multiple trips in your car or renting your own truck. When you are inquiring about different storage facilities, be sure to ask them if they offer this wonderful and very useful feature! 



6. Units with A/C



We have mentioned this previously on our blog, but certain items need more protection from extreme temperatures. For example, wood tends to expand during the hotter climates, and shrink during the colder climates, and this constant process of expanding and shrinking can significantly ruin the quality and appearance of the wood. That is why we recommend finding climate controlled self-storage units. To see what else needs to be protected from such temperature highs and lows, please check out this post on 17 Items That Require Climate Controlled Storage


We hope this post helped you realize that there is a lot more to self-storage than you initially thought. The idea of moving your items into a unit may initially feel like a tiring and even a scary process, but now you know that there are ways to make the process easier! If you feel confident about storage after reading this and have been thinking about looking into storage or transferring your belongings to a new facility, start your search today for the best self-storage units! 


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Recent surveys show that 41% of consumers rent out space to facilitate moving, while 17% need the extra space to declutter their home. Self-storage units are becoming more and more popular nowadays, considering the need to maximize on the reduced size of living spaces. If you live in California or Florida and are looking for the most convenient and flexible self-storage space, Lighthouse Self Storage has got you covered. Lighthouse Self Storage Facilities has a wide range of world-class storage units that are built to meet your specific needs. Below are some of the exceptional self-storage solutions you can expect:

Self-Storage for Homeowners and Students

If you are moving, staging a home or consolidating homes, our excellent, clean, and secure units will come in handy for your storage needs. If you are a student emptying your dorm, Lighthouse offers many storage solutions for your needs and items large and small. Our storage units will keep your furniture, books, bedding, clothing, electronics, and furniture safe and secure. Why haul heavy items back and forth, miles across the country when you can rent storage whenever you need it? We are convenient and flexible to meet your needs.

Car, Boat, and RV Storage

If you are traveling, you need not leave your precious vehicle, boat, or RV at the mercy of the elements. If your garage will not fit all your toys, consider taking out some spacious motor vehicle storage at Lighthouse Self Storage for them. This way, they will remain secure and intact, and you get to have peace of mind during your trip.

Climate Controlled Storage Units

Lighthouse Self Storage has an excellent selection of climate controlled units, specially made indoor units designed to protect your property from the damaging effects of drastic changes in weather, humidity, and temperature. We offer air conditioned or heated units to keep constant indoor conditions for all of your items and their storage needs. These climate controlled units are perfect for items that need to be in a controlled environment, such as wines and spirits. If you are storing fabrics, wooden items, electronics, family heirlooms, documents, and soft metallic items, our climate controlled storage units offer a home-like atmosphere for temperature sensitive and unique articles.

Drive-up Storage

This kind of storage is exceedingly convenient for businesses and homeowners looking to store copious amounts of property, and need to reduce the hauling distance and effort. With our drive-up storage, you will not have to incur extra costs on movers' hourly fees by taking days to transfer your items. You get to drive up to your unit, unpack or belongings, and continue on with your day. It’s that simple.

Business Storage Solutions

You no longer have to worry about extra space, rent overheads, or idle property during off-peak business seasons. Whether you need to store machinery, essential documents, or inventory, our business storage solutions will cater to all of your needs. We have worked successfully with many law firms, e-commerce stores, and contractors to keep their essential business property safe. Visit us today to find out more about our business storage solutions.

Hurricane Season Storage

The last thing you should be stressing about is your valuable outdoor property, which is likely to be destroyed in the event of a storm. You may also need to clear out a safe room to use it for shelter. If you have any lawn and patio furniture, consider taking out safe storage for it with Lighthouse. Our concrete self-storage units will give your valuables the safety and security they will need to protect them from damage. Our storage units can also come in handy during the winter when you need to protect your valuables from the biting cold.

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If you are in Southern California or Florida, Lighthouse Storage is an excellent solution for all your self-storage needs. Our storage units are secure, well-lit, and clean to ensure optimal care for your valuables.

Please contact us at (866) 483-3455 for more information about our new facility for self storage in Cooper City. You can also drop by any of our storage facilities to get a free quote on any storage solution that fits your needs.

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