Different Types of Storage Facilities

Posted on: September 4, 2019 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage October 14, 2019

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If you already know that you want to store some of your belongings outside the home, it’s a good idea to understand and be able to identify the different types of storage facilities in West Palm Beach, FL.

Let’s break down the three main types of facilities: moving companies, self-storage, and mobile storage units. It pays to select the one that best fits into your budget and lifestyle.

Moving Companies

If you aren’t familiar with this type of storage, it is typically provided by a moving company on either a short- or long-term basis.

If you’re in between homes or are working in another state or country, these storage units may be an excellent choice.

When you choose to store your things with a moving company, you will often be able to bundle in packing and moving services as well, which can offset the sometime West Palm Beach self-storage facilities s higher costs of their facilities.

On the downside, moving companies’ main priority is moving; storage is just an additional service they offer. Because of this, many customers don’t feel safe leaving their items behind with a company who don’t make storage their number one concern.

Mobile Storage Units

This type of storage unit is typically used when you are moving to a new home because they allow for convenient and flexible storage of your belongings.

Usually, you’re able to hire a mobile storage unit of any size, pack up your belongings, and drive it to your destination, even across state lines. Most convenient of all, you can drop off the unit at a local facility rather than haul it back to the original site. Or, the company will arrange to pick up the unit themselves, which leaves you with one less thing to worry about during a stressful move.

The price of mobile units depends largely on the size you require, how long you want it for, and how far it will travel. With all of these factors affecting the price, it can get expensive. However, mobile storage companies often offer additional services, such as professional movers and unit delivery, and pick up.

Self-Storage Units

When you think of a storage unit, self-storage is probably the type that first comes to mind. These units are privately rented when you need extra storage away from home. You rent these units as an individual (or family or household) or as a business owner.

There are a lot of reasons why people rent self-storage units, and the benefits are countless. For instance, you might be downsizing to a smaller house and require extra time to sort through all of your belongings.

With self-storage facilities, there is no time constraint so you can organize your things at your own pace. They also offer multiple storage options. For example, you can rent a storage unit that is temperature controlled, which means your furniture, papers, and other valuables won’t be damaged by heat or humidity.

For business owners, you might choose a self-storage unit for storing files and documents or even the products that you sell. Some West Palm Beach self-storage facilities even offer shelving or filing units, which can help businesses keep their accounts organized and easy to find.

When storing your belongings, make sure to find a storage facility that puts you and your belongings first.

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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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