Renting a Self Storage in Cooper City, FL for the First Time

Posted on: July 16, 2019 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage October 29, 2019

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Renting a Storage Unit in Cooper City for the First Time

Renting a self-storage unit in Cooper City, FL, for the first time, can seem daunting. However, with a few tips and tricks, the process is much easier than you’d think. Self-storage facilities offer a variety of solutions, so it’s important to know ahead of time what you plan on storing and how long you will need to store it.

There are many factors to consider before renting a unit, including size, pricing, and security. You can ask for a tour of the grounds to get a better understanding of the security. Look for video surveillance systems. You’ll also be able to take al look at the different types and sizes of storage units available in Cooper City.

How much does it cost to rent storage?

The cost of a storage unit is based on how much and how long you plan to store. Self-storage facilities may also offer month-to-month fees to give you the option to store temporarily or long term. As a new renter, you should find out which types of payment are accepted and the lease terms for the unit. Find out whether the facility accepts cash, checks, or credit card. Most facilities offer online payments, as well. 

What size storage unit do I need?

You’ll have options for what size storage units you can choose from. If you’re storing something like tools or art supplies, you probably won’t need one of the biggest ones offered. However, if you are storing furniture, you may have to opt for a bigger unit that will be able to house all of your belongings.

You should always know exactly what you’re storing so that you can get the most affordable unit. Some facilities may need to know the items in which you wish to store so that they can help you choose.

What features should my storage unit have?

The type of storage unit and its features will depend on the items that you’re storing. When looking at different facilities and units, make sure to consider these key factors:

  • Climate control
  • Accessibility
  • Surveillance
  • Lighting
  • Online reviews

Do I need climate-controlled self-storage?

One of the most common questions storage facilities get is whether the renter will need a climate-controlled storage unit. If you’re storing clothes and furniture, it is recommended to get a climate-controlled unit to protect your belongings from extreme temperatures, humidity, and other outside conditions.

These storage units also help to prevent mildew, mold, and other potential item-ruining, health hazardous conditions. Mold can grow on almost anything from paper products to dust, and fabric, so if you plan to store these types of items, it’s important to consider a climate-controlled unit.

Should stored items be insured?

Most facilities will recommend that you insure your items. This will give you peace of mind, but it will also help replace any items that are broken or stolen while in storage. Accidents happen, and boxes can fall if they are not organized properly. Many self-storage facilities offer their own insurance options.

You should also find out if your items are already covered by your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. Off-premises home insurance coverage usually does have a limit of around $1,000 or 10 percent of the policy’s personal property limit. Before purchasing additional insurance, you should consult with your insurance agent to see which items are already covered.

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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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