Choosing A Self-Storage Facility

Choosing A Self-Storage Facility

Self storage can solve a lot of problems for those that are in the process of moving from one home to another, downsizing from a house to an apartment after all the kids have grown or merging two homes after marriage. The ideal storage facility will be affordable, reasonably close to where you live, offer convenient hours to access the unit and be secure.

When you are looking for self storage in Chicago, as well as unit size and price you should look as well for:

Security:

  • As your property will no longer be under your control, security is a key concern when choosing a self storage facility. The last thing you want is to have your unit broken into and the contents were stolen. Ensure that the facility you are considering has access control at the gate, security cameras, and good lighting.

Environment:

  • Just as you don’t want to lose the contents of your unit to thieves, you don’t want to lose it to the environment either. To ensure that your possessions do not get wet or infested with vermin, an interior, climate controlled space is preferable. You will want to check to ensure that measures are taken to control insect or rodent infestation and that the units are fire proof.

Convenient:

  • There is more to convenience that how far the unit is from your home. The best self storage in Chicago will have oversize freight elevators, multiple loading docks, readily available carts and dollies and provide convenient hours for access.

Once you have located the ideal facility, there are a few things that you can do to make it even better. Pack your goods well and label every box with the room the items come from, use a numbering system for the contents and keep the records at home rather than in the unit. If your homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover items in the unit, companies that offer self storage in Chicago often offer low-cost monthly insurance.

If you are looking for short or long term self storage in Chicago, you are invited to contact Aaron Bros Moving System, Inc. Aaron Bros have four locations in the greater Chicago area to serve your needs.

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