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6 Myths About Storage Units Debunked!

While more customers are choosing to use storage units to safely store their valued belongings, many do not have all the right information about storage units. Some people might be unsure about the security of storage units, while others are concerned about the potential hidden costs.

We are here today to debunk six major myths roaming around - check it out!

1. Storage units are not safe

All of our storage units are secured in a gated facility with perimeter fencing and a main gate. The perimeter fencing keeps out people who are not staff, or storage users at the facility. The main gate with electronic access can only be opened or closed when a code is entered on an electronic keypad. This enhanced security protocol ensures that only customers and staff can enter the perimeter while keeping track of who enters or exits the building.

Moreover, each storage unit is individually alarmed. Renters are given a unique access code to disable the alarm to enter, and enable it on their way out. An attempt to break into an alarmed unit will trigger the alarm system and security or law enforcement will be called to remedy the problem.

The whole perimeter is also monitored 24 hours a day using digital video surveillance with multiple cameras, which are placed strategically in different locations to capture footage from all angles. Any potential thieves, trespassers, or malicious activities will be recorded.

2. Storage units do not have temperature control

We have a wide selection of temperature control storage units to ensure your belongings are perfectly stored with the ideal temperature.

Climate-controlled storage is a special type of storage that allows you to maintain a temperature inside your self-storage unit.

Climate controlled storage is a terrific way to protect your belongings such as furniture or painting from harsh conditions, like extremely hot or cold temperatures, or humidity.

Although you may not realize it, many items are prone to damage if stored in these conditions, so climate-controlled storage is the ideal solution to preserve your items.

Here are examples of items that will benefit from a climate-controlled storage unit:

  • Antiques
  • Cosmetics & Toiletries
  • Art & Collectibles
  • Goods and Furniture made of wood, leather, or wicker
  • Electronics (e.g. TVs, Stereos, and Computers)
  • Media (e.g. CD’s, DVD’s, and Cassette Tapes)
  • Candles
  • Photographs and Film
  • Medications / Medical Supplies
  • Bicycles
  • Musical Instruments

 

3. Storage units are expensive

The price varies on the unit size and you can select the best unit size and price based on your needs.

For example, our storage units start at 5 x 5 feet units for only $147/month. This size is equivalent to a regular closet, and it is perfect for personal items, clothes, boxes, skis, children's toys, small furniture, business records, and sales rep materials, for example.

If you are looking for a slightly bigger unit, we have a 5 feet by 10 feet unit, which is equivalent to a walk-in closet for only $190/month. This unit size can hold items like furniture, sofas, chairs, chest of drawers, box springs and mattresses, business supplies and records.

We also have larger units such as 10 feet by 15 feet units which are equivalent to two-thirds of a one-car garage. This unit size starts at $402/month and it can hold belongings from an average two-bedroom apartment or house, including appliances, boxes, and miscellaneous items, as well as commercial storage inventory.

Needless to say, our storage unit prices are competitive and vary to adapt to your needs.

4. Storage units require long-term contracts

We offer month-to-month contracts with no commitment. This means that you can book a storage for one or a few months, or for however long you need the additional storage space. You can stop using the storage when you find space for your items at your home or elsewhere.

5. Storage companies do not offer moving trucks

We also have moving trucks available for rent. If you need a moving truck to transport your items, you can most definitely contact us to reserve one!

6. Storage companies require security deposits

Not at all! We do not require a security deposit for storage rentals. Our customers only need to pay for the rental period. This minimizes the amount of paperwork and reduces the cost of reserving a unit.

Questions? Feel free to call us at 1.866.647.8673 or contact us online at https://www.selfstorage.ca/contact-us and our staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

Looking to reserve a storage unit? Find a self storage facility near you:

  1. Self storage Burnaby or Vancouver
  2. Self storage Chilliwack
  3. Self storage South Surrey or White Rock
  4. Self storage Parksville
  5. Self storage Nanaimo
  6. Self storage Victoria