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First Time Storage Rental Tips and Storage Advice


Desperate women standing by messy couch considers renting a storage unit for the first time.As with anything new, renting a storage unit for the first time may seem intimidating. Once you know what to expect, the process will seem much less daunting. Before renting a storage unit, check out these tips to help you get the most out of your investment!

What is the Cost of a Storage Unit?

The price of a storage unit rental is dependent on both the size and type of the storage unit you decide to get. A small, regular storage unit is less expensive than a small, climate controlled storage unit. As the size of the storage unit increases, the price also increases.

How Much Storage is Needed?

The first step in renting a storage unit is determining how much storage space you need. To make space estimates as accurate as possible, we offer a storage unit calculator to assist you. If you later decide that more storage is needed, you can rest easy knowing we offer month-to-month rental options so you are not locked into a long-term contract.

How to Choose Your Storage Unit Facility

Once you determine how much storage space you needed, it’s time to decide what type of storage unit makes the most sense. Depending on the items you are storing as well as the length of time you plan to rent, you may benefit from choosing a climate controlled storage unit. If you are storing items that could be damaged by fluctuations in temperature, a climate controlled storage unit is recommended. Examples of items put in a climate controlled unit include wooden or leather furniture, wine, pictures and electronics.
Over time, the humid and muggy Georgia air can damage the items stored in a regular storage unit. If you are storing your items for an extended period, consider utilizing a climate controlled storage unit. A climate controlled storage unit will be your best defense in combatting fluctuations in temperature.

What Safety and Security Features Should You Look for?

As someone who has never rented a storage unit before, we understand your concerns about the safety of your storage unit. At Storage World, we take pride in offering secure storage units to our customers. Every facility is encompassed by a security gate that can only be entered by punching in a personal code. We have 24/7 surveillance cameras, weather-proof disk locks, ample lighting and an alarm system that will send out an immediate alert if a storage unit is entered without permission. For additional questions regarding the safety of your storage units and security options available, contact us.

Do you Have Further Questions Regarding Renting a Storage Unit?

With three locations throughout Georgia, Storage World is ready to assist you with any storage needs. We offer various sized moving boxes and packing supplies, along with a storage solution fit for your unique situation. Contact us! Our expert storage team is ready to help answer your questions today.


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