Top Tips for Choosing a Self-Storage Facility

By John Egan

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No matter whether your clients are storing their belongings for a few months or a few years, they’ll want to ensure their stuff is stashed in a clean, well-run, secure self storage facility.

More than 50,000 self storage facilities are scattered across the country. No two facilities are exactly alike. For instance, some storage facilities have interior walk-up units, while others have exterior drive-up units. Meanwhile, some units may have roll-up doors, while others have doors that swing open.

When your clients are shopping for self storage units, price is a key factor, but it isn’t the only thing they should look at. Some of the questions your clients should ask are:

As for the price of a self storage unit, don’t settle on a place without comparing costs for at least three facilities. Storage facilities normally charge customers by the month. Be sure to ask about discounts. For instance, a lot of facilities give price breaks to members of the military.

John Egan is editor in chief at, which makes it easy for people to find and book self storage units online, offline and via mobile devices. 

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