Guidelines for renting the proper storage unit

Considering that storage space is problem most people face these days, renting North London storage units has become very popular among people who either need to move to a new home and they do not have anywhere to store their belongings or they simply need additional space to store a few items that they do not use very often, but they are still not ready to give up. To this extent, here are a few guidelines for renting a good storage unit:

Make sure you choose the right size

Many people, in the effort to save as much money as possible, choose a small storage unit and pack it with their things up to the ceiling. The problem is that unless you are planning to take out everything at the same time, if you ever need just a few items from your storage unit, chances are you will have to take everything out and them put them back again. So consider how many things you want to store and choose the right sized storage unit, even if it may cost you a bit more.


Inquire about climate control

If you want to store something that might get damaged because of hit or if it freezes during the winter, you should make sure you rent a storage unit with climate control. This way you will know for sure that your belongings will be safe and you will not have to worry about anything. In addition, if your items are very valuable, you might want to rent a unit in an enclosed space, rather than the classic, garage style units, which might not be as safe as you need them.


Ask what happens if you are late on payment

Even though you might not plan to be late on payment, something could happen and you may not be able to pay your rent by the end of the month, in which case you should know what the grace period is. Unlike apartments where you receive a notice and you usually have a few weeks before having to vacate the premises, some storage facilities only keep the unit for a few days before auctioning the goods inside. The last thing you want is to forget to pay the rent for your storage unit before you leave on holiday and to come back from it and discover all your things have been auctioned.


Once you find out all the details you need to know, you can finally make an informed decision and you will be able to have the certainty that you have taken your items to a safe place and that you will be able to access them anytime you want. Even though you might think that renting the smallest possible unit is the best way to go if you can fit everything in it, unless you are planning to take everything out at once, you should definitely try to find a slightly larger one, where you can access anything with a relative ease.