With more Waukesha residents using self-storage every year, it’s important that they understand their storage needs before signing an indoor storage contract. If you’re considering renting a self-storage unit this year, consider:
What will you be storing?
It’s important to determine what you’ll be storing before you sign a contract because it will help you determine both the amount of storage space you will need and whether you will want it to be climate controlled. For instance, if you’re an artist who is planning on storing art supplies, you may not need a large unit, but you may want it to be climate-controlled to protect your paints. If, however, you’re an auto enthusiast who just needs an extra garage to store one of your precious vehicles over the winter, you’ll just need a large enough space.
What can you afford?
Indoor self-storage prices can vary widely based on location, capacity and climate control availability, so you’ll need to understand what you can afford for the entire length of your lease.
How often do you plan on visiting?
If you’re planning on storing things to which you will need frequent access, you may want to factor in extra storage space. If you don’t, you may not have enough room in your storage unit to safely maneuver around your belongings and keep them organized.
Will your indoor storage unit be insured?
Don’t assume that your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy will cover a rented self-storage unit. It may not. If it is not included, be sure to ask your storage facility if they offer tenant insurance for an additional fee.
Waukesha Storage in Waukesha, WI offers a variety of standard and heated Waukesha indoor storage units for residents throughout the area. For more information, call us today.