Space can be at a premium, particularly if you have just downsized your home or if you are in the process of saving for a bigger place. Unfortunately, space is not always easy to find. Keeping your home clutter free is sometimes only possible by renting storage space.
How Much Storage Space?
When it comes to renting a storage space, you generally have two choices – you can rent a storage module (basically a storage crate) or a storage shed.
The Storage Modules
The advantage of the storage module is that you can have them brought to your home and you can have movers pack them for you before they are transported to the depot.
You can rent as many or as few as you need – you may not have enough to fill a storage shed so it is pointless paying for space that you will not use.
The modules are simple for the company to store and so they work out considerably less expensive to rent. They are kept cool and free of vermin.
Unpacking is simple – they just deliver the module to your home and help you to unpack it.
There is no need to worry about leaks or people breaking in – the modules are stored in a warehouse that keeps them protected from the elements and potential thieves.
The Storage Sheds
Storage sheds have some advantages of their own. They are generally a lot easier to access so if you feel that you need to visit your storage unit fairly regularly, a storage shed may be the option for you.
You do need to make sure that you choose a facility that is well-maintained – also ensure that the individual sheds are watertight and that they take measures to control vermin on the premises.
Storage sheds are the more expensive option but you will be more easily able to access them.
You will also have to arrange for the items for storage to be taken to the storage unit and for them to be removed again once you need them.
Most storage companies do have security in place and are therefore secure.
At the end of the day though, the choice is completely up to you. You need to decide which option is best for you. Have a look at how much you want to store – you can ask for advice on how much space you will need overall.
Take the time to weigh up what you need out of a storage space before you make your final decision.