Storage is one of the most useful things everyone forgets about until there is a need for it. There are a lot of advantages to having a storage unit, and we are going to explore some of the main ones. However, what is rarely talked about are some of the cons of renting public storage. Today, we are going to look objectively at both pros and cons of renting public storage, so make sure to stick with us to the end!
Pros of renting a public storage
It is always a good idea to have a storage unit, especially if you have a special collection of items, or if you are relocating.
Your items will be safe
The main advantage of having a storage unit is the safety of the items you are keeping. Public storage is one of the safest places, as it usually has a lot of cameras and guards who are working 24/7. People keep a wide variety of items in storage, from office paperwork to cars and vehicles.
Keeping items in storage is far safer than keeping them at home, but for that, you have to pay rent. But, more on that later.
You can access your storage anytime
In most storages, people who rent storage units have unlimited access. Whenever you need something from your unit, you can access it. However, some storage companies have limited time in which you can access your rented unit.
Cons of renting a public storage
Like with anything in life, there are some downsides. So, let’s check them out.
You’ll have to pay for it
When you keep your items in-home, you don’t have to pay for that. However, storages usually require that you pay periodic rent. This can get expensive, depending on the deal you made with a storage company and depending on what you are keeping in.
You need to do almost everything yourself
Depending on the company, it may happen that you’ll have to transport everything you own to storage by yourself or with a help of a moving company. The same is true if you want to get your things out of the storage.
Also, you have to organize your stuff on your own, which can be a good thing. Not all people trust others to handle their stuff.
It can be far from your home
Some storage companies can be pretty far away from the place you live. This means that you have to drive from your place if you need to get the thing you need. This can especially be annoying if you need the thing regularly. In this case, you’ll be better off by finding storage that’s nearer or simply keep those items at home. Also, you might want to think about renting portable storage.
In the end, renting public storage is a very useful endeavor, and the pros more often outweigh the cons of rent.