What to Look for in a Storage Unit

What to Look for in a Storage Unit

First time renting a storage unit? No worries, Beltline and Security Stor-Alls is here to help. Whether you need to store belongings temporarily or store them long-term, renting a storage unit provides a space-saving solution for everyone. However, if it is your first time renting a storage unit, you may have a few questions before you sign the dotted line, such as what to look for in a storage unit. Here is what we recommend looking for in your new storage unit:


The accessibility of a storage unit is the most important to look for when scouting your new unit. Is there 24-hour access to your unit? Are they open on Sundays? What about holidays? These are important questions to ask. Determine your needs before accessing the unit because if the storage is temporary, you might need quicker access than someone who is using their unit long term.

Climate Control

You may be surprised to see climate control on the list of what to look for in a storage unit, but certain items must be stored at certain temperatures to prevent damage. It is the best way to protect your belongings from harsh temperatures, humidity and pests. Important paperwork, photographs, instruments, art, antiques and more are susceptible to damage if they are not stored in a controlled environment. So, don’t risk the damage and look for climate-controlled units.


Security is another big issue of concern when renting a storage unit for the first time. You want to know that your items are safe, even when you are not there. So, you must rely on the company renting that you are renting to from to have top of the line security. Of course, you can always go the extra line and get a lock to put on your unit, but it always makes you feel more secure to know there is extra security for your belongings.


A lot can be said about the quality of a storage unit based on the cleanliness of the facility. Check to see if each empty unit is cleaned and has maintenance checks regularly. We highly recommend asking to view an empty unit before you move your belongings into one. Not only does this allow you to check how clean the unit is, but it gives you a good look at how spacious the unit is. No one wants to move their belongings into a dirty or dusty unit.

Sizes of the Units

Another pressing question to ask when searching for a storage unit is: are there multiple unit sizes at this storage faculty? These vary depending on the facility, but it is nice to know there may be a chance to upgrade the space of your unit if you need to. The size of the unit will also determine the price, so be sure exactly how big the unit you are paying for is.

Looking for these things and more will be sure to get you the best storage unit in the area. If a facility’s website does not list the answers to your questions, call or email to ask them. Also, be sure to view the unit before signing the lease on it!

Have questions? Let us help! We have units from small to large, that are climate controlled. You may only need us for a few months, or you may find that our units fit your long-term plans. Give us a call or come see us, and protect your treasures! Beltline and Security Stor-Alls are located in Mobile, Alabama, for all your storage needs! Check out Beltline and Security on Facebook, or visit us online at www.StorAlls.com

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