Whether you are downsizing and need a place to store your belongings or have inherited household goods that you don't have room for, self-storage can provide the perfect solution. But not all storage facilities are the same, so it is important to carefully choose the place that you are going to store your items. Use the following tips to select the best self-storage facility:

Look for Tight Security

When it comes to self-storage, security is one of the top concerns for most people. If you're going to store valuable or sentimental items, it makes sense to want a facility that takes security seriously. One thing to look for is a storage facility that is gated and requires each person who rents a unit to enter with a unique gate code. Another sign of good security in a storage facility are closed-circuit monitored security cameras, a well-lit parking lot, and a night security guard.

Ask about Pest Control

Pests, such as roaches, moths, and other insects, can damage your belongings if your storage unit becomes infested, so it is important to choose a storage facility that stays on top of pest control. Before signing a rental agreement for a storage unit, ask the facility manger how they manage pests and how often the grounds are sprayed with pesticides. 

Find a Price that Fits Your Budget

Most people don't want to spend huge amounts of money to rent a storage unit, but sometimes you get what you pay for, so it is important to spend the time to tour several storage facilities that offer a fair monthly rent price with the other features that you are looking for. Don't be afraid to ask about current specials or promotions or whether any discounts are available for signing a long-term rental agreement. You may find that a storage facility that you thought was out of your budget can be more affordable than the advertised prices.

Get an Idea of How the Facility is Maintained

While it is easy to find a lot of information about local storage facilities online, it is in your best interest to visit each one that you are interested in so you can get an idea of how the facility is maintained and how the business is run. If a storage facility has a clean and tidy office with professional employees, there is a good chance that the facility will be well-managed and maintained.

Get in touch with a representative from a company like Ventu Storage Center to start your search for the right facility.