Depending on where you are buying your home at and how much you have to invest on the same, you might not find a property that also comes with an additional storage space or enough ground to build one. Those who cannot afford to invest in an entire building will have to make do with condos or units in an apartment block and in this case you will not have any space that is allotted for storage. In the event that you have too many items than your home can accommodate you can also decide to settle for self-storage units which you can be renting. Nevertheless, do not just see one that is advertised and settle for it. Some people will only check on the price and the size and be done with it but this is not all. You ought to inquire on customer service. Even without opinions of other people, you can gauge how great the customer service is at the place based on how you will be treated when you visit the place, how fast your calls are returned or the number of minutes or hours it takes for the emails to be replied. You need a place where the customer service is efficient and you always get help no matter the time of day or night.
It is important to make sure the manager of the storage unit can be easily reached whether you want a one-on-one meeting or you are making a phone call or going through an email. The last thing you need is to be taken in circles when you have a concern which needs the manager but he or she is nowhere to be found and that is why you should confirm the person in charge of the storage units is always available at the site or his or her office on a daily basis. No matter what you will be storing in the unit, it should be clean. Check the condition of the floor and walls and signs that dusting is undertaken on a regular basis. Some items are sensitive to dirt and dust and they might get damaged when exposed to such.
You will have pests if the storage unit is poorly managed. For this reason, the self-storage unit you select should be managed by people who have taken the necessary precautions to make sure pests will not infest the space. Many of the pests will attack in a specific season and the control measures in place should take into account the kind of pests which are common in different seasons. Inquire on pest problems the units had faced in the past and how they were dealt with.