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Customer Service and Self Storage UnitsThe surprise costs that you may encounter when moving and storing things can be upsetting, especially if they dig into your tight budget. Talk with the management of the storage facility to find out what costs might occur.

Port Treverton PA – Public StorageStoring items temporarily and moving from house to house can be stressful enough without unnecessary surprises popping up to blindside you. Since moving can be expensive, you most likely have a proposed budget that you plan to spend for each aspect of the move. Knowing just what to expect when you plan can help to reduce the stress of both moving and storing items temporarily.

You can try to find your own by asking friends to keep their boxes for you. There is a charge for appliance dollies and furniture dollies that you may need to move large items from your house, into a truck, and then into the storage unit.

First, when you plan to store some things, make sure that you are renting the right size space. If you sign a contract on one too small, your expense will be less, but the size won’t be appropriate and you’ll end  up spending more than planned on a bigger unit after all. If you must buy boxes and moving materials, those items cost money. You can try to find your own by asking friends to keep their boxes for you. There is a charge for appliance dollies and furniture dollies that you may need to move large items from your house, into a truck, and then into the storage unit.

Special storage units may be needed for extra sensitive items. Some of those items may include expensive sporting equipment, musical instruments, antiques, paper photos and documents sensitive to humidity and light exposure may need a special climate in which to be kept. These type units are usually available but discuss your special needs with the manager of the facility. The cost is higher, of course, as the equipment needed to control the environment to specific details can be expensive to run.

  • First, when you plan to store some things, make sure that you are renting the right size space.
  • Special storage units may be needed for extra sensitive items.
  • Insurance for the items you store in the unit may be necessary and at some facilities it is required of all renters.

Insurance for the items you store in the unit may be necessary and at some facilities it is required of all renters. Though reputable self storage facilities are generally secure and provide safe storage, the insurance will cover any unforeseen problem that can occur that may damage your items in storage. Another often forgotten expense, though not large, is the cost of a good lock for your unit. Opinions differ, but professional locksmiths might recommend the round type locks with no shaft that can be cut and breached.

The best way to avoid any surprise costs in storing items for a move is to talk to the management at the facility you choose. In fact, doing comparisons when shopping for the best facility and the best deal out there, you will learn quite a bit about costs and extras that they have available.