Guide to Self Storage Facilities: Choosing the Right One – Part 2

Self storage is an ideal way to tackle a lack of space in your home, offering a temporary or long-term solution to keeping your possessions secure until you need them.

Last month, we covered how to find the right self storage facility for your requirements, and this month we’re continuing with factors you need to consider to ensure you choose the right self storage facility for you.


Access to your unit

The ability to access your possessions when it suits you is essential when choosing a self storage facility. It’s important to make sure the company can accommodate your needs – whether you need 24/7 admission, or will manage with accessing your items during specific opening hours.

However, access to the unit itself should also be considered when choosing your storage facility. For example, check if the loading bay area is covered, as unloading a large quantity of items whilst exposed to the rain or wind can be unpleasant and inconvenient. Likewise, check that your unit is step free, or if the company provides trolleys to allow you to easily transport your items in and out of your unit without hassle.



Your first impression of the staff will often be a good indication of the quality of the rest of the facility, especially once you have left. Staff that are well-presented, friendly, and able to provide you all the information you require are signs that you are choosing a quality self storage company.

Asking about the number of staff on the premises each day can also be useful if you are concerned about the security of your items, as more staff will mean intruders are less likely to trespass into the facility.


Security of facility

When charged with storing your belongings, the security of the self storage facility should be a key consideration in your decision. Ensure the facility you choose has adequate security procedures in place, such as:

– Access control

– Electronic monitoring systems e.g. CCTV cameras

– 24/7 surveillance

– Fences

– Registers of your possessions stored in the unit, and of visitors as they enter and exit the facility

Best deal

Finally, you want to be sure that you’re getting a good deal for your money. This includes the cost of travelling to the facility, and whether additional offers such as packing materials or assistance with your belongings is provided. Our facility, 4 Secure Self Storage, offers competitive pricing on the services we offer, so you can be sure that you’re choosing a quality storage facility at a fair price for your requirements.

If you’d like to find out more about the services we offer, or discuss obtaining a quote for your requirements, simply contact our friendly team at 4 Secure Self Storage today. We’re always about to provide any further advice you may need either online or via the phone on 01842 739 806 (or your local number).