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September 15, 2017

5 Things to Look for in a Self Storage Unit

At Elite Self Storage, we’re ready to help you with all of your unique storage needs. Whether you’re looking for a place for antique furniture, important documents, or old, beloved records, we are ready to help you. Depending on what you need it for, there are a few things to look for in a self storage unit. When you want to find a unit that meets your requirements and is suitable for the objects you’re storing, here’s a few things to keep in mind.

Climate controlled

Depending on what you need to store, a storage facility that’s climate controlled might be the best idea for you. That wooden furniture you love but don’t have room for can warp if left in storage that isn’t climate controlled. Metal appliances like toaster ovens can start to rust. If you’re storing paper goods, like important documents, books, or magazines, they can all break down over time if the temperature isn’t right. We offer self storage units in a variety of sizes, so you can find a space that works for all of your most precious items.


If what you’re storing in your unit is valuable, you’ll want to make sure that your storage locker is secure. This means good security on the premises and a facility that monitors anyone coming in or out to avoid issues with theft. You also want to look for good indoor and outdoor lighting. This makes you and your stored items safer. Fortunately, we offer the best security features around, from video surveillance to an      advanced gate access system.

Adequate size

It seems obvious, but you want to make sure that your storage unit is the right size for your needs. You don’t want to end up with a locker that’s crammed from wall to wall with all of your stuff. You need room to get in and take out what you need, or you might even need room for more things later. Make sure that you have room to grow into your storage locker if need be.

Convenient business hours

You don’t want to sign a contract for a new storage locker and then realize that it’s inconvenient for you to come and get your items when you need to. You need to make sure that the hours of business for a storage facility line up with your busy schedule. At Elite Self Storage, we offer drive-up storage spaces that you can access 24 hours per day. Plus we offer extra room for moving trucks and trailers, which makes your move easier and less stressful.


Is your storage locker easy to get to from work or home? Is it located in a safe area? These are the kinds of questions you need to answer before settling on a self storage solution. You want to make sure that your storage unit isn’t a hassle to get to and that your stuff is in good hands in a safe location. Elite Self Storage and our storage lockers meet all of the above criteria and more. We’re ready to help you find the perfect self storage solution right now. Contact us today!