Reasons for utilizing self storage are as varied as actual self storage facilities.Â Whether you are a company looking to store files, downsizing to a smaller home, remodeling a home or just need a little extra space,Â these are your possessions and you have the right to certain expectations.Â A friend of mine summed it up beautifully and simply in three words – Dry, Clean and Secure. I will break these concepts down for you but my best piece of advice to anyone looking for a storage facility? Take a tour! Look at the construction. Look at the maintenance. Look at the security. You wouldn’t buy a car without a test drive would you?
Dry? Well even in our arid Southern Colorado climate this comes into play.Â Flash flooding can and does happen often here. Then you have melting snow and ice in the winter time. You should look for and expect a well constructed facility with proper drainage, built in a manner that has taken this matter into consideration.Â Why is this important? Wet can mean mold and you don’t want that!
Clean? As the manager of a storage facility – I see the cleanliness of my facility as a direct reflection on myself. What do you want to look for? How is the curb appeal?Â The office?Â The restroom? The units your shown?
Secure? I’ve mentioned this in a previous blog, but due to the importance, I’ll mention this again! Do the surveillance cameras work? Is the facility well lit? Are there door alarms on the units? Know the location and ask if there have been security problems.
I’ll just throw one more little tidbit for your contemplation. Meet the staff. Know who your dealing with. I have become friends with many of our tenants and take their trust in me very seriously.Â Good luck in your choices! I do hope you have found this interesting and informative.