Renting at Hickoryvale
If you’re visiting this page, chances are you are one of many Americans who have never rented storage space. Storage facilities? Mini Storage? Sounds intimidating, but don’t worry – it’s not difficult at all! In Reality, it’s an affordable and flexible way to take care of your storage problem.
Think of a rented storage unit as a temporary, off-site addition to your home or business. Whether you need the extra space for furniture storage, office files, equipment, or household goods, at Hickoryvale Mini-Storage it’s simply a matter of picking the right space and renting it by the month. We know our relationship may be short, so at Hickoryvale you will find competitive rates, great move-in specials, and extra-helpful folks to assist you until your storage needs are history!
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What Can't be Stored in a Typical Unit?
Let’s cover this issue right up front. Storage units can be used to stash just about anything that’s not volatile, hazardous, or illegal. Items that can’t be stored in a typical self-storage unit include hazardous chemicals, explosives, unsealed organic materials, and living animals. In other words, you can’t store things that you wouldn’t feel comfortable putting in your own garage.
What Kind of Security Protocols Does the Facility Use?
It’s important to select a storage facility that takes security seriously. Whether you’re storing textbooks you won’t need this semester, business inventory, or household items, you’ll feel more comfortable with an operation that has security in place and also respects your privacy. The best self-storage facilities maintain “perimeter” security systems to deter entrance by non-clients, and many also have video surveillance. You will be provided your own lock to the storage unit, thus giving you full control over who has the key.
Well-run storage facilities also respect the law as well as your right to privacy. The rental agreement is a contract between you and the storage facility only and does not extend to family members or other individuals unless you give them express permission. Many times that permission will be written into the rental agreement as “additional allowed access” or some other terminology.
What Types of Spaces Does the Facility Offer?
Storage units generally start at 5 x 5 feet and increase in size from there. Most students and families gravitate to units sized anywhere from 5 x 10 feet to 10 x 20 feet depending on their needs. For example, a two-bedroom apartment with a couple of appliances will likely fit into a 10 x 15 foot space. On the other hand, a 3 or 4 bedroom house may require a 10 x 30 foot unit. Likewise, if you have a boat or truck, it’ll occupy most of a 10 x 20 foot unit and leave little extra space for additional items.
This is why you’ll need to make sure that your facility offers a wide variety of unit sizes. If you’ll be visiting your space often and need access to inventory, you will want a larger space in order to leave aisles for easy access. Before you sign up with a storage operator, be sure to ask about the availability of different sizes and types of space.
Whatever you do, you will want to carry insurance on your items in storage. If it’s worth storing, it’s worth insuring. Now, you may carry a homeowners’ policy, but don’t automatically assume it will cover the contents of a storage unit. You should check directly with your agent and verify the coverage amount and deductible.