How to Choose the Right Moving Storage Unit

Choosing the right moving storage unit can ease the chaos that comes with downsizing or living in-between homes. If you haven’t moved in several years or have never used a storage facility, you may be scratching your head at all the options.

How to Choose the Right Moving Storage Unit

In this article, our team will help guide you through the process, focusing on factors like size, security, and more to help you make an informed decision.

  • Determine your storage needs. This is the most difficult, but most essential step in choosing a moving storage unit. Take inventory of the items you plan to store and estimate their size and quantity. Are you storing furniture, appliances, boxes, or fragile items? Knowing what you’ll store will help you determine the appropriate unit size and whether you need special features, like climate control.
  • Size matters. Storage units can be small lockers or large garage-style units. You’ll want one that gives you enough space for your belongings, but not so big you are paying for unused square footage. If you’re unsure about the size you need, our team would be more than happy to assist you. 
  • Consider climate control. We offer units with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems to maintain stable temperature and humidity levels. These units are ideal for storing sensitive items like electronics, wooden furniture, artwork, and documents. Consider whether climate control is necessary for your belongings, especially if you’re moving to an area with extreme temperature fluctuations.
  • Security Features. Security should be a top priority when choosing a moving storage unit. Look for a facility that offers robust security measures. At Wolf’s Self Storage, we have surveillance cameras, gated access, on-site management on Tuesdays and Thursdays and lighting outside all our units.

By evaluating these factors, you can select a moving storage unit that provides a safe and convenient solution for your moving and storage needs. Contact us to reserve a storage unit or to get recommendations about the best storage unit for your move.