Boca Raton storage
There are dozens of self-service storage, also known as “self storage,” facilities throughout Boca Raton. If you want to find a high-quality, reasonably-priced facility, there are things you should know.
Self-storage facilities lease space to individuals, who store their household goods, and to small businesses, which use them to store excess inventory or archived records.
The rented space, called “units,” “rooms,” or “lockers,” are usually secured by a lock and key owned by the customer. No one else, not even the owner of the facility, has access to these spaces unless a lien is imposed for non-payment of rent. These facilities also often provide individual door alarms, interior unit lights, security cameras, and tenant-purchased insurance for the items stored there.
By the end of 2008, there were over 51,000 self-storage facilities in the U.S. There is currently almost 2 ½ billion square feet of self storage—the equivalent of three times the size of Manhattan Island.
Self-storage units come in a variety of sizes, from the size of a large walk-in closet to the size of a two-car garage. One in ten U.S. households now rent a self-storage unit, probably due to the large number of people moving each year (approximately 40 million Americans) and various lifestyle transitions, such as marriage, divorce, and retirement, that have become more common in modern times.
So how does one go about finding an adequate self-storage facility? We recommend good old-fashioned research. Crack open the yellow pages, or go online, and start calling. Get a personal quote, and do some comparison shopping. Go to the feedback sections of consumer websites and read the experiences of others who have used their services.
The best way to decide is to pay attention to word of mouth. You’re sure to have a friend, family member, or co-worker who uses a self-storage facility, and they’re most likely more than willing to share their experiences with others. And we at
Boca Raton Movers are more than happy to assist you in choosing the best self-storage facility for your needs.