How to choose a storage company?
When choosing a public storage facility in Calgary, it’s important to plan ahead. Before you commit, use the following guidelines to find the best solution for your needs and budget.
This is especially important if you need to access the facility often. If you’re a business owner and operate in downtown Calgary, look for storage units that are centrally located.
Hours of Operation
If you need to access your belongings during the daytime, evenings or weekends, ensure the storage facility you choose is open during those hours.
If you have large items to load in and out of a vehicle, this might be something you need.
Are you comfortable with the on-site security measures?
Friendly, easy-to-work-with staff can make your experience that much better.
Do you need the flexibility of month-to-month, or would you prefer to pay up-front?
Paying up-front could get you a discount – ask before you commit.
Some facilities charge costly administration fees; once again, always ask before you book.
If your storage needs are likely to change, make sure the facility has alternate sizes available for the future, and check to see if they’ll charge you an administration fee for upsizing.
Ask yourself if heating is a priority, or if an economical unheated space will better meet your needs.
A Calgary-owned public storage facility means you don’t have to deal with frustrating call centers.
Look for a lease that’s easy to understand, and make sure you understand the terms and conditions – including how much notice the company requires when you want to end your term.