5 Things To Consider When Choosing A Self Storage Facility

Self-storage is an amazingly affordable solution to the problem millions of us have; space! Or lack of it rather.

These days’ mortgages are harder to obtain and money can be tight at this time of year. This means that upgrading to a bigger house or expanding your current property is often out of the question.

Here’s where self-storage comes in. If you have possessions you need storing, but simply can’t find the space in your house, KentSpace could be just the solution for you.

When considering using a self-storage facility, it’s important to weigh up the costs involved and make sure you find the right provider. With a lot of self-storage providers out there, this can be a daunting task.

There are a few crucial pointers you need to know when searching for self-storage companies, so here at KentSpace; we’ve compiled a guide complete with our top tips to finding the right storage for you.

What Kind Of Storage Do You Need?

Finding the right, suitable and cost-effective storage is vital. Make sure you get an accurate idea of the size you are looking for, the unit must be able to fit all of your belongings in, accounting for any adjustments you may wish to make within the duration of your rental. Half-filled storage units can be a complete drain on costs, it’s important to make a list of the items and sizes of the things you want to store and then get quotes based on this. Sometimes longer stays can often lead to bigger discounts.


Consider whether or not you need regular access to your stored belongings. If you know you won’t need to visit the storage unit very often, then you can definitely save pennies by storing with a firm outside of your location. Many rural storage companies offer extra discounts due to their own out-of-town overheads.


If you need regular access to your container, it may drive the price up a little. Although some self-storage facilities are open 24/7, this isn’t always the case. Consider this factor when obtaining quotes, as on demand access will usually cost considerably more.


Security and safety are obviously a very important factor when choosing your self-storage provider. Here at KentSpace, we provide the very best in secure units, with a high level of security, lockable access, cameras and fire protection. With all of this taken care of, you’ll have complete peace of mind.

Special Offers

Discounts and special offers can be found everywhere. However, to get the best deal, you might need to shop around. Perhaps pay a visit to the storage facility, sometimes meeting the manager or the workforce of the organisation can up your chances of securing a special discount.

As a potential self-storage customer, it makes perfect sense to shop around for the best quality self-storage firms that offer you something in return for your custom. There are a range of different offers provided, from getting your first month free, through to long term discounts, most self-storage companies will be running some kind of promotion at any one time. Weigh up your options and relate them back to your initial requirements, if you need a long term solution to your self-storage needs; grab the long term discount. If you need to access your possessions regularly, go with an initial first free month discount. We offer many different offers at KentSpaces, all of which can be found on our website. Find the offer best suited to you today, and feel free to ask us any questions you might have.

3 thoughts on “5 Things To Consider When Choosing A Self Storage Facility”

  1. My sister is looking to get some self-storage. She would really like to get one that has climate control. I’ll be sure to tell her that she should consider where the storage is.

  2. I liked that you mentioned you need to consider if you need regular access to a self-storage unit before renting it. My husband and I are thinking about decluttering our garage to make room for another car, and we are looking for advice. I will let him know about the benefits of renting a self-storage unit that allow us regular access to our belongings.

  3. You make a great point about how the location of your storage facility should be close if you plan on using it regularly. My uncle needs to store his landscape tools while his garage is being renovated. I will pass him the tip so he can find a facility near him.

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