If you have never used a self storage facility before, it’s hard to know where to start. What do you need to know before you even begin looking at facilities and units? What should you check for before you sign any contracts? To help everyone who is new to the world of self storage, we have created a checklist for using storage facilities Chippenham.
Make a list of everything you want to store
Whether you are storing personal belongings or stock/equipment for your business, you need to have an estimate of how much space you will need.
If you are storing personal belongings, such as furniture, make sure to measure everything as this will be a great help when you look at units available.
If you are storing stock which changes in quantity depending on the time of year, look at the stock you sold last year during your busy times. This will then give you a good estimate of how much space you will need in your unit.
Check the sizes which are available at our storage facilities Chippenham
Once you have an idea of how much space you will need, begin looking at the unit sizes that are available at the storage facilities Chippenham.
At Cinch Self Storage Chippenham, our units begin at 15 sq ft and go up to 350 sq ft allowing us to cater to as many local people as possible.
Check operating hours
This is an important thing to check as being able to have convenient access to your belongings/stock is crucial. If the storage facility is only open 9-5pm, this could cause you problems if you work these hours.
Many of our current business customers get to their unit early, before our team arrives because this allows them to get on with their work day, quickly and efficiently.
Our Chippenham facility’s access hours are 6am – 11pm, allowing for an extended access time to all our customers.
Check security at storage facilities Chippenham
Make sure to check the security features around the storage facilities Chippenham. You need to know that your belongings are going to be safe and secure at all times with your unit.
Our units all have state of the art alarms fitted, including smoke and fire detectors. And we have 24/7 CCTV around our entire Chippenham facility.
Anything else on offer?
When you enquire at our storage facilities Chippenham, check if there is anything else on offer that could help you.
Are you running a business where you will be packing orders within your unit? Then you might want your unit to have electricity. Are there offices available to rent where you could do all the administrative and customer care sides of your business?
Many of our business customers have found renting an office space alongside their unit has been wonderful for them.
Once you have found your perfect storage facility Chippenham and you are beginning to move in, make sure everything is organised.
If you are storing belongings in boxes, make sure each box is labelled.
If you are storing stock and working out of your storage unit, consider the best way to store everything. Add rails and/or shelves as this will create more space.
And leave space for you to walk around your unit and to be able to easily access everything you are storing.
We hope this has been of help to you. If you have any questions or would like any more advice, get in touch with our team today. They will be happy to help.