Self-storage units are incredibly useful and convenient, and they also have a wide variety of features that can help you enjoy your storage experience more. One such feature that often gets overlooked is that storage facilities usually provide moving services and tools to help you move your things into or out of your unit. Many of these services are free and can truly be a major help for those moving in or out of a storage unit. Let’s take a look at some of these available conveniences and how they can help.
Moving Tools – Almost all facilities offer moving tools, such as dollies, to make moving boxes and furniture less stressful on you. Usually, the moving tools are free to use. This is especially helpful if you have an indoor unit that isn’t drive-up accessible.
Moving Trucks – Many storage facilities also offer moving trucks to save you an extra trip and make the entire process faster and easier. Not only do many facilities offer these trucks, but some facilities even have free truck use when you’re moving in. This can save those moving into a unit a truly significant amount of money. If you need a truck to transport your items, definitely keep an eye out for facilities that offer these services.
Elevators and Loading Docks – These features are also likely the most beneficial for those storing items in an indoor facility. Carrying items up a flight (or several flights) of stairs can be very challenging. Having the convenience of an elevator is definitely something you want to have if you store your belongings in an upper-level unit. Loading docks also make loading and unloading your truck easier. In combination with dollies and other tools, docks can make the process almost effortless with very little lifting.
Storage features like individually alarmed units and climate control should always be considered, but don’t forget about the features that help with the initial moving process. They can save you time, money, and effort.