Finding self storage in/around Calgary can be an overwhelming task, especially if you aren’t familiar with all of the options and features to look for. And with so many options for places to store your belongings, how do you even begin? We’ll tell you the same thing we tell our friends and family: You’ll want to start by assessing all of your storage needs before you seriously search for a local storage facility. Knowing storage basics will make a big difference!
• How Long Will You Need Self Storage?
Consider how long you might need the storage unit. Many facilities offer discounts for long-term storage, but some may also have specials for temporary rentals.
• How Much Stuff Do You Want to Store?
Answering this will help you better estimate the amount of space you will require. Save money by only renting the space you need. Feel free to use the self storage calculator to help you. Many facilities will store larger items including cars, campers and other motorized vehicles.
• Unit Access & Accessibility.
How often will you need to access your stored belongings? Some facilities are accessible 24/7 and may even have drive-up access (like ours). Hours of operations range from facility to facility and should be taken into consideration depending on your needs.
• What Are You Putting Into Storage?
Are any of the items you plan to store sensitive to temperature or humidity? If so, you will most likely need a climate-controlled storage unit. Typically the following items need to be stored indoors with some type of climate-control:
• leathers • furs • clothing • paintings • film • photographs • furniture • antiques • musical instruments • wine • paper • DVDs & CDs
• Security Storage Basics.
All storage facilities should have secure units, but if you need additional security for your possessions then ask the facility if they have any of the following: fencing, surveillance cameras, motion lights, alarms, guards or a security patrol presence.
• Want More Tips & Tricks?
Then go ahead and peruse more helpful self storage tips & tricks on the left hand side of this page! There’s a storage solution for every situation.