How to Choose the Right Storage Facility for Your Belongings

When you need storage before, during, or after a move, you need to know that your belongings are secure. While price is one consideration, you shouldn’t choose based on price alone.

Here are some things to consider when choosing a storage facility.

Size of the Available Units

The size unit you need may not be available at every facility. Once you figure out what size you need, you can search for a facility that has that as an option. Popular storage facilities are often fully booked, so even if they have the right size unit, they may not have one available when you need it.

Self-Serve vs. Full Service

If you choose a self-service storage facility, you’ll bring your items to the unit and unload them. When you’re ready to retrieve them, it’s again up to you to unload the unit and transport the belongings.

If you opt for full-service storage, the company will load and transport your belongings to and from the facility.

Security Features

Ask about security features, including theft and fire protection. Choose a facility with strong security, including monitored alarms and cameras. Note that you should also take out insurance on the items you store because even in a well-protected facility, losses still occur.


Learn how easy it will be to gain access to your belongings when you need them. Of course, how often you’ll need to access your items will determine how important this is to you. Some facilities are open 24/7. Keep in mind that full-service storage facilities are not as easy to access and often require advanced notice.


Read—and heed—reviews you find online about any storage facility you’re considering. One or two bad reviews aren’t a deal breaker, but if you see that the facility has earned consistently bad reviews, you may want to look elsewhere.

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When you need moving or storage services in New Jersey, Pine Brook NJ Movers is the smart choice. We’ve been the area’s trusted choice since 1996, and we’ve helped thousands of residential and commercial customers.

Contact us today for more information about our affordable storage services and to schedule a consultation. Call or fill out our online form now to get in touch.