Welcome back to another entry in the Allstate Self-Storage blog. Last time we discussed easy storage tips for around the house, simple little bits that could be easily implemented to get your home organized and space cleared up. This time we are looking outdoors, specifically to outside storage. Units at some self-storage facilities are indoors (which have a wide number of benefits) but sometimes that just is not what you need. Let’s look at it more!
Outside Storage Unit vs Outside Storage Space
As silly as it seems, there is a distinction to be made here. Choosing the wrong one might see all of your belongings being hit by adverse weather damages you did not anticipate.
An outside storage unit can mean something like a drive-up storage unit. Essentially, this is any unit that has its door on a roadway, it is outdoors and can be pulled up right to. This is the most common sort of storage unit and allows for easy loading and unloading. Depending on the facility, these might also have less access to electricity, not needing climate control etc. If you are looking for a storage space and are wondering if an outside storage unit is what you need, it will benefit you to make the call to the possible facilities and see what their outdoor units offer.
An outside storage space meanwhile is an open-air area. Think like a fenced in lot and you have the right idea. These are used for storing vehicles such as cars and boats mostly but that’s not their only use. Again, speaking with the facility manager will give you an idea of what is able to be stored in these spaces and what would be better stored in an enclosed outside storage unit.
Why Choose an Outside Storage Unit?
As mentioned, an outdoor/outside storage unit has a number of benefits that put it ahead of an indoor facility.
• Drive – Up Access
o Drive – up access makes it ideal when the storage is being used for a move. It will save you a whole mess of hassle when you can simply walk 5 steps and have your truck loaded or unloaded.
• Storing for Business
o If the storage is being used for business purposes that ease of access will make everything much simple, saving you time – and as you know, time is money.
o For the cost of space, outside storage units are drastically more affordable.
o Speaking of space, the size of outdoor storage units can be much larger than the often uniform settings of indoor storage facilities.
Whatever the reason you need or choose for selecting an outside storage unit, Allstate Self-Storage is here to help. Find your nearest location and speak to a facility management and storage specialist today. Together we can get your belongings safely tucked away whether for an extended trip or in the midst of a move.