Renting a mini storage unit is nothing like buying a house or anything that entails a huge investment. Yet, it could be holding a trove of priceless items – heirloom pieces, expensive seasonal sports gears, important documents, etc. – that you would want to protect from being damaged while not being used. It is for this reason that you would want to make sure your choice of mini storage facility is right. What are the factors to consider when comparing or picking the storage facility in Melbourne?
- On-site specialists: It is recommended that you rent a storage unit from a facility that has a customer service representative or a hands-on manager to answer your concerns before signing any contract, booking or making a payment. It is important that you understand the contract before signing it, especially the part in fine print, and the best way to do that is to be able to seek clarification from someone who has the training or authority to provide answers.
- Safety: Since you are considering storage to protect your priceless and valuable items, the farthest thing that you would want is for any of them to be stolen or damaged by pests or natural elements. Inquire about the security features of the facility – the CCTV monitoring system, security of the entrances/exits (such as pin-coded electronic security gates), fire compliance, etc. Check the other safety and security features, such as the access to the unit areas if these are restricted to unauthorized persons.
- Convenience: It can be assessed using two criteria – location that’s easy to find and a structure that can easily be accessed. With regards the location, you would want the mini storage to be close enough to your house or office, depending on what you are storing and how frequent you need to access your stored items. You should also consider how to get there if you are commuting. If you are using a wheelchair, check their disabled/wheelchair access. If you are usually stowing bulky or heavy items, make sure they have trolleys to make loading and unloading easier.
- Cleanliness: Practical people who are looking for low rates may be tempted to rent out units in a cheap, but dirty facility. If you are to choose a storage facility, make sure it is clean and well-maintained. Busted bulbs, litter, broken windows/glass, neglected structures, decrepit wall paints, etc. are signs that the management may not really care what happens to your stored items. Dirty facilities may also be a breeding ground for pests that can potentially damage your valuable items or business goods.
Imagine opening your storage unit; you expect to find your valuables in the same state as when you stored them. It would nightmarish to see them damaged by seeping rain water or pests, or worse, with a broken lock and an empty unit. This nightmare can be avoided if you will consider these important factors when choosing a mini storage facility.
If you live in Melbourne or its suburbs, there is one name in mini storage that you can trust – Melbourne Mini Storage (MMS). MMS has state-of-the-art security features, it is conveniently located in Brunswick East, it is clean, and it has a customer service that will attend to your needs when you visit, call (03 9041 0371) or book with us online.