There are plenty of storage facilities that claim to offer everything you could possibly need. The question is; how do you choose the best storage location? Location is essential as you need to find somewhere that’s convenient, allowing you to get to it with ease.
Keeping that in mind, here are some pointers to help you choose the perfect storage location:
Make sure there are excellent transport links
Firstly, your storage facility has to provide easy access for transport. This allows you to go to your storage units whenever you want; by car or public transport. The best storage facilities will be situated near public transport stops. As such, you can get a bus/train/tube, hop off at the nearby station, then go to your storage units.
Likewise, it benefits you to find a storage facility with road access as well. This is particularly important if you don’t live somewhere with strong public transport links – or you hate taking public transport. When your storage facility can easily be accessed by road, then you can simply drive straight there whenever you want.
Consider where you spend most of your time
Where do you spend the majority of your day? If you work in a busy place like Central London, then it might make more sense to choose a nearby storage location. As such, you can walk there on your lunch break or before/after work. It’s more convenient as it fits into your daily routine.
The best thing to do is to check your postcode for storage locations in your area. If you spend most of your time at home, then check your home postcode. If you spend more time at work and would prefer a location near there, then check that postcode instead. Either way, the best storage locations shouldn’t be more than a 30-minute journey away from where you spend most of your time.
Pay attention to the security
A lot of storage facilities are located in quite remote areas with pretty poor security in the surrounding area. So, make sure you pick storage units that are in a very secure location. Consider the area around the storage facility, along with additional security measures put in place by the storage providers.
Ideally, the best storage location is one that’s hard for people to break into. It should be well protected, in a relatively safe area, and offer excellent security measures. This is often the deciding factor when you narrow down your search; don’t neglect the security of the location!
Now, we can piece together the main things to look for in the perfect storage location. Naturally, it has to be in a convenient location. This means it should offer either: easy access for cars via roads, or easy access from nearby public transport stations. Not only that, but it should be a short distance from your base (e.g. home or work). Finally, it must be in a safe and secure location, so you know your storage units aren’t under threat. Henfield Storage has different locations, check this link to find out more.