Self-storage has been used for decades by millions of Americans across the country to store everything from huge antiques and large pieces of furniture to smaller, but still equally valuable, precious items. Most of these self-storage units are quite large so that they can accommodate the aforementioned bigger items, but for many Americans, that is an unnecessary waste of space. If you have valuables or sentimental items that you want to keep safe but don't want to fork out a lot of money each month for storage space, then there is a healthy middle-ground for you.
While you may be inclined to believe that the only self-storage units that exist are those that you have seen when on walkthroughs or in movies, that is not the case. There are many self-storage units that are very small by comparison to those normal or extra-large options, they are just kept in a different area. A small self-storage unit has all the same benefits as a larger one, just at a discounted ongoing rate and without the need to fill up all that space. For those who have smaller valuables, this is the perfect option.
Safe And Secure
Keeping valuables stored away from your home is a good idea for a number of reasons. Firstly, these self-storage units are much harder to break into than your average house, with strong gates, coded doors, multiple levels of surveillance, and, often, security guards on-site 24/7. That is before you even get inside and try to break open the locks on individual storage units and then try to crack any safes or other safety measures inside the storage units themselves. It simply is not worth the effort for would-be thieves to try and take on something as large and well-fortified as a self-storage facility.
Less Chance Of Damage
While you may want to keep your valuables at home so you have easy access to them should you wish, it does bear mentioning that you also increase the chance of accidentally damaging them. Whether it is from dropping them accidentally or a curious child trying to explore your home a little too in-depth, heirlooms, antiques, and jewelry are all far more likely to break at home than in a small self-storage unit. If you really want to keep it safe, you need to keep it at a facility designed to do just that, but that doesn't mean you have to pay top dollar to do so.
For more information about storage units, contact a local company.