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Are Storage Units a Good Investment?

Storage is a major requirement for an organized and manageable home. We often have lesser space and higher availability of items. These items keep accumulating over time that creates more clutter and chaos. With many things to store and look after, the best way to deal with our possessions is to put them in a storage unit. Renting out storage units is a simple solution for this. Storage units have simplified management and potentially provide consistent cash flow that makes storage a good investment.

Whether you are clearing out unwanted items or relocating your possessions temporarily, storage units are the best option. Access Mini-Storage Ltd. can help you determine which storage unit, from our 3’x5’ to 15×25’ storage space, is the best for you. We also have a space calculator that will provide you with an idea of how large a storage unit you need.

Benefits Offered by Storage Units

Investing in self-storage units is a great option. Unlike traditional real estate, you can customize the rent according to the demand. Some of the advantages of storage units which can help you save money in the long run are:

  1. Security

Storage units grant more assurance to the stored items. Storage units offer better security as they are monitored with video surveillance cameras and the premises are well guarded. It is better to store valuable items in storage units rather than at your house.

  1. Clutter

You can reduce unused clutter at your home or office and use the vacant space to store essential items. Old clutter such as furniture, clothes and appliances can be safely stored in these units.

  1. Cost-Effective

It is more economical to pay for a storage unit and to store your items rather than renting out another property. You just have to pay the monthly rent as storage units usually provide free transport. Adding counters to your storage unit will help maximize the space in it.

  1. Flexible to Use

Storage spaces also provide you with trolleys and jacks to make the transfer of your items easier. There is also a benefit of cost flexibility; you only pay for the unit as long as you need it. Storage units can be used effectively if the items are properly organized.

  1. Permanent Base

Storage units provide you with a permanent location to store your items. If you’re living temporarily or are on a move, dealing with your items can be troublesome. Keeping your belongings in storage space will be a lot cheaper than transporting them.

  1. Environmental Damage

When you are low on space at home or in office, your possessions are often left abandoned. These items are often at risk of damage from the environment. Storage units often provide you with a controlled environment that protects your items from damage.

  1. Maintenance

Storage units have minimal maintenance as the customer traffic is low the usage maintenance is usually low. You don’t have to pay extra for maintenance.

  1. Downsizing

If you are planning on downsizing your house or putting your house on the market, deciding what to do with your possessions is an important task. Items that you don’t wish to sell or donate can be kept in a storage unit. You can move to your new house without cluttering the items in it.

  1. Frequent Traveler

If you travel often, consider storing bulky items that are too inconvenient for you to take. You can rest assured they will be protected while you are away.

  1. Hobby or Sport Equipment

If you have bulky sports equipment that you do not use frequently, a storage unit can keep it safe.

If you are concerned about space and security, renting a storage unit will is the best move. Storage units offer you extra security from theft. At Access Mini-Storage Ltd., our storage units are individually alarmed, monitored and heated. If you are looking for reliable storage facilities, feel free to check our website or call us at (604) 824-0030. We’ll be happy to respond to any queries you might have.

The Perfect Storage Size To Fit Your Needs

Is your business in need of simple storage solutions, but isn’t quite ready to commit to a warehouse? Do you have more furniture than you know what to do with? If either of these sounds familiar, it might be time to look into self storage options in the Chilliwack area. However, once you’ve decided that it’s time to rent out a storage locker, you still need to figure out what size is ideal for your situation. At Access Mini Storage, we have storage units in a variety of sizes. Here’s a comprehensive guide that will illustrate what size of storage locker is perfect for your situation.

Small units
Small storage units measure between 5’x5′ and 5×10′. This is roughly the size of a large walk-in closet. These types of storage units are ideal for storing everyday items that just don’t quite fit in your house anymore. Boxes of old photos, clothing, seasonal items, old books, records, camping equipment and sometimes even small pieces of furniture. It’s the perfect solution for anyone with extra belongings they want to keep.

Medium units
Medium storage units measure between 10’x10′ and 10’x15′. That is to say, roughly the size of your average living room. These units can fit anywhere between 100 and 300 boxes (depending on their size). This makes them perfect for storing old business records that you just don’t have room for in the office anymore. They can also be used to store old computers, printers, copiers and cabinets that your business doesn’t use anymore.

Large units
Now we’re getting serious: large storage units measure anywhere from 10’x20′ to 10’x25′. That is to say, they measure roughly the same size as a three or four bedroom home. These units are ideal for both personal and business storage needs. If you find yourself with extra patio furniture, baby cribs, multiple mattresses or large household appliances (dryers, washing machines, refrigerators, etc.), a large storage unit can comfortably accommodate your needs. On the business side of things, you can store all your office records along with desks, conference tables, work equipment, cubicles and even pieces of inventory. It’s the perfect option to go in lieu of renting out a small warehouse.

You might be wondering: how much is it to rent a storage unit? Call us today at Access Mini Storage and get a quote. In addition to the self-storage unit itself, we can also provide all the packing supplies you need. Visit us here for more information regarding our Chilliwack units.

Paying For My Storage Unit

If you’ve never rented a storage unit before, you might not know exactly what goes into the process. At Access Mini-Storage Ltd., we’re here to tell you that it’s easier and more cost effective than you might expect. It’s so easy, in fact, that once you’ve moved all the excess clutter from your attic into a storage unit, you’ll probably wonder why you hadn’t taken advantage of one earlier.

How much does a storage unit cost?
There are several costs that go into renting a storage unit, and at Access Mini-Storage we’re committed to total transparency on billing with our customers. With us there will be no unexpected or hidden costs to your storage unit. First, you should take into account upfront costs that go to packing supplies and the initial renting of the self-storage unit at our Chilliwack facility. After that there’s a simple monthly charge, unless your storage needs change. The exact monthly cost will depend on what size unit you rent.

What does that cost include?
When you rent a heated storage unit at our Chilliwack facility, you get state-of-the-art security that ensures only you can access your possessions. We have security cameras, onsite managers, and temperature controls to ensure that your stuff will be in the same condition no matter when you decide you need it again. All our units are individually alarmed with several redundant security systems including physical locks to each unit that only our customers have the key to as well as security access codes at the entrance to our gated property.

What kinds of payment plans are available?
At Access Mini-Storage Ltd., we offer pre-authorized payment plans that help everyone get the storage they need at a price they can afford. All our customers should also consider insurance for their stored possessions. Although we do everything possible to keep your items safe and secure, only our customers have direct access to the objects so we are not responsible for any damage that occurs to the items within the units.

If you’re in need of packing supplies or self-storage service options, contact us today at our Chilliwack facility. At Access Mini-Storage Ltd., we’re committed to customer service. That means we’ll do whatever we can to make sure that you have a great experience at a great price.

How Does Storage Work?

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At Access Mini-Storage Ltd. we want everyone to know how easy it is to find packing supplies and heated self storage options in Chilliwack. Whether you’re moving and need a temporary space to hold your possessions or you own a small business and need space to store your products, a storage company can find the option that’s right for you. Self storage is also a great option for those looking to free up some space in their homes. By keeping things you only need occasionally or seasonally in a storage unit, you have access to them when you want but don’t need to keep them right at hand. If you think you’ll need storage, here are four simple steps that go into the process:

1. Contact a storage company
To make the most of your storage unit, you should know exactly what your space needs will be. Once you’ve determined how much space you’ll need, you can contact us to arrange for the perfect space for you. Our team will be able to tell you about any special storage features you might be interested in, such as temperature-controlled spaces.

2. Pack your items
At Access Mini-Storage, we don’t just offer storage space. We also offer all the packing supplies you’ll need to get the job done right. From boxes to shrink wrap to mattress covers, we have the packing supplies you’ll need to make sure your possessions will be safe for any period of time.

3. Drop them off
Once you’ve arranged for your space and packed your items, you’re ready to drop them off at our secure, heated self storage facility in Chilliwack. Our facilities have state-of-the art security equipment and our clients only have access to the floor of their own storage units, offering you both security and ease of access.

4. Pick them up
We have a minimum 1 month stay period. Our gates open daily at 6am and lock at 10pm. Whatever your storage needs are, our friendly staff are here to make it happen. If you need more or less space in the future, just let us know and we can accommodate you.

At Access Mini-Storage, we’re committed to customer service. Whether you’re looking for packing supplies, heated storage facilities or regular self storage options, we can find a solution that’s right for you or your business. Contact us today at our facility in Chilliwack to find out more about how easy it is to have all the storage space you need.

Most Common Self-Storage Questions & Answers

The most common questions we get asked are:

  1. Why self storage?
  2. Can I use self storage as office?
  3. Can you live in a self storage?
  4. What does self storage cost? How much is self storage per month?
  5. What is self storage insurance?
  6. How safe is self storage? How secure is self storage? Are self storage safe?