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There are several different types of storage facilities that offer different incentives to their customers. Not every customer will need the same thing from their storage unit, and some storage companies take advantage of this. They range in price and convenience and some are more popular than others. The different types of storage facilities include:

moving company storage
self storage units
mobile storage
climate controlled storage
temperature controlled storage

Moving company storage is generally the most expensive, but it’s the most convenient as well. Moving companies are not only safe, but they require practically no work from you on the big day. With company moving, they typically use their own moving truck and store your belongings in their own storage containers. They’re not really a cheap moving option, but if you hire the proper moving company, you can be assured that your belongings will be packed correctly, the movers will pick up the stuff in their moving truck and it will be transported to the storage shed. People who don’t have a lot of packing supplies, are physically incapable of moving, or are unwilling to spend the time to do everything themselves usually hire professional moving companies.

Self storage units are also a popular option. Self storage facilities are cheap storage options for people living in all types of places. They have different sized storage units to fit personal needs. Self storage companies can be inside a building, or they can be located outside. If the unit is located outside, or has a code entry, they allow their customers to visit their sheds at anytime, without an appointment. If the storage containers are located inside a building, they still might use a code entry or you may have to enter the storage space during regular business hours.

Mobile storage involves some type of compartment being sent to wherever you indicated to the storage company. The compartment can be a wooden or steel vault, trailer, or 12-16 foot container. Generally, you pack and move your belongings into the storage container and then the storage container is transported to the storage facility. Moving these containers can be kind of tricky, so if you are the one packing your stuff, you should take packing precautions, and pack your stuff carefully. You should use the proper storage techniques for antiques, electronics, furniture, and especially fragile pieces, like glass.

Each of the storage options listed above have additional options within them. Each type of storage company options like climate control and temperature control. Now, don’t be fooled by what some storage facilities might advertise. There’s a difference between climate controlled units and temperature controlled storage units. The difference being, climate controlled storage controls the entire climate of the container, including obstacles like humidity. They are regulated fairly strictly, and are not allowed to fluctuate by more than one degree. In temperature controlled storage units, the temperature is allowed to fluctuate in a larger range and the temperature can change by a lot. The temperature within the storage unit is normally similar to that of the entire storage facility, which doesn’t always mean it’s a bad thing. However, if a storage company doesn’t have air conditioning, and runs hot and humid in the summer, the shed will be the same way.

Each storage unit has a basic level of security, normally it’s a padlock or combination lock. On top of that, most storage companies keep a log of who enters and when they leave. Some companies require a personal code to be let in to the facility, and others just have a sign in/sign out sheet. Public self storage companies with containers located within a building typically only allow access during business hours, which decreases the risk for theft and other mischievous activity.

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