The first thing to consider is that storage units come in a variety of sizes. Some are as small as closets; others are spacious enough to accommodate two cars and a few articles of furniture comfortably. In most cases, the larger the unit is, the more you can expect to pay to store your things. You can contact your self-storage provider in Dallas to determine the sizes that are available and obtain pricing for them. Some of the common sizes include:
- 5ftx5ft – These are the size of a large closet or half bathroom and are designed for storing boxes or other small items.
- 5ftx10ft – These units can be compared to a traditional walk-in closet. They can fit about a room’s worth of furniture, including a couch, chair, dresser, etc.
- 10×15 – This size can comfortably fit the furnishings of a two-bedroom house or apartment. The size can be compared to that of a large bedroom.
- 10×20 – This unit is the size of a single-car garage and is perfect for storing the items from three- to four-bedroom homes.
Texas can get hot in the summer and, in recent years, it can also get fairly cold in the winter. There are some items that may not stand up to exposure to these extremes, and this is when you will want to consider a climate controlled unit. If you are going to store treasures like guitars and pianos, this is vital to prevent warping and other damage. What’s more, if you’ll be frequently adding to or removing from your unit, it won’t be sweltering inside. Read more about the benefits of climate controlled storage units.
Another factor to think about when it comes to pricing self-storage units in Dallas is their overall accessibility. There are several different factors that go into this, too. They include:
- Multi-level facilities. If there is more than one floor, you can expect that access to first-floor storage will come at a premium price.
- Indoor Access. Some self-storage units are located in huge warehouse-like buildings that boast a common area, allowing you inside entry. In some cases, the owners may charge a premium for this, too. However, it is important to consider that it may take more effort to load and unload your items to and from a vehicle.
- Outdoor Access. There are units that have outdoor access, or sometimes referred to as drive-up access. These types of storage units can a bit cheaper compared to an indoor unit as they are typically not climate-controlled.
Security is a big deal when it comes to storage facilities, especially in a big city like Dallas. You should ask the manager these five questions about the security of the facility. Find out whether there is camera surveillance, if a security guard is on patrol, how sound the locking mechanisms are, and whether or not you will be immediately notified if a break-in is attempted. Again, expect to pay more for better security measures.
Something else to consider is the location of the self-storage unit. It is likely that those located in the heart of the city will be more expensive than those in the suburbs or even out in the rural areas. Since they are convenient, they will often cost more. The best way to get a great deal is to check several different facilities to discover which one fits your needs as well as your budget.
With six storage facilities in Dallas, Assured Self Storage offers affordable pricing on all of our storage units. Visit our Dallas location pages for exclusive online savings or call 877-992-7787 to speak with a storage consultant.
You’ve narrowed your self storage facility search down to several candidates, based mainly on location and pricing. However, the final factor that must be considered is security. With dozens of people in and out of the facility on a daily basis, there needs to be extensive security coverage for both day and nighttime hours. Take a look at some of the critical questions you must ask the facility manager before renting a unit. Continue reading
Here at Assured Self Storage, we’re very proud of the areas we serve. From storage facilities in Dallas and Fort Worth, down to Austin, and back up to our self storage in Plano, we enjoy providing all of you with all your storage needs. Even though Assured’s locations are spread out across a wide area, there is something pretty significant that unifies all of our storage locations – they’re all serving communities within the proud state of Texas!
We’re Glad to Offer Self Storage for Students at SMU
One of the communities we’re happy to serve lies just on the north edge of downtown Dallas, at Southern Methodist University, a school attended by 11,000 students who all have their own belongings to manage. We like to call our location on 503 South Haskell Avenue “SMU’s Storage Choice” and we’ve earned the title by offering SMU students free pickup and delivery services, as well as free boxes delivered to their dorm door! Now when the semester ends and SMU students are beginning to pack up their dorm rooms, they don’t have to load everything into their car, but instead they can rent an affordable unit at our Dallas self storage SMU location. We’ll then pick up the student’s boxes of belongings from their dorm room, store the boxes in their unit, and then drop off the boxes at their new dorm when the next semester starts. And don’t forget – the pickup and drop off service is FREE!
Storing your belongings correctly is essential to their preservation over the long-term. Our standard Dallas self storage facilities are fine for a broad range of things, including vehicles, tool, seasonal yard upkeep equipment, and similar items. However, there are a number of personal and household items that would be better kept in our self storage facilities that offer climate controlled storage. The condensation that can result from fluctuations in temperature can be destructive in its own right, but that moisture also gives mold and decay the opportunity to flourish. Climate controlled storage helps prevent such damage. Read on to see the list of items you should store in climate controlled storage…
We talk about ourselves and our DFW storage facilities a lot. We have to. Otherwise you wouldn’t know anything about us. But now we’d like to take some time and hear from you. How have you been? We truly appreciate all of you. Whether you’ve only visited our site, or gone all the way to renting a space, we appreciate you!
And now we would like to know a little something about you. We’re not talking about intimate details about your life – what you do at home stays at home. We just want to know any weird storage shed stories you may have, or have heard.
People Keep Interesting Things in Storage Units…
If you have ever seen an episode of Storage Wars or Auction Hunters, or any other show like those, then you know some people keep very interesting items in their storage units, or sheds at home. But those are just the ones we’ve found. What about all of those unopened storage sheds that haven’t seen the light of day in quite some time, or that just have owners who keep their secrets a secret? We just know there are some great stories out there!