The Pros and Cons of Renting a Storage Unit

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Any decision you make in life often comes with some deliberation, as you weigh the pros and cons of each course of action. The same is true when renting a storage unit – do you have the budget for it, does it make sense for your belongings, and how long will you need storage? At EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh, we want to help you find the perfect self-storage unit for your belongings, and we understand if you are hesitant at first about renting a space. We can answer all of your questions surrounding storage, security, and more, and will do whatever we can to make your experience a positive one. In this post, we’ll look at some of the pros and cons of renting a local storage space.

The Cons

dreamstime_xxl_497697361. Your Things Aren’t Always Accessible – This one’s pretty obvious, but it’s important to remember that if you put something in storage, it won’t be readily accessible if you decide you need it. We have convenient access hours that make it easy to visit your unit when you want to, but if you decide you want to go through a particular box of clothes, you may have to drive to the storage facility to get it.

2. Budgeting Each Month – The cost of your storage unit will vary depending on the size of space you rent, and we work hard to make our costs affordable and competitive. It will be important to budget your storage costs each month and make sure it’s still beneficial to keep your things in storage. Our monthly leases make it easy to pay for the time you need and not have to worry about being locked into a year-long contract.

The Pros

There are many pros to renting a storage unit, but we’ll only cover two of them here.

1. A Secure Spot – A secure storage unit can be a perfect alternative to keeping valuable possessions in your home or on your property. Boxes of photos or clothes can become damaged in your garage or attic, and our sturdy storage spaces will protect everything from pests, damage, and theft. If you’re out of town for a few weeks, it can be good to have peace of mind that your treasured items are locked away in a storage unit rather than sitting in your basement. Fires, floods, and other disasters can leave your things ruined, and putting certain items in storage can protect them.

2. Make More Space at Home – You might be expecting a new baby, or you have a new roommate moving in, and you need to make more space in your house or apartment. Renting a storage unit can help you move those extra pieces of furniture or excess belongings out of the house and put them somewhere safe. You might be remodeling your home and need some things out of the way for a few months, and instead of cramming them elsewhere in the house, you can store them safely.

When you need the best self-storage in Pittsburgh, come to EZ today!