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Seven tips when choosing a self storage facility

Is your home or business brimming over with belongings? Renting a self-storage unit can help reclaim your space!

It's essential you find a self storage facility that will keep your belongings in pristine condition and also provide complete security to safeguard them from theft.

There are many self storage facilities to choose from but how do you decide which is best? Below are our top 7 tips to help decide:-

  1. Proximity is very important. Most customers don't want to be travelling for an hour every time you need to access you unit. Most people are happy with up to 20 minutes drive so we recommend you find a facility within a ten-mile radius if you can. At Self Storage Space in Lewes we have many customers in Brighton which is about 15 minutes drive.
     
  2. Security is critical when choosing a self-storage facility. There’s nothing worse than getting your valuables stolen due to poor security and safety. Make sure your chosen storage-storage facility has indivdual alarms and CCTV video surveillance. Storage facilities on a quiet & dark trading estate will always be less secure than in a busy, central & safe area. Self Storage Space in Lewes is in the centre of Lewes town centre opposite the train station. The facility is housed in the former Royal Mail Sorting Office so has excellent physical security as well as 24 hour CCTV, security key fobs & alarm systems.
     
  3. Access. Do you want to be able to drive right up to the door of the unit? Or is it okay to use a trolley? Consider how much access you’ll need. Do you need to get to the facility every day?
     
  4. Climate Control. Exposure to extreme temperatures or moisture can damage certain goods such as electronics. Documents and books can be damaged if the facility is very damp or not adequately ventilated. At Self Storage Space in Lewes we have a thermostatic climate control system.
     
  5. Cleanliness. Check your self storage unit for cleanliness. Regular cleaning reflects how well the facility is maintained and managed for their customers.
     
  6. Price is always important. Shop around for the best price in your area. At Self Storage Space in Lewes we offer special deals and will match any nearby competitor price.
     
  7. Contract Terms. Always read the contract & the fine print. Make sure you understand your obligations. What items are allowed? Always look for the Self Storage Association UK Logo. This confirms the facility meets the standards necessary to be a member of the Self Storage Space Association in the UK. At Self Storage Space we will always use the standard contract template recommended by the Self Storage Association in the UK.

If you'd like a self storage unit - please call us for a no obligation quotation - call Lewes 01273 470000 or pop into our reception (we're opposite Lewes Train Station) for a tour. We look forward to meeting you.

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Self Storage Space in Lewes
1 Station Road
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 2YY
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Call Lewes: 01273 470000

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