Choosing storage units on low price alone can be a problem in three ways:
- Low price can be the bait that attracts your phone call. But once the manager gets you on the phone, he may pressure you into a much more expensive option.
- Low price can be for a “solution” that is not right for you. Rarely will you know exactly what you need during the first phone call. So how can the storage manager know? Tossing out a low price is only a trick…a game some unscrupulous storage managers play to get your attention and then your business.
- Low price may also mean that the storage facility is “compensating” for other less desirable factors. They may be in an undesirable part of town or may not have a full breath of security features.
We all know the truth about price. You usually do get what you pay for .
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The 8 Biggest Storage Mistakes people make so you can avoid them! From free 24-hour access to choosing a storage facility on low price alone, learn to avoid these 8 mistakes that could wreak havoc on your storage experience.
The fact is, you should never, ever, ever store at a facility that offers “free 24-Hour Access” to all of its tenants. This places you and your possessions squarely in the center of a very risky security situation.
Think about it for a minute. Do you really want to be storing at a facility where every single tenant has unfettered access to the property, even at 3:00 in the morning? If any bad things were to happen, they would happen in the middle of the night…right?
This is precisely the time that you want more security, not less! If the Storage Manager tries to “sell you” on the benefits of unlimited 24-hour access, run away and run away fast!
Sure some tenants need 24-hour access. If you fish every weekend and you and your boat need to be on the lake before the sun comes up…or if your business drivers need to swap out their cars for your delivery trucks so they can be on their route by 5:30 a.m., then you need 24-hour access. You’ll probably even be willing to spend a few extra dollars for this service.
But “Free 24-hour Access” to every single tenant on the property is just, well, dangerous. And since storage facilities are not responsible for theft on the property, this one tip could save you a lot of money in the long run.