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Inside self storage is a type of storage service which offers units for rent that are accessible only by entering the storage building. These types of units have plenty of storage benefits, but potential customers of indoor storage units need to be sure they choose a storage facility which can accommodate their moving and storage needs.

Types of Inside Self Storage Units

Inside self storage units are available in a range of sizes from small units such as the locker sized 5 x 5 units up to larger units - the 12 x 35 units for example - which are the size of a large garage. Many facilities specialize in either small or large indoor storage units, but you may also be able to find a storage facility which offers a range of unit sizes to accommodate customers who wish to rent multiple units of varying sizes within the same building.

Inside self storage buildings usually rent dollies or carts to help their customers move their belongings into the building and they may also sell packing materials such as boxes, tape, packing paper and bubble wrap. Lease options for indoor storage units may vary - but most facilities offer month-to-month lease options in addition to long-term contracts.

Pros and Cons of Inside Self Storage

The pros of inside self storage include:

  • Increased protection against heat, cold, sun, flash flood and extreme temperature changes.
  • Top of the line security to prevent theft attempts.
  • A comfortable indoor environment for moving and sorting through your storage items.

The cons of inside self storage include:

  • A lack of drive-up access to the unit - customers of self storage units will need to move their belongings themselves into the storage unit.
  • Increased costs – inside self storage may be very affordable, but in most cases it is slightly more expensive than outdoor storage units.
  • Limited Locations – indoor self storage buildings are not as common as outdoor self storage buildings ins some areas; it may be helpful to use an Internet search to find the nearest indoor storage location in your area.

Find the Right Type of Inside Self Storage

To find the right type of inside storage facility for your storage needs, follow these steps:

  • Try to assess how much storage you will need, and then look for a facility which offers a selection of unit sizes which you may use – than if you need slightly less or slightly more space you can rent a different unit without having to change facilities.
  • Consider climate control – if you live in an area which experiences extreme hot or cold temperatures and moderate to high humidity levels you may need indoor climate control self storage to protect your belongings.
  • Check for additional services – an inside self storage facility may have additional services such as elevators, lifts, and moving equipment which will help you to easily move and store your belongings in their facility.

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