Understanding self-storage facility myths can help you make an informed decision when the time comes to rent a unit. Here are some of the most common myths and the truths behind them!
Self-Storage Facilities Aren’t Safe
We can’t say storage theft never happens because the reality is it is possible. But any high-quality self-storage facility will have security features to combat theft. At All Secure Storage, you can be sure that we take security very seriously. We have 24/7 camera surveillance, gate entry, exit times which are linked to your specific entry code, as well as onsite managers for your peace of mind.
You Can Store Anything Inside a Storage Unit
You may think you can put whatever you want in your storage unit, but that isn’t the case. Although you can store a wide variety of items in your unit, there are some things that you can’t and should never store. Here are the items you shouldn’t have in your unit:
- Live Critters: Animals, insects, and plants
- Perishables: Any food and beverages
- Flammables: Fuels, paints, and oils
- Chemicals: Toxic waste, acids, cleaning fluids, and explosives
Self-Storage is Expensive
Self-storage might seem like a luxury, but it’s for everyone, regardless of monetary wealth or status. Units don’t cost an arm and a leg, not even for long-term usage. There are affordable options for people on budgets, but you can also save some money with some planning. Before renting, consider how much storage space you’ll need. Units come in a variety of sizes with corresponding rates. So, the more space, the more expensive it’ll be. Make sure you choose a unit with enough space to fit your items and remove them with ease. This way, you can avoid paying extra for space you won’t use.
Storage Units are Dirty
Storage units in movies and other media are depicted as dirty, dusty, and filled with unwelcomed critters. Fortunately, this is a total myth! Reliable storage facilities are specifically designed to keep pests and dust at bay. After all, the goal of any self-storage facility is to ensure the safety of your stuff (and this is especially true at All Secure Storage!).
Self-Storage is Only for Hoarders
Another media-inspired myth! However, we can assure you that hoarders aren’t the only people who use self-storage. Self-storage can be useful for a variety of different situations. Perhaps a loved one has passed away and you need to store their belongings before going through them. Maybe you need to store furniture and other belongings while your house undergoes renovations. Maybe you’re a college student that needs to store some stuff while you go home for summer. Or maybe you just need a place to store seasonal decorations to clear up your garage. No matter the reason, self-storage is for everyone.
All Secure Storage
Self-storage is the perfect affordable solution for when you need some extra space in your life. If you’re looking for a self-storage facility to rent from, we’re here to help you out! We are the go-to storage provider for the Western Slopes. With convenient locations in Montrose, Fruita, and Grand Junction, we’ve got your storage needs covered.