Fri 15th Aug 2008 02:05AM
Personal mini storage is a relief for those of you who are getting overwhelmed by the lack of space in your home and finding it difficult to even find moving space. But many of you may have a lot of questions regarding the various things related to mini storing facilities. It is quite natural as you will be storing materials that are not to throw away but you are compelled to store away from your home. These may include some articles you are emotionally attached to or articles that you will need seasonally. So you must be worried about the health of the articles at the time of retrieval.
The first thing that you should enquire about the personal mini storage option is the security. Usually the good facilities have high perimeter fences, sometimes with razor wire, twenty four hours surveillance with security cameras and guards to physically patrol the units. This goes for the overall security of the facility. But you need to be worried about the condition of the units where your articles will be stored. It is always good to verify the units physically before actually making the choice.
The next question that is often asked is what you can store in a personal mini storage option. The answer is you can store anything that you feel safe to store at your house. The list of articles that you cannot store includes any hazardous articles, toxic materials or illegal articles. The law is very strict on these and suppressing the nature of the articles that is not allowed can be punishable by law. If you are storing a vehicle make sure that it is drivable and you hand over a copy of the registration to the facility operator. The operating hours vary from location to location and some facilities even provide twenty-four hour operations. Those which do not do so also allow after hour operation with prior appointment.
The storing space available in the personal mini storage options vary in size and therefore, is very convenient for the users as they do not need to hire a space that they might not use. the spaces available range starts from as little as twenty-five square feet that can store the articles of a regular closet to large ones that can store entire articles of a four or five bedroom house and can be ideally used for storing articles of an office. Since the goods are not covered by insurance that cover the facility it is advisable to go for insurance if the articles are considered valuable enough.
The leases of the personal mini storage are made on week per week basis and monthly basis. Usually yearly rentals are not available. The rent usually needs to be paid in advance. The payment can be made through major credit cards and the companies also accept cash and personal checks. The efficient storing needs efficient packing. The packing materials are often supplied by the storing facilities at a cost and they even provide experts who can help you with your packing. The delivery of the articles can be made by you, a trucker hired by you or in some cases the facility has its own service which you can avail by paying for separately. Above all these when you hire a mini storing unit or any unit, you need to pay an administrative fee for processing of the necessary papers and documents.
The original article is located at: Relieve Stress With Personal Mini Storage