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The Advantages of Indoor Storage Complexes

Published on Thursday, 12 September 2013

The Advantages of Indoor Storage ComplexesIn this age of mass consumption, people are continually looking for new ways to store their possessions they’ve accumulated all over the years. Items that we have no use for on a daily basis simply clutter up the home when they are not in use. Christmas decorations, skis and snowboards, old family photo albums, and whatever else – these all need to be stored in a safe place where they won’t get it in our way. People are increasingly turning to self-storage when it comes to solving their storage problems. Self-storage companies provide their clients with a certain amount of secure, dry space for them to store their possessions in. There are a variety of different types of self-storage: outdoor self-storage, urban garage storage, warehouse storage, temporary furniture storage, and many more. Each different type has its pros and cons, but the most popular form of self-storage has to be that of indoor self-storage complexes. Usually located in urban areas, these self-storage complexes provide their clients with easy access and the utmost security systems to ensure that their goods are protected.Whether or not indoor self-storage is right for you will largely depend on your individual circumstances, like what you wish to store and whether or not you need round the clock access to it. Below are the advantages of using indoor self-storage complexes over other forms of self-storage. Indoor self-storage v. Outdoor self-storageOutdoor self-storage complexes are usually located in suburban or rural locations, and provide their clients with secure steel shipping containers which have direct vehicle access. Unlike indoor self-storage complexes, outdoor self-storage units allow their clients to drive their vehicle right up to the container, ideal if you are intending to store a bunch of big, bulky items. However, outdoor self-storage complexes also have their downside. Indoor self-storage complexes provide greater security for their client’s possessions. Most complexes that belong to a good and reputable company will provide their customers with round the clock guards, comprehensive CCTV coverage, fences, gates, alarms, and padlocks. In fact indoor self-storage complexes are so secure that your goods are probably safer stored in them than in your own home. Although outdoor self-storage complexes will also provide their customers with fences, gates, and guards, there level of security is not as hands-on and comprehensive as indoor storage complexes Indoor self-storage complexes are also much better for protecting your possessions against atmospheric conditions. As outdoor steel containers are, well, outdoors, they will get hot when the sun’s out and get cold when the snow falls. The changing of temperature within the outdoor steel containers means damp conditions will emerge. So if you are planning to store something that is potentially perishable if exposed to damp conditions, you will be much better served hiring out an indoor self-storage complex. Because they are inside, they are kept air conditioned at all times, meaning the temperature will remain at an optimum level at all times. Indoor self-storage v. urban garage self-storageUrban garage storage complexes have many of the disadvantages that outdoor self-storage complexes have. The main benefit they have is that they are cheaper than hiring out units in a self-storage complex, and they are easily accessed if you live in the centre of a city or town. Like outdoor self-storage complexes, they are not weather protected. If you are planning on storing anything that might be adversely affected by hot or cold conditions, it will be in your best interest to not use garage storage, but rather indoor self-storage. Their security is also much less comprehensive than most good and reputable indoor self-storage complexes.
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