Is it no longer true that people try to live up to the standards of their neighbors? If the constant quest for public storage is any indication one would be led to believe that this is as true as it ever was. It has become a sign of personal wealth to attain things the some cannot afford but the facade is to be continued at whatever cost. So one has all this stuff and now there is no place for us to put it when it is not in use. This can be quite easily understood when it comes to the apartment dweller that barely has room to put his shoes, but the dilemma has also caught up with the home owner.
Whoever it was that first came up with the idea of self storage certainly showed his capacity for ingenuity. The need was there and someone recognized it and turned it into a multi-million dollar venture. Over thirty thousand companies and individuals have jumped on the bandwagon and built numerous facilities wherever zoning laws permitted their construction. With over fifty thousand of these units available, the demand still far exceeds the supply.
Storage facilities are simply connected units or if space is limited they can be built in stories of five or six levels. The individual wanting space pays a monthly rental amount, and he holds the lock and key. As long as you continue to pay your rent, the owner of the facility can take no interest in the articles that you have stored there. The owner would have access to all the units for safety purposes such as fire, but only non-payment over a considerable amount of time would allow the owner to place a lien on your property and be allowed to take possession of it in lieu of unpaid rent.
One thing to take into consideration is that the items that you store are not covered by any insurance provided by the storage facility. In some instances there may be some available, but at best it is minimal. If you were to store anything of major value, it would be wise to attain your own insurance against loss. The site will provide items such as chain link fencing that requires a special code to allow you entrance to the site. Your individual storage unit will also be locked with a key, key card, or code needed to gain entry. Other items such as tamper proof alarm systems, interior and exterior lighting and security cameras may also be used. For added protection some areas will hire security guards, the better the security, the higher the rent.
Size is never an issue when seeking a place to store your items. The family RV can be accommodated as easily as a few boxes of family keepsakes. All the units are constructed to withstand the heat of summer and the cold of winter with their corrugated metal roofing and sides. The lack of windows were purposely left out so others cannot see what you have put there. The units' roll up door is an easy way to add or take out the items you have put into self storage.