Choosing a Self Storage Facility

Choosing a Self Storage Facility

By John Doe

When you need somewhere to store your stuff, self storage might be a fantastic option. However, with so many storage facilities available, it can be difficult to determine which one is best for you. When you need a self storage unit, there are numerous factors to consider. From the facility’s location to its opening hours and even a site visit, here at Horizon Mini Storage we compiled a comprehensive list of things to think about before you make your decision.


When it comes to self storage, location is everything. You will probably want to choose a facility that’s close to home or work, so you can easily access your belongings. If you’re storing seasonal items, you might also want to choose a location that’s close to where you’ll be using them. For example, if you’re storing a boat for the winter, you might want to choose a storage facility near the marina where you’ll be using it in the summer. Once you have a better sense of what belongings you will store, it will be easier to know how often you will be visiting your storage unit. Horizon Mini Storage is conveniently located near Port St. John and servicing many surrounding areas.

Consider your needs

What items are you going to be storing? How long will you need your storage unit? Knowing what belongings you will be storing will help determine what size and type of unit you should look for. Because not all self storage facilities offer the same variety of units or types, Horizon Mini Storage has a calculator to assist with finding the perfect unit for you! If you need more assistance choosing the correct storage unit size for you we have storage experts available to help you during office hours.


When you’re storing your belongings, you want to know they’re safe and secure. Find out what security measures are in place at the storage facility, and how they can help give you peace of mind. At Horizon Mini Storage, we have drive up units, climate controlled units, and a gated entry with coded access to ensure that your belongings are well-protected.

Unit Types and Sizes

One of the more important things to consider when selecting a unit is whether it is climate controlled or not. Temperature control is similar to keeping items in your house, non-temperature control functions similarly to storing items in a garage or outside shed. A climate-controlled unit is what you need if your belongings cannot be exposed to extreme temperatures. When deciding on a unit size, think about how you’ll be using it. If you’re operating a business, or keeping seasonal items, you’ll want to use your unit differently than if you’re using self storage for moving residences. If you are utilizing storage through a move you can use a unit that fits your belongings perfectly or if you intend to buy new furniture prior to your final move you can rent a slightly larger unit. Allowing yourself more space in a unit that you are using for a business or reorganizing your home is a good idea. You can make aisles or create a u-shape to get to your items easier. Ensure you are labeling containers and boxes no matter what kind of storage you are planning on using. Visit Horizon Mini Storage’s unit sizes and types page for availability of our self storage units.

Compare Pricing

Storage facilities range in price significantly, so it’s important to find one that works with your budget. When you’re ready to rent a self storage unit, be sure to inquire about any special offers or discounts from the facility manager. Some facilities offer a discount for paying in advance or paying multiple months at a time. Check online for evaluations of storage facilities in your area to get an idea of which ones offer the best value.

Customer Reviews

While you can’t believe everything you read on the internet, we recommend that you read the reviews for the facility you are considering storing your items at. Reading client evaluations will guarantee that the self storage facility meets your expectations. You’ll need to ensure that the self storage unit has clean, well-lit, and safe units as well as a courteous and helpful and friendly staff. We highly recommend visiting the facility in person prior to renting your storage unit if you are local to the self storage facility.

Visit in Person

If a facility that offers on-site personnel, stop by the office during business hours. Ask additional questions in person at the facility with a member of staff to avoid forgetting anything. Meeting the facility’s personnel is also a smart move, as you may trust your items are in competent hands.Call Horizon Mini Storage today!

Finding the appropriate self storage unit may be a difficult task. Not to worry, we are here to assist! Horizon Mini Storage provides a variety of secure units and can help you find the right self storage solution for you! Is it true that we are the ideal storage option for you? Simply rent online now!


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