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5 Things to Look for When Searching for a Storage Unit


May 16, 2018

For most homeowners, finding convenient places to stash holiday decorations and out-of-season clothes, can be a real challenge. After all, closets fill up fast and your garage needs to house your car, not just your belongings. Storage units are a simple way to reduce clutter and free up space without parting with the items you love. While your exact reasons for looking for Las Vegas storage units may differ, there are a few things you should take into consideration when hunting for the perfect place to house your stuff.

Security Measures

If you’re used to keeping your belongings at home, leaving them at a storage unit can seem a bit nerve-wracking at first. How do you know they’ll be safe in the unit when you’re not around to monitor the security of the space? That’s why the facility has features like electronic gates and each storage unit is individually alarmed.

Air Cooling

Las Vegas summers can get hot and that heat can do long-term damage to wood, upholstery, artwork, and even clothing. You can minimize the odds of getting heat damage when renting a unit that is air cooled. While outdoor units are great for durable items like outdoor furniture and sporting equipment, stick to the golden rule: if you wouldn’t keep it in your garage, don’t keep it in an outdoor unit.

Convenient Office Hours

Keeping your belongings in a storage unit does mean you’ll have to leave home if you need to access them. This means you’ll need to choose a facility with office and access hours that fit your schedule. The storage unit is only a good investment if you can access it when you need to. Make sure the facility’s hours fit with your schedule and give you enough flexibility to access your belongings when those surprise emergencies happen.

Insurance Requirements

While your homeowner’s insurance policy protects your belongings when they’re in your house, the protections may not extend to your storage unit. Speak with your insurance agent about the specific coverage provided by your homeowner’s policy. If the coverage limits seem too low or do not extend to an off-site unit, consider investing in a supplemental storage facility insurance policy.

Quality Locks

While on-site security and surveillance will keep intruders out of your unit, you’ll still want to make sure the locking mechanism on each unit is secure and shuts the door completely. Additionally, each unit should allow you to install a good external lock to further keep your belongings safe. We’ll provide you with a free disc lock when you rent your unit. These locks are designed specifically to withstand pry bars and lock picks.

At Storage Durango Blue Diamond, we have the large selection of storage units Las Vegas residents need to keep their belongings safe while reducing clutter at home. Whether you’re looking for long-term storage solutions or need to rent a large unit in between moves, our dedicated managers will help you find the perfect unit for your needs. Stop by our office or call (702) 361-3304 to schedule a tour of the facility.