Everyone knows about Miami the party town. But for those of us living here, it’s not the party town, the glitz or the glamour, the Bushes, or LeBron. For us, it’s Miami – land of no basements, full garages, and cars on driveways.
If you aren’t lucky enough to have some big closets or an extra bedroom, there’s a good chance that you may actually need someplace to store your extra stuff, and BSO is here to help with a few tips for finding the right storage unit in Miami:
Climate control is a must!
Miami is hot. And not like occasionally hot. Like real hot. And humid. And sticky. And… well… this seems to be getting somewhat repetitive. You might not want to think about how hot it is, but when you’re looking for a storage unit, you really should. Heat and humidity can do serious damage to paper, wood, electronics, and really, just about everything. You wouldn’t want to live here without air conditioning, so why would you store your stuff without it?
The good news is that most storage facilities in Miami offer climate control as a part of the package. The bad news is that some of them do not. Just because a storage facility is ten stories and indoors does not mean that it’s necessarily climate controlled. You want to make sure that the space where you store your valuables will actually protect them. And, for the record, humidity control is not the same as climate control.
Location, location, location!
Traffic sucks big time up and down the coast, so take into account how often you plan to go to your unit. It might be nice to save $7 per month, but if you have to sit in forty minutes of traffic every few weeks or so, there’s a chance that would have been money well spent.
On that front, there are storage facilities located throughout the metro area, so there’s bound to be one convenient to you. Plus, the prices are great, ranging from less than $30 for a 5 by 5 unit, up to nearly a thousand a month for industrial vehicle storage. With so many options available throughout the metro area (not to mention nearby in Ft. Lauderdale), you should be able to find what you’re looking for without breaking the bank or sitting in endless traffic on the Palmetto.
So, if you’re ready to put your car back in the garage, but you’re not willing to move someplace where they allow basements, think about using self storage for your stuff. Just remember that location matters and climate control is a must!
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