3 Important Tips to Finding Self Storage in Baltimore

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Beautiful row houses in Baltimore

Windows? Yes!
Closets? No!

Baltimore has a long and storied history, and was the second largest city in the country for decades. But, for those of us who live in the modern world, that doesn’t make a whole lot of difference in our daily lives. Though we may tell English students otherwise, Harbaugh’s Ravens are quite a bit more important than Poe’s The Raven.

Baltimore’s long and storied history does affect us when it comes to home design, however. Most older homes were not designed with storage space as a priority, and that leads many people to look elsewhere to solve their organization issues. Below, you’ll find three important things to keep in mind if you’re considering renting a self-storage unit in Baltimore.

Size matters!

Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying (assuming, of course, that you’re talking about storage units). When people think about renting storage units, they often picture something the size of a garage and decide that they don’t need nearly that much space, so there’s no point. But storage units come in all sizes, and Baltimore has an exceptional range of options.

If you need to pack up a two-story, five-bedroom house, there are plenty of 10 X 30 units available, both with and without climate control. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for a place to keep a few chairs, a couch, a desk, and a few boxes, there are 5 X 5 units available for as little as $35 per month.

Still too much? Really just looking for a place to keep those holiday decorations, thirty-year-old letter jackets, and that box of your kids’ art projects from the late 1970s? Would you believe that you can find storage units as small as 2 X 2? You would be surprised how much you can fit into four square feet when you stack things! Plus, for twenty bucks a month… why not?

Don’t forget about climate control

What are you planning to store? What happens if it gets down to 15 or 20 degrees, or even lower? What about if it gets into the 90s, or–god forbid–breaks into triple digits? Will your stuff hold up? If so, then climate control is probably an unnecessary expense.

If you’re not so sure, then you may want to consider protecting your investment with a climate controlled unit. For an extra few bucks a month, you can buy a little piece of mind knowing that your stereo system or television won’t fry in the summer, that your important documents won’t be forced to undergo nearly one hundred degree temperature swings, and that your vintage wine won’t freeze through the winter.

Basically, my feeling about climate control is simple: if you’re paying money to store your stuff, it’s probably worth a few extra dollars to protect your stuff. Baltimore storage facilities have you covered on that front, too.

Consider construction

Ever feel like you’re never going to get home because the JFX is so backed up? If you’re planning on accessing your stuff occasionally, location matters. Considering the construction plans on the JFX and the lane closures along Russell Street, you ought to consider finding a storage unit that is near your home or work.

BSO is partners with more than twenty storage facilities spread throughout the metropolitan area, so there’s bound to be at least a couple of them within easy driving distance. Plus, if you plan to rent a truck, a shorter distance will save you valuable time and miles on the rental.

The Wrap

These guidelines should be enough to make sure that you find the right storage unit for you in Baltimore. If there’s anything that I missed, or if there’s anything that I can help you with, please let me know in the comments below, or on your favorite social media site! Or, if you’re more the shy type, email me and I’ll help you out that way.

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2 Important Tips to Finding Storage In Miami

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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.

The Conclusion

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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