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.
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.
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.
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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