Everything you need to know about Self Storage

Self storage is the term applied to secure storage facilities that offer do-it-yourself storage space for anyone. In essence, it’s your tailored secure space away from your home or business.
Self storage helps you to create more space around your home or workspace without having to part with your excess belongings. With a variety of storage unit types and sizes, you can store (almost) anything, including household items, business furniture, equipment, archives and inventory, vehicles and more.

Choosing who to trust with your personal possessions, household contents or business wares is an important decision. When you choose a Self Storage Association of Australasia (SSAA) member as your self storage provider, you’ll be confident that your stored items will be stored with a business who is committed to providing professional self storage services of the highest standard.

No Problem. SSAA-Member Self Storage Facilities offer wide ranging access hours and are generally well-lit at night so you can safely access your stored items when it’s convenient. Generally, access is from early in the morning until late evening. Some facilities even offer 24/7 access.
If you have stored with a mobile storage provider, you may need to give them advance notice that you need to access your unit/container or have it delivered.

You can store your items for as long or as little time as you need to. SSAA-Member Self Storage Facilities offer flexible rental terms, from one month with generally no maximum storage period.

Self storage is a cost-effective space solution. For most SSAA-member self storage facilities, rent is payable monthly in advance and determined by the facility and the type and size of unit you select. Find a self storage facility local to you using StorageFinder and then enquire about pricing.

Whether you’re renting or own your place, a self storage unit will help to free up space in your cupboards, home, yard, shed and garage. Safely store (almost) anything you can think of including: furniture, appliances, clothing, sporting gear, family heirlooms and keepsakes, holiday/seasonal items, bicycles, jet skis, cars, motorbikes, and much more.

It’s important to understand there are a few things you shouldn’t store, for your safety, the safety of others and to protect the self storage facility.

You cannot store anything that’s hazardous, dangerous, illegal, stolen, flammable, explosive, environmentally harmful, perishable, living, or that can pose a risk to any person or property.

SSAA-Member Self Storage Facilities offer a range of safety and security measures. Check your local facility to understand how they secure their facility. Many facilities offer the latest in security systems, including individually alarmed units, security fences, electronic gates, keypad access control systems, floodlights and 24/7 CCTV surveillance. Self storage facilities also undertake regular pest control programs. Many self storage facilities are purpose-built to protect against the elements.

Yes. Storage units are individually lockable – either by key or keypad – and only you have the key/combination/PIN code. So, no one can enter your unit without your knowledge.

If it’s worth storing, it’s worth insuring. While SSAA-Member Self Storage Providers make every attempt to keep their facilities secure, we always recommend you insure your items for extra peace of mind.

No. Self storage units vary in size from cupboards to mini warehouses, so you can store objects of any size from stamps right through to steamrollers. Cupboard-sized units are ideal for storing smaller items, such as valuables, collectables, books and personal items.

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