Self-storage units can be much more than just square rooms with four walls and a ceiling for you to plop down boxes in. Many offer amenities that could be beneficial to those storing valuables or unusual items to those looking to use the units as an extension of their business. Here are some amenities to look for when researching storage facilities:
1. Climate Control
If you’re storing art, wine, documents, musical instruments or the likes, you want facilities that offer climate control. Steady temperature and humidity ensure that these types of belongings won’t get damaged when not in use. But utilizing temperature control doesn’t just prevent moisture, humidity and freezing temperatures from damaging your belongings. Extreme fluctuations in temperature can cause wooden furniture and instruments to expand and contract, causing cracks. By keeping units at a consistent temperature, your personal belongings can last for years. At Moishe’s Self Storage, we offer climate-controlled units (in addition a few more awesome features).
2. Premium Security
While most self-storage facilities offer some type of security, the degree to which each one is safe varies. Some offer excellent lighting, round the clock video surveillance and alarm systems, while others might just opt for a keyed or password entry system. Sometimes you’ll pay a premium to have your things stored at a facility that offers more, but that could mean you’re better protecting your belongings. Moishe’s self-storage employs the latest in modern security systems. From closed-circuit cameras and motion detectors to fire suppression technology and 24-hour patrols, our Queens and Bronx storage facilities are safe and secure!
3. Business Facilities
If you’re planning to use self-storage as an extension of your business, you might want to look for facilities that offer conference rooms and technology equipment and services like printers and a Wi-Fi connection. Some offer workstations, lounge area, and even coffee! This is not your grandmother’s self-storage. Moishe’s offers comprehensive business storage. Electricity and Wi-Fi can be made available to our storage units, allowing you to operate your business from a designated office space!
4. Storage for Vehicles
Individuals and businesses might need to store cars, boats, trucks, RVs and other vehicles—especially in New York City where space is limited. If you’re one of those people, look for self-storage units that have space and ability to accommodate vehicles.
5. Top-notch customer service
You may have questions along the way and you’ll need to ask someone. Whether it be in person, online, or over the phone, you’ll need to have your questions answered.
If you need customization within your unit, you’ll need to find a facility that offers amenities like moveable shelving, lighting and power outlets. In some cases, you can let the facility know and they will outfit the unit to suit your requirements. Although we offer over 20 unit sizes to choose from, we can also create custom storage space to accommodate any size client. When you store with Moishe’s, you’re storing with the best!