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Kevin Ferguson

A Guide to the Best Storage Units Tacoma

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Whether you’re moving to Tacoma, Washington, or just need a little extra space, investing in a storage unit may be in your interest. While a storage space can accommodate a variety of needs, you want to be sure you’re getting the proper storage for your needs and your budget. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to make sure you find a space with easy access, amenities, and everything you desire to keep your belongings safe.

Consider what the storage space is for.

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If you’re on the hunt for a little more room or just gearing up to settle into a new city, take the time to search “storage units Tacoma.” You’ll be able to punch in your ZIP code to find the facility that’s nearest you and search through the storage options that each facility may have to offer. You’ll get an idea of the amount of space that can be afforded to you for the lowest price possible. Once you find a good deal, you’ll be able to book the unit through an online reservation system designed to make for even greater convenience for renters.

When looking for the right storage unit, think about what’s going inside it and how much space you’ll need. If you’re just storing seasonal items like sports equipment or holiday decorations, you won’t need the kind of space that can handle vehicle storage. You’ll also need to consider ease of access. If you’re moving into a new house in Tacoma that isn’t ready yet, you’ll want to invest in a storage unit that allows for easy load-in and load-out.

Consider when you’ll need to access the unit.

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We all have different needs for a storage unit, and those needs can happen at unusual hours. If you’re a small business owner in Tacoma, you may keep odd hours. You’ll want to look for a storage facility that allows 24-hour access to your unit, with proper surveillance and security in place to keep your belongings safe at all hours. If you’re a restaurant owner, you’ll want to be able to grab patio furniture and appliances with the quickest of ease, even if you’re picking up or dropping them off after the last customer is served for the night.

You’ll want to avoid running into any hassle when it comes to unit availability, making sure that you’re getting your needs met when you need them throughout the storage business. You’ll be able to work with facilities that offer outstanding customer service that will allow you to understand pricing and accessibility. For some facilities, keypad access will get you to your indoor storage unit, but you’ll also be given a code to punch in to get gate access into the parking lot.

Look for discounts and different amenities.

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You want to explore more than just affordable storage rates from 24-hour access to climate control units for your belongings. You may need more than just a lock and key to keep your items in the condition they need to stay in. Beyond access hours and enough space for vehicle or RV storage, you may also want to look into self-storage facilities discounts. For example, if you’re a college student dorming at the University of Puget Sound, you may be afforded some savings to rent out a unit to hold some of your belongings and room furniture while you go home for the summer. Military and senior discounts are also common throughout the rental process. While you may not find that information online, be sure to reach out to customer service reps to find out what rebates you can be afforded.

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Kevin Ferguson
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Kevin Ferguson is a staff writer with E-Writer. He has a double undergraduate degree in business and journalism from Howard University, and then went on to pursue his graduate degree from University of Washington where he met editor-in-chief of E-Writer, Grace Blair. Kevin is a writer, editor, and community activist. He regularly contributes to progressive journalists online, and has contributed to the Huffington Post and the Washington Post.

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