Difference Between Public Storage and Private Storage

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First, let’s explore what the difference is in public storage vs private storage.  Public storage is storage units that you can rent.  These units are accessible to the public for a fee.  Typically it is a mere lock and key that is keeping everything safe.  There may be a fenced area as well and you are responsible for the content.  These are very common and can be found all over the country.  Some you access from the outside and some from the inside.  The contents are not known and if there is belief there is something illegal in the unit, the police can get the right to go through it.

Some public storage is temperature-controlled and some are not. Choosing what works best for you is important.  Some things don’t need to be temperature controlled. However, remember that those tiny units can get really hot and really cold with the temperature change.

What is Private Storage?

Private Storage by Dose is storage that is only accessible by the people that run the private storage business.  The units or crates are inventoried.  This is the sort of thing we have at our facility.   Private storage is better in the fact that there is inventory and you know which unit has what in it.  This is perfect for moving, especially if you have too many things for your new place and are looking to upgrade soon.

If you would like to see our private storage solutions, ask!  We are happy to show you how we store things.  We are proud of our facility and it shows.

Private storage vs public storage means you will have different access as well.  If you are needing constant access to your items then the public storage may be the best bet.  Most of these don’t have locks and fences, you just have your own lock to open.  They can be accessed day or night.  With private storage, you need to give them 48 hours notice that you will be coming by.  Sometimes there is a fee to access the storage unit.

Which is more secure?

However, private storage is far more secure than public storage.  It offers an inventory system that makes it a great way to store things during a move.  Each unit can contain a room and we can deliver the rooms as you are ready for them.  It is that simple.  Give us a call.  We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have for your next move.

Both systems have their places in today’s society.  As we tend to collect more and more belongings, it seems that there is more of a need for various storage options.  If you have any questions, ask! We are here to help with all of your moving and storage needs.

Give us a call.  We are a dedicated moving solution.  We work with our clients to make their move as simple as possible.  From offering storage solutions to professional packing, we are here to help.