Things to Consider: Finding a Company for Storing Your Items

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We love our stuff!  And, sometimes finding enough room to store our stuff seems impossible.  Better yet, when you are moving, which can cause a small-time period where you are literally living out of boxes.  Moving homes, clearing out a house for more space, home repairs and a lot more can be the cause for needed storage.

It is also a good option for items you do not use at home but you don’t want to throw it out. Storing your items through a storage company is safe and efficient, especially when you are in the hands of a dependable and honest storage

We have created this small guide to help you with selecting the right company. You certainly would not want to end up with a company that is unsuitable for your important items.


Security is the most important factor to consider. Be careful when choosing a place for storing your items.  The minimum security requirement could be a 24-hour surveillance camera, night shift security guards in the area and secure unit locks. The place should also be fenced which means that it is private and only authorized personnel could enter. Fire protection would be great too.

Unit Features

Take a look at the area or place for storing your items. Upon seeing the facility, you will immediately see if its well-maintained or not. Aside from a well-maintained facility, it should also have features that deal with incidents like water flow and pests. The best storage place is also one that offers climate control. This ensures your belongings are in the best condition at all times.

The delivery option is another feature that you might want to consider as well. When you need to get some items out of the storage, there is no need to get it yourself. With this, you save time, money and energy.

You also need to fully understand the accessibility of the place you choose to store your items. It would be a big hassle when you need a certain item today but have to wait until tomorrow to get it. Depending on what you’re storing, it could take up to 24 hours to retrieve your item.

Here at Dose of Hope, we offer storage in large containers that are in climate-controlled areas.   We have amazing documentation that allows us to find just about anything we have in our storage facilities.  We work hard to keep everything as organized as possible and have 30,000 sq/ft of space.


Cost is also an important factor when deciding on storing your items in a storage facility.  Ensure that you can budget the storage costs into the move.  We offer some very competitive pricing on our storage units to help our clients move without worry.

We work with people to help them move and see that from time to time things don’t go as planned.  Maybe you have a week to your closing but have to move out.  We get it, and that’s why we offer an affordable and safe place for storing your items.