Debunking 4 Common Self-Storage Myths

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Are you considering renting a storage unit? If so, it's important to go into your rental without any misconceptions. Let's take a look at four common self-storage myths and why they simply aren't true.

Myth #1: You Must Commit to a Long Storage Period

Storage rental options are far more flexible than many people believe. There are plenty of individuals who may only need to store items briefly, such as college students who use storage units during the summer as they transition between home and school. According to Neighbor Blog, about 17% of storage unit tenants store for less than three months, and about 4% store for more than 10 years. No matter how long or short of a rental period you have in mind, there's a storage option that can meet your needs.

Myth #2: Self-Storage Units Are Dirty

A reputable rent-a-container service will always keep its units clean and fresh. These companies take their clientele seriously and understand that people's possessions are important. Plus, they don't want to attract pests and other vermin. Rest assured that as long as you choose a self-storage service with a good reputation, your unit will be cleaned before you use it. Of course, it's up to you to avoid storing any dirty or perishable items that could spoil and attract bugs or mice.

Myth #3: Self-Storage Is Unsafe

There's no need to worry about your items being stolen while you store them. A quality self-storage container will come with a security code or a lock and key. When you rent a container, you'll be the only one with access to it unless you give someone else your code or key.

Myth #4: Only Hoarders Use Self-Storage

There are many valid reasons why a person may need a self-storage unit. Many people simply have several items to manage as they transition to a new place. An entire household may need a storage unit as they make a big move far away. A person may also be handling the estate of a deceased family member or friend and need time to sort through those items.

As you can see, self-storage solutions can meet a variety of needs. Regardless of the reason you need a rental container, COWs of Delaware can offer the storage solutions you need with our top-quality mobile storage units. If you're ready to rent a container, contact us today to get started.

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