Based on appearance alone, it is easy to assume that all storage units are the same; however, as you examine them closely, you’ll discover that there are many types of units out there. To understand which storage unit is right for you, you will need to know what your options are. A great way to start would be to investigate the pros and cons of an indoor versus an outdoor storage unit.
An indoor storage unit is usually found within a multi-level building. The units are usually much smaller than the outdoor units and are usually climate-controlled. Outdoor storage units are usually much larger and can easily accommodate big items with the same security of their indoor counterparts.
Pros of Indoor and Outdoor Storage Units
Indoor storage units are perfect for storing smaller, more sensitive and valuable items. Within a smaller unit, your items will not be impacted by the severe weather activity and you will not have to spend extra money on the space you don’t need. Indoor stage units also have different prices depending on the floor or level of the unit. The higher up you go, the cheaper the unit.
Outdoor units are great for storing much larger items. This is ideal for someone who may have an entire home worth of items that need storage. Because these units are outside, they are also very easy to access. Whether you are trying to store a microwave or an entire couch, you can drive right up to an outdoor storage unit with ease and unload. In addition to storing large furniture items, some outdoor storage units are big enough to store vehicles.
Cons of Indoor and Outdoor Storage Units
In the case of storage units, size really does matter. Smaller storage can be great if you have few items to store. In an area where larger outdoor units are unavailable, you may have limited space options available with the indoor storage units. Gaining access to an indoor storage unit may also be a challenge. It is not easy to carry larger items to the third floor or a storage facility.
While outdoor units may be great for storing larger items, severe weather activity may be a problem. Outdoor storage units are not usually climate controlled. Items that are sensitive to heat may be damaged. In addition, in the event that there is flooding in your area, outdoor units may be flooded and damaging your items.
Before you plan your next move, it is important to consider the differences between and indoor and outdoor storage units. Figuring out what works best for you will make your moving experience much easier and can save you money. Treasure Island Storage has a variety of storage units for you to choose from. Check us out online or give us a call at (347) 454-7455 to find one near you!