The pandemic has caused many people to need storage for a variety of reasons. People need their spare room to work out of, they are moving back home, selling their homes, or a myriad of different reasons.
What should you look for to ensure you have a safe self-storage rental experience?
1. Contact Free Rental
The first thing to consider is can you do your rental in a contact-free. This is something that a professional self-storage facility will be able to do. You should be able to provide your government photo id, sign the lease and pick up your access card all remotely. All this can be done remotely with a facility that understands the importance of minimizing contact during the pandemic.
2. Deep Cleaning of Self-storage Facility
The second item to consider is whether the self-storage facility deep cleans the units prior to turning them over to a new client. It is best to practise to hand clean and sanitize self storages after a customer moves out. This is not done by many facilities, so it is worth taking the time to find a facility that deep cleans and sanitizes self-storage units to ensure your safety.
3. Hand Sanitizer around the facility
The third item to look for is the use of hand sanitizer around the facility. There should be a hand sanitizer on the counter if you go to the main office. There should be hand sanitizer at the entry points into the self-storage facility. The uses of hand sanitizer and washing your hands frequently have proven to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
It is important to not only look for self-storage that is conveniently located and affordable. During this time there are other factors that will ensure your self-storage experience allows you to be safe and your stuff to be stored in a secure way. Being able to do a contact-free rental, ensuring units are properly cleaned and then once on site knowing that proper precautions are taken to limit the spread are all important steps to ensure everyone’s safety.
Stay safe and look at measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Support local businesses if you want local to survive in your community during difficult times!