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Putting your belongings in to storage, whether it’s for a short or long period of time, can often be a worry for people. This is because many worry about the safety and security of their items. Due to this it is important that you find the best Hackney Storage service for you. Here are three simple steps you should follow to make sure that you choose the safest place to store your belongings.

  • Recommendations

Good customer reviews and word of mouth advertising is by far the best advertising for any business. By asking friends and family for their Self Storage Hackney recommendations you will be able to get a good idea of which companies to look in to more thoroughly when looking to store your items. This is also a good way to rule out some storage facilities as people may have had bad experiences with them and this allows you to rule them out without running the risk of having a bad experience too. When asking for advice it is also important that you ask your friends how long they stored their items for as this can give you a better idea of the professionalism of a company over a long period of time. Someone that has used a Hackney Storage Facility for a number of years is going to have a better idea of the overall security and professionalism of the company then someone that has only used a storage company for a month or so.

  • Research

Once you have a better idea of which Hackney Self Storage companies to look at from your friends recommendations it is best to research the companies thoroughly. Looking at online reviews and what services they offer can give you a better understanding of the safety and security of the facility. When researching it is best to have a clear idea of what you require from your storage company so that you can find one that best suits your needs. If you need regular access to your items it is best to look for a company that has extended access hours or offers 24hour access. However, if looking for this kind of facility it is best that you make sure they have a good security system in place to deal with other customers accessing the unit at all times. If you are looking to store sensitive documents or items of very high value it may be better to look at other storage options as many E8 storage facilities advise against storing these types on items with their units. If this applies to you them you may find that a safe deposit box company may well offer a more suitable and secure service for your needs.

  • Visit

There is only so much information you can garner from recommendations and websites. The best way to truly get an idea of the safety and security of a self-storage unit is to go and visit. This way you can get a better idea of the entry systems, what kinds of locks and security there are on the units as well as how many security staff and cameras the facility has. By visiting you will be able to get a good idea of the size of the units as well as the safety and you may find you are more comfortable with a company that you were not so impressed with through your research. Once you make your decision and hire a unit make sure that you ask the company about access options and how many people are able to access the area your unit is in and at what times. This way you can be safe knowing exactly what to expect from your self-storage unit.