5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A SELF-STORAGE FACILITY

Whether you are looking to store antique treasures, keep your vehicle safe while traveling, or stash extra belongings after moving, there are so many reasons to rent or buy storage space. Many people like the idea of self-storage, but if this is your first time signing on the dotted line, figuring out where to start may feel daunting. How do you know what features are most important to you, where your belongings will be safest, or even what size unit you need?

Here at The Hideout Storage Park, we care about these details as much as you do. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of five things you should look for before renting or buying storage space.

1. ACCESSIBILITY

One of the most important things to look for is the availability a self-storage facility offers so you can access your belongings whenever you need to. Don’t allow a facility to dictate for you when and how often you can visit your storage space—this is why we offer 24-hour access and electronic gate access. Get to your things when you need them most! 

2. SECURITY

Although most self-storage companies will agree (and state upfront) that they are not responsible for the contents you choose to store, there are things they can offer to make sure that the space you move your belongings into—and the facility as a whole—is safe and secure. Look for features like fences, video monitoring, and security lights.

At The Hideout, security is a priority to us. That’s why our facility is fenced and lighted; we give our tenants electronic gate access; there are video cameras onsite around the premises, and a manager lives on the property. We want to do everything we can to protect your things and give you peace of mind.

3. LOCATION

There are a couple of factors you should consider when looking for a self-storage facility. For example, if you think you might need or want to access your things regularly, a location close to your home will be more convenient. Keep in mind, facilities closer to cities or high population areas may cost more. 

If you are in the Naples, Marco Island, or Everglades areas, consider The Hideout Storage Park. Our facility is located four miles east of the intersection at U.S. Route 41 and Collier Boulevard. 

4. PRICING

The first thing to assess is whether you want indoor or outdoor storage, and what size unit or space you need. Many storage companies offer various sizes depending on what you’re looking to store like business files, furniture, boats, or vehicles.

Here at The Hideout, we currently offer outdoor storage for RVs, boats, motorcycles, and a variety of other vehicles. Covered storage solutions are coming soon!

The Hideout is also home to Elite Motor Storage, an upscale storage condominium complex. Comprised of five buildings, our car condos are designed to store RVs, cars, boats, and the like. Units in our condo storage buildings range from 25’ x 55’, 20’ and 25’ x 50’ and are available for purchase.

Other things that will factor into the price of storage space include how long you plan to store your stuff, location, and additional amenities like air-conditioning. Consider these things before signing any lease or contract, and make sure to ask the company if they offer any specials or discounts. The worst they can say is no!

5. OTHER AMENITIES

Additional amenities aren’t required, but they really can set one company apart from another. Depending on the things you want to store safely, maybe you want to find a climate-controlled unit. Fire sprinklers and carbon monoxide detectors also add another layer of protection. If you want the ability to drive up to your unit, check the measurements of the driveway (if there is one). Buying or leasing larger storage space? Some facilities, like Elite Motor Storage, may offer private bathrooms and the option for loft areas. 

Many of these amenities lean toward personal preference but can make or break whether a customer decides to move into a certain company’s storage facility or not.

Our team at The Hideout Storage Park cares about the safety and security of your personal belongings and offers a space for like-minded people to find community. For more information on who we are and what we offer, contact us here!

Sean

Carl

Relaxed boat storage place. Friendly and helpful and good price.

Anna

Shar

Great price. Awesome security.

Doug

Doug

The storage location is very handy for South Naples and Marco.  Pricing is competitive and the location offers outside storage for trailers, boats, RV's, etc. The management is very helpful and friendly!

Philip

Philip

The owner, the staff and the other patrons I have had the opportunity to meet are beyond phenomenal, particularly Mark, who is the Manager and has gone above and beyond to be helpful in every way!

If you are looking for a place to store your collector car, your Boat, RV, Household Items or whatever it may be, this is the place you should go to first!!

Monica

Monica

Really nice management and very reasonable pricing.  The other games in town are ridiculously high - robbing the public. Thanks Hideout!