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Telltale signs of reputable storage facilities


Humans tend to acquire a lot of stuff during their lives. Some more than others but most of us accumulate quite a bit of stuff during our years. In fact, we get so much of them that we can’t store them all in our homes! Thus, we need a storage facility. And we want a good one, right? But what is a good storage facility, you may ask? Well, that is why we are here to provide you with some signs of reputable storage facilities!

As you might have already guessed, all of the great Brooklyn movers and storage providers will fulfill all of these “requirements.

Reputable Storage Facilities – The Telltale Signs

Row of storage units
Make sure that your storage has all the signs!

These signs are not presented by order of importance, they are all important! If you find that your storage unit does not have all the requirements, we urge you to search for one that does. So, all of the reputable storage facilities need to have the following :

  • Dry Units
  • Easy to understand the rental agreement
  • General cleanliness
  • Helpful staff who knows everything about storage spaces
  • Good parking spots
  • Good, well-crafted, doors
  • Great security

So, let us dissect them for a bit, to let you know what we mean by these items on the list. If you want to find great cheap storage Brooklyn, it needs to fulfill everything in this list.

Dry Units

If you smell anything musty in your storage unit or find a leak, you have your very own first sign of bad storage space. Your perfect storage needs to have proper ventilation and dry as gunpowder!

Easy to understand the rental agreement

Great practice with all legal agreements is to read them in full. If you can not understand something in your rental agreement then that means it is a bad agreement. Good movers will provide you with an agreement that is as easy to understand as your telephone bill.

General Cleanliness

This one is almost a no-brainer, but make sure that the facility you are depositing your items in is clean and not abandoned or rundown. You want to see some people occupying the place, to make sure that someone is actually looking after your stuff. And where people are, it should be clean.

Signs of reputable storage facilities – Helpful Staf

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed help and no one was bothered to either help you or did not know how to help you? If you have, then you know how important that is. You want your storage facility to have employees that can actually answer your questions. They also need to be polite and willing to help you. Also, be on the lookout for bad landlords.

When you find a great storage service, with great employees, you will never want to go back!

Man in a suit, standing and smiling
Smile, knowledge, and willingness to help. Those are the qualities to search for!

Good Parking Spots

I have a confession. I hate parking. Usually, I will go out of my way just not to have to park. While most of you are not as bothered with parking as I am, it is still one of the signs of reputable storage facilities – having good parking spots. You do not want to spend any more time walking to or from your storage unit. It is just not convenient.

Therefore, make sure that your facility has close-by parking. Oh, and while you are at it, make sure that you have easy access to your storage unit, at all times! If you don’t want to worry, and want to get a storage space that has it all, just contact us and we will hook you up with one!

Sturdy Doors

This one may sound a bit weird but all the great storage units need to have sturdy, well-crafted and durable doors. They need to possess superior latches and to be solid and secure! Do not settle for shabby doors that look like they can break in a hit or two. Think of the security, first and foremost.

Signs of reputable storage facilities – Great Security

And with that, we come to one of the most important signs of reputable storage facilities. Security!

There needs to be a proper surveillance system, for starters. Make sure to check if it only covers the exterior of the facility. If it does, then that is bad. The security system needs to cover almost all of the interior and some of the hallways, as well. In the best facilities, there will be live guards too.

Oh, and make sure to notice all them sprinklers, fire alarms, and extinguishers. It is huge in ensuring storage safety. They need to be within easy reach at all times!

Man hacking into a computer, with a "security" sign above his head
Security is the name of the game. It is the most important sign of a good storage unit!

Loading Docks

As you can see, there are many ways to figure out if the storage facility is, in fact, a bad one. All you need to do is just be on the lookout for some of these signs. There are some more signs that can be relevant, such as the loading docks. We haven’t mentioned them in our list because they warrant a section of their own, they are that important. You want these docks to cater to both trucks and cars. Pulling up and unloading needs not to be a problem, whatsoever. Just check that everything is well-maintained and that there are people to assist you and you are good to go!

These were just some of the signs of reputable storage facilities you can encounter. There may be many more of them but they are smaller in relevance than these. If you manage to tick all of these then you have found yourself a great place to store your items! We wish you all the best and good luck with your search for ultimate storage space!

These guys are TRUE PROFESSIONALS! We've now moved with them twice (once in 2017 and then again this week) and we really can't say enough good things about them. Simi is incredibly easy to work with for scheduling and quotes, and the crews - John, Super Mario, and everyone - are just awesome. They're quick, incredibly careful and conscientious, and super friendly. If we ever move again (and god I hope we don't have to) we're absolutely calling them.

Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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Frequently Asked Questions

At U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we've earned our reputation through honesty and transparency. We're here to address all your questions and provide peace of mind as you choose our moving services in Brooklyn.

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Does U.Santini Moving & Storage offer insurance?

Absolutely! We offer various types of insurance to protect your belongings, including a full replacement option. The cost depends on how much your things are worth and the deductible you choose.

How soon should I schedule my move?

It's a good idea to book your moving company at least 8 weeks before your move. If you're moving during the holidays or in the summer, it's best to schedule it 12 weeks ahead. But if your move is between September and May, you can often book movers with just 2 weeks' notice. The key is to secure your moving crew as soon as you have all the details about your move.

Do you provide packing supplies?

Yes, we do. Along with the necessary boxes and packing materials for your move, we offer various 'Saver' packages tailored to the size of your home. If you don't use all the boxes you purchased, you can return them to our team after the move, and we'll refund the unused portion.

What type of storage do you offer?

At U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we offer complete storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are monitored 24/7 to keep your belongings safe, whether you need short-term or long-term storage. We even provide storage options for very short durations, including as little as 24 hours.

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