Everything you need to know about how storage units work

Storage in a box, also called furniture storage, is a practical solution to store your belongings safely when you lack space at home or in your company. Here is everything you need to know about how a storage facility works.

How a storage facility works

A storage facility is a secure storage space where you can store goods of all kinds. The size of the storage unit will depend on your needs.

You can store furniture, sports equipment, administrative documents and records, construction materials and much more. Storage facilities are often equipped with 24-hour surveillance, security cameras and access control. They are often located on the outskirts of urban areas. Access to the storage facility may vary depending on the type of storage unit you rent. Some are accessible 24 hours a day, while others may not be accessible at all.

The advantages of a storage unit

There are many advantages to using a storage facility. You can safely store bulky or seasonal items, free up space in your home or business, and access your belongings at any time. For certain professions such as notaries, architects or project managers, storage units can be used to store their clients' belongings.

Storage facilities are often equipped with security measures to protect your belongings, and you can take advantage of a moving service to transport your goods to the storage facility or from the storage facility to a delivery point. Prices vary depending on the size of the storage facility, the length of the rental period and the location.

How to choose a storage facility

It is important to choose a reliable provider and compare prices and offers before renting a storage unit. Here are some criteria to consider when choosing a storage facility:

Compare prices and offers from different providers. Don't hesitate to ask for quotes to compare prices.

Check that the storage facility has a reliable security system. Make sure it has 24-hour surveillance, security cameras, access control, security guards and insurance.

Check the availability and location of the storage facility. Make sure it is easily accessible and close to your home or business, if you need to access your belongings regularly.

Finally, make sure the facility is sanitary and properly protected from moisture to protect the belongings you will be storing.

You can also ask for reviews and testimonials from previous users. Reviews from previous customers can give you an idea of the quality of service offered by the storage provider.


In conclusion, self storage is a practical solution to store your belongings safely. It is important to choose a reliable provider and a safe and secure facility, as well as to compare prices and offers before renting a storage unit. By following these tips, you can find the perfect storage facility for your storage needs.

At Moovebox, we offer an all-in-one service, from inventorying your belongings, to storing them in quality and secure facilities, to delivering them anywhere in the world. Do not hesitate to contact us.

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