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Self Storage Questions

Kim Sze
April 7th, 2023

According to REALTOR magazine, the demand for self storage took a huge leap during the pandemic and instigated business owners to acquire and/or build more facilities. You literally can drive 5 miles, just about anywhere, and pass 3-5 self storage facilites. So how do you choose which one is the appropriate property to store your precious belongings? All conveniently located in Mooresville North Carolina, KC Mini Storage at 111 Alexander Acres , Port City Self Storage at 126 Haney Dr and Affordable Storage Mooresville at 928 Oakridge Farm Hwy can offer all of the following amenities:
Customer service is key, so choose the facility that has staff on the property. Many facility owners have chosen to run their properties remotely, allowing for incidents to
go unnoticed for long periods of time. Besides, a knowledgable representative makes for an easier decision.
Keypad entry and camera surveillance are important aspects to consider. Safety is key.
Cleanliness is of utmost importance. Pest control and maintenance of the property provides for a clean facilty, and clean units to store your items in.
Always check the reviews! The internet allows for customers to share their opinions on any business. What better way to know before you buy?
Many facilities engage in online rentals, allowing the consumer to rent from the comfort of their device. Read the small print in your lease - access hours, administrative
fees, and protection plans can all be added on regulations.
Renting a storage unit can buffer many different circumstances, but choosing the right facility for you requires a bit of research.


Self Storage Becoming a Booming Business

Commercial & Investment Real Estate, Industrial & Warehouse
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The self-storage industry is seeing rapid growth as a result of the pandemic spurring more people to reorganize their homes, to find extra space as they work from home, and to move to the suburbs or move in with more family members.Thirty-eight percent of Americans reported being self-storage users, according to a newly released StorageCafe survey of about 17,000 survey responses.The report identified some of the latest self-storage trends, including:
  • Gen Xers (54%) and baby boomers (51%) are the most likely to use self-storage. Millennials are also showing increased interest at 40%.
  • Living in a spacious home doesn’t negate the need for self-storage. About 42% of residents of homes sized from 1,500 to 2,499 square feet use self-storage, along with the same percentage of residents in larger homes, from 2,500 to 3,500 square feet.
  • About one-third of Americans say they put furniture in self-storage, the most common item to store. That is followed by clothing, home appliances, sporting items and hobby gear, and business items.
  • Downsizing is the main reason Americans rent a storage unit. Next are moving or needing more storage space at home.
  • By state, Idaho has the highest percentage of the population that uses self-storage, at 59%; next is Utah at 54%, then New Mexico at 53%, New Hampshire at 49%, and Wisconsin at 48%.
  • The most popular storage size unit is 10’ x 10’, followed by 5’ x 10’.
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