Paucity of space, in recent times, owing to an ever-increasing number of need-based products and appliances, has resulted in an upsurge in the number of moving and storage facilities in the form of commercial warehouses and storerooms. These facilities can be rented by individuals as well as businesses to safe-keep virtually, anything and everything over a short-term or a long-term of use. From heavy furniture items to business merchandise, from seasonal items to vehicles like cars and boats, these storage facilities can be used to accommodate a vast variety of household items and business stock.

The modern day moving and storage facilities incorporate advanced security systems in the form of closed circuit video surveillance, fire-fighting equipment, security gates with automated card-access systems, alarm systems, perimeter fencing and motion detectors. Additionally, these storage units employ trained security personnel to monitor the units for 24 hours and 7 days a week.

While the traditional warehouses lacked the provision for climate control, the modern day moving and storage facilities come equipped with integrated heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning or HVAC systems making it possible for clients to store even expensive weather-sensitive items. For instance, you can now look forward to preserve electronic equipments, antique furniture, suede furniture, seasonal items like fur coats, or even your vintage vehicles over a long term.

Several other value-added services form a part of the modern day moving and storage facilities. One such service is insuring of your goods against natural calamities, and against any possible accidental damages they may suffer while in transit from your premises to the storage facility.

While selecting a commercial warehouse, you should consider the following key points:

*Does the warehouse have the right size units to accommodate the stuff you plan to move?

*Do you plan to safe-keep any weather sensitive items that are highly susceptible to changes in temperature or humidity?

*Do you plan to rent a storing unit over a short-term and access your goods on a frequent basis? Or, are you planning to move your belongings for a long term?

*Are you being offered any value-added services, such as insurance for your household belongings?

*Are the units well-maintained with pest control measures in place?

*What are the hours of access?

*What are the different levels of security implemented at the storing facilities you plan to rent?

It pays to make a visit and personally check the moving and storage facilities on offer, prior to signing a contract with the facility owner.

While you can store a vast range of items, you are most likely to be denied space if you wish to safe-keep flammable items or eatables. You can seek professional help in this regard from the facility owner to know about the dos and don’ts that you need to adhere to. Moving and storage facility providers can also help you select the right-size units for your goods and valuables, besides offering assistance in your packing endeavours.