When it comes to moving, we all know the everyday essentials that are needed to make it successful; boxes, moving company, etc. But we often overlook the usefulness of other services that are present, one of those being a storage unit. Believe it or not, a storage unit can significantly improve your moving experience, and here are a few reasons as to why if you plan on moving in the future you may want to consider investing in one.


When investigating storage units in your area, be aware of the surroundings, the neighborhood, and climate. The items you put into the unit may be collectibles you’ve acquired from over the years or random items that don’t have a place in your home.

Whatever occupies the space, you should pay attention to the buildings and businesses that are around the storage company. You don’t want anything internally or externally to interfere with your possessions. Climate could also have an impact on the unit. If you live in a state with drastic changes in weather, it will be in your best interest to invest in a storage unit that is climate-controlled.

Including the possible crime in the area. Do your research before you let the storage owners rent the space to you. A high crime rate of break-ins and theft isn’t a great sign as far as the safety of your stuff. The storage should have a security system and substantial gates along the parameters, but if thieves want your things, nothing is going to stand in their way. Keep these things in mind before you sign your name on the dotted line.

During the Moving Process

For local moves within the relative area of the previous home you resided in, a storage unit is an alternate space for your items to be held in until you take the jump. If you have valuable things that you cannot imagine parting with, maybe having all your belongings in transportation to the house isn’t the best idea.

The owners are the only ones that have access to the unit unless an emergency occurs for whatever reason and the storage company needs access. The storage area should have a feature where you can drive up the front door and bring everything inside for the most comfortable access. Extended hours for access to your storage even after regular operating hours is an important aspect to note because if you accidentally packed away something of immediate necessity, you can easily access it whenever its convenient for you.

Xtra Storage Spaces

The Xtra Storage Companies of South Florida have been providing the best value in air-conditioned self-storage spaces for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on every-day low prices, no extra fees, and are friendly to our clients! We’re a self-storage company but look at ourselves as an extension of your home. Come by for a cup of coffee and a tour — If you would like to learn more about our rates or our units’ sizes or need a place for storage in South Florida, please give us a call today at (305) 677-1483. We offer small storage spaces that would be perfect for a few boxes if you’d like to clear out some dinnerware etc.!