Friday, 16 March 2012

5 Tips to make the right storage choices

The storage industry in Kuwait is quite a vibrant one. Someone looking to rent a storage unit is bound to get confused, with all the choices on offer. Self storage providers are always vying with each other to garner the maximum share of the business. This leads to a lot of claims and counter-claims being made as they try to out-do one another. To help cut through the confusion, here are some tips to help you make the right storage choices:

  1. Whether it is a product or a service, success only comes when it enjoys a positive reputation in the market. So ask around for prior customers of the storage provider that you wish to deal with. This will give you a fair idea about their policies and the whole storage experience

  2.  While recommendations are good, it does pay to personally go and visit a potential facility. This way, one can verify the claims that were made and also see for yourself if it suits your particular needs

  3. Safety is of prime concern when putting articles in storage. Quality service providers will be well equipped with the latest security measures. Check for CCTV cameras, access control logs, physical security details around the facility, at regular intervals, etc. are some of the must have features

  4. It is of no use if you get a great deal on your storage unit, but are unable to access it when you need to. Check beforehand for their customer timings so that you can access your unit at YOUR convenience, not theirs!

  5. The facilities may have impressed you, but accept nothing at face-value. When you sign the contract, make sure you know exactly what you are signing for. Clarify each point, if you don’t understand something. This way, both you, as well as the service provider can avoid unsavory alterations later

One such service provider, who’s been at the forefront of customer-friendly storage facilities and policies, is Storage Kuwait. Known for their customized storage solutions for both, the personal storage customer as well those with more commercial needs, this progressive storage company has created a strong identity for itself in the industry. A detailed overview of their offerings is available on their website:

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