You may have heard of a new storage option called vaults. If you aren’t familiar with a storage vault, you are overlooking a third key option besides mobile and self-storage. In fact, a vault is the most green storage solution and can be cost effective: you only pay for the number of vaults you actually need.
Here are the four top factors to know if storage vaults are the storage solution for you:
1. Adjustable Space & Pay for the Space Needed
Vaults cater to your storage space needs. If you need more space one month, you can easily add more space. However, over time, should you need less space, you can move things out or consolidate the vaults. You only pay for the vaults you use. Flexible and dynamic, the vaults meet your needs. Mobile and self-storage units offer standard spaces and default prices that aren’t as flexible.
2. Management of Your Possessions
Vaults are typically provided by professional movers, and they are skilled at packing your belongings into the vault. They are doing the heavy lifting for you, and saving you time, sweat, and effort. It is critical to think about how often you actually need access to your storage unit. If you need regular access, then self-storage is probably a better solution for you. However, if you are looking for long-term storage and you are likely to only need access on occasion, then a storage vault is the great option, especially for those that want white-glove treatment for their items. If you’re going to be remodeling, going on an extended vacation, building a home, etc., than vault storage could be the perfect solution for you.
3. Secure & Temperature Controlled
Vaults are secured in a warehouse; therefore, they are protected from the outside elements, often have top security, and most will have advanced fire systems. Before choosing a vault provider, ask about their security system and temperature control. They should have security cameras in place as well as limited access to the vaults for authorized employees only.
4. Eco-Friendly Storage Vaults
Lastly, the bonus feature of storage vaults is that they are eco-friendly! Ask what kind of vaults the company uses. Your belongings should be stored inside a warehouse and in environmentally responsible recyclable and/or reusable wooden vaults. This type of storage reduces land usage because it is warehouse-based and not long paved rows of self-storage lockers. Due to the ease of stacking the vaults, they can be stored 3 or 4 high, reducing the amount of land needed to storage the items. The wooden vaults are cleaned, recycled and renewable, not metal boxes. It’s a win! The earth wins and so does your monthly budget.