How to Choose the Best Self Storage Facility for You?

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With the fall months around the corner, you may be beginning to look around your home, observing the growing pileup of personal belongings. We have all been there, and sometimes it can be an overwhelming feeling; after all, how did so much get accumulated over summer, and what in the world are you going to do with everything?  If you’re like most people, I am sure you have experienced this at some point before.

In these cases, often we find ourselves sorting through each box, creating piles of what to keep and what to discard or donate. Sure, some of your possessions may be creating clutter, but due to monetary value or personal value, you’re not ready to do away with it. Bottom line is you shouldn’t have to either, because there are alternative solutions available to you. If you’re not ready to part with a specific item or you are interested in a temporary holding space, at Annacis Lock-Up Storage in New Westminster, we can help!

Have you ever thought about self-storage? Turning to a self-storage facility to assist with “de-cluttering” your home is the perfect solution that minimizes extra mess while keeping items tucked away for you safely, until you’re ready to retrieve them again. So you’re open to the idea of renting a self storage unit, but where in the world do you begin searching for the best storage facility? It may seem like a difficult task, but with any service as long as you keep in mind some important considerations, the process should be a smooth one!

Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Self Storage Facility

Here are some key considerations when doing your research:

Proximity to Your Office/House

If you foresee that you’ll need or want ongoing access to your stored belongings, distance should obviously be a large deciding factor. You’ll want to store your items with a New Westminster business that is in a nearby location. At the end of the day, it’s truly up to you how far you wish to travel for access; therefore it’s best to simply ask yourself “How far am I willing to travel to access my unit?”

Selection and Variety of Self Storage Units

Some self storage facilities offer a variety of unit sizes and types, while others are more limited when it comes to unit selection. It’s extremely important that you first know exactly what you plan to store, the size, shape and whether those belongings require specific conditions for preservation purposes, such as climate-controlled units.

Material that may require a special storage unit might include:

  • Artwork
  • Clothing
  • Documents
  • Electronics
  • Instruments
  • Photos


Failing to store these items properly, can unfortunately lead to damage over time.  Electronics and instruments that are not safely protected can also morph over time, ruining your valuable belongings for good; the risk is simply not worth it. Again, the first thing you should do is ask yourself “Am I storing any goods that require special care?” If the answer is yes, ensure you choose a self storage facility in New Westminster that offers climate-controlled units, and units in a variety of sizes to accommodate your selection of items.

Security and Accessibility

When it comes to self-storage, security is one of the biggest considerations by far – and with good reason!

You are taking a risk when you hand over your valuable and personal belongings, in which case you should be genuinely concerned about the safety and security of your items. To ensure safekeeping of your possessions, locate a self-storage facility that makes adequate security its top priority. Feel free to inquire whether your potential storage facility offers the following security features on-site:

  • A variety of storage unit lock types, video surveillance
  • Electronic passcode accessibility for entry gates
  • Individual door alarms
  • Plenty of lighting fixtures
  • Security fencing


Ask yourself, “Which storage facility supplies the security features that give me the greatest peace of mind?” In the Greater Vancouver Area, Annacis-Lockup is your best choice, just read our Google reviews!

Here at Annacis Lock-Up Storage, we want your experience to be an enjoyable one. We offer our customers many great services, and encourage you to come in and take a look at our outstanding self storage facility in person. We’d love to meet you!  Look around and compare. 604-527-0388