When choosing a storage unit, there are plenty of options out there. There are a wide variety of sizes, features, and access types.
Drive-up access and first floor access are the two access types that most storage seekers will be looking for. They definitely offer convenience and make moving in and out of your storage unit easier. For those with really large or heavy items, the convenience is definitely worth it.
But what about upper level storage units?
For those storing relatively light items that won’t create a high level of physical stress to move, upper level units could be the perfect way to save a little bit of money. Smaller sized units are usually contained on upper floors of storage facilities and in some instances, they are a little bit cheaper. In addition, almost all facilities that offer multiple stories of storage also have elevators. This makes moving items to these upper floors much less physically demanding. Lastly, having an upper level unit inside a building provides some added protection from the elements in comparison to a standard outdoor drive-up unit.
Is an upper level unit right for everyone? Definitely not. But if you have lighter items or smaller volume of items (even if they are a bit heavy), why not take the elevator up to the second or third floor?
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