The inside of a storage warehouse

Has your moving date been pushed back? Most moving companies can store your items until you’re ready for them. But how do you know you’re choosing the right storage facility for your belongings? Use this guide to help you decide which Bay Area moving and storage company will benefit you.

Determine How You Will Utilize the Storage Space

Each storage warehousing facility will have various services available for household use. Before you commit to a storage facility, it's best to determine how you will use the space. If you need to access items during storage or have oversized items you’d like to store, you may choose to rent a larger storage space. However, you can benefit from the smallest space available if you need a temporary spot to keep a few items. It helps to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I Need Storage for Short-Term or Long-Term Use?
  • How Many Items Will I Need to Store?
  • How Often Will I Need to Access My Storage Unit?
  • Which Security Measures Does This Storage Facility Take?
  • How Far Away Is This Storage Facility?

Measure The Belongings You Wish to Store

Moving and storage facilities offer various-sized spaces to choose from. This way, you can purchase exactly what you need. It can be helpful to think about ways you can stack and organize your belongings to utilize the most amount of storage space. If you’re storing larger items like equipment or furniture, it’s best to measure their size before committing to a unit.

Decide if You’ll Need Special Protection

It’s important to take into consideration the condition your items will be in. Facilities will provide a range of useful household storage services you can take advantage of to keep your belongings safe, such as:

  • Climate Controlled Units
  • Inventory Management
  • Vaulted Storage
  • Pad Wrapping
  • Pickup and Delivery
  • Surveillance Systems
  • Fire Protection

Visit Your Local Bay Area Moving and Storage Company to Get Started

Foster Van Lines provides the Bay Area with short-term and long-term storage solutions. Since 1941, Foster has been a top choice for customizable, full-service moving services. Our safe warehousing has everything you need for household and oversized items, secure surveillance, and management systems. Call today to learn more about our complete moving and storage services available. Or start right away with a free price estimate when you submit our online form!