Public storage facilities or self storage facilities are businesses composed of real estate or personal property transit containers rented or leased to individuals or tenants. Usually the tenant while in the process of moving needs temporary space possibly on a month to month basis for storing their household goods until their new apartment of house is ready; some people who have received a request to move as part of a corporate relocation will often storage space while they search for a new place to live. All professional full service moving companies will also be able to provide storage solutions; this is called Storage in Transit.
The term self storage or public storage is short for self service storage facilities; this term is used to describe space leased to an individual, usually for storing household goods, or to a business, usually for excess inventory or archived records. The rented spaces called units are not accessible to the landlord; they are secured by the tenant with their own lock and key. The only time the management would take possession of a unit would be when the monthly rent remains unpaid; the operator in accordance with the applicable law would auction all the contents of the unit for nonpayment of rent.
There are now about 50,000 public storage facilities that have been developed and are open in the United States. Most of these are on industrial or commercially zoned land; in larger metropolitan areas that are enjoying rapid growth, competition for land for self storage has spilled over into residential areas. Cities such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Austin and Atlanta have all shown a tremendous boom in the construction public storage facilities with many opening close to residential neighborhoods.
Because of the fierce competition between storage facilities, some of these companies will offer the free use of a truck or some will offer to send a truck with a crew of men as part of a move in promotion. Before renting a self storage facility, it certainly pays off to shop around for the best deal; at LocalMovers.com we provide all the tools to make the process easy and user friendly.