Self-storage units on the Costa del Sol are a great way for householders to store personal goods, household goods and commercial stock.
Most families have moved on more than one occasion during the last few years and self-storage makes a quick move flexible and cheaper than traditional removals company storage, the potential to start the house move immediately after contracts are signed and not have to wait until the day of completion is seen as a distinct asset; as is the ability to de-clutter a house to make it more attractive to a potential purchaser.
The self-storage rental process is fairly easy. Storage unit rental agreements are typically month-to-month and the entire process from the time you choose a facility until the time you can begin moving your belongings into your new storage unit typically takes less than half an hour. When renting self-storage you must take your goods down to the facility and unload them into your unit. Many facilities offer the use of a rental truck to load your belongings. Sometimes as a promotion the rental truck is discounted or free to use for moving in.
Most storage facilities also charge a onetime administration or move-in fee. Once you have signed your lease then you alone have access to your storage unit. Most storage facilities will require some type of insurance on your goods. Sometimes your homeowner's policy will cover the contents of your storage unit; if not, almost all facilities will have insurance that you can purchase.
Most of the time you must provide your own lock, however many facilities will provide you with a lock either as a standard practice or as part of a move-in special.
Some astute house sellers have also moved into rented accommodation waiting for the inevitable downturn in the housing market. Self-storage in Spain has meant they have been able to tailor the size of their storage requirement. They will often rent a larger unit on selling their house and later scaling down to a smaller unit when they have found a suitable property to rent which they have furnished themselves.
An economic downturn can mean self-storage appeals to people who decide a move is not appropriate but they wish to add extra living space to their house or simply just do it up. Temporarily removing the furniture makes any house extension or renovation project so much more practical.
Todays' world is so much more transient than the past. Families re-locate around the country or emigrate. Couples separate, self-storage can often be a neutral way of dividing the household goods, and of course couples marry, often combining families, the contents of two houses now having to squeeze into one.
If you are looking for a self-storage facility in Spain, make sure you ask all the questions you need to. Find out if your goods will be insured and whether or not you have 24-hour access.