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Posted on February 27th, 2018 by

6 Questions to Ask Your Self Storage Company


Isn’t it funny how the stuff that we keep always seems to outgrow the space that we have to keep it in?


At some point, we all have a need for more storage. Whether it be due to a work-related move, downsizing, renovating a home or a desire to declutter your home or garage.


It’s usually during those times that we need to put our stuff somewhere safe for a while so that we can come back to it when we’re ready.


There are many self storage options out there and so it becomes important to do your research before storing your belongings.


Here are six questions that you should ask about a self-storage company to make sure that it’s the right one for you.


1. What Storage Units Sizes Are Available?


Size matters. Firstly you need to have a rough idea of how much you need to store. Most self storage companies will have different sized units or containers available and the experience to know the size that you’ll need.


At mobistorage we have three different sizes of self storage containers, to cover all the options.

  • Small (17m³) – 2.4m(W) x 3.0m(L) x 2.3m(H) – (Approx. 1 bedroom house)
  • Medium (27.2m³) – 2.4m(W) x 4.9m(L) x 2.3m(H) – (Approx. 2 bedroom house)
  • Large (32.7m³) – 2.4m(W) x 5.9m(L) x 2.3m(H) – (Approx 3 bedroom house)


2. What security measures do you have?


Keeping your stuff safe is key. You want to be able to put it away and not worry about it. Here are a few questions that might be useful to ask about the security provided by a self-storage company:

  • Are the grounds patrolled, and if they are, how often?
  • Are there smoke alarms in each building?
  • Is there security lighting around the facility?
  • What insurance options are there?


3. When and how do I access my belongings?


It’s always the way, isn’t it? You put something away and the next day you need it. To decide on the best self storage option for your needs, you need to consider whether you will need to access your stored items whilst they are in storage and how frequently.


Key questions to ask a storage company are:


  • Am I able to access my storage unit at your facility?
  • If so, when and how?
  • If not, how much notice needs to be given for access?
  • Do I require a lock for my storage unit/container? Or do you provide them?


Mobistorage units all come a disc lock made from heavy duty stainless steel. Locking your mobistorage container will ensure the safety of your belongings inside.


4. What services are provided for moving in and out of storage?


Packing and moving can be a headache. Luckily, some self storage companies offer a removal and packing service.


Mobistorage is a unique self storage solution where we deliver the self storage container to you so that you can fill it at your own leisure.


Once you’re done, we will collect it and store it for you at our secure storage facility. Or you can keep it onsite so that you can access it whenever you need, which is a great option if you are renovating.


Mobistorage can also arrange for a quality packing service to do the packing for you. Just ask us about the packing services that we recommend.


5. Where is the storage located?


Ideally you want a self storage unit that is located close to you to minimise the hassles of transporting your storage items to and from the location. However, an even easier option is if the storage unit or container comes to you and that’s exactly what Mobistorage offers. Mobistorage’s mobile storage containers are delivered to your address and then collected for storage – so if you use Mobistorage, then location is not an issue – we come to you anywhere in the Perth metropolitan area.


6. Are there any restrictions on what can be stored?


There are certain guidelines on what items you can and can’t store in a storage unit. These help you to identify what you store and also ensure the safety of your own property and the facility itself.


Here are some examples of items that you should not store:

  • Fireworks / explosives
  • Paint thinners and flammable substances
  • Wet/Damp items to avoid mold
  • Fertiliser
  • Jerry Cans
  • Aerosol cans
  • Toxic chemicals of any sort
  • Guns or any firearms
  • Corkboards (pests are attracted to it/s particular smell)
  • Scented candles
  • Food items for both humans and or animals
  • Banana boxes



At mobistorage our purpose built units are made from heavy duty steel making them fully secure, weather proof and vermin proof.


How Mobistorage makes self storage easy


Whether you need short term or long term storage, mobistorage offers a competitively priced and convenient self storage option.


Our mobile storage units come to you – saving you the hassle of hiring a truck or having to transport your goods. We deliver the portable storage container to your home or business and then you can fill it at your leisure – no need to be in a rush to complete it in a couple of hours or a day. Then when you are ready, our truck collects the container and stores it safely at our secure premises in Welshpool.


Alternatively, you can keep the secure container onsite for as long as you need. This is perfect if you are renovating and might need to access the container during the process.


Mobistorage is locally owned Australian business

Mobistorage is 100% Australian owned andhas been proudly serving the people of Perth since 2014. We are a Western Australian based and operated family business that has been involved in the transport and logistic industry for three generations.

For more information about mobistorage storage units call us today on 1300 914 706  for special rates and availability or go to can save time and get a quick quote via our website here.

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