Looking for a self storage? Do you know what to look for? Do you know what is available to you?  We are Mouser Self Storage, serving South Fort Worth, Alvarado, Burleson, and Johnson County. Call us at 682-800-3949 for more information about storage units.  Now, though, let’s cut through the mystery of self storage spaces.

What cannot be stored in a self storage?

It really is easier to list things which absolutely should not be stored in storage facilities; that list would include the following:

  • Explosives
  • Perishables
  • Illegal substances/items
  • Collectibles of high value
  • Electronics
  • Items with certain surfaces, like leather or metal

We need to qualify this list a bit. The first three items on that list are no-brainers. The fourth on the list, collectibles, we believe are worthy of some sort of safe or lockbox.  If you are collecting vintage furniture, or rare art, a storage unit is not secure enough for those items.

Electronics are susceptible to extreme temperature changes, as are items with surfaces like leather or metal.  If you have access to climate control self storage, where the temperature in a unit is kept at a constant temperature, then those items are perfectly safe in storage facilities.

That leaves pretty much everything else, including . . .

And that is no exaggeration!  At Mouser we have car storage, we have RV storage, we have boat storage, and we have storage for a household of possessions.  We also have outdoor storage, covered of course, and small shops and hobby shops for people who need more room than their garage affords to work on a car or create their latest sculpture.

People always ask about prices, but for a very good reason we do not post prices in articles like this one. The reason?  Prices change, and this article may be read tomorrow or it may be read five years from now, rendering a price quote null and void.  We can say this about prices: the larger the storage unit, the more I will cost.  Secondly, prices are usually pretty uniform within any city.  Competition tends to regulate prices, so it would be rare if you found a major price discrepancy among storage facilities in your city.

Amenities are not standard, but they are worth looking for.

Everything mentioned so far is pretty much what you can expect at a self storage company.  However, there are some amenities which are not standard. Climate control self storage is one of those extras. You will pay extra for it.  Electrical outlets in a storage unit is not standard.  24/7 access may or may not be standard at any given company.

You should also be aware of the liability factor.  Items kept at storage facilities are only insured against the liability of the storage facility staff in the case of carelessness, or if the facility incurs storm damage of some sort.  Say a water main busts and floods your storage unit.  You will be covered by the insurance carried by the facility.  However, we always suggest, especially with very valuable items, that you carry temporary renters insurance.  Your insurance agent can take care of this for you; it is very inexpensive for a self storage unit and it is well-worth the extra effort.

A final word about Mouser Self Storage. 

Mouser Self Storage and our sister company, Blue Mound 287 Self Storage in North Fort Worth, are locally owned and operated. Call us for all of your storage needs.  Our four levels of security will give you peace of mind.