Moving Blog

What Should I Consider When Choosing a Storage Facility?

August 21, 2019

There is a lot of planning that goes into moving into a new home, and a variety of reasons you may need to put your belongings in storage during your move. Whether you are downsizing, moving internationally, or remodeling your home as you relocate, a storage facility can keep your items safe and protected during this busy time in your life.

When it comes to choosing a storage company in the Metro Vancouver, there are a few different questions to ask before making your final decision to ensure that your items will be well protected and kept in pristine condition while you are apart.

Is the storage facility climate controlled?

Climate control is an important aspect to consider when storing your belongings, since moisture, insects and temperature change can be extremely damaging. Wooden furniture, paintings, electronics and antiques especially should be stored in a climate controlled facility, ensuring that they come out of storage in the same condition they arrive in.

All of Highland Worldwide’s storage facilities are climate controlled, helping to ensure that your valuables are properly cared for during their time with  us.

How is the storage facility organized?

A storage facility’s organization says a lot about the company, and an organized building where boxes are labeled and organized on top of pallets is much safer than one where boxes are left on the floor. Not only do pallets help to keep all of your belongings in one place, but they also prevent damage from occurring.

At Highland Worldwide, each individual pallet is protected with a tamper-proof shell and immediately marked with handling instructions and a description of its contents to ensure the safety of the items within it.

What security measures does the storage facility have in place?

Proper security ensures the safety of your valuables, guaranteeing that all of your belongings will be waiting in storage for you when you are ready for them. Before choosing a storage facility, look into what security measures are in place to protect your belongings.

With an alarm system in place and trained security staff on hand, Highland Worldwide’s three facilities are able to keep your assets protected from vandalism and theft, ensuring they make it back to you in the best condition.

Highland Worldwide has three secure storage facilities, located across British Columbia in Langley, Vancouver and Victoria. To learn more about our storage solutions and receive a free quote, visit us online or give us a call!