For some situations using DAK Self-Storage is a no brainer. Other times you need to consider your options before you can make the decision that is right for you.  There are a variety of aspects to consider including price, time, storing conditions, and more.

It could take a while to weigh all the pros and cons. Worry not, because DAK Self-Storage has saved some of the biggest pros and cons for you. All you have to do is compare your situation and make the decision that works best for you! If you have any other questions or concerns, contact DAK Self-Storage’s staff for help.


Packing and Organizing

Getting all your items ready to put into storage can be time consuming. First, you have to decide what you want to store, then you have to measure everything and figure out what size unit you need. You can find available units and sizes here:

Once you have a plan, then you have to clean, organize, and safely pack everything into boxes or bags. If you choose, you can also take the time to color code or label everything to make it easier to find later. It can seem like a daunting task, but if you get some friends or family members to help and have a small party while packing, the task may not seem as daunting.

Transporting Your Stuff

Another part of the process is transporting all of your stuff. First, you have to carry everything out of your house into your moving vehicle. It’s a good way to build up muscles, but can also be tiring. You can also hire movers to do the work for you.

Then you have to drive everything to DAK Self-Storage and move everything from the moving vehicle into your unit. If you live far from our facility, this task can be tiring.  However, if you live in Berks County, we are only a short drive away.

Items Are Not Where You Can See Them

Not having certain items in your home when you need them can be an inconvenience. You also have less control over protecting them. Although the chances are slim, there is no guarantee that the items won’t get damaged or stolen. However, DAK Self-Storage has taken a variety precautions to help keep your items safe. We have 24/7 video surveillance, quality locks on all units, and a fenced in facility with key code entry. Purchasing insurance is also recommended for extra protection.


More Room in Your Home

One main reason customers choose to use DAK Self-Storage is to clear out their homes. If you have been tripping over clutter lately, renting a self-storage unit can be very helpful. You can leave more room to move about and keep a cleaner home. You won’t have to worry as much about cleaning up for guests or hiding everything in your closet. Clutter can cause stress and create tension in your relationships.   By storing some of your items at DAK Self-Storage you can be proud to show off your home and be happier in general.

Keep Items Safe from the Elements

Items such as lawn tools, outdoor toys, or car equipment, may just get left outside if you don’t have enough space in your home. Then they get exposed to rain, snow, extreme sunlight, and more. They may eventually rust, fade, or tarnish.

Another option is to store the items in your attic or basement, but these areas may not be fully equipped to properly store your items either. You paid good money for these belongings; why let them get damaged? DAK Self-Storage has plenty of options to help protect your items including indoor units and climate-control. We also have an on-site store where you can purchase extra packing materials.

Can Keep Pets or Children Safe

If you recently had kids or adopted a pet, you may want to take certain items out of your home. You may not want to get rid of these items though. They can be used again once your child or pet is old enough to understand how to behave around your items. If this is your situation, DAK Self-Storage is a viable option. You can rent a storage unit for just a month or for as long as you need.


Finally, you will want to take price into consideration. Renting a storage unit and getting all the packing materials can seem expensive. Yet in the long term, it can save you money by keeping your items safe so you don’t have to spend extra to replace them. DAK Self-Storage offers competitive rates and other discounts you can find here:

Be sure set a budget and compare prices before renting. With proper planning you can make your storage experience easier and less stressful.