While it might be tempting to store your personal belongings with someone in your local community, we thought it would be useful for you to know the difference between community storage (also referred to as peer-to-peer storage or AirBnB for storage) and what self-storage like Shurgard has to offer you.
|Community storage||Self-storage at Shurgard|
|Individual storage units||✗||✓|
|Wide variety of unit sizes & types||✗||✓|
|Professional grade security features, such as electrical fencing, CCTV camera, personal PIN code||✗||✓|
|A unique lock & key to each storage unit||✗||✓|
|Total privacy as to what you store||✗||✓|
|Direct access units for easy loading & unloading||✗||✓|
|Free use of trolleys||✗||✓|
|Flexible rental period without minimum stay||✓||✓|
|Flexibility to move in any time you want||✗||✓|
|Free change of unit size||✗||✓|
|Secure & convenient online payment system||✗||✓|
|Experienced staff on site||✗||✓|
|Professional advice & tips||✗||✓|
|Free private parking||✗||✓|
|High-quality packing material available||✗||✓|
If you’re on very tight budget and don’t need regular access to your items, community storage can be an option.
Self-storage however will offer you more privacy, flexibility, security and convenience.