So you've decided to invest in hiring a storage facility but you're faced with a bewildering range of units. Which one is the best? Or rather, which one is the best for you? There's an interesting selection of different types of unit, but each style is intrinsically linked with what your needs will be. This doesn't just mean thinking about what it is you're going to be storing, you'll need to also be thinking about location, ease of access, security, size, shape and condition. Let's have a look at the pros and cons of the different options available.Self storage unit in a large facilityThis are incredibly popular as there is usually good availability and they normally come at reasonable rates. These spaces will normally be found in large buildings, normally in a retail area or industrial estate. The units can come in various sizes from small and medium sizes to larger expansive rooms. The great thing about these units are that they are normally kept in very good condition, being clean, dry and air tight. Security is also one of their bonuses too, with some of the best security systems available. Only key holders can normally access the building itself. Most facilities have round the clock surveillance or security guards and each unit itself can only be accessed by code or key. Each facility also comes with loading tools, such as trolleys which can be invaluable when loading large items! The less favourable issues aren't many, but perhaps you may find you have to travel a little way to the facility. Also, if you're unit in high up in the building, you may have a distance to travel if you're unloading from a van on the ground floor. But nearly all facilities come with trolleys and lifts to ease this issue.Small garage self storage unitThese smaller spaces can vary individually, but they can also be quite advantageous. The great plus about these spaces is that you can normally find them locally and can be quite close to your house or business, providing easy access. They can also come at incredibly good rates of hire, but there can be variations in the quality as a result. Some spaces can be well kept, clean and secure. But when inspecting these units, check for gaps and spaces in the roof and walls. You want to be sure that the space is as dry as possible to preserve the condition of your items. Some of these spaces can also have great security systems in place, but some may only operate with simple padlocks. Be thorough and check what is being used and if you fully trust it to keep your items secure!Warehouse storageIf you're in need of a large space, then you'll need to be looking into warehouse options. Perhaps you're business is expanding, and if so then the main considerations you'll be taking will be access, security and finance. Top quality and secure warehouses in good locations can up the price, but in the long run it'll be worth the investment. A lot of time and money can be wasted travelling long distances between warehouses. Think about driving times and calculate what is more essential. Mobile self storageThis is such a sneaky new but exciting contender in the storage market place that it'd be silly not to include it! You no longer need to travel back and forth between your house and your unit, let the unit come to you! As part of the service, your storage unit is driven to you, you load in your items, and then it's driven back to the storage facility for secure storing. If you need it again, you simply arrange for it to be driven back out to you and you can load/unload as you wish. Sizes of units vary, but this option is certainly a winner when it comes to ease of access!