Storage Tips

Storage Basics Overview


Finding a storage unit can be an overwhelming task, especially if you aren't familiar with all of the options and features available. It's best to assess all of your storage needs before you even search for a local storage facility.

Consider how long you might need the storage unit. Some facilities may offer specials for long-term rentals.

Estimate how much space you will require. Save money by only renting the space you need. Feel free to use the self storage calculator to help you estimate the size space you will need. Many facilities will store larger items including cars, camper and other motorized vehicles.

Hours of operations range from facility to facility and should be taken into consideration depending on your needs.

Are any of the items you plan to store sensitive to temperature or humidity? If so, you will most likely need a climate-controlled storage unit. Typically the following items need to be stored indoors with some type of climate-control: leathers, clothing, paintings, film, photographs, furniture, musical instruments,  paper, software, DVDs, CDs and electronics, etc.

Condsider the security features at the facility and ask management if they have any of the following: fencing, video cameras, lighting, or an electronic access gate, etc. 

Check out more detailed storage tips on the left hand side of this page. There's a storage solution for every situation.

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