Gearing up for a move and need a transitional place to store your home goods? Maybe you just need more space in your home or office? Self-storage units offer an ideal and affordable solution for temporarily freeing up valuable room in either situation. First-time renters with questions will find them here.
How Much Do Storage Units Cost?
Rates depend on size, availability, location and whether you need climate-controlled facilities. The smaller the space, the less it costs, and some facilities offer long-term rental discounts.
How Do I Estimate Space Needs?
Determining size can be tricky, as storage units are designed for upward stacking upon a set amount of floor space. Units typically are available in these sizes:
- 5’ x 5’ = 25 sq. ft.
- 5’ x 10’ = 50 sq. ft.
- 10’ x 10’ = 100 sq. ft.
- 10’ x 15’ = 150 sq. ft.
- 10’ x 20 = 200 sq. ft.
- 10’ x 25’ = 250 sq. ft
- 10’ x 30’ = 300 sq. ft.
How Long I Can Rent a Storage Unit For?
The average commitment required is 30 at most facilities and the term is on a month-to-month basis. You don’t have to stay long-term, and periods of less than a month might incur a full 30-day charge without an agreement with management.
Can I Access My Storage 24/7?
That depends on hours set by the storage facility you choose. Some have very strict hours while others give tenants access day and night.
How to I Get Top-Notch Security for Storage?
Look for key preventives from unwanted intruders such as surveillance monitoring, keyed entry systems, perimeter fencing and brightly lighting. These installations in unison deter theft and offer superior protection.
Do I Need to Bring Anything when Renting Storage Units?
Some form of ID is typically required to rent storage units. Most require renters to have insurance, which may be covered under personal policies or purchased as a supplemental policy from the facility.