First-Time Storage Unit Renters Guide

College students and business owners, homeowners and renters, young families and retired couples, no matter your living situation—limited storage space is a challenge everyone faces. Still, you don’t have to face it alone. The Storage Center is here to help.

From downsizing and decluttering to storing seasonal items or creating space for a new hobby, self storage is an adaptable solution that can fit your lifestyle and evolve with your changing needs. This guide will walk you through the process, providing essential information for a seamless and stress-free experience in each step.

Choosing the Right Storage Unit Size

Self Storage is for everyone, but not everyone has the exact same storage needs. Selecting the appropriate storage unit size is the first crucial step. Our range of unit sizes caters to various needs and lifestyles, with spaces as small as a closet and as large as a garage.

As you narrow down your options, consider the dimensions of the items you plan to store and use our handy size guide to determine the perfect fit. With 3D models and suggestions on how to pack each unit size, you’ll get a visual estimate of your storage space before leaving your home.

Packing and Organization Prep

Efficient packing not only maximizes space but also maintains the safety of your belongings both in transport and storage. Use sturdy boxes and shock-absorbing packing materials like foam, Bubble Wrap, or newspaper to protect delicate items.

We’ve got you covered if you need help deciding exactly what packing protection your belongings need. Ask our on-site staff about moving and packing supplies that are available for purchase so everything in your unit is adequately protected.

Climate-Controlled Storage Options

Certain items, such as electronics, wooden furniture, or sensitive documents, can benefit from climate-controlled storage and make all the difference in the world in their preservation. Dramatic temperature fluctuations can cause these fragile materials to warp, crack, melt, or become unusable. But with the stable environment of a climate-controlled storage unit, you can keep everything you store at an ideal temperature range to preserve its quality for however long you need.

Accessing Your Storage Unit

Enjoy convenient access to your storage unit with our extended access hours. Our storage facilities are designed for easy drive-up access, simplifying the loading and unloading process. Even the bulkiest and most unwieldy appliances, power tools, and pieces of furniture can be moved without hassle when your storage unit’s door is only inches away from your vehicle.

Drive-up unit access can also be a game changer for business owners. Whether you need frequent access to your inventory for stocking and organization or short-term storage for a large delivery, we prioritize convenience and accessibility for all our renters.

Take Your First Step Today

Once you understand your storage needs and the vast array of size options and amenities available, you’ll be able to find the perfect fit for both your belongings and your budget. You can find a storage facility near you and reserve your unit online, so nothing stops you from discovering the space you need and the breathing room you want today.