Choose the Right Self Storage Facility

Advancement of the Self Storage Unit

Self-storage is used by nearly 1 in 10 American households to store excess goods. In the recent past, self-storage simply consisted of renting a “storage unit” at a nearby storage facility, however, more recently, other options have become available, such as portable and in-store delivery options. Also, not all self storage is the same. In the past, almost all warehouse facilities consisted of identical metal buildings with garage doors, neatly placed between residential and commercial areas in each city. Today, self storage units offer many different amenities and options, including climate-controlled units, inward-only units, multi-story self-storage units, and various security and access options, just to name a few.

Find a Affordable Self Storage

Self storage still most often refers to renting a traditional self storage  space at your local storage facility. Self-storage is often used during a transition period, such as:

  • Moving
  • Reconstruction
  • Military deployment
  • College / semester breaks
  • Business surplus (inventory, equipment, materials, etc.)
  • The process of renting an independent space is quite simple. Storage rental agreements are usually monthly, and the entire process from choosing a space to when you can start moving your stuff into your new storage space usually takes less than half an hour. When you rent your  own storage, you must deliver your goods to the facility and unload them into your unit. Many properties offer the use of a rental truck to load your belongings. Sometimes, as a promotion, the rental truck is given a discount or can be used for free for the move.