A First-Timer's Guide to Renting a Storage Unit

Admin | June 30, 2022 @ 12:00 AM

Many people around the world use self-storage units to store their precious belongings. Whether to make extra space at home, they’re moving soon, are temporarily leaving the area, for business purposes, etc., there are many reasons why to use a storage unit. However, for a first-time user, the process can be daunting. Luckily, there are some tips!

Start by Decluttering 

Before even looking for a storage unit, the first thing you’ll want to do is declutter. Throw, sell, or donate some of your items. This will can either save you money in the immediate by letting you rent a small storage space or help you have space for future items. 

What Will You be Storing?

Next, consider what you’ll be storing. Some items simply require more care than others. Some items you can stow away in any storage unit you like. Other items, however, require a climate-controlled unit. 

Choose a Self-Storage Unit with Easy Access

You’ll want a storage unit that you can easily access. This means a unit in close proximity to you and one that has 24/7 access. 

Make Sure Your Unit is Well-Protected

Whether you have a few extra items or you’re storing items of significant monetary or sentimental value, make sure your extra storage unit has security. You’ll want your unit protected from both theft and issues like weather or pests. You can also purchase insurance. 

Choose the Right Service 

Lastly, make sure to choose the right self-storage service. While there are many services out there, Extra Storage is most recommended. 


Call Extra Storage Today

To ensure that your first time renting a storage unit is successful, start by decluttering, considering a climate-controlled storage unit, choosing a unit with easy access and security, and using Extra Storage. Extra Storage has many storage spaces available today!