New Renter Self-Storage Guide

Admin | January 18, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Whether it’s just time to make extra space in your home, moving to a new place, or even time to start storing your boat, self-storage can be extremely helpful and convenient. Surprisingly, there can actually be quite a few options and choices with your storage unit, so Extra Storage has put together a handy guide with a few tips for getting started with your storage.

First, Decide How Much Space You’ll Need


First, decide how much room you will need in your self-storage unit. Are you moving an entire house or just a few items to clear space? If you’re storing for just a few weeks, you’ll want to find a place offering month-to-month rentals.

The biggest reason for figuring out space before you rent is to save money by not renting more space than you need. Whether you’re needing to store a boat, car, documents, or simply personal items, Extra has Olympia storage units that can take care of your every need.

Next, Find a Good Location With a Good Reputation


When it comes to storage, location is everything. Find a storage unit that fits into your daily routine, such as along the route you drive to work. Especially if you’re storing items you’ll be using frequently, convenience is king regarding your location. Extra Storage has Olympia storage units conveniently located off 93 Ave SW, just down the road from Washington Cedar & Supply.

Also, be sure your storage facility has a good reputation. Whether you search online reviews or talk to friends and family, look for units that have reputations for being safe and secure, as well as easy to access. Or just come by and see why our Olympia self-storage units have such high reviews!

Third, Pack Your Storage Unit Smart

We get it, moving is stressful. Sometimes the last thing you’ll want to do is make a plan rather than just throwing things into your unit, but packing it up smart will save you time and headaches in the future. 

First, label everything, and we mean everything. When you need something in a hurry, the last thing you’ll want to be doing is tearing open box after box trying to find it. Put clear tape over the labels so the writing won’t fade or crack.

Also, pack things you’ll be needing the most frequently at the front of your unit. Make sure to leave room to get around so you’re not crawling around and over boxes every time you need to access your unit. And pack the heaviest items on the bottom, which will prevent your lighter items from being crushed.

Extra Storage Has the Olympia Self-Storage For You

From big to small — and everything in between, Extra Storage has the Olympia storage units to fit your needs. We provide the access, security, and friendly staff to make your self-storage experience a great one, so come by today and see the difference!