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Not sure what size storage unit you need? Let us help! 

-5x5: about the size of walk in closet, best for storing extra items like 5-10 boxes, twin mattresses, and other small miscellaneous items.  
 
-5x10: great for storing a bedroom or office, a couple of furniture items, and 10-15 boxes. 
 
-5x15: ideal for storing a one bedroom apartment with multiple furniture items. 
 
-10x10: perfect for a two bedroom, including large appliances and furniture pieces. 
 
-10x15: great for two to three bedrooms with a lot of furniture and appliances. 
 
-10x20: a good size for a whole house (3-4 beds) or cars, small boats, and other vehicles. 
 
-10x30: ideal for larger vehicles and large items, with room to spare for a whole house's worth of items. 

 


Top 7 Reasons to Get a Storage Unit

1. Renovating Your Existing Home

If you’re demolishing walls, adding an addition, redecorating or even reconstructing a leaky roof, the last thing you need on your carpets, furniture, and appliances is an added layer of dust or building debris.

When home or office improvements are underway, a self-storage unit provides a safe temporary shelter for your valued, movable items.

Once the work is complete, you have the option of removing your belongings from storage and restoring them to their original positions all at once or taking the opportunity to re-plan your interiors one item at a time.

If everything doesn’t fit like you thought it would, be it the new desk you bought or the boss chair, you can always keep a storage unit at a reasonable price until you are completely happy with your new space!

2. Moving to a New Home

Let’s face it, no one likes to move. In a complex property market, selling your existing home and moving to a new location isn’t always a straightforward process that can be accomplished in a day. Nor is just moving from one rental to another. Timing doesn’t always work out, delays often occur, and without a fallback option you could be left in a real dilemma if your belongings need to go, but your new premises isn’t yet available.

Self-storage provides a way station for holding your items until you’re ready and able to move them into their new home. Skip the stress and think comfortably. No need to get all flustered for no reason.

3. Changes in Relationship Status

Blossoming new relationships may be in a hurry to leave their existing accommodations and set up house together as quickly as possible. One minute away feels like forever!

On the flip side when terminating a relationship, one partner or the other may desire (or even be legally required) to leave the common residence and find alternative accommodation.

Either way, a self-storage unit provides a secure place for any valued personal items which can’t be relocated immediately.

4. A Safe Place for Equipment or Vehicles

Individuals or organizations who use equipment or hardware on a seasonal basis (such as ski equipment, gardening tools, outdoor lawn furniture or camping gear) typically don’t want this stuff cluttering up their home throughout the year. Let’s leave the garage for the cars.

Self-storage units allow seasonal or surplus items to be safely stowed away during the periods when they aren’t required for active service.

The same holds true for vehicles which may not be called upon for extended periods. Though special terms may apply for the self-storage of certain classes of vehicle, a storage unit can provide shelter and protection from the environment.

5. You’re Trekking the World!

Frequent travelers may need to acquire short-term accommodation incapable of holding all your belongings (e.g., holiday villas, residence for short-term work contracts). And shifting all your belongings each time you make a trip may simply be impractical.

A self-storage unit solves these problems by providing the space and protection necessary for holding items that aren’t required on your travels. And rental contracts may be negotiated for whatever length of time is most convenient for the duration of your trip. And you can rest easy on the beach knowing your belongings are safe.

6. Storing Business Inventory or Archives

Both large business organizations and smaller entrepreneurs often have the need to store samples, inventory, business archives, and important documents relating to their work. With office and warehousing spaces taking a serious bite out of their annual budgets, renting larger premises may not be the best or most economical option.

Self-storage units can provide temperature controlled facilities at a significantly lower cost than a full-blown property rental. Access to inventory and archives is typically available whenever the owner wants it, and the security controls offered by a reputable self-storage facility give business users the assurance that their valued assets will remain safe at-all-times.

7. Simply Running Out of Space

For anyone who’s running out of space for their belongings in their home or office, a self-storage unit provides a secure and economical option for accommodating the surplus. Self-storage is a sensible option for anyone who’s looking to decongest their existing living or workspace by shifting items they don’t need to access every day but don’t want to lose entirely.

Self-storage units are available in a wide range of sizes, and rental contracts cover both brief and longer terms. Temperature Controlled units are available to accommodate virtually anything – within reason – that you might want to store. Find a location near you! 


 


What Should Be Stored in a Temperature Controlled Unit?

Do you have questions about what type of storage unit you need? Temperature Controlled Storage has many benefits that regular storage does not offer. If you have temperature sensitive items to store, it will be well worth your time to look into temperature-controlled storage.

Let’s face it, we all find our self being surprised at how much “stuff” we accumulate.  And what is even more surprising is how much of that “stuff” holds sentimental or monetary value.  Some of your items may be one of a kind, valuable, or environmentally sensitive.  These possessions require more than just “ordinary” storage for safekeeping.  That is where temperature controlled storage comes in.

Some of the Benefits of Temperature Controlled Units Include:

Your possessions are stored in a moderate temperature range (between 55 and 85 degrees).
Enclosed and tightly sealed units resist dust buildup, pests and other threats to your valuables.
Visits to your storage unit will be comfortable in the heat of the summer and cold of the winter.
You will have more privacy with interior units than you will with basic drive-up storage units.

To determine what type of storage you need, consider the items you will be storing, the collective value of those items to you, how long you will be storing them and perhaps how often you will need to visit your storage unit.  The cost of properly storing something valuable may be far less than the cost of replacing it!