How to Find and Rent a Storage Unit

Published on 6/9/2021

Finding & Renting a Storage Unit 

Finding a storage facility to rent from can be a pain! There are a lot of factors that go into finding the storage facility that's right for you. Most people might think that the only factor would be the cost. This article will explain other factors that are just as important as the cost when searching for the correct self storage facility.

Forget about the old days of using the phone book to call a bunch of different storage facilities with half of them answering their phones, and half of those people having what you have available to rent, and then half of those not being able to meet you at the facility to let you in until it's on their time frame. Today we have the greatest resource ever, the Internet. You can quickly search on the internet to find a website for the storage facility and see everything they offer, what units are available, you can rent and pay online, and move in the same day. When it comes to finding a storage unit, the internet is undefeated! Now that you've found a bunch of different storage facilities it's time to ask yourself some questions about the storage facilities that you've found.

  • First, is Cost: How much does the storage unit cost?

  • Location: Is the storage facility close to roads? How is the neighborhood? Are the neighboring businesses kept in good shape?

  • Lighting: is there good lighting available in the storage units for those darker winter months?

  • Easy Access: Can you easily maneuver a truck around the storage facility?

  • Fence & Gate: Is there a fence or a gate to provide security for your storage unit?

  • Features: Do they have any convenience features such as the ability to rent storage units online? Can you receive Text/Email Notifications about your bill, or account? Can you access your bill online and make a payment online? Can you easily set up recurring billing for your storage unit?

Keep all of these questions in mind as you search for and review storage facilities. It could save you some headaches down the road.