Storage Unit Tips for First-Time Renters

Our customers rent storage units for a variety of reasons. We get rentals from military personnel looking for a storage solution during deployment, students during their college years, and homeowners looking to make more room in their household. Whatever brought you to inquiring about a storage unit rental, we’re glad you’re here! If it’s your first time renting a storage unit, we understand you may be curious about the process. In order to help out, we put together a guide to first time storage unit rentals. Check it out below!

Tips for Storage Unit Rentals

Step 1: Choose Your Storage Unit Size

When you rent with Find Self Storage, you are able to choose from a large amount of storage unit sizing, including the popular 5×5, 5×10 and 10×10 storage units. Before renting a storage unit, check out our storage unit calculator for help determining what storage unit is perfect for you. Many first-time renters come in wondering the cost of a storage unit rental. The cost of your storage unit rental will depend on the size of the storage unit and if it is traditional or climate controlled.

Step 2: Decide What Kind of Storage You Need

If you are storing items that are sensitive to fluctuations in temperature, we recommend renting a climate controlled storage unit. A climate controlled storage unit will maintain a safe range of temperature, even when it’s bitterly cold or blistering hot outside. A climate controlled storage unit is necessary when storing electronics, furniture, appliances, documents and any other temperature sensitive items.

Are you looking for a location to store an extra vehicle? Our storage facilities also offer car, boat and RV storage options. Utilizing a vehicle storage unit is great for getting your vehicle out of your garage, yard or driveway, and in to a safe and secure location close to your home.

Step 3: Determine if You Want Storage Insurance

Find Self Storage offers storage insurance to our renters for an additional fee. The fee is bundled with their storage unit payments and is very competitively priced. We recommend our renters get storage insurance if they are storing sentimental or more valuable items.

Step 4: Know How to Pack Your Items

Before placing your items into storage, it is important to correctly pack and prepare them for storage. Different items will require different preparation, and correctly storing your items will best protect them from damage. For information on packing difficult to pack items, keep reading our blog!

Reserve Your Storage Unit Today!

Do you have questions about renting a storage unit? We have friendly professionals onsite ready to answer your questions and help you have the best storage experience possible. Our storage facilities are located in Plano, TX, Dallas, TX, Carrollton, TX, Alexandria, LA, Leesville, LA and Alexandria, LA. Reserve your storage unit today!