Storage 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Self Storage
We understand the events and transitions that are associated with your search for self storage. The entire process can be very overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time or you’re going through a personal life change. Before you start searching for storage units near you, read our guide below to help simplify your experience.
What is Self Storage?
Self Storage, also known as a “storage unit, locker, or room”, is a space that residents and businesses can rent on a month to month basis. When you store with Beyond Self Storage, there is no long-term commitment. You can stay for as little or as long as you need.
Common Reasons for Renting a Self Storage Unit
Moving and Relocating
Moving and relocation is the most common reason for renting storage space. If you’re in the process of moving, make sure you have a place to store your possessions during the transition.
Making Room For Your Growing Business
Small to medium-size businesses often use storage units to store extra office equipment, inventory, and vehicles.
After the kids leave the house, there is no longer a need for a large home. You can downsize into something smaller. With the help of a storage unit, this process can be simplified.
Remodeling Your Home
The kitchen, bathroom, and basement need an upgrade. Rent a self storage unit to store your appliances during the renovation process.
Decluttering The Overflowing Closet
Your closet is an overflowing mess. You plan on waking up early on the weekend to start a de-cluttering process that is well overdue.
Temporary Storage For College Students
Students look for temporary storage when heading home for break, studying abroad, or when they need to free up space in their dorm.
Military Storage For Families
Active Military families are often faced with having to move from base to base frequently. Make sure your items stay protected through every transition with storage space.
Facility Amenities Tailored To Your Needs
Climate Controlled Units
Our storage units are designed to maintain a range of temperatures best for storing your items.
24/7 DVR Security Cameras
The 24/7 DVR security cameras help to monitor activity in our storage facilities.
Drive Through Access*
Our indoor drive thru unloading bays make your unloading process simpler than ever.
Controlled Storage Unit Access
We have controlled access systems to keep unauthorized personnel out.
Package & Moving Supplies
From locks to boxes, pick up all of the supplies you may need for moving and packing your storage unit.
On-Site Hand Carts
Easily transport your items from your vehicle into our storage units using our hand carts.
What are the Items you can Store in Self Storage?
You can store anything you want except for food, drugs, firearms, flammable items or explosives like fireworks, or vehicles not in good working condition. Here is a list of some of the common items you can store at our facilities.
- TV’s, Electronics, Appliances
- Antiques, Sculptures, Collectibles
- Vehicles, Boats, and RV’s
- Business Storage Supplies
- Books, Photos, Clothes
- Holiday Decorations, Sports Equipment, and Gardening Tools
Self Storage Process
Find a Location
Start by searching for self-storage near you and find the nearest Beyond Self Storage location.
Reserve a Storage Unit
Reserve your storage space online for free with no obligation.
On move-in day, our on-site storage managers will walk you through the move-in process. If you find out upon arrival that you will need more space, our team is happy to find you a different unit.
The Beyond Difference
It’s our mission to protect and care for matters most. To ensure that our promise is kept, we recommend you know the answers to these two questions.
What is your budget for self storage?
It is important to know your budget when renting self storage. This will play a deciding factor in your search for space. Once you have determined a budget, you can start comparing storage facilities near you.
Do you have insurance?
You will need to have insurance for the items you plan on storing. You may use your own insurance if the policy qualifies. However, we do highly recommend taking advantage of our storage specific policies that provide coverage at an affordable price with low deductibles. Our policies start at $9 per month.