How to Rent a Storage Unit and Other Tips for First-Time Renters

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A man packs a storage boxWhen first-time storage unit renters walk through our doors, they generally come in with a variety of questions. We understand! Just like when doing anything for the first time, renting a storage unit for the first time can seem intimidating. In order to help make our renters feel more comfortable, we decided to answer a few of these common questions.

How to Rent a Storage Unit

While every storage experience may be different, there are a few key things you want to understand before renting your storage unit. Find them below!

Find What Size Storage Unit You Need

When it comes to storage, space is money. It is very important to rent the right size of storage unit. Our storage facilities have a large variety of storage unit sizing, allowing you to pick a size tailored to your storage needs. If you have questions regarding what size storage unit is best for you, talk to one of our on-site storage experts or check out our online storage unit calculator.

Do You Need Climate Controlled Storage?

A climate controlled storage unit is beneficial when storing items that are sensitive to fluctuations in temperature. It is important to use a climate controlled storage unit when storing items like: leather or wooden furniture, appliances, documents, books, photos and electronics. While this list by no means includes all items that require climate controlled storage, it should help give you an idea.
We believe in the value of trust and are committed to ensuring we offer the best climate controlled storage experience– ALL of our units are climate controlled, clean and located within controlled access buildings.

Protect Your Items Using Self Storage Unit Insurance

Rental insurance is inexpensive and can give you a great deal of peace-of-mind. When renting a storage unit, rental insurance is a must. If your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy does not cover off-site stored items, we can put you in contact with our third-party insurance provider. While we do not foresee you having any problems, insurance can help to minimize financial loss or damage to your items, should they occur.

Understand the Features and Amenities Offered at Your Storage Facility

In order to get the most out of your storage unit rental, it is beneficial to understand what storage unit features and amenities are offered at your facility. Our storage facilities have many convenient features, including moving and packing supplies sold on-site. We offer vehicle storage at select storage facilities, making us perfect for all of your storage needs. Our storage facilities also offer discounts to those in the military, senior citizens, first responders and all students.

Are You Ready to Reserve a Storage Unit with Beyond Self Storage?

After reading this post, you should have a better understanding of the storage rental process. If you still have more questions regarding renting a storage unit with Beyond Self Storage, contact a storage facility near you.

Beyond Self Storage has storage facilities in Pittsburgh, PA in Robinson and Ross Townships, in Rochester Hills, MI, St. Louis, MO, Chesterfield, MO, Eagan, MN, Maplewood, MN and Lenexa, KS. Whether you’re looking for storage for your home, business or vehicle, we have a solution for you. Reserve a storage unit today!

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