Storage 101






At STORAGExperts, we know how to move, pack, and store because that is our job! We want you to also be an expert and our tips are designed to save you time and make the process of moving easier and hassle-free. From storage tips on how to choose the right size storage units to tips on packing and what supplies you will need to get the job done right. STORAGExperts believes in going above and beyond and not only furnishing a space for your stuff but helping you with the experience before your stuff arrives at our facility.

Before you put your things in storage, there are things you should know:

WHAT IS SELF STORAGE?

It is rentable space, such as lockers, garages, containers that are in a warehouse-type building and used to store personal or commercial items and can be short term or long term, depending on your needs. We call these “storage units” and we rent ours on a month-to-month basis, for as long as you like.

WHAT ARE THE COMMON REASONS FOR USING STORAGE?

  1. Declutter your home and free up your living space – it is cheaper to rent storage than buy a bigger home. With granny flats becoming so popular people are doing garage conversions and using our facilities for the stuff they previously stored in their garage.
  2. Changes in life such as a divorce, new home, new job in another state, or storing items of a deceased family member until the estate is resolved.
  3. You have more vehicles than you are allowed to park at your apartment, or you don’t have enough space at your home.
  4. Your wife won’t let you have the “man cave” in your garage. Create your man cave with us. We don’t mind your tools and posters!
  5. Business growth – you are growing and don’t have room for your files or equipment, you can store with us, and it’s cheaper than moving.
  6. College – you’re a student and you live in close quarters and need that extra space for your bike, belongings, etc. Check us out.
  7. Renovating your home and need a temporary space for your furnishings, this is a great way to take the hassle out of this stressful event.
  8. Estate reasons – you have things you need to sort through and sell and don’t have space at your home. Use our storage to make this process easier.
  9. Military - you are deployed to another country and the cost to move your items is excessive and stressful. Use our storage to store your items until you return safely. We offer discounts to our Military men and women too. Your service to our country is invaluable and if we can make your life easier, we will try hard to do that.

WHAT SIZES ARE AVAILABLE:

Common sizes are as follows: 5 x 5, 5 x 10, 10 x 10, 10 x 15, 10 x 20, 10 x 25, 10 x 30. Some of our sites have 20 x 20 and we also offer lockers for students at many of our locations. We also have vehicle storage in sizes ranging from a 10 x 10 space up to 12 x 50.

To better understand what can fit into each of these unit sizes, check out our STORAGE UNIT SIZE GUIDE

WHAT ADDITIONAL SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT STORAGExperts properties?

Our smiles are Free, and our coffee and water is too! We also offer:
  • 24 hour/7 days a week access – upon verification of need, we can make your unit accessible 24 hours a day!
  • Wait, you can send my fax and make a copy for me? Yes, we offer this service to our customers for free. See manager for details.
  • Pest Control – Most all of our properties have a pest control program in place to keep out those creatures none of us want to see!
  • Climate Controlled-Many of our facilities have climate control so you can be assured that your sensitive items such as pictures won’t be damaged. Please see which facilities offer this type of storage.
  • Cameras and gates at our sites provide further assurance that your items will be safe. We also do daily lock checks to ensure that units are not tampered with.
  • Vehicle Storage – several of our properties offer covered and uncovered parking. Verify with the manager if this is available at the property you select. If it is not, we may have a sister property or we can recommend a place that does have it.
  • Drive-up access – all of our facilities have drive-up accessible units. When you have big items this is the easiest way.
  • Storage carts available at most all properties – our carts make your job easier. Ask the manager to check one out while you move.
  • Free copy service and fax service (need a few copies or need us to send/receive a fax, just ask).
  • Commercial Storage Options – if you are a commercial tenant requiring long term storage, we have some perks for you. See storage manager for details. We enjoy helping you make your business a success.
  • FREE TRUCK RENTAL – Some of our sites offer a free truck rental if you store with us. We also are a UHAUL Dealer at several locations. As we said, we are a one-stop-shop!
  • CAR WASH/BOAT WASH – At our Goodyear location we have a state of the RV and Boat Wash. Store with us at any of our properties and you can get a FREE wash there (see manager for details).
  • STORSmart Insurance Plans are available and come with some fun perks too! See Manager for details.

WHAT CAN’T I STORE?

Firearms, tires, anything that is highly flammable like batteries, gas, propane tanks), and food (we don’t want any creatures like mice or roaches in our units- and we know you don’t either)