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What is self-storage?

Self-storage is an efficient and affordable facility that can be used for storing your belongings, regardless of size or shape.

How do you use it?

  • To make space in your garage.
  •  To store seasonal items like decorations.
  • As an extension of your home; a place to store seldom used items
  • As a business storage solution to de-clutter your office and much more

How do you know what size you need?

Put together a list of the things you want to store, based on that list you can determine the approximate size needed. You don’t want to pay for space you don’t need or won’t use so choosing the right storage is important to avoid this.

How long do you need storage?

Most storage facilities have different rates for storage depending on the period of time you want to use the unit for.

What is climate-controlled and do you need it?

These are basically units that have controlled temperatures so you sensitive belongings are exposed. These types of units ideally store items like furniture and photos.

Do you need to get a lock?

To ensure that you’re the only person with access to the storage unit, you will have to get your own lock.

Do you need insurance for your stored goods?

For most storage units insurance is required and many of them offer this option in their contacts.

How do you get my items to the unit?

Some facilities, such as Just Right Self Storage, offer a free moving truck as part of their service but if not you will have to rent a truck on your own.