Beginners Guide to Storage Rentals


Brennen Durka
March 3rd, 2022

A First-Timers Guide to Storage Unit Rentals

Do you have more items in your house than you know what to do with? Are you in the middle of an unconventional move and need a place to store excess belongings? If so, then you need to learn all that you can about storage unit rentals. Doing so can help you find the perfect fit for your needs. You'll find the right size of the unit, the right storage facility/service, and the costs that you might expect for certain types.

See below for an in-depth first-timer's guide to storage units and everything that you need to know to make the best decision.

The Different Sizes of Storage Units

Different customers have different requirements for their storage units. For example, if you have items that can't get too hot or too cold, you'll want to invest in a climate-controlled unit to regulate the temperature.

Meanwhile, some you might just be looking for a storage system you can drive up to, drop stuff off, and then drive away again. 

Whatever your needs are, it all starts with finding the right storage unit size. Here at GreenFill Storage, we offer three different sizes: small, medium, and large. That said, the dimensions of those sizes can vary, so see below for a breakdown:
  • Small: Offers 5'x5', 5'x10', and 5'x15'
  • Medium: Offers 10'x10' and 10'x15'
  • Large: Comes in 10'x20', 10'x25', and 10'x30'
But how can you be sure of what size you need? We're happy to help walk you through it. If you'd like to get a quick estimate, then gather up all the excess items together in your house, then measure the length, width, and height.

We offer different amenities for each size to ensure that the storage unit fits your budget, your security needs, and so forth. We want you to have full peace of mind!

What to Look for in a Self Storage Service

Even if you've never used a self-storage facility before, you know you have options. There are many different companies out there, but the quality of the service (and their units) varies tremendously.

The last thing you want to do is invest in a facility only for the price. If you invest in cheap self-storage then that's exactly what you're going to get. It can result in damaged items, stolen belongings from your unit, etc. 

So how do you know when you've come across the right one? First, look into the proximity of the storage unit. Do they have a facility in your neck of the woods? Here at GreenFill, we have locations in West Memphis, Arkansas, as well as Aubrey and Cypress, TX. 

Next, you want to look into the storage sizes that they offer. Do they have a good variety of sizes to fit your needs? If they only offer units that are too big, then you're paying for space you aren't using. If the units are too small, then you won't be able to fit all your excess stuff inside.

Be sure to reach out to the storage facility as well. We want to help you find the perfect solution for your needs; no wasted space!

How to Choose the Right Storage Unit Rentals

You've found the perfect self-storage facility to rent from, but how can you find the right unit for your needs? Here are the three qualities you should consider to help you choose.

1. Find the Right Features

A trustworthy self-storage facility will have all the features you require to put your mind at ease. You will be more confident in your rental when the unit can accommodate your wishes. We have unit features such as:
  • Drive-Up Storage
  • Climate-Controlled Self Storage
  • Alarms for Each Unit
  • Indoor Storage Availability
As we said before, everyone is different. If you're unsure what features you require, then rely on us for direction. We'll take a look at the items you're storing and offer the best unit to fit them.

2. Look for the Right Size

We can't stress this enough; when looking for the right storage unit rentals, you always have to consider the size. 

This is when you get to follow the example that Goldilocks has set. Don't settle for a unit that's too big or too small; you want a storage unit that's, as she would put it, "just right". 

By finding the right size of the unit, you'll get the highest return on your investment. It will offer a monthly rate that's as low as possible while still providing the features that you want.

3. Access Hours vs Office Hours

While shopping around for self-storage units, there are two phrases you need to keep your eye out for access hours and office hours. 

Office hours are the hours in which the facility will have its staff present. Access hours, on the other hand, are the times that you can access (hence the name) your unit each day. 

Before you lock down a unit, make sure that you understand what the access hours are. Facilities of integrity will offer them 7 days a week. Our access hours are Monday through Sunday, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day.

Invest in Storage Unit Rentals for Your Needs

Now that you have seen an in-depth guide on finding storage unit rentals, be sure to use all of this information to your advantage.

Are you looking for more information on costs? If so, then read this article for a breakdown of RV storage costs that you can expect. To get started, simply reach out to our location nearest you and we'll be happy to assist you further.

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