The self-storage rental process may seem daunting or confusing. To learn more about self-storage and the rental process, we have compiled a list of items that will help make leasing self-storage as easy as 1, 2, 3!
First, you need to understand that self-storage is an affordable month-to-month rental of space. Which means your lease is very flexible and can be as long or short as needed. Additionally, there are a variety of different storage spaces which are typically called storage “units.” Storage units range in size and price so you can rent space based on your specific needs.
Next, you will want to find a facility that fits your needs. What you need to look for when selecting storage is not just price and availability, but also security features, cleanliness and overall service -- just to name a few. It is important to make sure you feel comfortable keeping your items stored at the location you select. Check out our blog post called 4 Things to Consider when Shopping for Storage to learn more about what to look for in an optimal storage facility.
After you find the facility you want to rent from, you will then need to decide how much space you need. Typically, unit sizes range from 5x5 to 10x30. You will want to assess the items you are going to store and determine what size best suits your needs. This can be a difficult process because many times people underestimate how much space their items will take up. Come check out your nearest SpaceBox Facility and take a tour today. Seeing the unit in person will help you visualize how your belongings will optimally fit inside. Additionally, our friendly and knowledgeable Store Managers are always happy to answer any questions you may have and make size recommendations.
Once you determine what unit size will best fit your needs, you will begin the rental process. You are going to need to decide whether you are renting using our website or in person at one of our convenient SpaceBox leasing office. Renting online is easy and allows you flexibility in the rental process if you decide to rent after hours or on Sunday. If renting online, go to our website spaceboxstorage.com and select the location and the desired unit size. Click “rent unit” and follow the steps to fill out your lease agreement and process payment securely online. When you rent online, your rental starts the day you pay so make sure you are move-in ready. Renting a unit in person, however, allows you to ask questions and interact with our helpful and knowledgeable Store Managers and plan your rental start date. Make sure you bring a driver’s license and a form of payment to process your rental agreement to secure your ideal space. Before you can sign the agreement, you will also need proof of renter’s insurance. At SpaceBox Storage, we offer insurance plans to make the rental process seamless and easy. As an alternative, you may also want to check and to see if your homeowner’s insurance covers your belongings stored outside of your home. Once you sign the rental agreement, your 1st months’ rent is due. It is easy to set up reoccurring payments with us to avoid late fees.
Finally, it is time for you to access your unit and move in. Whether you rented online or in person, you will be provided all the important information on accessing your unit. You can also purchase a lock in our leasing office to secure your belongings. As an extra feature, you can use our Spacebox Storage moving truck – FREE of charge – to make your move a snap. Call us today to Live Large at SpaceBox Storage.