Rent a Unit Before You Move

Outside view of red and black storage unit lockers and text "Rent a unit before you move"

If you’re thinking about moving to a new place, or you need to relocate for a new job, you might be thinking about renting a self-storage unit to make the transition easier. You figure that you can pack everything up, and then a few days before your move, you can take boxes and totes to your storage unit. While this can work, it can sometimes be a better idea to rent a unit several weeks before your moving day. At EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh, we can help you find the ideal space for all of your belongings.

Why Rent Early?

dreamstime_xxl_32378802 (1)You may not know exactly when you’re going to move, but you have a pretty good idea of when you’ll need to be in your new place. You might have to start your new job on a certain date, or the lease on your current house or apartment may be up in a few months’ time. Whatever the case may be, renting a storage unit earlier rather than later can help you get organized and prepared for your move. Instead of trying to move things to your new place and to your storage unit at the same time, you can bring boxes and tubs over the course of a few weeks. This will help you declutter your house, and if you’re selling the property, it will give you more space for staging and preparing everything.

Where to Rent?

If you’re moving locally, you might be wondering whether it’s better to rent a storage unit near your current residence, or to find one that’s closer to your new place. At EZ Storage®, we have three Pittsburgh-area facilities that are conveniently located to serve the entire city. If you’re going from Monroeville to Ross Township, or you’re moving from Crafton to Sharpsburg, you can find a unit either near your current home or near your new residence.

Renting a space near your current home will mean that you don’t have to take things too far when they’re ready for storage. You can pack up a few boxes on Saturday night, drive a few minutes, and drop them off in your unit. This will give you more time to focus on getting the house ready so that you can attract potential buyers or ensure that your security deposit is returned.

dreamstime_xxl_24052648 (1)Opting for a storage space near your new place can make life easier once you’ve moved and are working on settling in. You can take your boxes and totes to the unit, and they’ll be nearby as you’re setting up and organizing your new residence. It might be a bit longer of a drive from your current house or apartment, but the convenience of having your belongings close by once you’ve moved cannot be overstated.

Regardless of which option you choose or when you want to rent a self-storage space, the team at EZ Storage® is here to make sure that your experience is as positive as possible. Each of our three locations has both standard and climate-controlled units, and our state-of-the-art security systems help keep your items safe and sound. Every facility offers convenient access hours on every day of the year, and our staff members and resident managers will gladly answer any questions you have about storage. We’re here to make life easier for you, whether you’re moving to a new place, starting a new job, or heading overseas for military deployment. Be sure to ask about our discounts, including a free* month of storage and our free** local move-in truck.

Visit us today to find your ideal storage solutions. We look forward to meeting you!


*On select sizes, some restrictions apply.
**At participating locations, some restrictions apply.