Renting Your First Storage Unit This Fall

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After all that has happened in 2020, you might be looking forward to the final months of the year and hopefully finding some normalcy in life. If you’re planning on moving out on your own for the first time, or your current lease is up and you’re relocating to a smaller apartment where it will be just you and your dog or cat, it could be beneficial to rent an affordable self-storage unit. At EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh, we can help you find the ideal space, and if it’s your first time renting storage, we can help you find the perfect fit.

How Much Stuff Do You Need to Store?

The first thing you need to do when renting a storage unit is to determine how much stuff you need to store. Do you have several boxes of personal belongings that you want to keep safe for a few months? Do you have furniture and appliances that need to be put into storage until you get settled into your new place?

Even if you’re not exactly sure how many boxes, tubs, or pieces of furniture you’ll need to store, having a rough idea can help you decide what size of storage unit you’ll need. We offer multiple options, ranging from 5’x5’ to 10’x30’ spaces. Chances are that if you’re the only one storing things, you won’t need a huge storage space, but you don’t want to go with the smallest option and end up not having enough room for everything.

Keep Everything Organized

When renting your first storage unit, it might seem easier just to move everything into the space and worry about organizing it later. You might not want to spend a lot of time stacking and sorting your boxes and tubs, but it can save you a lot of stress and frustration later when you’re trying to find a specific item.

As you’re moving things into the unit, try to stack similarly sized boxes together, while also keeping things grouped by room or category. For example, if you have several boxes of seasonal clothes, stack them together, starting with the heaviest box on the bottom. You’ll also want to label everything so that it’s easy to find a certain box or tub when you want to take it out of storage.

Set a Timeline

You may only want to rent storage for a few months while you get your new place organized and set up how you want. It can be good to set a timeline for your storage rental so that you don’t put off moving things into your new apartment for an indefinite period of time. We offer monthly leases on all of our units, so you can rent for as long as you need, and we’ll make sure your belongings are safe and sound for as long as you require. If you’re trying to budget for the upcoming year and save money where you can, it can be good to give yourself a timeline of when you want to move things out of storage and back home.

Find the Right Storage Unit

If you’re looking to rent your very first self-storage unit this fall, let our team help you choose the right option. We have three locations in the greater Pittsburgh area, and each one is equipped to provide you with a secure storage space, convenient access, and professional support. Each facility has video and gate access security, so you can feel safe every time you visit. We offer both standard and climate-controlled units, and our staff will gladly answer your questions about either one.

We look forward to helping you!