How Quickly Can You Find and Start Using a Storage Unit?

Self Storage Tips

Ryan Moore
April 1st, 2022

How Quickly Can You Find and Start Using a Storage Unit?
Storage units make an amazing option for keeping your unneeded furniture, seasonal decorations, and heirloom antiques safe while keeping clutter out of your home. If you’ve decided to rent a self-storage unit, you’ll need to find the right facility, decide on the scale of the unit you need, sign a contract, and move in. In this blog, we’ll go over how quickly you can find and start using a storage unit. This process can be short and sweet, just so long as you follow the correct steps to ensure you’ve chosen the right place.

Research Comes First
Even if you are in a rush to move your things into a storage unit, you want to do your research. This is particularly important when storing items of sentimental value or high monetary worth. Start by looking into storage facilities in your area and determining which will be most convenient. Once you have a list of three, call and ask about their contracts, their security, and their manager on site. It’s worth taking the time to make sure that they have a secure, well-lit, facility that has safety measures in place such as cameras and or onsite personnel. Also, ask if they can rent a unit to you for the time frame you need.

Ask Questions
If at all possible, it’s best to plan ahead, as most storage facilities will let you reserve a unit a month ahead of time. If you don’t have the time and need a storage unit this week or even today, don't panic, there are options! Use the list you made in your research, and call to ask about what they have and how fast you can move your items into it. Most well-run storage facilities will have units available, but it’s always best to ask questions about the size you’ll need. You don’t want to move into a unit and then have to move again when you realize it's too small. Once you find the right self-storage unit, sign the contract and ask about the soonest date you can move into. Some facilities make you wait a week while others will offer ‘next day’ move in.

Make A Plan To Move
There are moving companies that can help you transfer your things from your residence to a storage unit however, they do require some warning. If you’re in a bind and need to move sooner, look online for companies and or individuals who are offering services and you can personally rent a U-Haul and have them help load and unload.

Don’t Forget The Details
When trying to move into your storage unit quickly, don’t forget the details, most importantly a high-quality lock. This is not something you should try to save money on, as storage unit theft is a real problem and you want to do everything in your power to keep your unit safe. They have key locks, padlock locks, and Bluetooth locks, the safest option, that connects to your smartphone.

You can get into your storage unit within the week, but don’t rush too fast make sure you have a good facility and everything you need to keep your stored items safe! As always, MI Mini Storage is ready to help serve your self-storage needs.

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