Why should I rent self-storage in Austin?
There are plenty of great reasons to use self-storage. If you’re moving to a new home and need somewhere to keep your belongings in between houses, a storage unit provides a great solution. Or maybe your business needs space to keep extra supplies and inventory? Renting a storage unit is a much cheaper alternative than expanding or even relocating your offices. As for students living on-campus at University of Texas at Austin, St. Edward’s University, Concordia University, or another Austin college, storing the contents of your dorm room is way easier than packing it up and lugging it all home over summer break.
What should I look for as I search for Austin storage units?
As you browse potential storage facilities, make sure you find one in a location convenient for you. Each facility listed on USstoragesearch.com has an interactive map so you can easily see where it is located, as well as what’s in the surrounding area.
If you need frequent access to your items, you will want to keep an eye out for limited access hours. Some storage facilities are gated and do not offer 24-hour access. For facilities that do allow 24-hour access, check to see if it is gated, has outdoor lighting, and light inside the unit. If you ever go to your unit at night, these features will help keep you and your storage items safe.
Also, be sure to check out the features that each facilities offer. Some storage facilities offer automatic payment options, free boxes and packing supplies, outdoor storage, car/boat/RV space, and more.
Are there any other storage features that I might need in Austin?
Whether or not you need any special features depends on what you intend to store. For example, if you have any large, heavy items to store, a drive-up unit will make unloading and loading much easier.
If you’re storing any valuables, you may want to consider facilities that offer additional security. Video surveillance, gated access, on-site management, and even individually-alarmed unit are among the features some facilities have available.
When storing antiques, old furniture, documents, or photographs, climate-controlled units are a must—especially in Austin. The heat and high humidity common throughout Texas can cause permanent damage to delicate items.
What’s the difference between self-storage and mobile storage?
With traditional self-storage, it’s up to you to pack up your things, transport them to the facility, then unload and fill your unit. With mobile storage, also called portable storage, the storage unit will be delivered to your home or office. You can take as much time as you need filling the unit. Once the unit is full, you can store it at your home or office, or call for it to be picked up and stored at the facility or moved to another location.
Mobile storage is incredibly convenient, but not every facility has mobile storage options. Be sure to check USstoragesearch.com/mobile-storage to find mobile storage facilities near you.
How do I know what size storage unit to rent?
First, take a quick inventory of the items you want to store. Bulky items like mattresses, furniture, or appliances will naturally require more space, but if you’re just cleaning out a closet or two, then a smaller unit is all you need. USstoragesearch.com has a great size estimator tool to help you figure out what will work best for you. If you’re still unsure, call the facility you’ve found and talk to the storage manager or operator. Most have a good idea of what can fit in the units in their facility and what cannot.
What are the cost benefits to using USstoragesearch.com?
Cost is certainly an important factor when considering self-storage. There are several storage facilities listed on our website, and many have special money-saving offers exclusive to USstoragesearch.com. With percentages off of rent and even a month for free, you’re sure to find the low prices you’re looking for.
If you have any questions regarding storage features or the unit reservation and rental process, please give us a call at 886-290-6053. Thank you for using USstoragesearch.com!