What could I use Oakland self storage for?
Self storage is used for many reasons. Some of the most common include:
• clearing out some space in your home or garage
• storing business equipment, supplies, or inventory
• active military storing vehicles while they’re deployed
• temporarily storing household items while moving or remodeling
• moving sporting gear or recreational vehicles out of your garage
Also, college students living on campus at Holy Names University, Mills College, or another Oakland-area college often use storage for storing the contents of their dorm rooms over summer break so they don’t have to drag everything back home with them.
No matter what you need storage for, there’s a solution for you.
What are my storage options?
There are a variety of storage facilities in Oakland, and USstoragesearch.com can help you find the one that best suits your needs. Simply search with your city or zip code on the USstoragesearch.com homepage, and our directory will return a list of storage options near you. On each facility’s detail page, you can find an interactive map with the location, a list of amenities, photos of the facility, contact information, and more.
Mobile storage is also a popular option in Oakland. With mobile storage—sometimes called portable storage—a storage unit of your specified dimensions is delivered to your home or office. You fill the unit when it works for you. When it’s full, you can either keep it at your home or office or call for it to be picked up and stored in a warehouse. Mobile storage is especially great if you’re unable to rent a truck for moving your things. It also saves time. Rather than having to load up a truck, drive to an Oakland self storage facility, and then unload everything again, there’s only one step for you.
Are there any special amenities I might need?
That will depend on the type of items you plan to store. For example, if you’re storing the entire contents of your home during a move because you can’t get into your new home just yet, a unit with drive-up access will make unloading and loading heavy items like furniture much easier.
Another feature to consider, especially if you’re using an Oakland storage unit for business, is delivery acceptance. With facilities that accept deliveries, you can easily keep track of incoming and outgoing inventory, which makes business run much smoother.
Security is also a valuable feature for anyone to have with their storage facility. Most facilities have basic security features, such as locked units. However, some facilities take it a step further with gated access, video surveillance, bright exterior lighting, on-site management, and individually-alarmed units. If you’re storing items that you definitely don’t want stolen—like firearms—extra security is necessary.
If you’re not sure what features you might need for your things, call a facility and speak with the storage manager or operator. Most will be able to answer your questions and give professional recommendations for storage amenities.
What storage unit size should I rent?
When storing larger items, such as furniture, appliances, or vehicles, you’ll probably need somewhere around a 10x20 or 10x30 unit. With smaller storage needs, however, like cleaning out a closet or an area of your garage, you can get away with a 5x5 unit.
USstoragesearch.com also has a great size estimator tool to help you decide what will work best for you. If you’re still unsure, give the facility of your choice a call and speak with the storage manager or operator. Most have a good idea of what can fit in their units.
Can using USstoragesearch.com save me money? How?
Absolutely! Many of the mini storage facilities in Oakland have special money-saving offers that are exclusive to USstoragesearch.com. Some of these specials include first month free storage, free moving truck with rental, 50% off, and more. With savings like these, you’re sure to find the low storage prices you’re looking for.
If you have any further questions about Oakland mini storage, storage options, special features, or the unit reserving and rental process, give us a call. Thank you for using USstoragesearch.com!