How do I know what storage unit size is right for me?
When it comes to finding your perfect Orlando storage unit, determining unit size is obviously a challenge, especially if you’ve never rented a unit before. The most common unit sizes are 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30, though there are other sizes available at some storage facilities.
In most cases, a 5x5 or 5x10 will do just fine for small storage needs, such as storing a few boxes, lawn equipment, seasonal decorations, sporting gear, or even small furniture. When it comes to storing the entire contents of a multi-bedroom home or recreational vehicles, however, a 10x20 or 10x30 might be a better place to start.
If you’re not sure what size unit you need, you can always check out our size estimator tool, which will show you what unit sizes can hold certain items. Or you can always call the Orlando storage facility you’re interested in and speak with their manager, who will know what current renters use different unit sizes for.
Can college students use storage?
College students at University of Central Florida often use temporary Orlando mini storage near campus to store their dorm furniture and belongings while they’re on break from school. Not only does this make moving out of the dorms easier, but it also means students don’t have to pack up everything in their car or moving truck, drive it home, and unload it for the break just to bring it all back again.
If you’re a college student looking to use storage, check out storage facilities offering month-to-month leasing options. Then, you’ll only be paying for the storage you need without getting stuck in a long-term contract.
What storage features should I look for?
It depends on what you’re storing. Some people may need climate-controlled storage, whereas others may want more security or extended access hours.
If you’re storing items that are sensitive, such as photos, paper documents, antiques, wooden furniture, electronics, or food, you’ll want to look for storage facilities offering climate-controlled unit. Since Orlando sees hot and humid weather throughout the year, these items are at risk for structural damage due to extreme temperatures and humidity. That’s why the climate control feature is so useful—it allows you to control the temperature and humidity in your unit.
For those planning to store more valuable items, like vehicles, TVs, family heirlooms, or firearms, extra security features might be helpful. These would be things like video surveillance, individually-alarmed units, gated access, or on-site management. You can filter your search on USstoragesearch.com for Orlando self storage facilities offering these amenities.
Another handy feature is extended hours or 24-hour access. Most facilities operate on standard business hours, such as the 8am-5pm schedule. However, some facilities will have extended hours for renters who can’t get to their units during regular hours. For renters who work nontraditional hours, this is worthwhile.
What about vehicle or RV/boat storage?
Plenty of Orlando storage facilities offer vehicle storage, including motorcycle, boat, RV, ATV, and jet ski storage. This feature is particularly popular among military families, who have to move quickly and leave vehicles behind, as well as boating or camping enthusiasts. With boats, RVs, or jet skis, keeping them at a storage facility is much easier than trying to find space for them in your garage or driveway. Not to mention, you can find facilities that are near your favorite outdoor destination.
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