How can I use a Washington D.C. storage unit?
Self storage can be used to meet many needs—a place to store cars or boats, moving boxes or sporting equipment out of your garage, finding business storage for inventory or equipment.
Let's say you're moving into Washington, D.C., and you need somewhere to store your things because your new home isn't ready for you to move in just yet. A Washington D.C. storage facility gives you a temporary place to store household belongings until you're able to set up your home.
Or maybe you're a college student attending American University, Georgetown University, Howard University, The Catholic University of America, Gallaudet University, or Trinity Washington University. When it comes time to head home over summer break, you probably don't want to haul your dorm belongings home just to bring them back again in the fall. In this case, Washington D.C. self storage can help. You can keep everything in the area so it's close to campus, making dorm room or residence hall move-ins and move-outs easier.
What storage unit size should I rent?
That depends on the size and amount of your storage items. If you're storing the contents of a multi-room house with large furniture, appliances, and boxes, your best bet is a 10x20 or 10x30 unit. If you're just emptying out some recreational gear from your garage, a 5x5 storage unit is better.
If you're still unsure, you can use the USstoragesearch.com size estimator tool. This guide shows you roughly what can fit in each storage unit size, helping you find the perfect Washington D.C. storage unit.
Do I need special features with my storage unit?
There are several storage features that can improve your Washington D.C. self storage experience.
If you have heavier items to store, you might want to look into a unit with drive-up access. This will make loading and unloading your items much easier, as you can pull up directly to your locker and avoid hauling items like couches, tables or appliances through long hallways and up flights of stairs.
When renting storage for your business, a storage facility in Washington D.C. that accepts deliveries will simplify tracking your inventory. You may also want extra security features like gated access, video surveillance, on-site management, and individually-alarmed units to keep your supplies or equipment safe from potential theft.
If you're storing items that are sensitive to temperature or humidity—antiques, important documents, or photos—look into a climate-controlled unit. As the D.C. area experiences all four seasons, from snowy winters to humid summers, these vulnerable items can be warped or damaged by extreme temperatures and humidity. Climate-controlled storage allows you to moderate the temperature and humidity levels in your unit so this doesn't happen.
If you're not sure what features you may need, call the facility and speak with the storage manager or operator. They'll be able to answer your questions and give professional recommendations to best suit your needs.
Should I rent mobile storage in Washington D.C.?
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 Washington D.C. mobile storage, also called portable storage, a unit will be delivered to your home or office. You can take as much time as you need to fill the unit. Once the unit is full, you can store it at your home or office, have it picked up and stored at a warehouse, or have it moved to another location.
How do I start the reservation process?
Once you've decided on the right Washington D.C. storage facility and unit for you, either request a quote online or call the facility to make your reservation with them. Some storage facilities allow you to make reservations directly on our website, giving you even faster access to the unit you need.
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