To get started you will have to find a Storage facility that is most convenient for you near your home or work
Most storage unit standard sizes range from 5’x5′ to 20’x30′ and about 8′ high, but many facilities also offer smaller and larger spaces, from storage lockers to extra-large units. You can bring your own lock or purchase one at the storage facility. Make sure the storage company you choose has climate-controlled units, which are designed to maintain a set temperature range.
A drive-up unit has a roll-up door, which is similar to a garage door, and has its own loading area.
Indoor units are protected from the elements and may have elevators in multi-story facilities.
Outdoor units are usually all on one level and have easy access to moving trucks.
Most storages are designed to store personal or business belongings, some facilities offer spaces for parking vehicles or vessels.
Most units can be reserved up to 30 days before the move in.
Rental contracts are usually month-to-month agreements, if long-term lease is required, please contact the storage facility associate.
Most storage facilities are open 7 days a week, but hours of access may vary by location.
You can use your gate code to access your storage unit anytime during access hours.
During office hours, a manager is available to provide in-person customer service and answer any questions you might have, collect rent etc.
All things you store are your responsibility and insurance for your stored belongings is required. A majority of the facilities offer that service.
Using portable storage services could be a convenient way to move your household goods or business equipment.
The process of moving is very simple: the company drops off crates at your location, you load your belongings and furniture inside, lock the crates up, and the company comes to pick them up and will bring the crates to the new location as scheduled. This is not recommended by most professional moving companies in the Bay Area. The main reasons are for cost and assurance that items will be undamaged when they arrive.
Good, reliable companies provide secure, weather-proof and climate-controlled portable storage units, and you should read reviews of companies before you start looking.