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First Time Guide to Self Storage

Storage just got easier with Advantage’s First Time Guide to Self-Storage!

We at Advantage want your storage experience to be a great one. We offer storage solutions for personal, business and vehicle storage. To help you get started, we offer the following guide. Still have questions? Call one of our facilities and our storage professionals will be happy to help.

Self-storage at Advantage can be used for many purposes:

  • As an extension of your home and a place to store seldom used items
  • To store seasonal items such as decorations or sports equipment
  • As a business storage solution to de-clutter your office
  • To free up garage space so you can actually park your car in it again
  • …and just about anything else!

Create a list of the items that you are going to be storing. Choosing the right size unit will ensure that you only pay for the storage you need. Visit our size guide to determine exactly what size you will need, and then check out our storage tips for maximizing your storage space!

Advantage recognizes the need to move your items out when the time is right. Our month-to-month rentals give you the flexibility to choose just how long you require your unit. Need more helpful tips? Please call one of our helpful storage professionals at a local facility.

Climate-controlled storage units are temperature controlled so your treasured belongings are not exposed to extreme temperatures. Our climate-controlled facilities are housed in an indoor finished building where dirt and dust are less likely to penetrate. This type of environment is ideal for storing furniture, photographs, Compact discs or records, electronics, and other items.

You provide the lock ensuring that you—and only you—have access. Don’t have a lock? No problem. All Advantage locations offer a wide range of locks and packing and moving supplies to make your move stress-free.

Yes, you are responsible for those items you store at Advantage and insurance for those items is required. We offer affordable self-storage insurance options provided by a nationally recognized leader in content insurance. In the event that you are already covered, a copy of the declarations page must be available at the time of rental.

All our facilities have extra wide drive aisles, allowing your rental truck or movers easy access to your unit. We offer FREE hand-carts and/or dollies, and a few of our facilities offer the free use of a rental truck. We recommend contacting one of our helpful storage professionals to assist in your moving needs.