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5 Most Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Storage Unit

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Your closets are full, the spare room has no place for guests and your garage can no longer house your vehicles. You don’t have to get rid of your favorite things to make space. Hold on to your assets and rent a storage unit instead!


Each storage facility has its own set of features, but which will have a unit that will work best for you? Are you looking for price, convenience, amenities? Here are a few things to consider when selecting a self-storage unit to hold your items for short- or long-term storage.



What you’re planning to store might steer your decision as to the type and size of unit. If you have heirlooms or antique furniture, a climate controlled storage unit may work best. Need to get seasonal decorations or sports equipment out of the way? A small unit could be all you need. Below are some of the different options available in a storage unit.


  • Climate Controlled
  • Non-climate Controlled
  • Various Sizes – Tiny to Gigantic
  • Indoor Storage
  • Outdoor Storage
  • Covered or Uncovered Car, Boat or RV Parking Storage
  • Drive-up, Ground Level


STOR-N-LOCK Self Storage can accommodate most any size unit you need, from a tiny locker-size to medium 2 bedroom house-size to our gigantic 5-7 room garage-size units. We have non-climate controlled units, as well as TRUE climate controlled storage – meaning both AC and heat.



If you’re going to pay for a rental storage unit, you want to believe you’re getting the most for your hard-earned dollars. Rents will vary at each facility based on location, features and unit sizes. Look into facilities that offer discounts or specials, don’t have hidden rental fees, and have amenities suited to your needs.


All STOR-N-LOCK Self Storage facilities offer discounts for active military and for signing long-term leases. There is no charge for reserving a unit and our locations offer either use of a free move-in truck (in Salt Lake City area) or credit for a moving truck rental (up to a $30 value). We even offer one month free on select units!



You may be saying to yourself, “I want storage near me,” or “I need to rent a downtown storage unit .” You might prefer to rent storage closer to the house, office, a specific neighborhood or landmark. The convenience of a location that is easy to get to from home might be top of your list if plan to store something you’ll need to get to frequently. If you’re keeping your skiing equipment or personal watercraft stored away, it might be beneficial to consider storage facilities near the interstate to allow for a quick stop to or from nearby mountains or lakes.


The residents of Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and Southern California can choose from a number of STOR-N-LOCK Self Storage locations. We can readily accommodate your household or business storage needs in one of our convenient and affordable facilities.



You’ve thought about what type of unit you’d like to rent, the possible areas and the cost of renting a storage unit. What about the types of amenities that are offered at most facilities? Some features in the lists below may be more important to you than others. Be sure to look for these when researching storage units for rent.


Storage Facility Security Features

  • Perimeter Fencing
  • Electronic Gated Entrance
  • Video Surveillance
  • Well-lit
  • Resident Managers



  • Online Reservations
  • Online Bill Payment
  • Daily Storage Unit Access
  • Extended Facility Access Hours
  • Moving and Packing Supplies Sold Onsite
  • Month-to-month Leases



When you store your belongings somewhere other than in your home, you want to know that you can trust the storage facility you choose. But what makes a trustworthy storage facility?

  • Check their reviews – Look online in places like Yelp or Google for ratings and feedback from customers.
  • Look for pictures – Do the photos on their website, social media or from customers match what you can see in person?
  • Speak to the staff – Whether you talk to them on the phone or in person, pay attention to the way they speak to you. Do they seem sincere and confident?


The managers at STOR-N-LOCK Self Storage want to be sure you have a quality experience when storing at one of our clean, affordable facilities. Give us a chance to show you we stand behind our words.


With 22 storage facilities in 4 states, STOR-N-LOCK Self Storage has convenient locations featuring state-of-the-art amenities for a great value. Speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable resident managers today!

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