Frequently Asked Questions

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What does self-storage mean?

Self-storage is a service that allows individuals or businesses to rent storage space, typically in a secure facility, to store their belongings or inventory.

How efficient will be climate controlled storage units?

Climate controlled storage units are highly efficient in regulating temperature and humidity levels, which helps protect sensitive items from damage due to extreme temperatures, moisture, or humidity.

How do self-storage rentals work?

Self-storage rentals work by selecting a storage unit size, signing a rental agreement, paying rent, and moving in your belongings. You can access your unit anytime during business hours.

Can a storage facility sell your stuff?

A storage facility can sell your stuff in the event of a lien, which happens when you don't pay rent for a certain amount of time. However, facilities usually make multiple attempts to contact you before selling your belongings.

How much does self-storage cost?

Self-storage costs vary depending on the location, unit size, amenities, and other factors. On average, prices can range from $50 to $200 per month.

Do self-storage units have electricity?

Not all self-storage units have electricity, but some facilities offer units with electrical outlets for an additional fee.

How secure are your belongings in storage units?

Storage facilities have various security measures in place, such as surveillance cameras, security gates, and individual unit locks, to ensure the safety of your belongings.

What are the different types of self storage facilities?

There are several types of self storage facilities, including traditional indoor units, drive-up units, climate-controlled units, and outdoor storage for RVs, boats, and vehicles.

Are plastic boxes good for long term storage?

Yes, plastic boxes are a great option for long-term storage because they protect your items from moisture, dust, and pests.

Can I rent a storage unit online?

Yes, many storage facilities offer online rental options where you can reserve and pay for a unit without visiting the facility in person.

What is the cheapest self-storage solution?

The cheapest self-storage solution depends on several factors, including location, unit size, and amenities. However, outdoor storage for vehicles and non-climate controlled units tend to be less expensive.

What are the purposes to using storage units?

Storage units can serve several purposes, such as storing seasonal items, decluttering your home or office, storing inventory, or keeping belongings safe during a move or renovation.

What makes one storage unit facility better than another?

The quality of security, accessibility, customer service, and amenities can make one storage facility better than another.

What should we consider to get self-storage services?

When considering self-storage services, factors to consider include location, unit size, security, climate control, accessibility, and price.

What is the purpose of having climate control in storage units?

The purpose of climate control in storage units is to regulate temperature and humidity levels, which helps protect sensitive items, such as furniture, electronics, and documents, from damage due to extreme temperatures or humidity.

Why should I consider boat storage?

Boat storage provides a secure and convenient location to store your boat when it's not in use, protecting it from weather damage and theft.

Do self storage facilities need to be staffed?

Self-storage facilities do not necessarily need to be staffed, but having staff onsite can provide additional security and customer service.

What is the busy season for Self Storage facilities?

The busy season for self-storage facilities varies depending on location, but typically occurs in the spring and summer months when people are moving or storing seasonal items.

Self Storage: How do I estimate the amount of space I need?

To estimate the amount of space you need in a self-storage unit, start by making an inventory of all the items you want to store. Then, use a storage calculator or ask the storage facility for guidance in selecting the appropriate unit size.

Can boats be stored outside in the winter?

Boats can be stored outside in the winter, but it's important to prepare them properly for cold weather conditions to prevent damage from freezing temperatures or moisture.

Is it OK to store Christmas decorations in the garage?

It's generally safe to store Christmas decorations in a garage as long as they are stored properly, away from moisture and extreme temperatures.

Are storage units or RV parks a better investment?

The choice between investing in storage units or RV parks depends on various factors, including location, market demand, and your personal investment goals.

What are the best camper/RV storage hacks?

Some popular RV storage hacks include using wall-mounted racks and shelves, using magnetic strips to organize utensils and small items, and installing tension rods to create additional storage space.

What is the cost of RV storage?

The cost of RV storage varies depending on location, amenities, and size of the unit. On average, prices can range from $30 to $450 per month.

Where do people park their RVs when not in use?

People park their RVs in various locations when not in use, such as storage facilities, RV parks, private driveways, or on their own property.

Why should I consider boat storage?

Boat storage provides a secure and convenient location to store your boat when it's not in use, protecting it from weather damage and theft.

Where do the rich store their yachts?

The rich store their yachts in private marinas, yacht clubs, or customized yacht storage facilities that provide high-end amenities and services.

What is a secure storage facility?

A secure storage facility is one that has various security measures in place to protect your belongings, such as surveillance cameras, security gates, and individual unit locks.

What are the options for storing your boat?

The options for storing your boat include indoor storage, outdoor storage, and covered storage facilities. Each option offers different levels of protection and accessibility.

Can you work on cars in storage units?

Most storage facilities do not allow customers to work on cars in their units due to safety and liability concerns.

What are some classic car storage tips?

Some classic car storage tips include keeping the car covered and elevated off the ground, using a fuel stabilizer, and maintaining the battery.

How are cars prepared for long term storage?

To prepare a car for long-term storage, it's important to clean and wax it, change the oil and filter, fill the gas tank with a fuel stabilizer, and disconnect the battery

Self Storage FAQs

The friendly staff at Shadow Storage has put together a list of answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

For pricing information, check out our rates page. For help selecting the best unit for your needs, check out our handy size guide

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