How to Choose a Storage Unit

How to Choose Your Self-Storage Unit

If you're moving, downsizing, or just need some extra space, renting a self-storage unit can be a great solution. With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your storage needs. Here we'll go over some key factors to consider when choosing a self-storage unit.

Storage Unit Size:

The first thing to consider when choosing a self-storage unit is size. You want to make sure you're getting a unit that is large enough to accommodate all of your belongings, but not so large that you're paying for space you don't need. Make a list of everything you plan to store and estimate the amount of space you'll need based on that. Consult our StoragePRO Self-Storage Size Guide to get an idea of which size you may need, and if you still have questions, you can always stop by and get a tour of the different sizes or call our store managers to ask them!


Location is another important factor to consider when choosing a self-storage unit. If you'll be accessing your unit frequently, you'll want to choose a location that is convenient for you. If you're storing items that you won't need to access often, you may be able to choose a location that is further away. For most of our tenants, they travel a maximum of 5 miles for their storage unit from either their house or their work. Check out our Locations page to find an affordable storage location near you!

Security for Self-Storage Units

When you're storing your belongings outside of your home, security is crucial. Make sure the self-storage facility you choose has adequate security measures in place, such as cameras, alarms, and gated access. You may also want to choose a facility that has an on-site manager or staff. Most of StoragePRO's locations offer 24/7 video surveillance, gated entry with keypad codes, onsite management, and more!

Climate Control Storage Units

If you're storing items that are sensitive to temperature and humidity, such as electronics, artwork, or antiques, you may want to choose a self-storage unit with climate control. This will help protect your belongings from damage caused by extreme temperatures and moisture.


Of course, price is an important factor to consider when choosing a self-storage unit. Compare prices of different facilities in your area and make sure you're getting a fair deal. Keep in mind that the cheapest option may not always be the best option, especially if it means sacrificing security or climate control.

Reviews and Recommendations

Finally, it's always a good idea to read reviews and ask for recommendations from friends or family members who have rented self-storage units before. This can give you valuable insights into the quality of the facility and the customer service provided.

In conclusion, choosing a self-storage unit requires careful consideration of several factors, including size, location, security, climate control, price, and reviews. By taking the time to evaluate your options and choosing a facility that meets your needs, you can rest assured that your belongings will be safe and secure with StoragePRO.