Tips for First-Time Personal Storage Renters

Tips for First-Time Personal Storage Renters

March 12,2019
Tips for First-Time Personal Storage Renters

Today storage units can be the answer for a multitude of needs.  Whether you are embarking on a move or downsizing and need to store furniture for later use.  You might be staging your property for sale or storing off-season items, a storage unit can be the solution.  Our storage facilities are convenient, secure and local.  We here at Green Storage, can help you work through the ins and outs of renting your first self-storage unit which can help make life less stressful.  We have put together a few tips to help you make sure you are getting the proper unit for your needs.


Storage units are priced according to size and most facilities have many different sizes available.  Determine how much you are able and willing to invest monthly to a rental unit.  Shopping around for the appropriate facility and manageable cost is important.  Most facilities offer yearly leases and some offer month to month options.  Depending on your needs do your homework and ask if promotions are available for first time rentals.  Make sure to read and understand your lease agreement.

Size is Important

Take the time to adequately plan and work with the facility to ensure that the unit is the proper size for your needs.  Green Storage has 20+ different sized units, from 10 sq. feet to 250 sq. feet, to facilitate your every need.   You can search your ideal size by checking out our storage unit size calculator.  If you need to access your items on a regular basis, a larger unit that can be organized to allow you to navigate easily is a good practice.  If you are storing items for a set time or an extended period, a smaller unit might be your best choice.  Either way, take a little time to organize your items and stack and place items to maximize your unit.  It might be the best time to actually look at your belongings and maybe purge items that are no longer needed.  This could conceivably lead to a smaller unit being required which would cost less.

The Facility Matters

Selection of a storage location is the first step and it is important that you choose one that is reputable.   Look for a facility that offers units in a climate-controlled environment to help maintain your cherished possessions.  Our facilities are equipped with sprinkler systems and each aisle is equipped with adequate fire extinguishers.  Security is another, yet very important matter to take into consideration.  Green Storage sites provide security walks every day to ensure units and property is safe and securely locked.  Our premises have 24/7 recorded video surveillance as well as a full site security system. 

Proper Packing

Take the time to pack your items properly.  This means furniture should be clean and covered with moving blankets to prevent soiling or scratching.  Fragile items should be bubble wrapped and placed in moving boxes or sturdy totes.  Take the time to label your boxes and totes with their contents to make future retrieval quick and efficient.  Always store heavier items at the bottom and lighter items on the top to ensure stability.  Resist the urge to stack boxes and totes too high as this could create a hazard.  If you take the time to pack your belongings away carefully you ensure that they will be protected while being stored.

Now that we have shared a few valuable tips with regards to self-storage, the next step is to give us a call.  Green Storage has 20+ different sized units, to facilitate your every need.  Our friendly and qualified staff will work with you to provide expert advice.   We even offer truck rentals and moving supplies.  As part of our commitment to safe and green storage practices, we even have electric vehicle charging stations at our facility sites.  Make an informed choice for your storage needs.   Call Green Storage at 1 (844)-50-GREEN or visit one of our many Ontario self-storage locations today!  We are your dependable full-service, self-storage provider in Ontario, and we look forward to assisting you!