Self Storage Facility

DIY Moving and Self Storage

Self storage can be an excellent option for storing seasonal items, vehicles or an entire household. When choosing a self storage facility you first want to determine what unit sizes they offer and if they fit your needs. Most storage locations offer the standard sizes (5'x5', 5'x10', 10'x10') but only a few offer unique sizes. For example, if you have too many items for a 5'x5' unit but not enough for a 5'x10' unit you may want to find a location that offers a 5'x7' or similar. Many times the sizes available are dependent on the location and not the storage company.

Remember to also look for move-in promotions. Most of the larger self storage companies will provide the first month for free or will let you utilize their truck for free, this can be especially handy if you're interested in reserving moving labor.

Storage Move-In & Move-Out

Moving into or out of storage can be just as difficult as moving from a home. A rental truck still must be loaded or unloaded and many times you will have to contend with long hallways. Anyone moving into a storage unit will also have to repack the storage space to allow the most efficient use of that space.

One way to reduce the burden and stress of moving is to hire professional movers. Our movers take control of your storage move by efficiently packing your storage space or rental truck. And because we provide the dollies and tools you won't have to contend with other storage tenants on the day of your move.

Unit SizeLoadUnload# Of Movers
5'x5' 1.25 Hours 0.75 Hours 2 Movers
5'x10' 2.75 Hours 2.25 Hours 2 Movers
5'x15' 2.5 Hours 2 Hours 2 Movers
10'x10' 3.25 Hours 2.75 Hours 2 Movers
10'x15' 3 Hours 2.25 Hours 3 Movers
10'x20' 3.5 Hours 2.75 Hours 3 Movers
10'x25' 4 Hours 3.5 Hours 4 Movers
10'x30' 4.5 Hours 4 Hours 4 Movers
20'x20' 4.5 Hours 4 Hours 4 Movers

Completion times are based on our average historic data for the specific sizes listed. They are based on facilities with good access conditions. Every move is different and your total load or unload time may be more or less.