Why use Self-storage?
Self-storage is great for downsizing, moving, or relocating. If you want to keep certain items safe, but don’t have the room in your home or apartment, self-storage is great for storing special items and mementos. Self-storage also allows people to have some extra space around their home or office.
How secure is my storage unit?
We require that you get your own lock and key for your storage unit. This will ensure that your belongings are secure, thus giving you some peace of mind. Additionally, we employ theft-deterrent devices on our properties.
How long do I need to sign up for storage?
Our units are on a month-to-month basis. Your rental with us can be as long or a short as you need it to be. Keep in mind that we do not pro-rate your rent upon your month of departure. Rent is due on the first day of the month for that coming month. If you know you’ll need storage for at least a year, inquire about a pre-pay for 12, get the 13th month free discount.
How efficient is a climate controlled storage unit?
Most storage units range between 55 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the area and season. Each situation is different. In Indiana, the temperatures are prone to drop (32 degrees or lower) or rise (90+ degrees). If you will be storing nicer, hard-to-replace items for a long period, you may want to consider a Climate Controlled Storage Unit.
How much space will I need?
That depends on what you need to store and how good you are at packing! For a general guideline, visit our What Size Do I Need? page. Keep in mind these are guidelines only, but they should give you a good general idea of where to start.
How can I best utilize space in a unit?
Don’t get a small unit and try to cram everything inside. You can end up damaging your belongings this way, especially when it comes to loading or unloading. This can cost you more money in the long run. As you set up your storage space. put things you won’t need access to for a while in the back of the storage space. Try to store things upright, if possible. Avoid stacking things too high; items sometimes shift in storage. Put heavy and valuable items in bins on the bottom of stacks. If you’re putting bookcases into storage, you can use this as additional storage space. See our Tips Page and learn How to Pack Like a Pro to make your experience a good one.
What cannot be stored on an Affordable Self-Storage property?
- Never store anything illegal (stolen items or anything illegal to possess or use)
- Hazardous Materials (this includes but is not limited to any hazardous or toxic chemical, gas, liquid, substance, material or waste)
- Improperly packaged food or perishable goods
- Flammable materials
- Explosives (including ammunition)
- Animal or human habitation
If you have any questions regarding a specific item, contact us at: 260.632.5768