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Storage in DC

Where to Store Your Stuff in the Washington, DC Area

Your move date is almost here and you need to find the best place to store your stuff. Good news. There are plenty of good storage facilities in Washington, DC; Northern, Virginia; and Maryland. We’re here to help you find them, but first let’s look at some of the common reasons you may need a storage unit.

  • You’re downsizing
  • You’re getting married
  • You’re separating or divorcing
  • You’re moving to a new state
  • You’re renting while you find a new house to buy

These are all good reasons, but when it comes down to it, there’s really only one. You have more stuff than you have house or apartment. The ideal time to think about storage options is when you’re preparing to move. That way you can simply pack any of your excess furniture, appliances, clothes, etc. when you move and drop off your stuff in your storage unit while you are moving. That way you save time and money.

What Are Your Storage Unit Size Options?

Most storage facilities offer spaces that start at 5’ x 5’ and increase to 10’ x 25’. Here is a size guide based on storage unit size and number of rooms in your house or apartment.

  • 5’ x 5’: 1 small room
  • 5’ x 10’: 1 normal size room
  • 5’ x 15’: 2 rooms
  • 10’ x 10’: 3 rooms
  • 10’ x 15’: 4 rooms
  • 10’ x 20’: 5 rooms
  • 10’ x 25’: 6 or more rooms

What Are Your Other Options?

Here are some of the other things to think about as you are choosing a storage facility.

  • Is the facility secure? Some facilities come equipped with 24-hour surveillance, gated entry and even on-site security guards.
  • Is it well lighted? If you are accessing the facility at night make sure there is plenty of light.
  • Is it close by? If you are storing things you will need access to regularly make sure the facility is convenient to where you live or work.
  • Is it climate controlled? Some facilities have air conditioning and heating units. This is particularly important if you live in areas with extreme weather or if you are storing things that are sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.
  • Is it reasonably priced? Of course, you will pay more for high-security storage facilities in better areas of town, but you should still compare similar storage units for the best price. Also, storage places will periodically run specials if they have extra vacancies.
  • Is it insured? Most facilities will offer you the option to insure your unit for $5 or $10 a month.

Finding the Best Storage Unit

Once you figure out what you need in a storage unit, it is time to find the unit and sign a contract. Most storage facilities will offer you month-to-month rent with 30-days notice to move out. They may also give you discounted rates if you commit to six months or a year upfront. Make sure you go to the unit and sign the contract if possible. That way you can confirm that the facility offers exactly what it advertises.

We’ve made this process very easy for you. While you are setting up your move with us, simply check out the links below to find storage options in your area.

Find Storage Units in Washington, DC

Find Storage Units in Northern, VA

Find Storage Units in Maryland