Posted on December 24, 2021

Helpful Self Storage Tips For First Time Renters


If you’ve never rented a storage unit before, rest assured, they are a great option to keep your belongings safely put away. Whether you’re in the process of moving, you’ve downsized your living arrangements, renovating an area of your home, need a spot for your seasonal items, or you just have too much stuff, self storage units are the solution. 


What Should You Look For When Searching For a Self Storage Facility?




Don’t blindly sign a contract for a self storage unit without considering your needs first. Here are some things to review:

  • Size options. One size does not fit all. To estimate how much space you need, Access Self Storage provides this handy space estimator and size guide
  •  Climate controlled. This protects your belongings from extreme temperatures, mold, mildew, and humidity. And how do you spell humidity?  That’s right-T.E.X.A.S
  • Safety (security cameras, gates, alarms, lighting)
  • Contract terms. Do you need month to month or long term
  • Pricing
  • Accessibility. Do the opening hours meet your needs 
  • Do they provide access to equipment like dollies or carts

Tips For Storing Your Items 

  • If you have items that you plan on accessing more often, store those up front and within easy access 
  • Disassemble furniture, so it takes up less room 
  • Label, label, label! 
  • Seal boxes and containers to protect from dust 
  • Don’t store heavy items on mattresses or sofas, as the weight can cause the furniture to lose shape
  • Don’t overfill your unit. Leave yourself space to walk in and access your items
  • Last but not least, purchase a storage/rental insurance plan through your insurer


If you’re in Dallas, TX, and considering self storage, we are happy to announce Access Self Storage, a Consumers’ Choice Award multi-year award winner, due to their commitment to quality and service. They have 8 locations across TX and provide a wide range of options such as climate-controlled units, truck rentals, and 24/7 security monitoring and access, making them your one-stop moving and storage solution. 

Give Access Self Storage and Truck Rental a call today at 214-326-0090. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. 


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