What Is Self Storage?

Self storage provides space for individuals to rent and store their personal or business belongings. The storage space—also referred to as storage units—is typically rented on a month-to-month basis.

Unlike full-service storage services where the customer has limited access to their belongings and relies on the storage provider to store and manage their belongings, self storage gives you much more control. You can pack and arrange the storage unit however you’d like, access your belongings at any point during the location’s open hours, and store or take things out of storage whenever you’d like.

Common Reasons for Renting a Storage Unit


Storing possessions while moving to a new home, transitioning between leases, living in temporary housing, and relocating across the country are some of the most common reasons for renting self storage.

Life Transitions

Whether it’s divorce, downsizing for retirement, caring for a family member’s estate, or working through a natural disaster, self storage can ease the burden when sudden life changes arise.


The best way to avoid moving to a larger home or office while also keeping your space clutter-free is to move items that you want to hang on to but don’t necessarily need at the moment to a storage facility.

Apartment Living

Using self storage can make apartment living easier. Especially if you live in a studio or one-bedroom apartment that doesn’t have much storage space, renting a storage unit can help you get more room.

Storing a Vehicle

Cars, motorcycles, RVs, boats, trailers, commercial vans, and more can be stored safely within a vehicle storage unit.

Home Renovations

Remodeling a home or office can take several weeks or months and may require you to move furniture and appliances out of the way. Moving these items to a storage unit temporarily is a convenient solution.

Business Storage

Small to mid-size businesses and contractors often use commercial storage units for additional space where they can store inventory, materials, files, equipment, or business vehicles.

College Storage

Freeing up space in a dorm room, heading home over the summer, or studying abroad for a few months are all reasons why college students rent storage close to their university campuses.

Military Living

Active military and military families are typically on the move every few years, making their way to different bases. As these changes can be drastic, military storage can be an incredible help when relocating.