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January 31, 2018


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Myths about self storage

Breaking down self-storage misconceptions

There are many self-storage myths. At ezStorage, we are here to set the record straight. We believe it’s important to answer all of you self-storage questions to ensure you feel comfortable and secure.

Myth: Security is limited at self-storage facilities
Setting the misconception straight. At ezStorage, you’ll find security features like individual door alarms, video surveillance and key code access at our entry gates. We also keep our facilities well-lit, and resident managers live on-site at most of our self-storage locations.

Myth: Self-storage facilities have limited services besides providing a unit.
Setting the misconception straight. At ezStorage, we provide support through a knowledgeable staff and a variety of self-storage resources. Not only can we help you with choosing a unit and packing tips, we also offer complimentary moving carts and packing supplies for sale on site. Plus, we take the time to answer each and every one of your self-storage questions. As industry experts, we can provide guidance for how to properly store your items.

Myth: Self-storage units are too expensive.
Setting the misconception straight. Self-storage units at ezStorage are affordable. Prices vary widely depending on size, location and features. ezStorage has many options and special promotions and discounts. When you consider the value of the belongings you are storing, self-storage units are a great way to keep your belongings secure.

Myth: Self-storage units are dark, dingy and outdated.
Setting the misconception straight. Our facilities are clean and maintained to a high standard. They are also well-lit.

Myth: There is no need for a self-storage unit.
Setting the misconception straight. Depending on your situation, self-storage can be a great option. Whether you are moving, in need of seasonal storage or a business owner looking for somewhere to store inventory, self-storage units can be a great value.

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5x5 locker

5' x 5' (25 sq ft) (Locker)

Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.

5x5 unit size

5' x 5' Storage Unit (25 Sq. Ft.) (standard closet size)

How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.

5x10 unit size

5' x 10' Storage Units (50 Sq. Ft.) (walk-in closet size)

Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.

10x10 unit size

10' x 10' Storage Units (100 Sq. Ft.) (standard bedroom size)

Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.

10x15 unit size

10' x 15' Storage Unit (150 Sq. Ft.) (1/2 standard one-car garage size)

What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.

10x20 unit size

10' x 20' Storage Unit (200 Sq. Ft.) (standard one-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.

10x30 unit size

10' x 30' Storage Unit (300 Sq. Ft.) (standard two-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.

Renting Online is Simple

  1. Select the storage unit size you’re interested in.
  2. Click on “Rent Now” and follow the steps.
  3. Select the autopay option.
  4. Once completed, you will receive an email with your storage unit number and access code.
  5. To reduce person-to-person contact, don’t forget to bring your own lock. Don’t already have a lock? No problem you can stop by the rental office to buy one on your first visit!