Moving Out of Your Storage Unit

Storage Unit Size GuideRenting a self storage unit is a great storage solution for many of life’s transitional events. There are many reasons to store belongings or business items at a self storage facility from moving to needing more storage space to storing business equipment. Self storage is a perfect option to store furniture and belongings if you are renovating or remodeling a home or storing excess business items. Storing in self storage is a flexible solution as you can store for just one months or stay for as long as you need the unit.  At some point, you may need to move your belongings out of your storage unit.

Cleaning Out your Storage Unit

Every storage facility will have different move-out procedures, so make sure that you know about them before you begin vacating your storage unit.  Some facilities can ask for up to a month’s written notice before you move your items, while other facilities, such as ezStorage, do not require  any notice. Before vacating your storage unit, check your rental agreement for any vacate instructions.  Here are some things you should consider before you vacate the storage unit.

  1. Make sure to remove all items from the storage unit when you are vacating. Do not leave any items behind.
  2. Sweep out the storage unit and remove any stains or spills to the best of your ability.
  3. The storage unit should be in the same condition as when you moved in.
  4. Remove the lock from the storage unit and take it with you.
  5. Stop by the storage facility office and inform the management that you are vacating your storage unit. Confirming your vacate is the easiest way to help avoid any misunderstanding that you are vacating.
  6. When you are vacating at the end of the month, you should move out no later than the close of business of the last day of the month.

If you have any questions about the self storage process, consider reading ezStorage’s answers to frequently asked questions or contact us at 1-877-GO-STORE. We hope to be able to help you with any future storage needs.