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Moving Out of Your Storage Unit

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September 16, 2014


5 min

ezStorage Self Storage Units
Renting 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 cancelling 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 cancelling 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.

For the convenience of our customers, we’ve recently added a contactless rental option. This allows our customers to rent a storage unit from the convenience of their own homes. If you prefer to rent a storage unit in person, ezStorage has storage facilities in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC and the northern Virginia areas. Reserve a storage unit today!

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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!