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Pros and Cons of Using a Cheap Storage Unit Rental

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August 4, 2017

Cheap Storage Units Rental
While we like to think that we are your favorite self storage company, we know we have competitors. We know some competitors may be less expensive than us. But if you have considered using cheap self storage units in the past, you have probably wondered what was sacrificed in order to make that storage unit so inexpensive.

Pros of Using a Cheap Storage Unit

Cheap storage is what it sounds like, cheap. If you are looking to rent a storage unit merely to get items out of your house, and are not overly concerned with great service, cleanliness, safety and security, a cheap storage unit may work for you.

Cons of Buying a Cheap Storage Unit

The point of using a storage unit in the first place is to keep your items stored safely until it’s time to use them again. If you store with a cheap storage company who doesn’t value you or the items you are storing, that might not be the case. In a month, a few months, or however long you planned to store with the company, you could be more likely to find your items damaged or missing. In order to offer cheap storage unit rentals, a company has to cut corners somewhere—often at your expense. Security cameras that don’t monitor 24/7, or facilities that don’t offer quality gated access or don’t even have security cameras or restricted entry — skimping on these important features is how they keep prices low.

The Benefits of Renting With ezStorage

At ezStorage, we value the security of your belongings. We know you care about your stuff too, so we take great pride in providing a storage facility that’s clean, safe and secure. Lighting on both the interior and exterior of all facilities will make you feel safer, and every tenant gets a unique code to enter our secure gate system. Many of our storage facilities have every door alarms with access controlled by only the tenant, and every ezStorage facility is equipped with 24-hour camera monitoring. Finally, on-site resident managers live at most of our facilities so if something does go wrong, they can act on it with unmatched speed.

Choose a Storage Company that Values Your Items

Choose a storage company that puts the security of your belongings at the forefront. We have 47 state-of-the-art storage locations throughout Maryland and Virginia. Do you have further questions about renting a storage unit? Find a location close to you or contact ezStorage today!

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What size home are you storing?

1 Bedroom Apartment

2 Bedroom Apartment

2-3 Bedroom House

4+ Bedroom House

Single Dorm Room

Studio Apartment

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' (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' (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' (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' (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' (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' (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!