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Self Storage for Contractors


April 25, 2020


5 min

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Self Storage is a great storage solution for both homeowners and businesses. For businesses, a self storage unit can be used to store retail inventory overstock, pharmaceutical samples, business documents and office equipment and tools. In past blog posts, we have shared that self storage is a perfect storage option if you are doing a home renovation or remodeling project. But, where do many construction workers, contractors, plumbers, electricians, and painters store their tools and equipment? They store it at a self storage facility!

The Benefits of a Contractor Storage Units

ezStorage makes it easy for contractors, painters, and plumbers to store their equipment with our construction storage solutions. Contractors, plumbers and painters work out of their vans, trucks or out of their homes; most do not have “brick and mortar” locations or buildings to store their equipment.

  • Lower cost: The cost of renting a storage unit can be significantly lower than paying rent and utilities for a storefront or a warehouse. Using a self storage unit for storing building materials and tools helps contractors keep their overhead low and their budget in check.
  • Different size options: The right self storage unit size is a convenient place for storing building materials as well. With many different storage unit sizes available, you can upgrade storage units as your need grows.
  • Month-to-month: With a storage unit rental, you’ll never be tied into a long-term contract. Our storage units rent on a month-to-month basis, which makes renting a storage unit a very flexible option.

Contractor Storage Facility Features

A storage facility has many convenient features for contractors. Learn more about self storage for contractors below.

  • Drive-up storage units: Some self storage facilities have drive-up storage units, which allows for easy access for contractors to load and unload their equipment.
  • Computerized gate access entry: Some self storage facilities also have computerized gate access hours starting at 6am for contractors, painters and plumbers to access their tools early in the day. Some of our facilities even have 24 hour gate access.
  • Ample security features: Security amenities such as video surveillance, individually alarmed storage units and key coded gate access gives contractors peace-of-mind that their equipment will be safe while in storage.

ezStorage Is Here to Help

During this period of change, many companies are seeing a shift in how they do business. For example, while many states, cities and companies are focused on social distancing, working remotely has become the norm. Unfortunately, for contractors, working remotely is likely not an option. If you need temporary storage, we’re here to help. ezStorage has contractor storage units near you in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and Virginia. Let us help you find a storage solution.

Our staff is taking many precautions to ensure the safety of our renters, staff and community. We recently rolled out contactless rentals. When you choose the contactless rental option, you’re able to rent a storage unit from the safety of your home without person-to-person contact. Additionally, we’re doing our part and wearing masks and making sure the store is clean and sanitized.

Start Storing Your Belongings Today!

ezStorage has storage facilities all throughout Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and Northern Virginia. Find a location near you and reserve your unit from 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' 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!