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Self-Storage for Seniors Moving into Assisted Living Communities

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January 16, 2017

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Transitioning into an assisted living facility, or helping a loved through this process, can certainly be a challenging endeavor for many reasons. One eventual concern that may not be on your radar early on in this process is how to deal with a lifetime of personal belongings that very likely will not fit into your new senior living community. That’s where self-storage can help.

Secure Storage for Seniors

At our ezStorage storage facilities located throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., we offer peace of mind that your personal belongings are safe and secure. Our storage units feature ample lighting so you can access your unit day or night. Our self-storage units also feature individual door alarms so that you control access to your unit with a personal code.

Our self-storage facilities at ezStorage include 24-hour video surveillance as well. You trust us with the safekeeping of your items, and we take that trust very seriously. You should feel confident before leaving your items with any self-storage company while embarking on the next chapter of your life or the life of a loved one. Our team is prepared to answer any questions you may have in order to provide that assurance, and make this aspect of your senior living transition as seamless as possible.

Adjustable Storage for Seniors

Our units come in a variety of sizes, and you can rent space for as short or as long as you need. You might require more space in the beginning as you decide which items to keep, pass on to relatives, sell or donate to a charity. Our largest spaces can accommodate a four- to five-bedroom house with furniture and major appliances. The smallest spaces we have are perfect for boxes, document storage and smaller personal items. With a number of storage unit options in between, ezStorage will work with you to find the solution that best fits your needs.

Tips on What to Store

Seasonal decorations are ideal for storage. You only need them for a limited time. If you find yourself not needing them in your new home after a year or two, it might be time to sell or discard those items. If you have sentimental furniture that doesn’t have a new home just yet, our climate controlled units can make sure that it’s still in good shape when you’re ready to share it with someone. Documents that you only need to access infrequently are ideal for long-term storage too, just like print family photos.

Our self-storage professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have—from unit size and features, to arranging a unit for more easy access. Stop by an ezStorage facility near you today for more information on how we can help with your transition to senior living and keep your lifetime of items organized along the way.

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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!