Self Storage 101

Welcome to Self-Storage 101! A lot of people have a lot of questions about how to store their stuff somewhere other than their homes. For folks who have never used a self-storage facility, the thought of storing your personal belongings may sound risky — but it’s not. When you store your items at Storage Post, you get everything you need for a stress-free self-storage experience. The friendly storage experts at Storage Post put together this brief guide to help self-storage rookies learn all the basics of keeping their things in a self-storage facility.

How Do You Store Your Stuff?

If you have belongings that you need to store, but you don’t have space for it inside your home, you can keep it in a select unit at Storage Post. Our self-storage facilities have a wide range of units which vary in size and functionality, and you can store just about anything you need to within their walls. Whether you need space for dozens of boxes filled with keepsakes or a spot for your summertime boat, you can find the unit you need when you store your stuff at Storage Post. You can call the friendly experts at Storage Post before you head over there, and give them some details about your storage needs. They will help you select the best unit for your situation and help guide you through the process of storing and organizing, answering any questions you have along the way.

How Much Does it Cost to Keep Things in Storage?

Well, that depends on a number of factors. First, what size unit do you think you need? Our storage spaces come in the following sizes:

  • Locker
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Extra Large
  • Parking

Size availability will vary by location, as we have storage facilities in numerous states across the U.S., including New York, New Jersey, and Louisiana. Additionally, unit prices may vary by location, as storage capacity and demand differ from region to region. Locker-size units can go for as low as $20 in some areas, but in densely populated areas with high storage-demand, the prices could be a bit higher. But the cost is well worth it because each facility is also tailored with amenities that keep your items safe from whatever regional storage concerns you may have. For example, just imagine trying to store clothing or furniture in a humid area like New Orleans.

Do I Need Climate Controlled Storage for Furniture?

If you need self-storage space in Louisiana, you may be worried about humidity causing mold on furniture, clothing, or other items that you leave in a storage facility. But at Storage Post, you get climate-controlled self-storage units that prevent high levels of humidity from damaging your personal belongings. You may not necessarily need climate-controlled units all the time in some drier regions, but isn’t it nice to know that it’s there? The weather is unpredictable. We respect our customers and their personal belongings as our own, so we would never leave your items vulnerable and exposed to the elements. 

Are Storage Units Liable for Theft?

When you store your stuff at Storage Post, you have the option of getting a protection plan with your purchase. Additionally, theft is unlikely to occur because we have a high standard of security. Our self-storage facilities feature perimeter fencing, 24-hour cameras, high-level security systems, and each unit has its own personalized access code, which means you are the only person who can access your self-storage unit. When your personal belongings are at our facility, you can rest assured that they will be safe from theft.

Can I Store Cleaning Supplies in a Storage Unit?

Generally, you are not allowed to store cleaning chemicals in storage units — especially anything flammable. You are welcome to store mops, sponges, towels, and other items that are used to help with cleaning, but please abstain from storing bleach, ammonia, and other harsh chemicals that are used for cleaning. This is for the safety of our employees and other customers at our facility.

Contact Our Friendly Storage Experts for More Information

Got more questions? We’ve got more answers! Call us today for help getting started.