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Renting a Storage Unit: First Timer’s Guide

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Renting a Storage Unit

We get it, renting a storage unit for the first time can be a bit confusing. Many people worry about the location, budget, rental agreement and choosing the right storage unit size. However, Lakeside Storage in Leesburg, FL, makes the process simple and stress-free. Our team provides all the guidance you need to select the right unit and ensures your belongings are stored safely and securely. Whether you are dealing with a temporary change of residence, home renovation, or just need extra space, we have a perfect storage solution just for your needs.

Consider Your Storage Need

People rent storage units for lots of reasons, each with unique requirements. Home renovations and moving are common cases where extra space is necessary. Instead of stuffing your home with boxes and furniture, you can store them safely in a unit until your renovation or move is complete. Businesses often need additional storage for excess inventory, equipment, and supplies, which helps in keeping the office space organized and efficient.

Seasonal changes also lead to the need for storage. Holiday decorations, winter sports gear, or seasonal clothing can take up valuable space at home. A storage unit offers a practical solution to keep these items out of the way until they are needed again. Additionally, vehicle storage is a popular reason, especially for those who need to store boats, RVs, or motorcycles when they are not in use.

Types of Storage Units

  • Self Storage Units: Self storage units are for personal items and household goods. Stores clothing, books, small furniture, and appliances. Perfect for decluttering, seasonal items, or moves.
  • Business Storage: Great for excess inventory, equipment, and supplies. Helps manage overflow stock and store promotional materials. Saves office space costs while keeping items accessible.
  • Furniture Storage: Suitable for household items, temporarily or long-term. Provides space for larger items like sofas, beds, and tables. Protects furniture during renovations or moves.
  • Vehicle Storage: Includes options for boats, cars, motorcycles, and RVs. Boat storage protects from weather and theft. Car storage offers a secure environment, ideal for classic and seasonal vehicles. Motorcycle and ATV storage ensures recreational vehicles are safe. RV storage prevents driveway clutter and potential damage.
Temperature Control Climate Controlled Storage Drive-Up Storage
Temperature Control Maintains a stable temperature to protect sensitive items. No temperature control; subject to external weather.
Ideal for Electronics, furniture, documents, artwork, antiques. Tools, lawn equipment, vehicles, and items not sensitive to temperature.
Accessibility Indoor units are typically less accessible by vehicle. Easy drive-up access; ideal for heavy or bulky items.
Protection from Elements Protects from humidity, dust, and extreme temperatures. Limited protection; items exposed to outdoor conditions.
Cost Generally more expensive due to added climate control features. More affordable ideal for short-term or frequent access.
Security Typically located within secure, indoor facilities. It can be equally secure but may vary by facility.
  • No Hassle Process
  • Digital Surveillance
  • Access 24/7 - 365
  • Easy Online Payments

Vehicle Storage Options

Storing vehicles like boats, RVs, cars, and motorcycles at a dedicated storage facility offers significant convenience. It frees up driveway space, making your home area less cluttered and more accessible. With Lakeside Storage, your vehicles are protected from harsh weather conditions, reducing the risk of damage from elements like rain, snow, and extreme temperatures. This ensures that your vehicles remain in good condition and are ready to use whenever needed.

In addition to freeing up space and providing protection, vehicle storage at Lakeside Storage provides additional security. Our facilities are equipped with surveillance and secure access, giving you peace of mind that your valuable vehicles are safe from theft or vandalism. This is particularly beneficial for those with seasonal vehicles or classic cars that require extra care.

Features and Amenities

Lakeside Storage offers a range of features and amenities to make your storage experience as convenient and secure as possible. We provide various moving supplies to help you pack and store your items efficiently, including:

  • Boxes
  • Packing tape
  • Mattress covers
  • Bubble wrap
  • Moving kits
  • Locks

These supplies help ensure that your belongings are well-protected during transit and storage. By providing these essential items, we want to simplify the process and give you peace of mind, knowing that your items are safe and secure.

Choosing the Right Storage Unit

  1. Consider the Type of Storage: Identify whether you need climate controlled storage or drive-up access units based on what you are storing.
  2. Activity Type: Think about how often you will access your stored items. Frequent access requires a unit that is easy to reach and offers 24 hour access, while long-term storage might prioritize other features.
  3. Size and Capacity: Choose a storage unit that fits your belongings comfortably. Assess the amount and size of items you plan to store to avoid paying for more space than necessary. Units come in various sizes, so pick one that meets your storage space needs without overspending.
  4. Budget: Consider your budget and explore financing options if needed. Storage unit costs can vary, so it is important to find a solution that fits your financial situation.
  5. Maintenance: Choose a unit with manageable maintenance requirements. Some storage facilities offer additional services like pest control or regular cleaning. Choose a facility that provides the level of maintenance you are comfortable with to keep your items in good condition.

Why Lakeside Storage is Ideal for Renting a Storage Unit

Lakeside Storage is a leading self-storage facility in Florida. We offer a supportive community, excellent services, and various storage options to meet your needs. Our facilities are accessible and secure, meaning your items are safe and easy to access whenever you need them. We prioritize security with features like surveillance and controlled access, giving you peace of mind. Our staff is always ready to help with any concerns or questions, making your storage experience as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Find Your First Storage at Lakeside Storage

We invite you to visit our storage facility and see how we can help you store your belongings safely and conveniently. Our friendly staff is ready to assist you in finding the perfect storage solution for your needs. Explore our range of storage units and discover the quality service, secure storage, and peace of mind that come with renting a unit from us. At Lakeside Storage, we ensure your items are in good hands, providing a reliable and professional storage experience.

  • No Hassle Process
  • Digital Surveillance
  • Access 24/7 - 365
  • Easy Online Payments