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What can a storage unit be used for?

A storage unit can be used for all kinds of reasons, from household needs to business needs. A few of the most common reasons for renting self storage at Extra Space Storage include:

  • Moving to a New Home: When you're moving or relocating, self storage can provide you with a secure place to store furniture, appliances, decor, boxes, and more until you get settled.

  • Experiencing a Life Transition: Whether you're retiring, welcoming a baby, or rebuilding your life after an unexpected situation, self storage can ease the burden during a

    major life event.

  • Running a Business: Businesses of all sizes can use commercial storage to manage retail inventory, store business documents, protect company equipment or vehicles, and more.

  • Renovating a Home: Home remodeling can take several weeks or months to complete. A storage unit allows you to temporarily move furniture, appliances, and decor out of the way.

  • Attending College: Whether you're headed home for summer break, studying abroad for a semester, or simply need more space in your dorm, renting college storage can help.

  • Living in an Apartment: Using self storage can help make apartment living easier, especially if you live in a studio or one-bedroom apartment that doesn't offer much storage space.

  • Decluttering a Home: If you're decluttering your home and aren't ready to part with items, a self storage unit can provide you with space for these items so you can keep your home tidy.

  • Transferring Military Bases: Service members and military families may have to move to different bases from time to time, which is where using military storage can be helpful.

  • Storing a Vehicle: If you need somewhere to store a vehicle, a vehicle storage unit can give you a secure place to keep cars, motorcycles, RVs, boats, work trucks, and more.

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