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Using Self Storage While Living in an Apartment

Are you looking for a way to get more space in your apartment? By renting a storage unit with Extra Space Storage, you can declutter and downsize to make living in an apartment more comfortable. Learn more about our self storage options below!

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Common Reasons for Using Self Storage

Whether you want to maximize space in a small apartment or you’re downsizing from a house to an apartment, self storage can be incredibly useful. Here’s how a storage unit can help!

Lack of Space

Living in an apartment can save you money compared to buying a house, and it usually comes with flexible leasing options that allow you to move around whenever you feel like it. However, the downside to apartment living is that space comes at a premium. You may have to settle for a tiny studio apartment or share your home with roommates. By renting self storage, you can get more space by reducing clutter and moving items you don’t need all the time—like seasonal clothing or extra furniture—to storage.


Maybe you’re moving from a larger two or three-bedroom apartment to a one-bedroom or studio apartment. Maybe you’re living in an apartment temporarily while moving to a new house. Or maybe you’re downsizing from a house to an apartment for retirement. Regardless, you’ll have to figure out where to put all of your stuff. Self storage can ease this transition, allowing you to keep everything you own without having to force it all into a small space. Simply keep nonessentials in a storage unit so you can eliminate clutter in your new home and enjoy the smaller space.

Moving to a New City

If you’re relocating to a new city, chances are you’ll probably live in an apartment for a little while until you find a more permanent residence. During this time, you’ll need somewhere to keep all of your belongings that won’t fit inside your apartment space. You may even need storage for a personal vehicle if you don’t have access to parking. Renting a storage unit can provide a safe place for you to keep furniture, appliances, boxes, and vehicles in a new city until you have more space at home.

Amenities to Consider When Renting Self Storage

When searching for a storage solution for apartment living, you’ll need to consider which amenities you want. Here are a few common storage features apartment renters look for!

Secure Storage

When using self storage, you want to know your items are safe. At Extra Space Storage, we’re committed to protecting both you and your belongings. We have facilities across the nation that utilize advanced security measures, such as video surveillance, on-site resident managers, individually-alarmed storage units, electronic gate access, and security access to your floor only.

Drive-Up Access

If you know you’ll need to make frequent pick-ups and drop-offs, you may want to rent a storage unit with drive-up access. This feature means your unit is accessible from the outside, allowing you to pull a vehicle up next to your storage space to unload and load items. Think of it like a garage! Drive-up self storage is ideal for storing large, heavy items or using self storage while moving.

Climate Control

Protect delicate items from temperature changes in a climate-controlled storage unit. With climate control, your items will be stored in a controlled environment that’s kept between 55 and 80 degrees at all times to prevent damage caused by extreme heat and cold. This feature is recommended for anyone storing wooden and upholstered furniture, clothing, electronics, musical instruments, china, antiques, artwork, and more.

Vehicle Storage

If your apartment doesn’t offer affordable or secure parking for your personal car or motorcycle, Extra Space Storage can help! With indoor, outdoor, and covered vehicle storage options available at our locations across the country, you can find a convenient storage solution that will provide protection for your car or motorcycle, as well as peace of mind for you.

Find Self Storage Near Your Apartment

Ready to find a storage unit close to your apartment? Extra Space Storage has easily accessible storage facilities throughout the U.S., so we can help you get the storage solution you need for apartment living!


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Extra Space Storage Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, owns and/or operates over 2,000 self-storage properties in 43 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The Company's properties comprise approximately 1,010,000 units and over 585M square feet of rentable storage space, offering customers a wide selection of affordable and conveniently located and secure storage solutions across the country, including personal storage, boat storage, RV storage and business storage. We are committed to being the most convenient, secure and professional storage solution in your neighborhood. And it is this commitment which has allowed Extra Space Storage to become the second largest storage units operator in the U.S. with over 2,000 properties across the country.