Using Self Storage for Major Life Transitions

Whether you're welcoming a child, moving to a new city, navigating a divorce, or rebuilding after a natural disaster, Extra Space Storage can help! Learn more about how self storage can provide a secure place for you to work through major life transitions.

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Common Reasons for Using Self Storage

A storage unit can come in handy in a variety of transitional situations. Here are some of the most common life transitions where self storage can be useful.

Relocating to a New City

Moving requires a lot of time and planning. Self storage can help make the moving process easier by giving you a safe space to store household items for as little or as long as you need.

Downsizing a Home

If you're transitioning from a large home to a small home, you can rent a self storage unit to store furniture, decor, and other personal belongings you don't have space for but want to keep.

Going to College

Attending college? Whether you need more space in a small dorm room, plan to store items over summer break, or intend to study abroad for a semester, college storage can help!

Getting a New Base Assignment

Active duty military and their families receiving a new base assignment have to get set up quickly in a new home. With military storage, the transition can go a lot smoother.

Having a Baby

It's an exciting time when you welcome a new baby, but a growing family may also mean you find yourself running short on space at home. You can use self storage to make room for what matters!

Moving in Together

Are you preparing to move in with a roommate or significant other? Instead of having to part with items or overcrowding your new living space, rent a secure self storage unit for your items.

Rebuilding a Home

After a natural disaster, you'll be focused on trying to get back on your feet. Keeping your personal items safe in a storage unit can help ease some of the pressure as you rebuild your life.

Working Through Separation

A divorce or separation can be a difficult transition, and you may find yourself needing a new home. Renting a storage unit can help ease the burden as you navigate this process.

Loss of a Loved One

Dealing with the loss of a family member is already stressful, especially if you're managing their estate. Storing your loved one's belongings in self storage gives you time to decide what to do.

Amenities to Consider When Renting a Storage Unit

When going through major life transitions, you don't want self storage to be complicated. Here are the storage amenities and features available that make storage more convenient.

Month-to-Month Leases

During life transitions, you may not know whether you need short-term or long-term storage, which is why Extra Space Storage offers month-to-month leasing options. This means you can rent a storage unit for however long you need it!

Secure Storage

Extra Space Storage locations are typically equipped with security measures like video surveillance and electronic gate access to provide a safe storage environment for our customers. Some of our locations offer more advanced features like on-site resident managers, individually-alarmed units, and security access to your floor only.

Extended Access Hours

At Extra Space Storage, we want you to be able to access your storage unit when it's convenient for you. With extended access hours from 6am to 10pm, as well as 24/7 access at certain locations, you don't have to worry about getting to your self storage space during office hours.

Climate Control

Climate-controlled storage units typically maintain a temperature between 55 and 80 degrees year-round, helping to protect temperature-sensitive items like electronics, furniture, artwork, books, clothing, and more, from extreme heat and cold.

Drive-Up Access

Renting a drive-up storage unit makes it easier to store large, heavy items, such as furniture and appliances. With this self storage amenity, all you have to do is pull a car or moving truck right up to your storage space for quick loading and unloading.

Vehicle Storage

Whether you're looking to store a car, motorcycle, boat, or RV, Extra Space Storage offers secure vehicle storage solutions you can count on. Depending on the location, you can find indoor, outdoor, and covered vehicle storage options.

Find Self Storage Near You

With storage facilities located all over the United States, it's easy to rent a self storage unit with Extra Space Storage. Reserve online or over the phone today with no credit card required!