self storage faqs

Storage Unit FAQs

Renting a storage unit is an excellent way to free up space in your home, get more organized, and keep your possessions secure between moves, during renovations, or extended travel. It’s also easier than ever with Price Self Storage.

If you’ve never rented a storage unit before, you probably have some questions — we have answers! Without further ado, take a look at our most popular storage unit FAQs.

What Size Storage Unit Do I Need?

The storage unit size you need will depend on the items you want to store and your budget. Fortunately, you have several sizes to choose from. 

Price Self Storage offers storage units in the following sizes:

As a general rule of thumb, our small units can typically store over a dozen banker’s boxes, sports equipment, holiday decorations, a major home appliance, and small household furniture. Our medium unit is our most versatile unit and can typically store the contents of a one-bedroom apartment, two full bedrooms, or a large garage. Finally, our large storage units are ideal for storing items from a multi-bedroom house.

Still not sure about the right storage unit for you? Take our storage unit size quiz.  

How Long Is a Standard Storage Unit Lease Agreement?

One of the things our customers love most about Price Self Storage is that we offer month-to-month storage unit lease agreements that you can opt to end at the end of each month. That way, you are never locked into a long-term lease when you only need temporary storage. 

Can I Store a Car in a Storage Unit

Yes, we offer indoor vehicle storage, but you’ll need to make sure your vehicle can fit inside the unit. Our largest available unit is 10 by 30 feet. Many cars, SUVs, and smaller trucks can fit into our larger units. Many of our facilities also provide outdoor and covered vehicle parking. We even have facilities where you can store your RV or boat between adventures.

Take a look at our long-term car storage tips

How Do I Reserve a Storage Unit?

It’s easier than ever to reserve a storage unit at Price Self Storage:

  • Visit our main page.
  • Find the nearest facility by putting your city or zip code in the search box.
  • Choose a facility and available storage unit size.
  • Click the “Hold Now” button.
  • Fill out the reservation form.

If you have any questions, please contact our free concierge service for personal assistance.

Can I Switch Storage Unit Sizes?

Absolutely! Storage needs change over time. You may need a bigger unit after a round of home organizing or after downsizing your living space. Alternatively, you may decide to sell, give away, or toss things you no longer need and switch to a smaller unit. There are no penalties for switching to a different unit size. Contact our concierge service to begin your unit switch today.

Do I Need My Own Storage Unit Lock?

Yes, you must use your own lock to secure your storage unit. Don’t have a lock? No problem; we sell them at all our locations.

Can I Install Shelving in My Storage Unit?

Shelves can help you utilize the vertical space in your storage unit and keep your possessions more organized, so you’re welcome to add free-standing shelves to your unit at Price Self Storage. However, we ask that you not make physical alterations (you cannot install shelves in your unit). Make sure you leave your unit just the way you found it.

What Documents Do I Need To Rent a Storage Unit? 

The only document you need to rent a storage unit through Price Self Storage is a government-issued ID, such as a:

  • Driver’s license
  • State ID card
  • Passport
  • Military ID
  • Permanent resident card (green card)

Find Price Self Storage Locations in California

If you have questions we didn’t answer in our storage unit FAQs, our concierge service is a great resource. Contact them to get personalized assistance and answers to all your questions. 

When you’re ready, head to our home page to find the right storage unit near you