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5 Reasons to Choose a Drive-Up Storage Unit

Whether you’re moving from one home to another or simply hoping to find affordable storage in Wayne, NJ, self storage units are a time-tested and reliable option for storing your...

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Whether you’re moving from one home to another or simply hoping to find affordable storage in Wayne, NJ, self storage units are a time-tested and reliable option for storing your belongings. But sometimes, you’d rather avoid the hassle of having an extra door between your truck full of items and your destination.

Fortunately, there are multiple types of storage units to consider—so why not choose drive-up storage, instead? Here are five reasons why you might pick a drive-up storage unit over an indoor unit.

Ease of Access

When weighing the strengths of drive-up storage, the most obvious benefit is how accessible they are for the person renting them. As the name implies, you can drive your vehicle directly to the unit, cutting out the need to travel in and out of a building by foot. Because drive-up storage is also often used for bulk items, this minimizes the need to carry very heavy things, reducing stress and risk of damage to your belongings.

Lower Cost

Generally speaking, storage units located outside are a more budget-friendly option than their indoor counterparts. Because they don’t need to accommodate a climate-controlled environment, the rates of drive-up storage units are lower and more accessible. Unless you intend to store items that are sensitive to the elements, the lower cost might make outdoor storage your best option.

Different Sizes

Storage units have never been a one-size-fits-all enterprise, so of course there are different options available to meet whatever your needs may be. Access Self Storage has a variety of sizes for your consideration—ranging from a modest (but cozy) 5×5 selection up to a prodigious 15×20 option for when you need to super-size your space.

Vehicle Storage

In certain circumstances, drive-up storage units can store vehicles, too. They are optimized to make it easy to unload and retrieve vehicles for quick access. However, make sure to confirm with your local self storage facility if they allow vehicle parking inside units.

Here are some options for what you can store in a unit (assuming the size is accommodating):

  • Motorcycles
  • Cars and trucks
  • ATV’s
  • Small boats

It’s important to take measurements first and ensure the vehicle you intend to store will actually fit in the unit you are renting.

Storing Seasonal and Bulky Items

Many renters will delegate their storage unit as the priority location for storing seasonal and bulky items that they neither keep up year-round nor have space to store in their home. What better place to put your inflatable Santa in the non-winter months? Similarly, drive-up storage is ideal for the transportation and containment of large items with temporary utility, such as ladders, snowblowers, jet skis, and other things that might not fit in your garage and you won’t use on the daily.

In those circumstances, it’s best to keep them in a place where they are locked up until they next become relevant.

Rent the Drive-Up Storage Unit Best for You

When in doubt, Access Self Storage offers even more reason to consider a drive-up storage unit. Wary of the prospect of moving everything yourself? We’ll help you find some extra hands and other moving assistance. Need to rent a truck? Use one of ours. Gas is on us.

As a trusted self storage provider in New Jersey, rest assured that any unit rented with Access Self Storage in Wayne, NJ, will meet your needs.

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