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7 Self Storage Myths Debunked

What are the myths surrounding the self storage industry? Find out!

7 Self Storage Myths Debunked

Today, we debunk 7 of the most-talked-about self storage misconceptions to dispel any uncertainty or confusion within the industry

7 - “Renting a storage unit in California or anywhere else in general is similar to storing my things in a dirty attic or garage”

Although most self storage units have a roller door entrance reminiscent of garage entryways, the two significantly differ as the interior of a storage unit is more of an actual room or mini-warehouse - if you will - used to store valuables and other equipment. Arco’s Self Storage in particular makes it a point to clean every single storage unit thoroughly at the end of each rental so that it is ready for the next tenant to move their things in.

6 - “My stuff will only be stored for a short period of time so getting insurance is unnecessary.”

It is highly crucial to get your belongings insured regardless if your rent is short term or not. This ensures that what you have in storage are protected - because, really, it’s better to be safe than sorry! Getting your stuff insured is a very simple process and takes only a couple of minutes of your time. Insurance can be cancelled anytime.

5 - “Self storage units are going to burn a hole in my wallet!”

A lot of self storage facilities offer a wide variety of storage unit sizes and types. You have the option to select a unit that best suits your needs and your budget.

4 - “My stuff will end up being infested by pests!”

Here at Arco’s Self Storage, security and cleanliness are our top priority! Our timely pest control routines ensure that rodents, insects, and other pests are out of our storage units and facilities. If you need more information, feel free to discuss with any of our store managers about our pest control procedures.

3 - “Self storage units are far from safe!”

Like we said, security is our top priority. All our facilities are armed with gated entrances, sophisticated CCTV cameras, and pin-activated gate entry, and heavy duty padlocks to protect your valuables while in storage.

2 - “I’m renting a unit, so it should be ok if I stayed in there for as long as I like.”

No, not really. Storage units are to be treated with what they are and the purpose they serve - for storing things.

1 - “You can store anything and everything in the storage unit.”

Yes, you can store MOST things in a storage unit. On the flip side, perishables and hazardous items are prohibited from being stored for safety purposes. It is advisable to check in with your local storage facility on things that you can and cannot store prior to moving in.

We hope the above has cleared up some common myths about self storage. If you have further questions, feel free to visit your local Arco’s Storage Facility or give us a call at 800-789-STOR.