How to Find the Best Storage Facility for an Upcoming Move

Moving is often part of life transitions, whether you’re going from high school to college, starting a new career, or beginning a family of your own. The only problem is that often-times moving can be a very frustrating and stress-inducing experience. At Great Value Storage, we believe that finding the right storage unit for your next big move can make your switch a lot easier and stress-free. Follow our steps below on how to find the best self storage facility for your upcoming move.

Step 1: Decide on the type of storage unit you need. Figure out how many belongings you have to store as well as the type of things you want to store. The size of your storage unit will depend on the amount of large furniture pieces/boxes you have. Check online to play around with different storage calculators to see what size unit you will need. Many storage websites, including Great Value Storage, offer an online storage calculator tool that lets you manually input your belongings and gives you an estimate of the storage unit size you will need(

Step 2: Do your research. Figure out what amenities you will want in your self-storage unit. For example, what are the key essentials you want to have, and what can you compromise on? Do you need climate-controlled storage for temperature sensitive items? How important is safety to you? Is cleanliness at the top of your list? Will you need 24-hour access to your storage unit? These are some of the questions to keep in mind while researching different self-storage facilities near you.

Step 3: Check the reviews. Once you have narrowed down your options, it is important to look up the storage facilities on websites like Yelp and Google Places. It may also be a good idea to visit the company’s social media pages and see what customers are saying about the facilities. Reading reviews can also give you some insight into features you may want to keep an eye out for or red flags to keep in mind.

Step 4: Visit the facility. Once you have your final facility choices in mind, take the time to actually visit the facilities. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or point out things that concern you. Ask the property manager if it is possible to actually see the unit you would potentially be getting or one similar to it. Ask whether any discounts or packaged deals are available and whether free movers are included. Repeat this process with your top three storage facilities and then pick your top one. Once you’ve decided on your final choice, proceed to the next steps in finalizing your storage unit.

With a little time and research, you can find a great storage facility that meets all your needs and makes your next big transition a whole lot easier. For more self storage tips and tricks, visit or contact us with any questions at or, 512-327-3300.