A leading provider of professional management and consulting services to independent owners of self-storage facilities.

5 Top Things to Keep in a Self-Storage Unit

Having a little extra space can really come in handy sometimes. Most people will need a storage unit at some point in their lives, whether that’s for storing vehicles, business property or personal items. One of the benefits of self-storage units is their versatility with regard to what you can store in them. At Executive Self Storage, we manage storage facilities across the western U.S. and are happy to assist you with all your storage needs. These are the top five types of property we encourage our clients to store at our many convenient locations. 

Registered Vehicles

As long as you have proper documentation, you are welcome to store cars, RVs, boats and motorcycles at any of our facilities that have vehicle units. If you are planning to store a vintage car or other valuable vehicle, you may want to choose a drive-up storage unit rather than a parking space, for additional protection.

Furniture

Furniture items are the most common items to be kept in storage units. If you are storing an upholstered item or bedding, we recommend covering it with plastic wrap for protection from vermin and possible adverse elements. If you plan on storing a fine or antique piece of furniture, we recommend choosing a temperature-controlled unit.

Clothing

Articles of clothing such as costumes and winter coats are also popular in storage units. For best protection, put these items in boxes and make sure everything is neatly folded and dried beforehand. You may want to consider using mothballs or cedar chips to deter insects when storing for an extended period of time.

Toys and Gear

Storage units are great for storing seasonal toys or toys that kids have grown out of that you’d like to pass down to grandchildren someday. To preserve the quality of the toys, be sure to remove any batteries and choose a climate-controlled room to protect expensive toys from extreme shifts in temperature.

Business Items

Do you have papers ort files that you can’t get rid of for legal reasons? A storage unit is the perfect place to keep files like these so they aren’t cluttering up your workspace. For extended storage, it’s best to choose a temperature-controlled unit. Storage units are also great for storing extra office furniture. 

Self Storage Management

Self Storage Management

Under Executive Self Storage's third-party management, self storage facilities receive consulting services that include operations manuals, facility evaluations, due diligence studies, manager training and store audits. Executive Self Storage's...

Learn More

Investment Opportunities

Self Storage Management

Executive Self Storage has been in the self-storage industry since 1987. We have joined together family trusts, individual investor groups, and builders and individuals investing for the first time with the self-storage property that fits their needs...

Learn More

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Executive Self Storage real estate management has developed a network of brokers, lenders, private individuals, corporations, clients and other real estate parties that are buying or may be buying self storage facilities. The ESSA real estate management team...

Learn More