Self-Storage for New Renters

Admin | January 18, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

If it’s time to get some self-storage and clear space in your home, you might find there are a surprising number of options when it comes to storage units. From unit sizes to climate-controlled units to different security options, self-storage can leave you with more than a few questions.

Wise Space self-storage in Boise, ID, has put together a quick guide to help you learn the basics for choosing your next storage unit.


First, Location is Everything

There are going to be multiple options for storage units near you, and the first thing to consider is how convenient the location is for you. The closer and easier your unit is to your home or work, the better it will be when you need to load or unload it.

If you plan on storing things you will use and retrieve often, location can make the biggest difference between your self-storage being a great thing or a huge hassle. Consider a unit that is along your normal route so it can be part of your routine when you need to make a stop.

If you’re needing self-storage in Boise, ID, Wise Space Storage is conveniently located in the heart of Boise, just off Cole Road and Swift Lane.

Next, Find the Right Storage Unit Size 


Before you rent your unit, do an inventory of your items you’ll be storing. Is there anything you can throw away or donate? Do it. Are you going to be storing the contents of your entire home, or just a few items? Wise Space self-storage in Boise, ID, has units ranging from 5x5 all the way up to 30x10, so no matter your storage needs, we can help.

Also, think about whether you’ll be adding to your storage in the future. If you think you may end up moving more things in eventually, it might make sense to rent a slightly bigger unit so you won’t need to move everything again down the road.

Along with size, choose the amenities you need. If humidity and temperature might affect your items, get a climate-controlled unit. Since your items are valuable, choose self-storage that is secured and gated at all times.

Third, Packing Smart Will Save You Time and Headaches

Moving can be stressful, and sometimes the last thing you’ll want to do is take extra time to pack smart, but trust us, it’s worth it in the long run.

Be sure to label everything. Go overboard with labeling if you need to, because when you need something, you won’t want to be tearing open box after box to find it. Labeling will help you find what you need when you need it. And be sure to use labels that won’t crack or fade over time.

Also, box things correctly. Put heavy items on the bottom of your unit, and stack things on top of the heaviest items. This will prevent your lighter items from being crushed. Try and box things in a way that makes logical sense to you so you will remember where certain boxes and items are.
Last, leave the most important items up in the front. If you have things you know you’ll be using frequently or that you’ll want to check on, leave them at the front of your storage so you don’t have to climb over or around things to get to them. Always leave yourself enough room inside your storage so you can move around comfortably and safely.


Ready to rent your storage units in Boise, ID? Wise Space Storage has all the options and amenities you need and we can get you moved in today. Come see why so many of our customers give us 5-star reviews!