How to Choose the Right Storage Unit

Published on 4/30/2024

Factors to Consider

It can be difficult to find the right storage unit because your needs and wants can vary over time. The decision can be based on the budget, location, size of the unit, and many other variables.


Different sized storage units will, of course, vary in cost. You'll need to take into account how much you need to store when considering your budget. Some storage units have different amenities, making the cost vary from one place to another. At Foothills Storage, we offer 24-hour access, digital video surveillance, and online billing.

Accessibility, Time, Location, 

For many people, choosing a storage unit close to their home is ideal due to the convenience of being able to drop off items without going too far out of the way. Being close to home isn't always the most convenient, however. Boat owners might prefer a storage unit close to where they often dock. 

You may feel more comfortable renting a storage unit in the middle of all the units, but it might take longer to reach. If you were to rent a storage unit near an entrance point, it would be more visible to the public but more accessible, which would save you time.


One of the most critical aspects of deciding which storage unit you need is the contents you will store, including both the size and number of items. We offer various size storage options, starting from 5X10 feet, which can hold two full bedrooms or a full-sized family room. Our largest storage unit is 14X50 feet, which can fit the entire house or oversized house items like a refrigerator, washer/dryer, and other large items.


What is the reason you are renting a storage unit? Moving, decluttering, or renovating? There are many reasons why people would need a storage unit, and that can impact the rental cost. If you are moving or remodeling your home and need extra space, a more extensive unit might be needed, allowing you to store any oversized items that keep getting in your way. If you are looking for a secure spot to store memorabilia long-term, a smaller unit might be best for you.  


Unexpected events may happen, causing you to upgrade to a larger storage unit or downsize to a smaller unit. These events can be caused by a new move, lifestyle change, or new hobbies you want to try. Either way, these factors may cause you to reconsider your current storage solutions.

We Have the Right Storage Unit for You

There is no right or wrong answer when choosing a storage unit for your belongings, but it is essential to do your research and understand why you need it and what you will be storing. This will help you decide whether to rent a larger or smaller storage unit. Whether you are decluttering your home, relocating, or traveling, Foothills Storage is here to ensure your items are safe with us!

Contact us for any questions, or reserve your storage unit through our website today!