Mendenhall Valley, Alaska
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Juneau, AK 99801
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A Guide to Renting Storage for the First Time May 16, 2019

Mendenhall Valley, Juneau
A Guide to Renting Storage for the First Time, Juneau, Alaska

If your home is cluttered with seasonal items or belongings you’re not ready to part with, it may be time to rent temporary or long-term storage. Storage units are an excellent way to keep your items safe and free up space in your home, office, or garage. If you’re thinking about renting storage for the first time, consult the brief guide below to learn more about what you can expect and how to choose the right unit to fit your needs. 

What Are the Available Rental Options?

storageThere are two options available for storage units. The first is self-storage. This popular option gives customers the opportunity to store anything from vehicles to a few small boxes of personal belongings. The customer is responsible for transporting their items, and they can remove or add items to the unit at any time. The second option is full-service storage in which the company will arrange to pick items up, document them, and deliver them to the facility for you. Since the facility handles the logistics, it eliminates the hassle of transporting your belongings in and out.

How Do You Choose the Right Unit?

Most items can be placed in storage with the exception of perishable goods, explosives, firearms, and hazardous materials. After you determine you have no prohibited items, select the appropriate unit size to house your belongings. Most facilities offer multiple storage unit sizes, and they also have calculators or guides to help customers determine how much space they will need. However, get a large enough unit with space to safely move around, as you don’t want to cram your items. 

Next, decide if you will need a heated unit. Some storage facilities offer spaces that maintain a minimum temperature, usually between 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Items like photographs, furniture, and artwork are susceptible to damages from extreme cold or moisture, but when they are stored inside a regulated unit, they are safe from temperature-related issues such as warping or cracking. Heated units also help regulate humidity.


If you’re a first-time renter, you can count on Juneau Self-Storage to keep your belongings safe and secure. As the go-to self-storage center in Juneau, AK, they have three convenient locations and offer a wide selection of storage units at competitive rates. Their amenities include clean, heated units and access to their knowledgeable staff who will help you maximize your space. To learn more about available units, call (907) 586-6464 or visit them online today.

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