Self Storage 101


StorefrontAre you in the market for a self storage unit but don’t know where to start? Well, you’re in the right place. Whether you’re planning on downsizing, or perhaps starting a new business and need to store overstock, The Lock Up Self Storage has locations nationwide and knowledgeable staff at the ready to help guide you through this new endeavor. In this post we will answer commonly asked questions and demystify the whole process.

The first thing you’ll want to assess is how much storage space you’re going to need. We have a handy guide on our website that shows what can fit into each of the different sizes of self storage units. You can find it here. Simply click on the tab on the right called “Storage Unit Size Guide”. Keep in mind that it’s often beneficial to secure a unit that is a little larger than what you think you need.

With The Lock Up, you don’t need to worry about safety or security. All of our locations feature security monitoring and electronic key card access. Both you and your property are safe with us. Also, you don’t need to worry about how long you’ll need your self storage space because The Lock Up offers flexible month to month storage leases. But keep in mind that we often offer specials that are location specific. Which leads to the next point…

You’ll want to find a self storage location near you. Luckily, all Lock Up locations are in easily accessible areas near main thoroughfares. Visit to search through our locations for the one nearest you. In fact, if you aren’t able to visit the location in person to secure a lease, you can actually choose the size unit you want and sign up for a lease right online! We make it as easy as possible for you.
When choosing your unit, think about if you’ll need drive up access. We do offer units that you can drive right up to which is handy if you have large, heavy items. But keep in mind that not all drive up units are climate controlled. If you have items that are sensitive to temperature fluctuations or humidity levels, you’ll want to be sure to get a climate controlled unit.

When moving into your unit, The Lock Up offers a free move in truck for all new leases. This is yet another way that we go the extra mile for you. Plus, all of our locations have handcarts available in the loading bays for your use so that you don’t have to lug boxes one by one to your unit.
And once you’ve secured your self storage unit, be sure to get our Lock Up app that will help you keep all your Lock Up self storage units’ information handy and organized. It even allows you to quickly and easily pay your bill.

If you still have questions on how to get started, and want to talk to someone, feel free to call us at 877-618-8880. We are always happy to help!