Storage Tips

Sizing Tips

What size unit is right for you? 

Find out here! 

Large 8x20 portable Storage Units
Slightly smaller than a one stall garage. Will hold approx. 4 - 6 rooms of household goods. 

Self Storage Units 
Approximately 90% of our self storage units are at ground level with a step-in height of six (6) to eight (8) inches. These units range in size from 5x10 to 10x20. A 10x10 unit can hold 1-2 rooms of household goods. 

Warehouse Units 
The units at our New Hartford Warehouse come in two types. All warehouse units are conveniently accessed via our main warehouse touchpad entry system. 

1st Floor Warehouse Units have a full ceiling height of approximately 7½ feet with Size/Floor space approximately 4x5 to 8x14. For instance, an 8x8 is good for those living in one-bedroom apartments. 

2nd Floor Warehouse Units are 6, 8, 10 feet wide and approximately 10 feet deep. Ceiling at door is approximately 7 ft. high and angles downward with roof slope to floor level. Size/Floor space approximately 6x10, 8x10, and 10x10. 

Loading Dock Units 
Larger units available at Marcy/North Utica location (10x20, 15x30, 14x24). A 14x24 unit stores approximately 8 rooms' worth of items.

Do's & Don'ts......Store Safely !

1.  Nothing dangerous, flammable, explosive, or illegal.
2.  You lock & keep key (use your own, or we sell new - see below).
3.  Pack in advance. Label your items. 
4.  Refrigerators must be fully defrosted, clean and dry. 
5.  No liquids (soaps, bleach, soda, etc.) may be stored. 
6.  No food/beverages of any kind may be stored.
7.  Vacuum clean furniture,  including crevices  
8.  Make sure all items are clean and dry  (appliances, dishes,etc.). 
9.   Remove batteries ( flashlights, remotes, laptops,tools, etc.)
10. No items affected by temperature extremes - freezing (winter)
      and/or high heat(summer).Ex. carved candles will sag.
11. Use good judgement - call with questions.


Our software works in the "present time", so when you rent a unit
in advance it charges out your card now to hold your unit. 
This is most often the case for students since full pre pay is required.
However, it is understood that the payment will be applied to the future 
reservation period.*  I will send you an email within approx. 24hrs.  
directing you to visit your account and review updated "paid to date". 
  Reservations / Rentals are non-prorated and non-refundable. 
* Example: applied to May-Aug (4mos) or study abroad term  (9mos) 
   of May-Jan or Dec-Aug.        Questions, please call me.

NON STUDENT : The above does not generally  affect you. 
Self storage rentals are month to month. Proration  of 1st mo. 
is upon move in, (if you rent after 1st). No refund of unused days
upon move out.

Zip Pod rentals are excluded - refere to portable storage for details.


New high strength brass (won't rust) padlocks w/ two keys 
that you keep, we don't retain any keys, copies or combinations 
Cost @ $ 18.00/ea. in cash at time of sale. 

SPEAKING OF's been our experience that customers
sometimes forget or lose keys/combinations. We can generally
cut most (but not all) locks with our large bolt cutters at no charge. 
We use a grinder for locks that can't be cut, @  a  $15.00 charge.  
note: in either case the lock is destroyed with your consent.


If you refer a new student customer that rents a separate unit
from yours (sharing your unit does not count). We will
give you either a new lock or mail you a $15.00  check, upon
receipt of their rental/reservation and full payment.