Q. What is self storage?
A. Self Storage is a service offering a secure storage solution to both residential and business users that they control themselves. Providence Self Storage offers clean, dry and secure storage units that only you have access to after you lock your unit.
Q. What is the availability of the facility?
A. Providence Self Storage gate hours are 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM, 7 days a week. When you become a customer, you will create a unique gate code to gain access to the facility during these gate hours.
Q. What size storage unit do I need?
A. If you are unsure which size storage unit you will need, you can refer to our size estimator. Keep in mind that it will also depend on if you plan on having shelves in your unit, or if you plan on leaving room in between your items for easy access. You can always contact our knowledgeable Store Manager to assist you in determining what unit size will fit your needs best.
Q. Can I change the size of my unit if my storage needs change?
A. You will always have the option of changing to a larger or smaller unit if your storage needs change. Our Staff will be able to find a suitable storage unit for you.
Q. Do I need a lock for my unit?
A. Yes, you can purchase a lock at Providence Self Storage. No one else will have the key — you will be the only one that has keys for the lock on your unit.
Q. For how long do I have to rent a unit?
A. Our units are rented on a month-to-month basis. Your lease will automatically renew itself each month until you provide proper notice to us when you plan to vacate your unit.
Q. How do I pay my monthly bill?
A. Providence Self Storage offers you several methods of paying your monthly payment. Payment can be made by check, credit card or cash. Automatic payments can be set up using your credit card.
Q. Do you sell packing supplies and boxes?
A. Yes, Providence Self Storage offers a wide selection of packing supplies as well as various size boxes.
Packing boxes for storage
- Fill boxes to capacity. Partially filled containers will not adequately support more boxes stacked on top without crushing or tipping.
- As you pack boxes, make a list of contents. Label all boxes and keep a list at home for quick reference.
- Add bay leaves to boxes when packing goods to ward off most insects and household pests.
Stacking items in the self storage
- If you will be accessing boxes regularly, you may want to use shelving to organize your space.
- Place heaviest boxes at the bottom.
- Keep frequently used or accessed items near the door.
- Leave a walkway so you can easily get to items in storage.
- Disassemble large items to maximize space.
- Store couches and large chairs (except sofa beds) on end.
- Clean refrigerators and freezers before storing. Leave doors slightly ajar. You may want to use the space inside for storage of smaller items.
- Mirrors and pictures should be wrapped with paper pads or boxes and stood on their sides. Do not store flat.
- For long term storage, to prevent moisture from wicking up from concrete floors, consider putting down several 2×4’s to hold boxes off the floor slightly
Some helpful tips to help you store your belongings in one of our self-storage units.
- Store the items you’ll use the most at the front for easy access.
- Leave a center aisle; stack everything two inches from the walls to allow for circulation.
- Place shelving against the walls and use for storing boxes and small items.
- To retard rust, wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil.
- Long-handled tools such as rakes, shovels and hoes should be clean, lightly oiled and tied in bundles.
- Records and phonographs should be stored on edge to prevent warping; when moving a record player the tone arm and turntable should be secured to prevent damage.
- Make sure to thoroughly clean all appliances.
- A refrigerator or freezer should be clean and dry and stored with its door slightly ajar.
- Utilize space inside for more storage.
- Boxes can be stacked on top of stoves, refrigerators and freezers.
- Place a pallet, corrugated cardboard mat, or plastic sheet on the floor and stand mirrors, pictures, mattresses and couches on end with protective covers over them.
- Disassemble beds and tables and wrap table legs in paper; if a table will not disassemble, place padding on the floor and place the table on its top with the legs pointing up.
- Use dresser tops for stacking cartons and dresser drawers for linens or small, delicate items.
- Keep upholstery off the floor.
- Stack chairs seat-to-seat if possible or place upside down on tables which cannot be disassembled.
- Do not place heavy items on sofas or mattresses.
Avoid stacking or leaning furniture against outside walls to aid ventilation.
- Be sure to use good quality boxes; Purchase boxes and other packing supplies from PROVIDENCE SELF STORAGE.
- Place heavy items in small boxes for easy lifting.
- Fill your boxes completely and securely close them.
- Label the boxes to allow you to identify the contents.
- Close and securely tape all boxes.
- Use a dish-pack or glassware box for greater protection.
- Wrap each item with protective wrap or foam; place a layer of packing inside the bottom and at the top of the box.
- Nest cups and bowls, and stand dishes, saucers and platters on edge; wrapped glassware should be packed upright near the tops of cartons.
- Pack paper into all open spaces to ensure a tight fit.
- Label all boxes containing glassware; do not place heavy items on top of these boxes.
- Save the original cartons that contain delicate ornaments.
- Pad with packing paper or newsprint.
- Wrap strings of lights around a piece of cardboard then place in a carton lined with packing paper.
- Wrap large lamp bases in padding; smaller lamps should be wrapped and placed into boxes.
- Pack delicate lamp shades separately.
- Do not use newsprint to wrap lamp shades or any other goods that may be damaged by ink stains.
- Do not store heavy items on cartons containing lamps or lamp shades.