Modern Storage

July 13th, 2021

Hello, new renter! As you gear up to rent a storage unit for the first time, we want you to know you are not alone. The storage experts here at Modern Storage® are happy to offer you all kinds of information and advice!

Over the years, we have published dozens of self-storage resources like helpful how-to guides and in-depth FAQs.

But, to make your life easier, we have rounded up the top 10 resources we think you need to see most. From selecting a storage unit to being the best tenant, we hope you will enjoy exploring all these links.  


The first thing you need to do is pick out the perfect storage unit. We have tips for that!

#1: Storage Calculator

The storage calculator we have right here on our website is so helpful! If you are not sure what storage unit size you need, you see browse what we have available and see what can fit inside each one.

#2: Climate-Controlled Storage Guide

Once you have a unit size picked out, you should also consider whether it needs to be climate controlled. Indoor, climate-controlled storage units are temperature-controlled while outdoor, drive-up storage units are not.

Find out which one is right for you with our inside vs. outside storage guide. Then, you can reserve the unit you prefer right here on our website!


So, you found a Modern Storage® location near you and reserved your storage unit. Now, it’s time to start packing up your stuff!

We have a few packing and organization tips to help make moving easier. Plus, if you ever run out of boxes or tape, you can visit any Modern Storage® location to pick up more moving supplies.

#3: Packing Strategy

Don’t have a packing strategy? Use ours! You can find it, plus some unit organization tips, here.

#4: Free Moving Truck

Yes, you read that correctly. We offer a free moving truck!

If you are moving into a 5x10 storage unit or larger, you can use our 15-box truck to get your belongings from Point A to Point B.

We bet you have questions on how it works. Get answers here.

#5: Truck Loading Tips

Once you have all your stuff packed up and ready to move, it’s time to load everything onto the moving truck. Do you know how?

Don’t worry! We have you covered. Read over how to pack a moving truck here to get our tips.


Moving day is always quite a whirlwind, no matter how prepared you may feel for it. If you are a first-time renter, we recommend you check out our moving day resources for even more peace of mind.

#6: Moving Day Tips

We have four simple tips on this subject, and you can read them here.

#7: Moving Day Expectations

We try to make moving in as easy as possible, but there are a few things you should know ahead of the big day. Here is what we think you should know, based on other first-time renters ask us the most.


Once you’re officially a tenant at any Modern Storage® location, we want you to continue having the best experience possible. That’s why we always recommend having a unit door lock and getting tenant insurance. It’s also why we give you multiple ways to pay your bill.

We want you to have all these resources at your fingertips! No matter how long you store with us, we hope you will find these tips helpful.

#8: Storage Unit Locks

Some of our storage facilities only support certain kinds of locks. But, at others, you have options.

If you need help selecting the right lock, read over our guide here.

#9: Tenant Insurance Guide

To further protect your belongings, we recommend you consider getting tenant insurance. We offer a few affordable options here at Modern Storage® for your convenience, which you can review here.

#10: Bill Pay Options

All storage unit rental agreements here at Modern Storage® are completely month-to-month. No long-term lock-ins here! You can move in and move out at any time, as long as your bill gets paid each month you are with us.

You have lots of options for paying your bill, which you can read about here. You can even set up automatic payments online, so you never have to worry about missing a month!

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