There’s a little more to self storage in Arlington than just packing up your items and putting them in a storage unit. No, you don’t need to be a genius (though if you are, you’ll be happy to know that the US branch of MENSA is located right in Arlington), but you do need to factor in weather, traffic and other regional quirks.
Whether you’re a college student storing a futon and a beer pong table during summer break from UT Arlington or you’re in need of some extra space for your seasonal wardrobe, holiday decorations or closet full of clutter, here are our top tips for using storage in Arlington, Texas.
Know How to Get There
Thinking of taking the bus to your storage unit in Arlington? We hate to break it to you, but you’re going to need to find another ride. There’s no public transportation in Arlington, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck if you don’t have a car. Rideshare services like Lyft and Uber are available in Arlington, as is the city’s own rideshare program Via which allows you to get a ride for a low rate during select hours. You can also rent a moving truck, which will make loading and unloading your storage unit even easier.
Summer Storage for UT Arlington
Are you one of the 40,000 students currently enrolled at UT Arlington? And do you, like many college students, have no idea what you’re going to do with your stuff this summer? A storage unit is an affordable solution and prices are super low if you rent online. If you’re only storing the contents of a dorm room (textbooks, mini fridge, microwave, etc.), you only need a 5x5 storage unit. These are available for around $55 a month with no long-term leases. You can even share a storage unit with a friend and cut the cost in half. We suggest reserving a storage unit early so that you can get the size and features that you want before everyone else does. And don’t forget that you can pay your bill online, so if you’re traveling this summer, you can still pay your rent from your computer or phone.
Storage for People Who Take Christmas Decorating Seriously
One of the coolest things about Arlington—sometimes literally—is the holiday season. It’s the time of year where locals and visitors head to Lake Interlochen to see the award-winning light displays. If your house is on display this year, keep your Christmas lights in top shape for next December by storing them in a storage unit. Here’s how to store Christmas lights without breaking them. Consider storing your ice skates and other holiday decorations in your storage unit too.
Arlington Means Climate Control
What’s the first thing you think of when you think of Arlington? If you’re in the self storage business, the answer is climate control. All Storage offers climate controlled, indoor self storage to help protect your items from the heat and humidity. Moisture in the air can be especially detrimental to items susceptible to rust, mold and warping, so if you’re storing electronics, photographs, antiques, musical instruments and other important items, you’re definitely going to want climate control.