Drive-Up Storage Units at Summit Self Storage
Welcome to Summit Self Storage, your one-stop solution for versatile and accessible storage needs. We take pride in offering a range of storage options designed to simplify your life, and among these, our drive-up storage units stand out as a popular choice.
These drive-up units are exactly what they sound like – storage units you can drive right up to, making for seamless loading and unloading. They eliminate the need for transporting items over long distances or through tight corridors. If you’re seeking a storage solution that combines convenience, efficiency, and easy access, our drive-up storage units are designed just for you.
In this article, we’ll delve into what drive-up storage units are, their benefits, suitable uses, and how to go about renting one from Summit Self Storage. Let’s dive in!
What Are Drive-Up Storage Units?
Drive-up storage units are essentially ground-level storage units that allow you to drive your vehicle right up to the door of the unit. This design resembles that of a traditional garage, allowing for straightforward, quick loading and unloading of items directly from your vehicle into the storage unit.
Unlike multi-level storage facilities where elevators or stairs are necessary, drive-up units provide a level of accessibility that simplifies the process of moving items, particularly bulky or heavy ones. They offer an exterior door and are typically located on the first floor of storage facilities, which means you don’t have to navigate through hallways or up stairs with your items.
At Summit Self Storage, we have a variety of drive-up storage units available, offering different sizes to cater to your specific storage needs. Whether you’re storing a few boxes or the contents of an entire house, our drive-up storage units make the process hassle-free.
Benefits of Drive-Up Storage Units
When it comes to choosing the right storage solution, convenience and ease of use are often high on the list of priorities. Drive-up storage units deliver on both fronts, providing numerous benefits to users:
- Easy Access: Drive-up storage units are as straightforward as it gets. You can drive your car directly up to the unit’s door, unload your items, and drive away. This convenience is particularly beneficial when dealing with heavy items or moving a large number of belongings.
- Time-Saving: With no stairs to climb or corridors to navigate, you can load and unload items directly from your vehicle into the unit. This dramatically reduces the time spent in moving items, making drive-up units a time-efficient choice.
- Flexible Access Hours: One of the main advantages of using Summit Self Storage’s drive-up units is our flexible access hours. We understand that everyone operates on different schedules, so our facilities are accessible from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Monday through Sunday. This allows you to access your belongings at a time that suits you best, whether early in the morning or later in the evening.
- Versatile Usage: Drive-up units are versatile and can accommodate a wide range of items, from furniture and appliances to business inventory and vehicles. This makes them a flexible storage solution for both personal and business needs.
- Security: Although drive-up units are easily accessible, it doesn’t mean they’re any less secure. At Summit Self Storage, our facilities are monitored and secure, ensuring your possessions are safely stored.
These benefits make drive-up storage units an ideal choice for those seeking a convenient, flexible, and secure storage solution. Whether you’re relocating, decluttering, or storing business inventory, our drive-up units provide the ease of access and peace of mind you need.
Ideal Uses for Drive-Up Storage Units
Drive-up storage units are a versatile solution, catering to a wide array of storage needs. Here are some common use cases for these units:
- Large Item Storage: The easy accessibility of drive-up storage units makes them the perfect choice for storing larger items. Furniture, appliances, and other bulky or heavy objects can be moved directly from a vehicle into the unit without the hassle of navigating stairs or corridors.
- Business Use: If you run a business and need extra space to store your inventory, equipment, or supplies, a drive-up unit can be a practical choice. The easy access and flexibility of these units make inventory management a breeze.
- Seasonal Storage: Drive-up units are great for storing seasonal items like holiday decorations, garden furniture, or seasonal sports equipment. These units provide a convenient way to keep your home clutter-free without giving up the things you need at different times of the year.
- During Renovations or Moves: If you’re planning to renovate your home or are in the process of moving, drive-up storage units can serve as a temporary home for your belongings. They offer a safe and accessible space to store your items until they’re ready to be moved back in.
- Vehicle Storage: Certain types of drive-up units can even accommodate vehicles, making them an excellent option for those looking for an affordable and secure way to store cars, motorcycles, or small boats during off-season months.
Remember, while drive-up storage units are incredibly versatile, it’s essential to ensure that stored items are not prohibited by storage facility rules or pose a danger (i.e., flammable or hazardous materials). If you’re unsure whether an item is suitable for storage, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Summit Self Storage.
What Can Be Stored in Drive-Up Storage Units?
One of the many advantages of drive-up storage units is their versatility. These units can hold a wide variety of items, making them an excellent option for numerous storage needs. Here’s a look at what you can store in a drive-up storage unit:
- Furniture: Whether you’re moving, downsizing, or simply freeing up space in your home, furniture is one of the most common items stored in these units. Tables, chairs, beds, sofas, desks – all can be comfortably stored in a drive-up unit.
- Appliances: Large appliances like refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens can also be stored. If you’re renovating your home or have extra appliances, a drive-up unit provides a secure space for storage.
- Business Inventory: Businesses can benefit from the extra space provided by a drive-up unit. You can store products, office supplies, equipment, and more.
- Vehicles: Certain types of drive-up units can even house vehicles. Cars, motorcycles, and small boats can be safely stored during off-season months or whenever they’re not in use.
- Personal Items: Boxes of clothes, books, household goods, children’s toys, and other personal items can easily be stored in a drive-up unit. They’re a great solution when you’re decluttering your home.
While drive-up storage units can house a vast array of items, it’s important to note that certain items are prohibited from storage for safety and legal reasons. This typically includes perishable items, flammable or hazardous materials, illegal goods, and live animals. If you’re ever unsure about what can or can’t be stored, our team at Summit Self Storage is always available to answer your questions and provide guidance.
Security Features of Storage Units
While convenience and accessibility are key factors when choosing a storage unit, security is paramount. At Summit Self Storage, we understand the importance of keeping your possessions safe. Our drive-up storage units come with several robust security features, ensuring that your belongings are protected at all times. Here’s a look at the security measures we’ve put in place:
- Fenced, Gated Storage Facility: Our facilities are fully fenced and gated, providing a strong first layer of security. This barrier not only helps keep unauthorized individuals out but also gives our customers peace of mind knowing that their items are stored in a secure environment.
- Keypad Access: Our facilities are equipped with keypad access systems. This means that only customers who have the access code can enter the premises. This digital access control provides an additional layer of security and prevents unauthorized access.
- Recording Security Cameras: Our facilities are monitored round the clock by security cameras. These cameras record activity throughout the premises, acting as a powerful deterrent against theft or vandalism. In the event of any suspicious activities, our security team can review the footage for further action.
These security measures work together to create a safe and secure environment for your stored items. Whether you’re storing personal belongings, business inventory, or vehicles, you can rest assured knowing they’re protected with Summit Self Storage. Our commitment to security means you can focus on what matters most to you, leaving the safety of your possessions in our trusted hands.
Choosing the Right Unit Size
Drive-up storage units come in various sizes to cater to different storage needs. At Summit Self Storage, we offer several size options to provide the perfect fit for your storage requirements. Here’s a brief guide to help you select the right size:
- 5×5 Units: These units are roughly the size of a small closet. They’re ideal for storing a few boxes, seasonal items, small furniture, or personal belongings.
- 5×10 Units: Slightly larger, these units can accommodate the contents of a studio apartment. Great for storing small amounts of furniture, boxes, or appliances.
- 5×15 Units: With the capacity to hold furnishings of a small one-bedroom apartment, these units are perfect for those in transition between homes or storing seasonal equipment.
- 10×10 Units: These units can fit the contents of a one-bedroom apartment, including major appliances. Ideal for businesses looking to store inventory or equipment.
- 10×15 Units: Offering enough space to house the contents of a two-bedroom apartment, these units are suitable for storing larger items such as furniture, appliances, and boxes.
- 10×20 Units: These units can comfortably store the contents of a three-bedroom house, making them ideal for families moving house or businesses needing substantial storage space.
- 10×30 Units: Our largest units can accommodate the contents of a four or five-bedroom house. Perfect for businesses, or households in the midst of a major move or renovation.
Keep in mind that the right size for you will depend on what and how much you plan to store. Be sure to consider not only your current needs but also any potential future ones.
It’s important to note that the available sizes vary from location to location. Our team at Summit Self Storage is always available to help guide you towards the storage solution that best fits your needs. You can also use our storage unit calculator to help better determine what size storage unit to rent. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance in choosing the right unit size for you.
How to Rent a Drive-Up Storage Unit
At Summit Self Storage, we’ve simplified the process of renting a drive-up storage unit to make it quick, easy, and straightforward. You can complete the entire process online from the comfort of your home. Here are step-by-step instructions for renting or reserving a unit online:
Renting a Storage Unit Online
- Visit the online rental page for the Summit Self Storage location nearest you.
- Choose a storage unit that fits your needs and enter your email address.
- Select the date you wish to move into your unit.
- Choose a Protection Plan (If you choose to use your own protection plan, please email or mail-in a copy of your homeowner’s insurance declaration page ASAP).
- Apply any applicable discounts.
- Fill out your contact information and alternative contact information.
- Enter your payment details and review your order. Once you’re ready, process your order.
- Look out for a follow-up email from us. In this email, click on “E-Sign Your Lease.”
- Click on “Upload Documents” and upload a valid, up-to-date copy of your driver’s license.
- Click “Sign Lease” and fill out all appropriate fields and sign.
- On your move-in date, you’re ready to move into your storage unit!
Reserving a Storage Unit Online
- Navigate to the online rental page for your nearest Summit Self Storage location.
- Select the storage unit that suits your requirements and enter your email address.
- Input your contact information and choose your move-in date.
- If applicable, apply your discount.
- Before your move-in date, make sure to complete your payment.*
- On your move-in date, your storage unit will be ready for you!
*Please note that no payment is required at the time of your reservation.
By following these steps, you can easily secure your drive-up storage unit. If you have any questions or need further assistance, the team at Summit Self Storage is always ready to help. Don’t hesitate to contact us!
Drive-Up Storage Solutions at Your Fingertips
In a nutshell, drive-up storage units provide an excellent solution for individuals, families, and businesses seeking easy access, flexibility, and security for their stored belongings. Whether you’re decluttering, moving, or storing business inventory, these units offer a blend of convenience and safety that’s hard to beat.
At Summit Self Storage, we are committed to providing high-quality storage solutions tailored to your needs. Our range of unit sizes and robust security measures ensure that your possessions are safe and accessible when you need them. Plus, with the option to rent or reserve online, getting your own storage space has never been easier.
Ready to take advantage of the benefits drive-up storage units have to offer? Rent or reserve your unit at Summit Self Storage today, and discover the simplicity and peace of mind that comes with our top-tier storage solutions. If you have any further questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. Your storage solutions are just a click away!
Summit Self Storage in GA, NC, and SC
When it comes to affordable storage solutions in the southeastern region, Summit Self Storage is your go-to option. Operating in Augusta, GA, Mills River, NC, and Awendaw, SC, we provide a plethora of storage units customized to meet your unique needs. Keen to explore more? You’re welcome to contact any of our facilities through phone or email, or even stop by for a personal visit. At Summit Self Storage, our team of storage experts is always on standby to support you!