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Storage Units In Yorktown
Looking for Yorktown Self Storage units near me? Learn why our tenants consider us the premiere storage facility in Yorktown. At Yorktown Self Storage we are here to assist you with all your moving and storage needs. You’ll discover our pleasant and well-mannered, expert representatives here to assist you. Give us a call (914) 528-5500
Why Our Tenants Consider Yorktown Self Storage The Go To Local Facility
Tenant Only Storage Unit Access
Your lock is unique to you and and that insures the only one with the combination or key is you. Our locks are easy to use, so you’ll never have a problem opening or closing them. Using a Yorktown Self Storage lock may help you qualify for an insurance discount (ask your reservation agent for details).
We Conserve Energy
Our interior hallways use energy efficient lighting to help keep our cost down which, in turn enables us to keep our unit pricing competitive. Our light fixtures provide clear, high-density illumination throughout the hallways and into the rooms.
Clear Unit Identification Signage
Each unit in our facility is numbered for easy identification, making it easy to find your storage unit.
Our private, tenant-only rooms are constructed to last and to remain clean and secure. Access is achieved through our “easy glide” roll up doors. Once you open the door, you’ll see the steel walls and concrete flooring provide the perfect place to keep your belongings safe.
Hands On Family Ownership, Something The Big Companies Cannot Offer
Our family is deeply rooted in Westchester. Our first self storage facility opened more than 20 years ago in Bedford Hills. In addition to our Yorktown location, our Tarrytown facility is the latest addition to our network of locations throughout Westchester county. We live and work here and we’re building for long-term future here.
Storage Expertise You Can Rely Upon
Our years of our storage expertise is something you can rely upon to insure your belongings are kept safe and secure outside your home or office. Our representatives having been assisting Westchester residents year after year from more than two decades. Call us and let one of our specialists help you (914) 528-5500.
Rental Tips To Get You Started
Renting Self Storage Units Over The Phone
Don’t want to take time out of your busy life to visit our facility? That’s no problem. We’ve helped thousands of local residents and businesses select the perfect storage unit over the phone, without the need to visit in person. Tenants that have have secured storage units over the phone were surprised at how simple the process actually was. Our support staff has more than two decades of combined mini storage experience and have been specifically trained to help you, sight unseen, over the phone. They’ll match you with the perfect room for your particular needs and our available rooms.
The marketplace makes things confusing for those needing self storage, we simplify the process by cutting through all the confusing industry jargon.
We begin by asking you a few simple questions. First, what you need to store, when you need to store it and how long you plan to keep it in storage. That will give us some great options to present to you. Depending upon the items you will be storing, a climate controlled unit may be our recommendation. We’ll explain how climate storage can provide the protection needed for irreplaceable items, clothing and delicates. Before we wrap up our call, we’ll provide you with different size room options and different location options, based how often you plan to access the room. Units of a particular configuration may be better suited for your particular needs than others. In other cases a particular room location may be more advantageous to you.
Depending upon your circumstances, our Door-To-Store service may offer an ideal way to get your belongings to the facility.
Our short call will provide you with everything you need to secure a mini storage room including: the room size, room type, location within our facility, unit availability, transportation options and price of the room.
Insider Tips For A Great In Person Storage Rental Experience
Schedule An Appointment To Avoid Waiting
No one likes to wait, we understand that. Most people want to speak with a storage advisor without having to wait. Our advice is to schedule an appointment in advance. You can do so by calling us or by chatting with us online via our Live Chat link.
Inventory The Items You’ll Be Placing In Storage
The best to you precisely what you’ll be storing. That gives us the best opportunity to match the perfect unit to your needs. This also helps us be more efficient in the process, ultimately saving you time and money. Having a an inventory list and bringing it in with you sets the stage for a streamlined rental. Our unit specialist can easily and quickly run through your list of items and make suggestions.
How Long Do You Need Storage For
Having an idea of how long you’ll need to keep your belongings in storage is important. Seasonal temperatures can affect the items you place in storage. In some cases, depending upon the time of year, climate controlled storage may be required when a longer storage period is anticipated. Do you have some flexibility in your planning? Although we tend to have units becoming available at any given time, seasonality does affect the number and sizes of available rooms throughout the year. The more flexible you are, the more options you’ll typically have available to you.
How frequently and what times of day do you plan to access your room? Will a drive up exterior unit suit your needs best or can you safe some money with unit on the second floor?
Climate Controlled Self Storage vs Standard Self Storage
Climate-Controlled Self Storage Units
Climate controlled storage keeps your items in a constant environment with a moderated temperature, eliminating extreme temperature and humidity fluctuations.
Standard Mini Storage Units
Standard mini storage units are best for saving some money when the items being stored are not easily affected by fluctuations in temperature and humidity.
Our Door-To-Store Service
If recruiting family and friends or moving everything yourself isn’t the path for you, you may wish to utilize our unique, Door To Store service.With several options available to you, all you have to do is give us a call (914) 528-5500 and we’ll explain our Door To Store Service to you.
Security is an important consideration these days and we take the topic very seriously.
Your possessions extremely important to you and may even be irreplaceable. Items may have intrinsic, emotional or sentimental value. The security of a self storage facility should be a top-of-mind selection criteria, particularly when keeping them at home in your possession simply isn’t an option.
We look at security in two ways: (1) securing unit (and limiting access to it) and (2) securing our facility, including the perimeter, inside of our gates, corridors, driveways and office.
We installed lighting prominently inside our facility to make it easy to locate your unit, access items inside your unit and make sure you feel secure inside the facility. Replacing broken bulbs and switches is part of our regular maintenance routine. Motion detectors are used where possible to provide lighting between units to illuminate your path.
Facility maintenance is very important to us. We pride ourselves on having a clean, well maintained facility. We care about keeping our units and our facility as a whole clean and neat for our tenants and their belongings.
24/7 CCTV Surveillance Cameras
We’ve installed closed circuit tv cameras throughout the outside and inside of our facility as well as in our office and at our entry gate. In the case of an emergency, the footage from our surveillance cameras can be provided.
The exterior perimeter of our facility is fenced to deter unwanted visitors from our property and to help keep strangers out.
Computerized PIN Based Gate Access
Our gate access is controlled through the issuance of individual personal identification numbers PIN numbers). Our gate access is also monitored by our staff during business hours and via our CCTV security cameras 24/7.
All Westchester Self Storage facilities offer tenants the option to purchase their own lock and because the lock is unique to them and they’re the only ones with the key or combination. Each storage room is accessible to tenant and no one else.
Yorktown Self Storage may be able to help you save money when you protect the contents of your unit with us. Our tenant protection may cover damage to your belongings in the event of a variety of unforeseen circumstances. Your storage advisor will be happy to explain the coverage options available to you.
Avoid The Impact Upon Your Homeowner’s Policy
Yorktown Self Storage’s tenant protection plan may help you reduce the need for to rely upon your homeowner’s policy. Claims may be covered through our Tenant Protection Plan. This can potentially help you avoid losing your homeowner’s, renter’s or business policy
Protection For Items In Transit
Our mini storage insurance policy may cover items that are damaged in transit (within a predetermined radius of our location in Yorktown). Coverage like this may not be offered through your homeowner’s or renter’s policy.
Self-Storage Unit Sizes
Storage units are available in many different sizes. Our facility was built to accommodate the needs of a wide variety of self storage circumstances. Every situation creates a different need for storage.
For example, some need a small closet-like unit to store their most precious items. Some people need to store delicate fabrics, wood furniture or sensitive records. Business owners tend to require storage units for excess inventory and important financial records.
Storage Unit Near Me Sizes . . .What Size Do You Need?
It’s essential to determine the storage space you need.
Therein lies the problem. What most facilities do is … sell you their available, unoccupied storage units, that’s it! They do so with little regard for matching you a unit size that actually matches your needs. At the end of the day, this process ends up costing you. The result is you end up with more expensive storage because the unit you were sol is more than the unit you really need.
Our approach is very unique. Our consultants find the perfect size unit for your specific needs and have been extensively trained to do so remotely, over the phone, so that you can be at home, at work or on the go.
about the size of a large walk-in closet (50 cubic feet)
10 x 10 units
about the size of a kid’s bedroom (100 cubic feet)
10 x 20 units
about the size of single car garage (200 cubic feet)
15 x 20 units
about the size of a master bedroom (300 cubic feet)
20 x 20 units
about the size of a two car garage (400 cubic feet)
Step 1 – Inventory, Catalog and Label All Storage Contents
Create an inventory list that records a unique number for each box, identifies the room associated with it, the box contents, the box size and if contents are fragile. Label each box with a printed label that includes your last name and box number or use a black marker instead. Make sure “FRAGILE” boxes are clearly marked. Labels and identification marks should be on the side of the boxes (in addition to the top) so that the contents can be easily identified when stacked.
Step 2 – Disassemble Items
Since unit space is at a premium be sure to make the most efficient use of it by disassembling bed frames, couches, desks, shelving, tables and chairs.
Step 3 – Create Aisles And Utilize Room Walls
Place items along perimeter walls doing so can help to support your boxes and freestanding items. Create aisles of boxes from inward from the perimeter walls toward the center of the room. Leave sufficient space between each row so that you can easily reach each item. Position labels so you can read them.
Step 4 – Create Base To Stack Boxes On Top Of Each Other
Use heavier boxes to establish a foundation so that lighter boxes can be stacked upon heavier ones with fragile boxes on the very top.
Step 5 – Open Appliance Doors, But Just Slightly
Keep your appliance doors open, but just slightly as this prevents stale air and the formation of mold inside the appliance.
Step 6 – Wrap Mirrors, Picture Frame And Artwork With Padding
Use padding and with plastic wrap to create a tight barrier that can reduce breakage during the moving process
Step 7 – Most Frequently Accessed Items Are Best Positioned In Front
Retrieving certain items or supplies is made easier when you place them near the front of the unit. Planning in advance makes it easy to identify and position the items you’ll need access to in front, near the door, eliminating the need rearrange the room later.
Step 1 – Template Two 5’x10’ Areas
Measure two directly connected ‘5x10’ areas. This creates both a 5’x10’ and a 10’x20’ area. Define the areas by marking them off with masking tape or painters tape. This creates templates for you to determine the size unit you’ll need.
Step 2 – Place Everything Into The Taped Areas
Everything you’ll be storing should be placed into the taped areas. Be sure to include all your furniture, boxes, equipment and tools. Stacking item helps you visualize how to position them in the storage unit.
Step 3 – Speak With A Storage Room Specialist To Reserve A Unit
Downsizing’s and Urbanization In Metro NYC and Westchester Has Impacted Local Self Storage
Urbanization has expanded in Westchester county.
Westchester now resembles more of an urban extension than a suburban one. For residents the only way to remain in Westchester through retirement is to downsize as their children leave their home and go out on their own.
Manhattan too expensive for many Westchester residents to consider. Other prefer to escape the city whenever possible.
Smaller living accommodations is the new trend for many. More densely populated areas, such as the metro NYC area have become more commonplace.
As a result of these factors, more people turn to self storage options outside of their home.