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Which Storage for Rent Place to Choose?

By Marcus Walker

This is the third and final post in our series written to help you locate the best storage for rent place. Our first post, “How to Choose Best Rental Storage” showed areas that can be dissimilar between storage facilities, and our second post, “How to Choose Safest Storage” focused on the differences with regards to security. This one discusses various amenities that can be offered, so you will have more information to base your decision on. Because let’s face it, extra convenience and amenities can really help—and make you feel like you’re getting a great deal.

John was glad that his fiancée agreed to hold off on the wedding plans for a year, so he could take the new work assignment in Hillsboro on a trial basis. He planned to let his apartment go and store most of his stuff for at least six months. Once he started his search to find self storage, he couldn’t believe how many options there were. What’s more, he felt like he didn’t have the time to really check them out. A friend gave him some guidance. Go visit a few and ask them “What do you offer that the place down the street doesn’t?” This, he said, will save you time and let you know whether you’re getting a good place and a good deal.

Offer Free Truck with Storage Rental

Cutting to the chase and asking this one question did pay-off for John. Because he learned that only one, Secure Storage, offered the use of a move-in truck totally free (saving him money and time); and only one, Secure Storage again, had a facility in Bend and Hillsboro, making it easy to transport his stuff and store it closer to home if the new job panned out—without having to find self storage all over again. This made the decision easy.

We suggest you cut to the chase too and focus on which storage facility is going to offer you the most value. Good luck in your search.

Choose Best Rental Storage

By Marcus Walker

This is the first in a series of blog posts designed to help you, the consumer, choose the best rental storage. Sure there are a lot of storage rental places out there. And as you search the web and drive by those in your neighborhood, you might think they’re similar and offer similar amenities, but they don’t. Here are two examples:

Offer Climate Controlled StorageWhen John and his family relocated from the San Francisco Bay Area to Hillsboro, OR, they needed a storage rental company that could safely store the majority of their furniture, appliances, ski boat and belongings until their home was ready in two months. What they learned after calling three competitors was that only Hillsboro Secure Storage offered: climate-controlled storage for the protection of their valuables; covered boat storage and a large, 10×30 foot storage unit.

This made the decision easy.


Offer Free Truck with Storage RentalWhen Bridgette got her roommate, she had to clean out everything in the extra bedroom and move it to a storage rental unit. She wasn’t interested in a lot of fuss; just wanted to reserve a small, convenient unit. She was surprised and happy to learn that Secure Storage would give her free use of their truck for moving everything—and let her move in on the 15th of the month without having to pay for the full month.

This made Secure Storage the easy choice.


We encourage you too, to check-out the differences!

Local Storage Makes Downsizing Easier

By Marcus Walker

Even with the joys of the holidays approaching, less income or being under-employed can bring stress. For many during December, it isn’t only how to make ends meet, but how to also purchase gifts. Hopefully, you’re only weighing how to pay for gifts and the extra expenses that come with celebrating with friends and family.

But if you and your family are considering downsizing into a smaller home or apartment too, we can help by offering local storage. Local storage can make any temporary living space easier to manage. Reserving a self storage unit that you can conveniently access when you need an item or two is ideal and will help you feel less like your life is in disarray. Let’s say you need the larger coffee-pot and your mother’s turkey platter for the Christmas meal. Or,Local Storage When Downsizing let’s say you want to bring home some more games and scrapbooking items for the month because you will have more downtime with the family. Thanks to us giving each customer a personalized code for entry, all local storage customers can come and go around their own schedule and effortlessly pick up and drop off items.

Another big way that we help make a transition more convenient is with the use of our FREE move-in truck. Since it is parked right at our local storage facility, you can arrange to use it when it’s available. And all you have to do upon returning the truck is rinse it off and fill it back up with gas. That’s all.

So let us help make your December a little brighter. Reserve local storage with us today.

Hood River Storage

By Marcus Walker

People lucky enough to live in the Gorge know the importance of a good storage unit. Between the snow and summer sports, equipment can clog up garages and hallway closets to no end. With a Hood River storage unit, you don’t have to worry about any of that.

But our storage units aren’t just for people who already live in Hood River—for families considering a move to this part of Oregon, our Hood River Secure Storage location has units available in many sizes. From 5×10 to 10×30, we are capable of storing whatever your rental can’t handle!

One great aspect of our Hood River storage is the fact that we have climate-controlled units. There is no need to worry about your fragile items during your Hood River move—we have units at 5×10, 10×10 and 10×15. In addition, your RV can be stored in our outdoor spaces!

You can refer to pricing in the chart below, and contact our Hood River Storage Team when you’re ready!

Advantages of Our Hood River Storage

Prices are accurate as of 6.25.2012.  Please call for updated pricing.

Are you planning a move to Hillsboro, Oregon?

By Marcus Walker

As exciting as it is to be in a new place, meet new people and live in a new house, moving is almost always a draining and stressful experience. Having people ready and willing to help you with your move is necessary, and the folks at Our Secure Storage Hillsboro location are just that!

Storage For Move to Hillsboro

Secure Storage Hillsboro Managers

Dan and Barbara Chambers have been managers at our Hillsboro storage branch for over five years, and they love what they do! Because they live onsite and have so much experience, they’re able to provide the service and friendliness that many Hillsboro storage locations aren’t able to give.

Along with the friendly and helpful service, our Hillsboro storage center offers a free move-in truck—because we want to ease your moving process as much as possible.

Hillsboro Storage Unit Sizes and Availability

If you’re moving your family with you, we have units up to 10×30; if you don’t have quite as much to store, our units come as small as 5×10. We also have climate controlled units for your fragile valuables, and enclosed RV storage, if you can’t take your motorhome to your new home just yet.

If you’re planning a move to Hillsboro, or are currently in the process, give us a call and see what we can do for you! (503) 693-6844.

For more information, check out our Hillsboro storage unit prices and sizes!