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College Student Storage in Oregon

By Marcus Walker

We can’t deny it anymore—cold weather has set in, and it’s time to retire our bikes, water skis and surfboards for the season. But for those of you now at college, you might find your dorm rooms to be just a tad small for all your summer toys. That’s why it’s a great idea to invest in college student storage this year!

A few of our five locations has a college nearby, and we love working with the students that need Oregon storage. This is the best time of year to start using student storage, so you don’t have to deal with cramped dorm rooms and difficult roommate situations. Keep your stuff close by, but get it out of your way!


Student Storage at SOUAshland College Storage

Our Ashland storage units are located conveniently close to the Southern Oregon University campus—only a five minute drive away. If you’re attending SOU this year, get the storage you need at Secure Storage Ashland.


Storage for COCC StudentsBend College Student Storage

For those of you attending Central Oregon Community College for the 2012-2013 season, consider our Secure Storage units on the north side of Bend! We’re less than four miles from the COCC campus, and have a wide variety of storage units available.


College Storage for CGCC studentsHood River Student Storage

About a mile from the Columbia Gorge Community College are our Hood River storage units! Get your summer items out of the way by renting one of our units—anywhere from 5×10 to 10×30.


Keep in mind that we have a free moving truck you can use to bring your stuff over to our storage units—that should remove any hassle you may have in the moving process! We also offer long term discounts and will pro-rate your rent the months you move in and out—so it fits with your busy college schedule. Get in touch with our storage unit managers today!

How Accessible are our Storage Units?

By Marcus Walker

If you ask a person why they rent a storage unit, the usual answer is to reduce clutter in their home, or keep special items safe during the months that they don’t use them. But no matter what the answer is, it can always be summed up like this: people rent storage units because they want to make their life easier.

So when you’re shopping for a storage unit, keep that in mind. Before looking at prices, look at accessibility. Here are a few questions you should ask yourself before renting a storage unit:

  • What are the hours of operation? Are you going to be locked out when you need to access your unit?
  • Is a manager on hand? If someone isn’t there to let you in after hours, you could be in trouble!
  • How accessible is each unit? Are you going to be able to drive your car right up, for easy unpacking? Nobody wants to unload their stuff into an elevator and then unload it again to get to their unit! You will find all of our Secure Storage units on ground level for easy loading and unloading.
  • Is it open every day of the week? If you leave something in your unit, you need to be able to access it no matter what day it is!
  • What amenities do they offer? Do they have free moving trucks for newcomers?
  • How easy is it to open the doors of your storage unit? Is it going to be a struggle each time you need to take something out? Will you hurt your back or neck while trying to lift the door?

Benefits of Accessible Storage Units

They may not be the usual questions a potential renter would ask, but they’re the questions that need to be asked! If your storage unit isn’t easily accessible, there is no point in renting.

Thankfully, each of our Secure Storage locations is accessible, and we’re ready to make your life a little easier. Visit one of our locations in Redmond, Hood River, Hillsboro, Bend or Ashland today, and see how easy renting a storage unit can really be.

Why Rent Mini Storage in Oregon?

By Marcus Walker

At 5×10 feet, the mini self storage unit isn’t a great space for storing large items—large couches and beds aren’t the best choice for it. However, there are many great uses for a mini storage unit, and we’ll list a few of them out below:

Mini Storage for Businesses

Tax documents, trade show displays, pamphlets, unused computers—storing it in the back room can create a mess! Although there isn’t much of it, it always seems to be in the way. The mini storage unit would be the perfect solution to this situation. Although a lot of space isn’t needed, things need to get out of the way, and we can help you with that.

Mini Storage for Home Sellers

As slow as the market is for homes right now, it’s important that you make a good first impression on potential home buyers. Store some of the extra things in your home inside a mini storage unit, and make your home look a little better for upcoming open houses.

Mini Storage for Students

Most college students haven’t acquired enough stuff to warrant a large storage unit, so the mini self storage is just right for them. Dorm rooms often cannot hold everything needed for living away from home, so renting a small unit can be a great choice. We have storage in Ashland, near the Southern Oregon University Campus, and Bend storage, near Central Oregon Community College.

Mini Self Storage

And these are just a few examples of situations that the mini self storage unit could help! These small and easy-to-access units are available at each of our Secure Storage locations across Oregon. Want more information? Talk to some of our self storage specialists! We’d love to chat with you about how we can fulfill your storage needs, and find the perfect-sized unit for you.

Utilizing Winter Storage in Oregon

By Marcus Walker

Now that winter has hit Oregon, people are starting to fret about leaving their vehicles outside. The harsh weather conditions can wear on the paint; the time it takes to warm it up extends; and the life of your vehicle’s battery can diminish the more it’s left outside. These kinds of problems can be fixed by utilizing a winter storage unit.

With all the things that we Oregonians collect over the years, it’s no wonder that we’re not able to keep our cars in the garage or in storage units. However, when the temperature goes below freezing, it’s possible that your vehicle could get hurt by the conditions—a possibility that can be easily avoided by utilizing winter storage.

This option that we offer at Secure Storage will protect your car in the long run, and save the time and money it takes to winterize your vehicle! Rent a mini storage unit at one of our five Secure Storage locations, and keep your summer items with us, so your car can have the garage.

Winter Storage Units Available

Our 5×10 storage unit (offered at each of our 5 storage facilities in Oregon) is the perfect size to Winter Storage Unit Oregonhold your lawn mower, motorcycle, bikes, children’s play things and other outdoor equipment thatyou don’t use in the winter. This winter storage can help you with organization, as well as protect your vehicles.

For winter storage around Oregon, call Secure Storage first. Protect your belongings by utilizing our winter storage during the cold months.

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Making the Personal Storage Decision – With Free Moving Truck!

By Marcus Walker

Running out of personal storage space in your garage, basement or attic? In-between houses? Need more living space?

Fret not. Like you, many Americans are experiencing problems of lack of space and personal storage at home. Secure Storage’s personal storage solutions can meet your needs—convenience, security, and trustworthiness. We will even provide a free moving truck to help you transport your belongings.

Self Storage with Free Moving Truck

Personal storage units come in various sizes with varying prices depending on your needs. Whether you are storing inherited furniture from your great grandparents or seasonal equipment such snowmobiles, Secure Storage has personal storage units that suit your needs.

Residential Storage in Oregon

Picking the size of a residential storage unit can be a daunting task. Secure Storage has come up with some tips to help you choose the right sized storage unit. Here is a quick summary:

5×10: Great for students. With 50 sq ft of storage space, it can hold a couch and a chair, dresser, mattress set and some other small items and boxes.

10×10: With 100 sq ft of residential storage space, this is perfect for furniture from a one-bedroom apartment without appliances. It can hold couches, entertainment centers and dining tables.

10×15: This 150 sq ft residential storage unit can hold contents from a one bedroom apartment with appliances. Alternatively, it can be good for contents of a two bedroom apartment with smaller items.

10×20: Because of its size, this residential storage unit can hold contents of a two bedroom home with appliances. Mattresses, a dining table and couches have no problems fitting in here. The size of this residential storage unit is similar to that of a one car garage.

10×25: With 250 sq ft of space, you can easily store contents from a three bedroom home in this residential storage unit. It can also fit a classic car with room for other prized possessions. This size is also great for outdoor equipment like kayaks, canoe and snowmobiles.

10×30: With 300 sq ft of residential storage space, you can fit contents from a large home. Also perfect for business owners to store equipment, inventory, shelving units and a work truck.

Secure Storage’s personal storage locations are conveniently located around Oregon. Personal storage locations in Oregon include Ashland storage, Bend storage, Hillsboro storage, Hood River storage and Redmond storage.

Consider Oregon personal storage units rental today!

Oregon Self Storage – Providing the Security and Convenience You Need

By Marcus Walker

Providing local self storage solutions all over Oregon—including Hood River, Hillsboro, Redmond, Bend and Ashland, Secure Storage meets your needs for local self storage.

Forget about storing valuables in your garage or backyard storage shed. With our top-of-line security features such as a gated entry with controlled access, individual alarm systems, facility-wide security cameras and an on-site resident manager, you won’t have to worry about security in your local self storage unit.

Secure Storage has easy road access to self storage units with sliding doors providing you with convenience. Simply drive your car or truck up to your self storage space and load or unload with ease. No more worrying about having to open access doors and walking through a narrow walkway. We have local self storage units for boats and RVs, cars and others. We have climate controlled self storage units if you require that feature. You name it, we got it.

Another benefit of local self storage units is the ability to reduce clutter at home. The canoes, kayaks, ski boats and camping gear could be using up valuable space in that garage or driveway. With a local self storage space, you not only protect your personal valuables from weather, you free up space in the garage for your car.

Find the Self Storage Unit that is Right For You

Here are some questions to ask yourself to find the self storage unit that is right for you:

  • Security: Is the self storage space secure? Does it have adequate anti-theft system? Is there a manager that lives on the premises?
  • Size of unit: What sized self storage space do you need?
  • Cleanliness: Are the self storage units properly maintained? Do they plow the snow when needed? Is it clean?
  • Ease of access: Are the self storage units easy to get to? Do you need to access your self storage space on weekends? What times do you need access to it? Can you access the self storage space by car?

We hope the above questions help you out with your decision making process. Don’t forget, we do have a free move-in truck that you can use.

Call any one of our five self storage locations today for our self storage rates.