How can I tell what size storage unit I need?
The unit size you need depends primarily on what you are storing. If you plan to frequently access your unit to take items in and out, you will want more room. Boxes can be stacked; some furniture cannot. Please refer to our storage size guide or call our office at (559) 431-4840. We will be happy to help you decide what size unit you require.
Do I need insurance?
We highly recommend that you purchase insurance for your stored items, just like you do for your valuables at home. Many times your home owner's insurance or renter's insurance will cover the contents of your self storage unit. Check with your insurance carrier. If you need additional insurance, the facility manager can recommend insurance carriers that cover items in self storage units.
How can I pay for my unit?
You can pay for your unit with cash, check, money order or with your debit/credit card. However, we accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover. You can pay in person in our office, send a check or money order in the mail, or call us to make a payment with your debit/credit card over the phone.
Is there a minimum rental term?
Yes, one month is our minimum rental period. We also offer quarterly, semi-annual and annual pay periods which include a discount.
Who provides the lock?
You can bring your own lock or we have locks available for sale at the storage facility. Don't forget to print out our coupon and bring it with you when you rent to receive a free lock!
What size boxes do I use?
Use large boxes for light items and smaller boxes for heavier items. Small boxes are good for books. Make sure you are able to lift the box before you pack it too full.
How should I wrap breakable items?
Wrap breakable items individually and pad the box with packing paper or bubble wrap. Mirror packs or strong cardboard should be used when packing mirrors.
Any special tips when packing the self storage unit?
Protect furniture and mattresses with plastic covers. Leave access space in front of your unit for frequently used items. Don't stack boxes higher than you can reach. Stacking uniform size boxes helps maximize your space. Store valuable items at the back of your storage unit in unmarked boxes.
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Alluvial Mini Storage
370 West Alluvial Ave.
Fresno, CA 93650