So you got too much stuff and you need a place to put it. You have a lot of choices when it comes to storage facilities, depending on what kind and how much room you need:

Moving company storage
This is generally the most expensive, but safest and easiest option out there. Moving companies generally store in their own facilities that are either climate or temperature controlled and have security systems. This option is for people who aren’t as concerned about cost as they are about having a professional job done. People who have large or fine furniture, need packing services or those who aren’t physically capable or willing to spend the time to handle the job are usually the people who will contract and use moving company storage. Being a moving company, you can expect your furniture to be packed properly, picked up and transported to the facility. Be aware that you will probably need an appointment to visit your stuff in the future.

Self storage
A good, affordable option for those who live in a big (or not so big) city. Self storage companies generally have different size rooms with variable options like climate or temperature control, or outside units (usually not climate or temperature controlled). Be prepared to pack, move and store all the items yourself. The good news is that many self storage facilities can be entered earlier and later than a typical moving company storage, and you can place the items in the storage area however you like. If you want an isle down the middle you can set it up that way. For most self-storage companies, an appointment is not necessary to go and visit your stuff, so if you are using your storage facility as more of an additional room to your house or apartment, self storage is definitely the way to go.

Mobile storage
If you have load in area, mobile storage units can be dropped off at your location for loading and unloading. They can be wooden vaults, trailers, or 12 to 16-foot pod-like containers. Know what you’re getting yourself into, though. If you don’t have proper furniture protection damages can occur. Because of this, you may still need to contract a moving company to load the storage container for you. Also, when the unit is taken away, you can only access it if you contract the company for redelivery.