If you’re looking for an easy way to store your belongings, drive up storage units are a great choice. You can drive right up to the unit and unload your belongings without having to carry them very far.

With drive up storage units in mind, we shall examine here the types of items that are useful for storing as opposed to using just a standard lock-up situation. 

Though we might have 24/7 security and climate control, we still need to be able to conveniently get our items into or out of the self-storage unit. Access is everything when you have a storage unit. You will want it nearby and have a situation where it is as easy as possible to transfer items between your home and the unit.


Many self-storage units will house vehicles, and we will want to drive them straight into our larger-sized unit. We are talking about commuting and recreational vehicles such as:

  • Cars
  • Motorcycles
  • ATVs
  • Boats
  • RVs
  • Trailers


Second vehicles are popular for putting into self-storage units. Also, where a family grows and there are more car owners, it can become a necessity to have somewhere else that is secure enough to store them rather than risk leaving them out on a driveway or at the side of a road.

Heavy and Awkward Furniture

If you’re like many people, you may have heavy or awkward furniture to store that’s difficult to move. 

With drive up access, you can easily drive your car or truck up to your storage unit to load or unload your belongings. This is especially helpful if you have large or heavy items to store. You can also drive up to your unit to access your belongings anytime you need them.

Be sure to secure your furniture properly to your vehicle using plenty of rope to ensure there are no accidents on the way to the self-storage unit. It may not be far, and hopefully, it isn’t, but you do not want to take any chances with safety or break any rules of the road.

Disabled Users

For those with any kind of disability or who find it difficult to lift, it is useful to have a self-storage unit with easy access. You will want it not on the top floor but at ground level so that a vehicle can be driven as close up to it as possible.

Anyone with asthma or a breathing complaint such as COPD will appreciate not walking too far with objects they are dropping off at a self-storage unit.

Those without much help will want good access to their storage unit. An item may not require so many bodies moving it when there is less distance to have to take it.

Knowing that there are drive-up storage units is a peace of mind for those looking to store awkward objects or have other factors to consider when renting a storage unit. The first consideration might be how big the storage unit is but then we will want to know that we can easily move our objects and position them where we want within the unit. Careful placement of those objects will be what protects them best from each other and makes retrieval easier.

Drive up storage units are a good option for many, who find it well worth paying for the facility, and the extras many come with. Who can begrudge paying the extra when it is for our convenience? We will then not think twice about putting a certain object into self-storage when we know that we can much more easily retrieve it any time we need it.