How to pick a storage unit wisely

We need extra space for several reasons. Sometimes we need to relocate, sell a house, or keep valuable belongings. That is why there are so many options, sizes, and locations with self-storage.

If you had to move out from the college dorm and going back home for a break, you will need 5×10 or 5×5 size units so that you can keep your belongings for the short term. College dorms have most of the furniture so the unit does not have to be very big.

If you are moving or selling a house and had to store the entire bedroom or house, the scale gets bigger. You will have to look for 10×10 or up to 10×30 depends on how many bedrooms you have in your house.

Climate controlled or non-climate controlled?
Climate controlled units have the same humidity and temperature no matter what the weather is outside. You will pick climate-controlled units if your belongings are humid/ temperature sensitive.

If spending less money is your priority, you can pick the unit that is at a not convenient spot. It can be the highest floor or further from the elevator. It will save you so much money.

Because there are so many options and types of units, it might be difficult for you to pick the right choice. However, these options are for you to pick the best unit for you too!


Black Friday is almost here. Some people spend weeks planning for this day–night. Thanksgiving Day is the big day when all the ads become available. They make a schedule of where to go, when to go, and what to buy. Remember to allow time for standing in line. First line will be getting into the store and the second line will be checking out. If Black Friday is successful there are lots of packages. Where can they be hidden until Christmas? Where can they be wrapped so no one sees them? Dino’s Storage can help with that. Rent a storage unit for a couple of months and hide packages there and even wrap them there. Most Dino’s have 24 hour access so the packages are always available.

There is a Dino’s close to you.
Elkhorn 20800 West Dodge Road
Millard 14301 Josephine Street
Papillion 921 East Cedardale Road
Bellevue 1001 Cornhusker Road
Midtown 5320 Center Street
Downtown 2757 Harney Street and 2724 Douglas Street
And coming soon 156th and Maple

Packing Materials

Remember Dino’s storage not only has storage units for your items but we have everything here for your packing as well. We stock a variety of different size boxes, everything from small boxes for books to large boxes for linens and towels. We carry several different specialty boxes, such as, wardrobe boxes for hanging clothes, flat boxes for pictures and flat screen TV’s, different types of dish packing boxes with the perfect dividers in them for plates and glasses. In addition to boxes we have mattress covers, furniture covers, bubble wrap and the tape you need to secure everything.


5x10-with-furniture-2    In the years that I have been operating storage facilities there remains one consistency…..people always think they need a bigger size storage unit than what is actually needed.

Before using storage, it is a good idea to think things through, and decide what you would like your storage unit to do for you. For example: if you are going to be leaving your belongings stored away while out of town or just not using them, then you want to get the smallest possible unit, and pack everything tightly. If you have decided that using a storage unit will be part of your new lifestyle either from not having enough room, or moving from a large house into an apartment or condo, you may want to get a storage unit 35% bigger than what you had expected just to allow yourself the room inside to make seasonal changes, or to locate stored items much easier. Whatever the end result is for you, either bigger or smaller, you will enjoy your storage experience much more if you think these things through, and work with your property manager to make the right decision.

I would really enjoy getting some feedback from you readers out there, concerning my blog. Those of you who take the time to write a comment will receive 1/2 off of their application fee when leasing a unit from me. Hope to hear from you!