Frequently Asked Questions
At Friendly Storage America, we know that selecting the right storage facility is an important decision, so we’ve compiled a list of commonly asked questions. If you don’t see an answer to your question, give us a call at (317) 731-6272 and one of our knowledgeable staff will be glad to help. You also can check out our pricing and availability for more information.
If you think the extra space would be nice, but are still wondering whether you truly need a storage unit, here are some questions to consider:
Is your home cluttered with boxes, keepsakes, and unused personal items?
A storage unit is a great way to organize personal items and records in a secure environment.
Do you need another garage?
Keep your toys (cars, motorcycles, tools, and more) safe and dry year-round in one of our 20-, 30-, or 40-foot units.
Are you using retail space to store inventory or records?
If you have retail space, you know that cost of renting it can be quite expensive. Every available square foot should be generating sales, so we suggest using your retail location to display merchandise and letting one of our storage units serve as your back room to keep extra inventory, seasonal merchandise, and records.
Can your business operate without an office or showroom?
If you work primarily at your customer’s location (such as in construction or lawn care services), you probably don’t need a storefront. All you may need is a place to keep supplies, and self-storage is the ideal solution.
Is our space more affordable than your space?
Analyze your costs, and you might find that you’re paying office or retail rental rates just for storage. With the variety of unit sizes we offer, you‘ll have exactly the space you need at the perfect price.
Here are a few key items to keep in mind when organizing your storage unit to best utilize the space while protecting your valuables:
- Keep items off the floor by placing them on boxes or pallets. This helps with air circulation and moisture control.
- Leave a walkway to the back of the unit, if possible.
- Place items you may need near the front, and keep valuables in the back of the unit.
- Apply furniture polish before storing wood items, and cover them with old sheets instead of plastic.
- Save floor space by storing couches on end (and on a pallet).
- Prevent rust by wiping metal objects with an oily rag prior to storing.
- Completely fill all boxes, seal them with masking tape, and label the tops and sides.
We offer a variety of sizes to accommodate the needs of our customers. Sizes range from 5×10 (50 square feet) all the way up to 10×40 (400 square feet). Learn more about specific storage unit sizes to determine which one is right for you, or give us a call at (317) 731-6272 and one of our friendly staff will be glad to discuss your options.
Friendly Storage America is a lighted and electronically gated facility under 24/7 video surveillance, so you never have to worry about the safety of your belongings.
We strive to serve our customers in the Lawrence area with high quality service at unbeatable prices, and that includes offering special discounted rates from time to time. Check out our specials page to see our current offers.
If you have further questions or are ready to reserve your storage unit, contact us at (317) 731-6272. We look forward to serving you!