Storage Units

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Valley Self Storage Units

Unit Features:

  • Alarm system on climate control units
  • 20 plus Cameras on site (24 hour monitoring)
  • Customizable gate code
  • Gate access 6am to 10pm 365 days a year
  • Barbed-wire Perimeter Fencing
  • 5’x5’ units up to 12’x40’ units
  • 8’ to 10’ wide rollup garage doors
  • Climate Control and regular units (45F to 85F)
  • Attentive On-site Manager

 

"Ease of access, competitive rates, clean units. The staff is super friendly and expedient. I love that they are tech savvy and can email you receipts and you can do on-line payments." Diana

Unit Size Guide

Small Units:
5'X5'Valley Self Storage 10X30
This unit is the size of a small walk-in closet.  This unit is offered with a 3’ wide swing door.

It is about 10’ tall inside and is great for stacking boxes.
5'X10' Valley Self Storage 10X30
This unit is the size of a full Walk-in closet. This unit is offered with a 3’ wide swing door.

Medium Units:
10'X10'Valley Self Storage 10X30
This unit is the size of a small backyard shed or a very small bedroom. This unit is offered with either a 3’ wide swing door or an 8’ wide garage door.
10'X15'Valley Self Storage 10X30
This unit is the size of a small one car garage. Comes with an 8’ wide garage
Door.

Large Units:

 10'X20' Valley Self Storage 10X30
This unit is the size of a standard one car garage. It comes with an 8’ wide door.
10'X30' Valley Self Storage 10X30
This unit is the size of a large single garage. It comes with an 8’ wide door on BOTH SIDES!
This unit is perfect for accessing items from either side.

Gigantic Units:

12'X36'Valley Self Storage 10X30
This unit is the size of a double car garage. It comes with a 10’ wide garage door.
It is perfect for storing RV’s and boats. Or For extra inventory space for your business. The garage door is approximately 11’ tall, the unit is 15’ tall inside.

12'X40'Valley Self Storage 10X30
This unit is the size of a two-car garage. It comes with a 10’ wide garage door.
It is perfect for storing RV’s and boats. Or For extra inventory space for your business.
The garage door is about 11’ tall, the unit is 15’ tall inside.

"When I went and got my unit this weekend and I got the wrong size. Dawnelle got me switched to bigger unit super fast and easy. I also got a cool little flashlight and some candy." Chelsie


12 Storage Tips Valley Self Storage Tips

Valley Self StoragePut the items you need to access frequently at the front of the unit.
Valley Self StoragePrepare a map of your unit so you know where you have stored items.
Valley Self StorageCover your furniture, mattresses, box springs with covers designed for them.  Use blankets and towels to cover furniture.

Valley Self StoragePlace heavy items on the bottom, stack lighter items on top

 Valley Self StorageUse boxes so you can stack your items easily.
Valley Self StorageUse a step ladder so you can stack items above your head.
Valley Self StorageStack chairs seat-to-seat with towels or blankets between them.  Break down your furniture by removing any legs so you can optimize your space.    
Valley Self StorageUse your refrigerator to store things inside. Be sure to leave the door open slightly so air will circulate.

Valley Self StorageMake sure that all loose parts in your refrigerator (including ice containers and drawers) are secure. Any exposed coils should be padded to protect them during the move as well.

Valley Self StorageLeave a little space between your items and the walls, so air can circulate.  Also, leave an area where you can walk to the back of your unit, so you can access items.
Valley Self StoragePlace tools in an empty garbage can and stack cans together.
Valley Self StorageRemove all fuel from lawn mowers or other gas powered equipment.

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Valley Self Storage Packing Tips
Packing Guide

Although the decision of moving your home can be exciting, packing is something most of us dread. By using our guide, you will feel more secure in knowing that your possessions will get to your new address in one piece.
Once you're there, you'll be able to find everything when the time comes to unpack and get settled.

Get Things in Order:

Your move will be easier and smoother if you pre-plan your packing!
Here are several handy tips to help you get started.

1. Always create a thorough and complete inventory of
what you will be moving to your new address.
2. Don't forget to photograph or videotape any unique or
valuable belongings.
3. It's also wise to make a note of the serial numbers on your electronic equipment.

What You'll Need:

Strong Boxes. (same sized boxes stack easily)
Wardrobe Boxes with Hanger Bars.
Packing Tape.
Bubble Wrap, Newspaper, Wrapping Paper, and Tissue Paper.
Ziploc Bags.
Markers.
Notes for Wrapping

Wrap all your breakable items in bubble wrap, wrapping paper, or tissue paper.
Because newspaper may leave ink smudges on your items, it should only be used to cushion items that are already protected.
You can use old linens, blankets, and towels to wrap and cushion fragile items.
Ziploc bags can be used for small odds and ends that usually clutter your drawers.

Get Packing:

- It always makes good sense to begin packing well ahead of the move.
- We strongly recommend that you use good quality, strong moving boxes, and always be certain that the bottoms are fully secured.
- Don't get overwhelmed. Try to concentrate on one room at a time. Be sure that every box is clearly labeled by room and item.
- Once your moving boxes are filled, they should be placed in an area close to your front door.

These hints will help you pack like a pro:

Any items that you don't need for your daily living routine should be packed first.
Important items (such as photographs, wills, jewelry, home videos, and any other important documents) should be packed separately so that you can personally carry them with you on moving day. Another alternative you might want to consider is placing these belongings in a safety deposit box until after the move.
Fragile items should be packed loosely with plenty of wrapping. The boxes must be clearly labeled "FRAGILE", and finally you will want to stack them towards the top of your piles. Non-breakable items should be packed snugly in smaller boxes. You will want to make sure that they are not too heavy, and that they are at a weight you feel comfortable carrying. Don't forget to pack your books flat, alternating the bindings so they will stack evenly.
When possible, small appliances and electronic equipment should be packed in the boxes they came in, and then taped securely.
In order to avoid unnecessary ironing later on, make sure you have enough wardrobe boxes.

Bulky Things:

When disassembling your bed, use tape or rope to bind the frames together. Your drawers should be filled with wrapped items or clothes. Entire drawers should be covered with a blanket or old linens. You shouldn't tape the drawers shut - the finish on your drawers may be damaged. Cover your tables with a blanket or old linen. When possible, remove the legs. Always wrap the nuts and bolts in a plastic bag and secure them to a leg.
Check your owner's manual for any special moving instructions of appliances.
In order to keep the tub of your washing machine from moving around during the move, fill it with stuffed toys, blankets, towels, and old linens.

Tricky Things:

Bicycle handlebars should be loosened and turned sideways. Don't forget to keep the chains and pedals covered, otherwise grease and oil might rub off on other items. Small mirrors should be carefully wrapped and packed in boxes. Cardboard should be used to cover large paintings, artwork, or wall mirrors. When possible, these items will be kept safe in wardrobe boxes. Because your outdoor furniture may be too bulky or heavy to move in one piece, you may need to disassemble it. If so, be sure to place the nuts and bolts in a plastic bag and attach it to the furniture. Carpets and rugs should be rolled up and carefully secured with tape or rope. Wrapping sharp edges on any tools or attachments will help prevent injury. Power tools should be packed with plenty of cushioning. Be sure to tie or tape your tool chests securely closed. A very important reminder is to carefully dispose of the gasoline and oil from your lawn mower and other machinery, as well as any flammable or poisonous household products. Remember not to pack rags that are soiled with fuel. They should be properly disposed of to avoid spontaneous combustion.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsValley Self Storage FAQ's

What are your rates and fees?
We offer Specials that make our competitive rates extremely attractive.  We don’t require a security deposit.  We do have a $10.00 administration fee that can be waived if you sign up for automatic payment with your credit card. 
We encourage everyone to stop by and take a tour with our friendly and knowledgeable manager.  We will analyze your specific storage needs.  We offer a fenced and gated property, an on-site manager, 24-hour access (upon request) and more.  Please inquire directly for pricing and current specials.

What size units do you have and what size do I need?
Link to Unit Size Guide: LINK
Our friendly manager has years of experience and can help you determine what size you need
based on what you are storing.  Use our “sizing guide” as a reference.  We have small units (5X5) to large garage sizes (12x40).

Do I need a lock?

We provide you with one heavy-duty Chateau disk lock when you rent a unit (limit one per customer).  We sell additional locks for $14.95, along with a complete range of packing supplies that include boxes, tape, mattress bags, plastic bubble wrap, etc.  All of our packing supplies are value-priced.

Do I have to sign a lease?
Our contracts are month-to-month and you can move in or out as you desire.  There are no long-term contracts.  If you do need long-term storage, check with our manager for specials offered at the time of rental.

When do I have access to my unit?
Our standard access hours are from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. 7 days a week, even on holidays.  We can provide 24-hour access to licensed businesses that need it, upon request. 

What are our office hours at Valley Self Storage?
Valley Self-Storage Office Hours: M-F (9am – 6pm); Sat (10am – 4pm); Sun (Closed)
Valley East Self-Storage Hours: M-F (10am – 6pm) Sat (10am – 3pm) Sun (Closed)
Post Falls Self-Storage Hours: Monday (10am – 3pm) Tues-Fri (10am – 6pm) Sat (10am – 3pm) Sun (Closed)
Post Falls East Self-Storage Hours: Mon – Wed (10am – 3pm) Thurs-Fri (10am – 6pm) Sat (10am – 3pm) Sun (Closed)

How secure are my belongings?
Our site is fully fenced and well lit. You will have your own special access code (which you will select) so you will be able to enter the access gate.  We have over 20 video cameras throughout the property that provide surveillance.

Our manager lives on-site and keeps an eye out for anyone in the facility after hours (using security cameras).  The gated access allows only those with an access code to enter. Our gate software keeps track of everyone who enters and leaves the property, so we always know who has been coming and going.

Do I need insurance?
We have insurance available at a very reasonable rate through our affiliate.  Your manager will assist you with this when you rent your unit.  Some homeowner policies cover self storage, but most do not.  You might want to check with your insurance company first to see if you’re covered.

What types of payments do you accept?
We accept checks, money orders, Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover.  We can set up an automatic payment on your credit card or debit card, which will waive your $10.00 administration fee.  We have a drop slot near our office door for after hour payments.  Please do not deposit cash into the drop slot. 

Do you sell boxes and packing supplies?

Yes, we have a wide variety of boxes in several sizes along, with other packing supplies. We sell mattress covers, tape, utility knives, magnet lights, rope, gloves, batteries and much more, all at discounted prices, in the office.

Do you have any Customer Referral specials?
YES!  If you are an existing tenant who refers a customer to us who rents a unit, we will pay you $25.00 in cash!  Ask your manager for specific information.

What kinds of things cannot be stored in a unit?

Hazardous and toxic materials are strictly prohibited.  This includes petroleum products, acetone, etc.  If you have any questions about certain items, please check with the manager.

Do you have a moving trailer I can use?  
Yes.  If you need a moving trailer, we have one available for free when you rent a unit. We require a copy of insurance, and a $150 security deposit, returned once the trailer is back.  Please call for details, 509-924-8467.

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