TopCity Storage


Guide to Renting from Automated Storage

Renting A Unit


We give tours at TopCity and the first thing people say is, 'Wow, we have never seen anything like this before." Technology can be useful and scary the first time you incorporate it into your life. We are here to breakdown the steps on how to rent and use your digital keys for the first time. Check out our blog on this as well. Imagine you pull up to TopCity storage and see that no one is around. Don't leave! You can still rent a unit, or you can a unit from your own home prior to move in day. Here is an easy guide on how to do this: Step One Get to our website, www.topcitystorage.com, you can do this in many ways. If you are at the building you can pull up your camera, hold it over our QR code on the door, it will pull up the website, google Topcitystorage or just type in www.Topcitystorage.com on your browser. Step Two Click the STORE NOW BUTTON in blue on the first page at the top. Step Three After hitting the STORE NOW BUTTON, this will direct you to the units available, you may have to scroll down a bit, pick your unit. Step Four Enter in all your information, this step takes the longest of them all, have your drivers licence ready, your alternate contact information, if you have items with liens you will need that as well. A credit card for payment. Put in your payment information. Sign the lease. Then you are almost ready to go. Step Five It should say complete once you have walked through all the steps. You should get an email as soon as you hit the complete button. In the email it will have the facility map this tells you directons on what door your "key" will work at, we have three access doors you will have access to one of them, this prevents everyone from wondering the building. The email will also have ...


Crystal Reuter
December 1st, 2020


Questions to Ask About Self-Storage Before Renting

Renting A Unit


When you decide that you need some extra storage space due to a move, remodeling or just because you need extra space in your home the next step is renting a unit. However, it maybe your first time renting a unit, here are some questions that may help you in finding the right fit. 1. What size of units are available and what kind? Before storing in any self-storage unit, you should be interested in knowing more about the type of units available and how big or small they are. Do you want climate-controlled units, outdoor access? If you do not know the difference see our blog on the differences. Climate Controlled VS. Outdoor Blog . If you are unsure the size of unit you need, try this Size Guide, it is an interactive tool to help you decide what is the best size unit for you. 2. Is a deposit required? No one wants to be surprised as they prepare for the final step to securing a rental. Almost all self-storage companies charge an administration or setup fee. You should inquire about any fees that may be required before renting the space, such as a security deposit. You may also look for "special rates" that waive these fees for new customers. 3. How long is the lease? Many self-storage companies rent out storage space on a monthly basis. However, some are based on long-term commitments. Most of the longer terms are due to the "special deals" you may of gotten. For example, if you got a dollar rental for the first month, you may have to stay for three. 4. Has the company experienced any break-ins? You should also try to find out whether the self-storage facility has had any break-ins in the recent past, and if so, what steps have they taken to solve the problems. This can give you an idea of how safe your belongings will ...


Crystal Reuter
July 1st, 2020