No. However, reserving in advance does ensure that your unit will be ready when you arrive with your belongings. We offer free reservations 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through our website and email, and take reservations over the phone during listed phone hours up to 30 days in advance. Additionally, we offer several more moving essentials like moving trucks, locks, and packing supplies which you may find helpful and we can organize to make your move-in experience seamless.
Yes. We offer convenient online rentals 24-hours per day and 7-days per week. Lorain Mini Storage will automatically pro-rate your first month's rent if you move-in during the month. Rentals will continue on a month-to-month basis thereafter.
Please call our office at (440) 309-5508 or email us to reserve your U-Haul truck today. You can conveniently use their 24/7 Self-Service app for contact-free truck rentals right outside our facility in our large parking lot.
Assuming one bedroom consists of a queen sized bed, a dresser, and 2 nightstands, here is a general starting point:
Cargo van to 10′ moving truck: studio apartment
15-foot moving truck: two bedrooms or less
20-foot moving truck: two to three bedrooms
26-foot moving truck: four+ bedrooms
If the rooms in your home have a lot of furniture, it will take up more space and if you are on the cusp between truck rental sizes, it is best to be safe and reserve the next size up.
You may cancel or change a reservation at any time by phone, email, on our website or in person. There is no cancellation/change penalty.
Yes. Customers may provide their own lock or conveniently buy one from us while moving-in. We recommend and sell high-quality disc locks for the greatest security.
Our units are rented on a month-to-month basis. We require a minimum of one full month: Beyond that, your rental with us can be as long or a short as you need it to be.
Yes. We offer a variety of discounted, high-quality boxes, tape, packing paper, bubble wrap and much more.
Yes. You can still rent a truck or purchase our high-quality discounted moving supplies whether or not you rent a storage unit. We stock boxes, tape, and packing paper. We also keep some specialty supplies for larger items in stock.
No storage facility can guarantee that your belongings will be completely secure. However, our facilities are equipped with security features that deter unauthorized access and crime including
No. The lock provided to you comes with multiple keys. We do not have a duplicate or a master key.
During access hours you can use your gate code to access your storage unit. During office hours our Manager is available to assist you with your storage related needs. If you need access outside of standard access hours, our Manager can make accommodations. Business, boat, and RV customers are provided with 24-hour service.
Please call us during our listed phone hours for assistance regarding your forgotten access codes. For your protection, we will request proof of identity. We do offer a very convenient app that allows you to not only eliminate this issue but also easily go through our gate without the need to extend out of your vehicle to touch the keypad using bluetooth on your smart phone.
Our facilities are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Access hours (Gate Hours) are 7 am to 9 pm every day. Business, boat, and RV customers are provided with 24-hour service.
You can restrict access to yourself, or you may designate specific people to have access to your unit.
Our rental contracts are all month-to-month. No long-term lease is required.
Lorain Mini Storage has made your payment process as easy as possible. Our rentals renew on the 1st day of each month. You can pay through our website 24-hours per day and 7-days per week, by phone or in-person during office hours or by mail using ACH debit, credit/debit cards, cash and checks.
Rent is due on the 1st of each month. See your lease agreement for late fee dates and amounts.
If rent and associated fees are not paid, you are at risk of the contents of your unit being sold at auction to pay unpaid rent, fees, and any costs of the sale incurred by the facility owner. If, after this procedure, any net proceeds of the auction remain, they are paid to you. We never want this to happen. We do have options.
Yes. You can sign up for recurring payments with our Manager at move-in or at any time later through your online account to never be late. We will automatically deduct you monthly charges from a credit card, debit card, or bank account. Payments can also be submitted manually every month by clicking “Make A Payment” on our website.
Yes. You are responsible for maintaining insurance on all items that you have placed in storage. Most homeowners or renter’s insurance plans do not cover items while at a storage facility. Therefore, for your convenience, Lorain Mini Storage offers a variety of zero-deductible affordable Tenant Protection Plans that were carefully designed to give you peace of mind and fit your needs which can be added to your monthly rental agreement. Please review our plans and our Tenant Protection Plan Addendum for more details while renting a unit. If you currently have coverage, please provide a copy of your declarations page at time of rental.
Yes. To store a vehicle or boat on site, you must maintain personal insurance.
We require that you give a 10-day notice prior to vacating your storage unit through your online account or by email. Beyond that, the process is simple.