GMS Self Storage LLC
 (formerly Gurley Mini Storage)

Office Hours:
Mon – Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wed: Closed
Sun: Closed

Phone: 256-776-0004

Email: info@gmsstorage.com

Gate Access: 24 hour

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Storage Options

ESTIMATING THE SIZE OF SPACE REQUIRED

Most of our units vary in height from 11' to 22'. Sizes may vary due to height and wall thickness. To calculate the number of cubic feet in a storage space; please follow the example below.

* Approximate size = Square Feet x Average Height - Cubic Feet (ie: 10' x 20' = 200 Square Feet x 10' (h) = 2000 Cubic Feet

SIZE USE
5' x 10' (50 square feet) Will hold furnishings of a mid-size bedroom, including a queen-size bed, dresser, TV, and a group of small to medium sized boxes.
10' x 10' (100 square feet) Will hold the contents of an entire family room or two full bedrooms, including a number of small to medium sized boxes.
10' x 12' (120 square feet) Will hold the contents of up to three full bedrooms, or larger items such as pianos, sofa's, tables, or large-screen TVs, plus a variety of various sized boxes.
10' x 15' (150 square feet) Will hold the contents of up to three full bedrooms, and larger items such as pianos, sofa's, tables, or large-screen TVs, plus a variety of various sized boxes.
10' x 20' (200 square feet) Will hold the contents of up to three full bedrooms, and larger items such as pianos, sofa's, tables, or large-screen TVs, plus a variety of various sized boxes & some wardrobe boxes.
10' x 24' (240 square feet) Will hold the contents of a multi-bedroom house, including oversized items such as a sofa, refrigerator, washer/dryer, dining room set and large wardrobe boxes.
12' x 20' (240 square feet) Will hold the contents of a multi-bedroom house, including oversized items such as a sofa, refrigerator, washer/dryer, dining room set and large wardrobe boxes.
10' x 30' (300 square feet) Will hold the contents of a large multi-bedroom house, including oversized items such as a sofa & loveseat, refrigerator & oven, microwave, washer/dryer, dining room set, entertainment center, and various sized boxes.

NOTE: Every person(s) or family's storage needs are different in terms of accumulated possessions. This guideline only serves as a rough estimate. It is recommended that you personally view the unit sizes to have a better idea on required size.

When deciding on climate control or non-climate control storage units, one must consider what needs to be stored, for example; quality furniture, expensive electronic equipment or goods that will react to weather changes, all must be considered.

Moving & Storage Tips
  • A good quality lock on your storage unit will give you peace of mind. GMS Requires ALL units to be locked with a DISC LOCK.
  • Boxes are the most economical and best protection for your goods. Try to keep boxes as uniform in size as possible and stack them from heaviest to lightest to avoid damage to contents. Another alternative to boxes are plastic tubs purchased at most hardware or household goods stores.
  • Recommended to place pallets or shelves on your storage unit floor and allow for a small air space around your goods to aid in ventilation to prevent condensation.
  • Recommended to pack valuable items such as stereos and cameras in unmarked boxes and place them near the rear of your storage unit.
  • Labeling your boxes will save time when trying to locate a specific item.

RECOMMENDED

  • Always pack books flat to protect their spines. Do not place boxes directly on floor in case of any condensation. Pack books in smaller boxes as they can get very heavy to carry. Lining your book boxes with plastic is another good practice. Placing a fabric softener sheet in the box will help prevent any mildew smell.
  • Always store windows, screens and mirrors on edge, never flat to avoid damage. Individually packaging them in cardboard or mirror packs is a good idea. Marking all Fragile boxes will help to insure these cartons are handled with care.
  • When packing dishes and glasses always wrap them individually. Place a piece of packing paper or towel on bottom and top of cartons to protect them from any bumps. Plain packing paper is recommended as newspaper print may transfer onto your valuables. Stack plates on edge for best results.
  • Always use mattress and furniture plastic covers to protect your possessions. Stand sofas/mattresses on end and cover floor underneath with cardboard or wooden pallet.
  • Refrigerators, freezers, washers and dryers make excellent places to store bedding, clothing, towels, etc. Wedge appliance doors open if you are storing them for any length of time. Also, cleaning your appliances before storing is recommended.
  • Use furniture drawers as extra storage for clothes, blankets or smaller household items, pictures,etc. Make sure to secure drawers so they do not open in transit.
  • Always plan to move the bigger and heavier items into your storage unit first, then pack smaller items around and on top of them.
  • Wiping metal objects such as bicycles, tools, etc. with a gently oiled rag can help prevent these items from rusting.

INSURING YOUR GOODS

  • PEACE OF MIND
  • Insuring your belongings while in storage is a very good idea. Check your home policy to confirm if you have coverage while your valuables are in storage. If not, ask us about self-storage insurance. Remember IF IT'S WORTH STORING - IT'S WORTH PROTECTING! Keep in mind the deductible on your home insurance (if it is covered) ... It may be beneficial to purchase a policy on your stored goods.
  • GMS Self Storage DOes NOT carry insurance on YOUR stored property. YOU are responsible for your own insurance.
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