Self Storage

State of the Art Self Storage Facility

When you need to declutter your basement, or relocate to a smaller residence, bring your extra gear to Avalon Storage. We are family owned and operated, and we have plenty of room. So, pile your seasonal decorations and old furniture into one of our spacious units. Whatever your needs, we have your self storage needs covered.

If you’re looking to store something larger, Avalon caries a wide variety of storage sizes. We even maintain an outdoor storage area for Boats and RVs. While some storage facilities have tiny access roads and cramped lots, we take pride in our spacious facility. You no longer need to fight for room.

Give us a call. We’ll walk you through the available storage options, and equip you with everything you need to make packing and storing a painless experience. Or drop by our convenient location off of Airport Road. It’s close enough for you to pop over on your lunch break, and far enough to avoid downtown traffic. Come by, we love visitors.

Whether you need a short- or long-term lease, we’ve got your back. Whether it’s personal or business, we’ll take care of your needs. You supply a padlock and key (or purchase one from us), and we’ll take care of the rest. Easy access. Phenomenal service. That’s Avalon Storage.

Call Avalon Storage today to find out about our available Self Storage Units!

You wouldn’t lease a new car without first taking it out for a spin, would you? Why should leasing a storage unit be any different? Swing by and we’ll take you on a tour of our facility, so you can kick the tires and take her out for a test drive. Ask questions. Compare prices. We’re here to help. Below is a list of our self storage unit sizes and prices. RV, Boat and Mini Storage options are also available.

Avalon Storage Advantages
  • 50+ video cameras cover entire property
  • Perimeter lights ring the grounds
  • Concrete walls enclose the entire facility
  • Individual alarms protect every storage unit
  • Clean facility with daily maintenance
  • Secure passcodes guard both gates
  • Reservations grant after-hour access
  • Conveniently staffed office hours
Types of Self Storage

Drive-up Storage Units

Say goodbye backaches! No tight corners to navigate. No long corridors to traverse. With Avalon Storage, you drive directly from gate to storage and unload at your door. No muss, no fuss. Simple. Storing a vehicle? The same applies. Drive it up and back it in. Think of us as your second garage – store what you need, when you need.

Extra-Large Units with Double Doors

Need frequent access to your storage unit? Or maybe you’re simply tired of crawling over your holiday decorations and around old furniture to reach your fishing gear tucked against the back wall. In either case, your worries are over. Our extra-large units come with both front- and rear-entry doors. Packing and unpacking has never been easier. Now you have unobstructed access to the rear of your unit whenever you need it. You’ll be in and out in a flash, leaving you plenty of time to race home for Game of Thrones.

Why should I use self storage?

Space

Gone are the days of the McMansion. We no longer have space to host family reunions in the living room and park four cars in our garage. We’re lucky if we get one! Possessions swell as houses shrink. That’s the era we live in. And modern times call for modern measures: outsource your storage. Let Avalon take care of your needs.

De-clutter

Can you say spring cleaning? Time to beat the dust from the curtains and scour the barbeque grill. Load up those quilts hiding under your bed and the coats crammed in your closet. Oh, and don’t forget all those hand-crafted gifts from your kids when they were little. Box ‘em up. Drop ‘em off. They’ll be here when you need ‘em.

Downsize

A smaller office. A smaller home. Downsizing requires better organization: a rock-solid floorplan, additional shelves, and prudent placement of the random assortment of gear you lugged over from your last place. Squeeze in what you can and bring the rest to us. We have room, and we like to share.

Travel

Boating in Botswana? Or maybe you’re finally taking that round-the-world cruise you’ve been planning the last 20 years? Give yourself peace of mind. Keep your belongings secure back home, so you can forget about obligations and enjoy your trip. Even if it’s only for a short while.

Retirement

Limited budget. Limited space. Retirement means recognizing your limits and rethinking your priorities. Whether than means inviting your grandkids over after school, or taking up new hobbies, you need to make room for this new chapter in your life. Sometimes that requires tangible changes, such as cleaning the garage, stowing memorabilia, or moving. Whatever your circumstances, we’re here to help. Bring us what you can no longer fit. We’ll save room for you.

Business

Whether storing office files or consignment goods, every business needs extra space. Off-site storage provides an inexpensive solution. Dropping off a carload of boxes? Our Mini Storage will suffice. Unloading an 18-wheeler worth of office equipment and furniture? Try one of our extra-large, double door units. Choose a unit that gives you plenty of room to maneuver and a clear path to access your frequently used items. Remember, it’s a tax write off.

Tips for Packing Your Storage Unit

Avoid common mistakes. Use these 5 simple tips to stay organized and keep your belongings secure.

Walk

Leave a walkable pathway through your belongings, so you can easily access items tucked against the back wall. If you don’t have enough room for a path, consider a larger unit, or one with double doors.

Stack

Stack chairs seat to seat. Wrap your couch in plastic and place it on its side. Pad each consecutive layer of furniture with blankets to protect from scratches. Heavier items go on the bottom; lighter, on top. And don’t forget to use all the available vertical space. Plan out your project. Map out the space. And always keep in mind the size and weight of heavy or awkward items, such as lawnmowers and loveseats.

Wrap

Purchase plastic mattress covers and wrap up your mattresses tight. Then head over to your nearest Lowes or Home Depot and purchase an industrial size roll of saran wrap. Wrap anything that scratches (dining room chairs, coffee tables, etc.) then wrap anything that tears (leather couches, fabric pillows, etc.) Anticipate the extra stress that cramped quarters and exposure to the elements may have on your items.

Shelve

Shelving provides extra vertical support and organization. We recommend free-standing metal shelves which you can purchase from Amazon or your local Home Depot. Keep box labels visible on both the top and front sides. Write in large lettering using a magnum-size permanent marker, so you can see your descriptions in dim light from across the room.

Protect

Don’t store food. It attracts pests. Don’t store combustibles. They ignite in extreme temperatures. If you rent a ground level unit, store valuable items on wooden pallets. Floods, though rare, can seep into units and destroy property. Think smart and prepare for the elements.

Additional Instructions for Bicycles

Clean it

Use a soft sponge with a mild soap to wipe down the frame, seat, tires, and handlebars. Next degrease the chain. Then apply lubricant to the chain and all the cables. This step is essential to keep your essential bicycle parts from oxidizing.

Inflate tires

Proper inflation keeps rubber tires from creasing and cracking. Recheck tire pressure every two months. Re-inflate as needed.

Store in a bicycle box

You can find these at your local bike shop. The box protects your bike from scratches and dings, and streamlines its otherwise cumbersome shape. No more tripping over stray pedals. Disassembly is required, so bring proper tools and packing material. If you have questions, ask your local bike mechanic for assistance.

Helmet goes in a separate box

Keep it out of the way. Once dented, the structural integrity is no longer guaranteed. Many warranties cover a free replacement. If your warranty doesn’t cover it, purchase a new helmet right away. Safety first!

Be conscious of the elements

If you store your bicycle in a humid environment, the leather will mildew. Prevent this by wrapping seats, handlebar tape and grips in industrial saran wrap. If you store your bicycle in blistering heat, the paint will bubble and rubber will crack. So, ensure your bicycle rests well away from walls receiving direct sunlight. Safeguard your gear, so it’s in the same shape coming out as when you put it in.

We want to make your move quick and easy.

If you have any questions please call us today, or drop by for a private tour of our facility.

Mini Storage

Mini Storage Facility in Redding CA

At Avalon Storage, our mini storage units help you store valuable items, reduce clutter, and free up space in your home or office. We offer a wide range of storage unit sizes, as well as RV, Boat and Self Storage options. Our storage facility is located off Airport Road, on 10 acres surrounded by a 6-foot concrete wall. If you’re looking for a storage facility in the Redding area with easy access, reliable service, and options that meet your specific needs – then Avalon Storage is the right choice for you.

If you’re not sure exactly which storage unit is best suited for your needs, give us a call and one of our team members will walk you through our available storage options. Our goal is to equip you with everything you need to make your packing and storing experience easy and painless.

Give us a call and we would be happy to answer all your questions.

Our facility offers extra wide driveways and drive up mini storage units to make storing your possessions convenient and stress-free. You can access your storage unit 7 days a week, 6:30am to 9pm, with extended hours available upon request. We offer month-to-month lease terms with easy auto-pay options.

We also have RV, Boat and Self Storage options available. We recommend that you visit Avalon Storage and get a tour of our facility to help you make an informed decision about your storage needs. We’re here to help!

Avalon Storage Advantages
  • 50+ video cameras cover entire property
  • Perimeter lights ring the grounds
  • Concrete walls enclose the entire facility
  • Individual alarms protect every storage unit
  • Clean facility with daily maintenance
  • Secure passcodes guard both gates
  • Reservations grant after-hour access
  • Conveniently staffed office hours
Storage Unit Equivalent Sizes

It’s not always easy to determine what size storage unit you need. Always err on the side of caution. Make sure you have enough space to fulfill all your current and future storage needs. To give you a better sense of the sizes we have available, here is a list of storage dimensions and their corresponding sizes.

  • 5×10 and 10×5 unit is about the size of a small closet
  • 10×10 unit is about the size of a bedroom
  • 10×15 unit is a little smaller than a one car garage
  • 10×20 unit is about the size of a one car garage
  • 10×25 unit is a little larger than a one car garage
  • 10×30 is a little smaller than a two-car garage
Hazardous Items Not Allowed in a Mini Storage Unit

Before you fill your storage unit, make certain you remove any hazardous items from your cargo. Hazardous or threatening items include, but are not limited to:

  • Gasoline
  • Compressed Gas
  • Paint
  • Toxic or Biological Waste
  • Fireworks
  • Kerosene
  • Propane tanks
  • Lamp and Motor Oil
  • Corrosives
  • Acid
  • Grease
  • Cleaners
  • Chemicals
  • Narcotics
  • Fertilizers
  • Asbestos or Items Containing Asbestos
  • Explosives
  • Perishable Food
  • Plants Alive or Dead
  • Animals Alive or Dead
Categorize Before You Pack

Pick through your belongings before you move them. Keep these questions in mind as you sort:

  • Is this item useful?
  • How often do I use this item?
  • Am I emotionally attached to this item?
  • Is this item worn out?
  • Is it worth purchasing a new one?
  • Could I donate this item?
  • Will this item fit well in my new place?
  • Is there room for this in my new house?

If the item doesn’t pass muster, throw it out or donate it. Read the following two sections for guidance.

Trash These Items

Pick through your belongings before you move them. Keep these questions in mind as you sort:

  • Broken items
  • Items with missing parts
  • Old papers, such as mail, magazines, and birthday cards
  • Rusty or dented equipment, such as gardening sheers or bicycle helmets

Some items may hold sentimental value, and be difficult to throw away. If you find yourself in this predicament, box these items together, and label the box with today’s date. Make yourself a bargain to revisit that box a year from now. At that time, open the box and ask yourself the following question: Do I need to hold onto this, or is it time to let it go?

Donate These Items

Consider donating any items that you no longer have use for. Remember, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Those who frequent garage sales and consignment stores love:

  • Clothing free from holes and stains
  • Pots, pans, plates, glasses, and silverware
  • Furniture
  • Tools
  • Toys

Note: Consignment stores and thrift stores both accept donations. Consignment stores will split a portion of the profit with you. Thrift stores won’t. Instead, thrift stores will give you a receipt to use on your taxes. That’s right, donations are tax deductible.

Fragile Items

Protect fragile items with the proper padding and support. Wine glasses, mirrors, and ceramic dishes break easily, so bring along the following packing materials:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Boxes designed to hold dishes
  • Boxes designed to hold glasses
  • Dish and glass packers
  • Towels
  • Newspaper
  • Styrofoam peanuts
  • Furniture covers

The boxes built for dishes, and those built for glasses, come pre-divided into special compartments. Each one holds a specific item, reducing the likelihood of breakage. Take our word for it, these boxes are indispensable to any move.

Take an Inventory

Keep track of the belongings you wish to keep, so you can identify and retrieve items quickly. There’s nothing worse than rushing around, unable to find what you need. Include the following on your inventory spreadsheet:

  • Name and description of each item
  • The condition of each item
  • Date of storage for each item
  • Location in storage for each item

Most importantly, grab your iPhone and snap at least one picture of each item. For more expensive items, like your flat screen tv and designer sneakers, snap a picture from each side. No, the pics aren’t for bragging rights. They provide insurance companies with proof in case your valuables are damaged.

How to Pack Your Mini Storage Unit

How you pack your mini storage unit is crucial in order to maximize your space. You can always ask our friendly on-site manager for tips on packing your mini-storage unit.

  1. We recommend you fill your boxes evenly. Fill extra space in boxes with packing material, towels, or rags.
  2. Keep everything covered to avoid dust, corrosion, and other damage from the elements.
  3. Place large furniture against the back wall of your unit.
  4. Label all boxes clearly, using a thick black marker (like a Sharpie) and large handwriting.
  5. Wrap all fragile items before placing them in boxes.
  6. Keep books flat while packing to protect the spine.
  7. Combine heavier items with lighter items in the same box. It keeps the weight manageable and the boxes easier to lift.
Tips on Preparing Items for Storage
  1. Remove legs from couches and tables. Store furniture on its sides to save space.
  2. Place dressers end to end to maximize space.
  3. Store most frequently needed items toward the front of your unit.
  4. Clear a walkway down the middle of your unit for easy access to all your belongings.
  5. Place boxes and furniture on pallets or skids to create airflow around your items.
  6. Place old photos between two pieces of cardboard and tape together to prevent curling over time.
  7. Drain gasoline from any piece of equipment with an engine before stowing it in your storage unit.
  8. Use trash cans to store items such as shovels, hoes, and rakes.
  9. Use protective covers and treat wood before storing.
  10. Cover mattresses and store them on flat surfaces or against a wall.
  11. Use a wardrobe box for items like draperies, blankets, and dress clothes.
  12. Always use a heavy-duty lock on your mini storage unit.

Call us today to find out which mini-storage units we have available.

Then swing by and take a tour of our facility.

Our friendly staff is available from 9am to 6pm Monday through Friday, and Saturday 10am to 4pm.
We are closed Sunday.