Make a list of all the packing supplies you will need such as boxes, tape, bubble wrap, marking pens, damp rid, rope, and pallets.
Visit the facility where you want to store your items. Take a list of what you are going to be storing so that the manager can help you determine the correct size for your needs.
Schedule your mover 30-45 days in advance.
Be sure to read the lease before signing it. Make sure you are aware of company policies on moving out, paying the rent and other important information.
If you are using a moving company, find out what size truck they will be using. This is valuable in determining if your unit will be accessible to that truck. Most moving companies charge more the farther they have to carry your things.