How to Find the Right Moving Storage Facility


Reno Gulch Storage
May 10th, 2024

How to Find the Right Moving Storage Facility

Moving house means a lot of upheaval – and a lot of stuff. Whether you’re downsizing or upsizing, having somewhere secure to put your belongings can make a world of difference.

Having a clear space in your new home gives you the time and energy to think about where you want to place your furniture. By keeping your belongings in a storage facility, you can move everything in at your own pace.

A storage facility also makes for the perfect solution when you have a gap between moving from your old home and into the new one. Storing your possessions in a safe, secure location gives you time to move without worry.

Conveniently located on Highway 385 and Reno Gulch Road, South Dakota, Reno Gulch Storage offers self-storage units of all sizes. If you’re coming – or going – from this area, here’s what you need to do to pick the right moving storage facility.

Size Matters

When moving, the first thing you must consider is the amount of space your belongings take up. Are you looking for a space to store extra personal possessions or do you have all your furniture too? If you are moving your business, how much space will it take to store your equipment and office items?

The last thing you want is to cram your items into a space that’s too small and risk damaging them. Nor do you want to be paying for a storage unit that is too big for your needs.

At Reno Gulch, we provide storage units of all sizes. From a compact 8'x8' unit, right up to a roomy 10'x30', we have something to suit all requirements. We even have uncovered spaces of 10'x40' and 12'x45' so you can safely store your vehicles too.


Location matters. The last thing you want is to be driving hours to and from your storage unit and spending unnecessary money on gas.

Pick a moving storage facility that is located close to where you are moving. That way, you can quickly access your belongings whenever you need to.

Reno Gulf Storage is conveniently located for folks in Rapid City. Located in Hill City, we’re a quick 30-minute journey along Route 16. You’ll find us nestled in the Heart of the Hills, close to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial.

Moving to or from Custer? We’re only 15 minutes north of the town, up Route 385. And we’re only 20 minutes from Keystone and eight minutes from Three Forks.

Thanks to our location, we’re also central to all the wonderful campgrounds and resorts of Black Hills National Forest and Custer State Park. If you’re moving your business to or from these areas, we are the perfect storage facility for you.

Finally, for our boat-owning customers, Pactola Lake and Sheridan Lake are close by, so you don’t have to worry about storing your vessel far from the water’s edge.


Accessibility is an often overlooked aspect of self-storage, but it is important, especially if you are moving. Carrying large pieces of furniture from your vehicle into the storage facility can be physically demanding. Without the ability to drive right up to your storage unit, this task quickly becomes difficult and stressful.

Fortunately, you won’t face this problem at Reno Gulch Storage. ALL our units – even the smallest ones – feature the ability to drive right up. All you have to do is drive up to the door,
pop the trunk and load your furniture and belongings straight into your unit. No climbing stairs or waiting for an elevator required.

Affordable Pricing

We’re constantly amazed at the sky-high prices some storage facilities charge. Moving is expensive enough without having excessive additional costs piled on top.

Reno Gulch Storage does not overcharge our customers. We ensure and maintain fair pricing for all our self-storage and business storage units. Happy customers are our number one priority, so we don’t lock you into lengthy contracts, either – perfect when you need temporary storage space for a move.

All our pricing is by the month so you can rent for as little or as long as you like. Prices start from $59 for our smallest units, up to $139 for our largest. Uncovered, secure vehicle and boat storage spots cost $55 or $65 depending on which size you need.

Security Measures

Secure facilities are important if you want to feel confident that your belongings will be kept safe while you are moving.

Look for premises with attentive on-site management and secure storage units with sturdy locks. A safe surrounding area is key too. Reno Gulch Storage facilities are located in Hill City which is considered a low crime area. For extra peace of mind, we also provide plenty of security measures to keep your possessions safely under lock and key.

Convenient Payment Options

Moving into a new home or office space can be hectic and stressful. You never know where you are going to be from one day to the next. But you don’t want to miss your next payment for self-storage.

Many self-storage facilities insist that you pay in person. This can be highly inconvenient when you’re busy handling the big move.

We don’t believe that our customers should ever feel inconvenienced. The whole point of self-storage is to make life less stressful and worry-free. Therefore, we have an easy online payment facility so you don’t even have to step foot onto our premises to pay your monthly storage bill.

Moving in South Dakota? Choose Reno Gulch Storage

We’ve explored why Reno Gulch Storage is the perfect option for families and businesses moving in South Dakota – especially within the Hill City/ Rapid City areas.

Our team is always on hand to answer your questions and help you pick out the best self-storage unit for your needs.

We welcome you to get in touch. Feel free to contact us by phone or email or visit our facility in-person any time between the hours of 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday, and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday.