Just what we needed!
We'd had no plans to sell our house, even though we had been renting it out for the past ten years. BUT someone made an offer we couldn't refuse. So all of the items we'd been storing in one of the garage bays had to come out quickly! I searched online for self-storage facilities near the house, and decided on All American Self Storage in Westbrook, Maine. It was very easy to reserve a unit online.
Well, I had forgotten just how much you can put into a garage! Arriving at All American with a fully-loaded 10' moving truck - and a second load to follow! - it was obvious that the unit I'd reserved was much too small. Thankfully there were larger units available. The manager even drove me out to inspect the unit, which was very clean and well-lighted and exactly what I needed. We drove back to the office where it took a few minutes to complete the forms. Yes, there were a lot of forms, but they weren't difficult. The only unexpected expense was the requirement to buy insurance for the contents, but it's certainly a good idea to insure our belongings, and this made it easy to do so.
In short, we are well pleased with All American Self Storage. The location is very convenient (close to the interstate); the staff is courteous and helpful; the facility is fenced and is accessed through a security gate; there are security camera on site; it is well-lighted; the unit was clean and easy to access with a roll-up door you can drive right up to.