Tips for Using Self-Storage for Real Estate Staging & Interior Design | Morningstar Storage

As a real estate agent or interior designer, you understand the pivotal role that actual space plays in creating a functional yet visually appealing environment. And when it comes to managing inventory and staging properties, interior designers and real estate agents tend to face the same issue: space. There just never seems to be enough of it!

Whether you’re staging a home for sale or bringing a client’s dream to life, flexible self-storage solutions are essential. In a world where versatility and adaptability are so important, having direct access to various storage options that easily integrate into your design plans can be the difference between failure and success. 

That’s where self-storage facilities come into play. By using a storage unit to store all your extra inventory, surplus furniture and decor, and whatever other things you need at the ready, you can easily access everything whenever you need it — and keep your space clutter-free in the meantime!

Here’s How Self-Storage Streamlines the Process for Real Estate Agents & Designers

If you want to sell a home successfully, then you’re definitely going to want to invest in some staging — especially if the home is already empty! In fact, 20% of buyers’ agents reported that staging a home increased the dollar value offered compared to similar homes on the market that didn’t take the time to get staged. 

Not only that but staging a home helps buyers to visualize what the home could look like if they were to purchase it and make it their own. 

But staging a home isn’t as easy as Joanna Gaines might make it look on television. It requires lots of planning, different moving pieces (literally!), and extra space to shift things around as needed. Ms. Gaines probably has warehouse after warehouse full of extra inventory at all times!

Now, realtors and interior designers alike can also use this solution — thanks to self-storage facilities like Morningstar Storage! 

Not only do these spaces provide ample storage space for extra furniture, decor, seasonal items, and staging materials, but they also give you flexibility when storing and accessing this inventory. 

After all, your business inventory is very valuable — and needs to be treated as such. Rather than keeping things tucked away in a musty basement or humid attic, you’ll want to keep things as safe and secure as possible. 

And, when massive projects or multiple sales come up all at once, you can seamlessly manage the influx in inventory these larger-scale projects demand without worrying about what to do with everything when the project inevitably comes to an end!

But how do you find the right storage space to call your business’s home away from home? Well, there are a few important questions you’ll need to ask yourself first. 

Choosing the Right Self-Storage Solution for Staging and Warehousing

When it comes to finding the right storage facility to meet your needs, there are a few things you’re definitely going to need to consider.


First, you’ll need to determine what size unit you want to start with. If you feel like you may eventually grow into a larger unit, be sure to ask if the facility you’re interested in can accommodate you when that happens.

→ Morningstar Storage Pro Tip: Check out our handy storage unit size guide to find the unit that works best for you! 


You also want to find a facility that is conveniently located near where you typically work—or at least has multiple locations nearby. 


When scoping out different storage facilities, remember that they each offer unique amenities, so you need to figure out what matters most to you. Here are some potential things to consider:

  • Accessibility: Check if you can access your unit anytime, 24/7, or if there are set business hours for getting in and out of the facility.  
  • Temperature control: Find out if they keep all or some units temperature-controlled to protect your inventory year-round from humidity and extreme temps. 
  • Security: Look into how they plan to keep your unit and belongings safe around the clock. Do they use security cameras, sensors, or other security measures for total safety?


  • Pest protection: Ask about what they do to keep critters away from your stuff—nobody wants to discover an unwelcome surprise with their furniture and staging materials!


We all have a budget, so make sure whatever option you choose fits within yours. But remember, there could be extra costs or upfront charges to consider. Here’s what to ask to avoid any surprises later on:

  • Will there be any extra charges besides the monthly rent?
  • Do I need to put down a deposit upfront, like a security deposit?
  • Are there any deals or discounts available when I’m ready to sign up?

A real estate agent or interior designer’s journey is filled with challenges and triumphs, and finding the right storage solution plays a crucial part in that process. 

Flexible self-storage facilities like Morningstar Storage provide the space, accessibility, security, and peace of mind necessary to streamline your projects and bring your business to new heights. With the right storage solution, you can focus on what you do best—creating stunning spaces and selling homes—knowing that your inventory is safe, organized, and readily accessible whenever inspiration strikes. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started. 

Let Morningstar Storage Help You Succeed

Morningstar Storage facilities offer many of the best amenities and features available on the market today. Let our storage units be your inventory’s home away from home. From helping you set up your unit with the right supplies and storage containers to finding the perfect unit to meet your needs, Morningstar Storage has the entire storage process covered for you. 

From temperature-controlled storage units to easily accessible storage spaces with same-floor or elevator-friendly access, free rental moving trucks, 24/7 unit access, and an experienced team always ready to lend a hand, Morningstar Storage is here to help you make the most of your business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I pay? Can I pay online?

    We have several ways that you can pay, and they are all FEE FREE! Online, by phone, in- person, or auto-pay. We strongly suggest using the ACH Autopay method. It safely and automatically transfers your payment directly to us for an always on time payment from your checking account on the first of every month. If you wish to pay online, you will need to create an account with the original email you used to reserve your unit, as well as your unit number.
  • Do you prorate in and out?

    Absolutely! We do not want you to have to pay for any days in the month that you’re not storing with us! For instance, if you sign your lease on the 11th of the month, your first payment is only for the 11th through the end of the month. On your move-out, we only ask that you give us a 10 day notice and that you vacate no later than the 15th. If you abide by those two easy rules, we will refund you for the entire second half of the month!
  • Do I have to stay a certain amount of time?

    At Morningstar you are never locked in to a long term lease. Stay as long or as little as your needs apply. We offer month to month leases with prorating in and out.
  • Do I need Insurance?

    If it’s worth storing then it must be worth protecting! We offer low-cost coverage for most of life’s mishaps for as little as 40 cents a day. So, even in the unlikely event that you will ever have a claim, it’s comforting to know that the coverage that we can offer protects your belongings in transit on the way to our facility, and there is never a deductible.
  • Do you require a deposit to hold a unit?

    We do not require a deposit to hold a unit for you.

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