You don't necessarily have to rent a self storage unit for long. Many facilities offer short term rentals. In fact, 36% of self storage unit renters only keep their unit for anywhere from 3 to 12 months. These short term rentals are perfect for people who are seeking some extra space temporarily while they are in between moves. If you can't move everything you own from your old house to your new one just yet, you might benefit from renting one of these storage units.