Self Storage FAQ

Do I need to reserve a storage unit ahead of time?

There is a high demand for storage space in the Muscatine area, so we would recommend you put down a deposit and first month’s rent to secure a storage space. This will ensure your space is held for you. We cannot guarantee that space will be available without prior reservations. Reserved spaces will be charged the monthly fee regardless if the unit is being used.

What size self storage units do you have?

Our standard sizes range from 5’x10′, 10’x10′, 10’x15′, 10’x20′, 10′ X 24′, 10’X30’, and 10’X40’ (all dimensions are approximate) From storing one room of furniture to storing your whole house.

What size unit do I need?

Unit SizeEquivalent ToUnit Will Hold
5'X10'Walk-in closetA couch, chair, chest of drawers, mattress set, boxes, and small items. This unit works great for storing outdoor furniture and other seasonal items (decorations, yard equipment, bicycles or motorcycles).
*Holds the contents of a pick-up truck or cargo van.

10'X10'Small to average sized bedroomStorage for standard furnishings from a one bedroom apartment with a refrigerator or washer and drier, plus boxes and small items. 
*Holds the contents of a 15 foot moving van.

10'X15'Large bedroomFurnishing from a two bedroom apartment or small house without major appliances, plus boxes and small items. 
*Holds the contents of a 20 foot moving van.

10'X20'Small one car garageFurnishings from a two or three bedroom apartment or house with appliances, boxes and extras or it can store a car or truck
*Holds the contents of a 24 foot moving van.

10'X30'Extra long garageFurnishing from a three or four bedroom apartment or house with major appliances, furniture, tools, or a car or boat along with room for those extra boxes. 
*Holds the contents of a 30 foot moving van.

10'X40'Standard two car garageFurnishings from a three or four bedroom apartment with major appliances, furniture, tools, or store a car and boat, camper or RV, or two vehicles along with room for those extra boxes or seasonal items. 
*Holds the contents of a 30 foot moving van.

What are your office hours?

The storage location is at the 101 Turkey Road, Fruitland, IA 52749, near Muscatine, Iowa. However, our offices are located at 18602 County Rd G34, Letts, IA 52754, . You can call us at 319-726-3103 to rent a space. Our hours are Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. You may call after hours and our answering service will take a message and we will call you on the next business day.

When can I access my storage unit?

You have access to your storage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays).

How long do I need to keep my storage unit? Do I have to sign a lengthy contract?

You are only required to sign a month-to-month rental agreement that is automatically renewed each month until you vacate. A 30 day written notice to vacate is required.

Do I need insurance?

We recommend that you carry insurance on your possessions in your storage unit. Check with your home owners insurance or renters insurance to ensure your possessions at Blue Flame Storage are insured. Blue Flame Storage does not carry liability for damage or loss of the property placed in any storage unit (see contract for details).

How do I lock up my unit?

You lock up your unit using your own lock. Only one padlock is permitted per storage unit.

Are my items safe with Blue Flame Storage?

Yes. Our location is completely fenced in with a secure gate system, is well-lit and monitored by video surveillance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are the only person with the key to your storage unit and you are given a personal, secure gate code.

Can I store my vehicles or large equipment?

Yes. Blue Flame Storage has units available to store your RV, camper, boat and equipment.

Is there anything I may not store?

Hazardous, dangerous, illegal, stolen, perishable, environmentally harmful or explosive goods, firearms or weapons, bio-hazardous items, or drugs are not allowed at Blue Flame Storage (see contract for details).

How do I end our storage agreement?

We require a 30-day written notice that you will be removing your items from storage. Please send your notice to Blue Flame Storage 18602 County Rd. G34, Letts, IA 52754. When your unit is clean and empty, you must remove your lock and give us a call at 319-726-3103.

What if I forget my gate code?

The access at the main gate is private. If you forget your gate code you can come to the Blue Flame Storage office at 18602 County Road G34, Letts, IA 52754. You will be asked to show a valid photo ID in order for the gate code to be provided.

Payment FAQ

How do I pay for my self-storage unit?

There are a variety of ways to pay for your storage unit. You can pay on a monthly basis, or prepay several months. You may pay with cash, check, money order, or with a credit card by calling the office or online (make a payment/login). There is a payment drop box located at 101 Turkey Rd, Fruitland, IA outside the Climate Controlled Storage Unit. You may mail your check or money order Blue Flame Storage at 18602 County Rd G34, Letts, IA 52754.

What if I am late in making my payment?

All payments are typically due on the 1st of the month. However, we provide a grace period before charging a late fee of $20 on the 10th of the month. After the 10th your unit may be over locked and you will not have access to your storage unit until your rent and late fee are paid.