New Operational Guidelines at Lock & Leave – COVID-19 Updates

The new Coronavirus (COVID-19) has all of our attention. At Lock & Leave Storage, we want to let you know that we’re doing everything possible to keep our customers and employees safe while continuing to provide essential services.

We’re constantly reviewing and closely following all guidance from the CDC, including taking necessary steps to reduce the threat of COVID-19 exposure to our staff and tenants. We’ve extended our on-site cleaning procedures and are explicitly instructed our team members to follow CDC guidelines for handwashing and sanitizing.

We remain open to serve you with new, limited hours of operation. Additionally, many of the services that we provide are available to you online at any time (reserving a unit, scheduling a move-in, paying rent, etc.).

Social Distancing

If you do need to visit one of our locations, please maintain proper social distancing (physical distancing) standards by remaining at least 6 feet away from other customers and/or employees.

Updated Operating Hours

Please call your local store for updated operating hours. This is a fluid time and these hours are subject to change based on the current climate of the situation.

Managers will remain on-site at our facilities and maintain proper social distancing standards with all tenants and other employees.

New Tenants

If you are a new tenant or potential new tenant, please make an appointment, online or via phone, before visiting one of our locations. We will use the information you provide us to prepare your lease documents ahead of your scheduled appointment. When you arrive, all that you will have to do is sign your lease agreement.

New Operational Guidelines

Our digital tools on our website are straightforward and easy to use. If you need to reserve a unit or pay rent, please take advantage of them. Additionally, you can call either of our locations for assistance from one of our team members for most of our services.


We prefer that you pay online as much as possible. For in-person payments, please coordinate with your local store manager.

If you’re having difficulty and are unable to make payments, please contact your local store manager to discuss possible payment options.


Despite the current circumstances resulting from COVID-19, the Lock & Leave Storage team remains committed to serving you and the community. We look forward to continuing to meet your storage needs and recommend that our visitors follow the CDC guidelines outlined here:

Self Storage Deals OC Storage Deals in OC

If you live in Placentia, Yorba Linda or surrounding areas, then you’re probably looking for affordable self storage deals in OC. Regardless of whether we’re living in an apartment or in a house, the reality is that we all accumulate lots of stuff over the years. We don’t want to throw away our memories or things we’ve worked hard to accumulate, so what do we do?

The answer is simple. Put everything in an affordable self storage unit!

While that sounds simple enough, many self storage facilities in Orange County actually work very hard in coming across as affordable, but end up costing a fortune after you walk in the front office to sign the paperwork.

The trick to finding a good self storage company is finding an honest and service-oriented facility, one that does what they say, without any gimmicks, hidden charges or ridiculous fees.

After doing some research online, you may quickly realize that there aren’t that many honest self storage facilities left in Orange County. In fact, you’ll only find a few self storage places with exceptional reviews by hard working people just like you.

Unfortunately, this is the sad reality of today’s market, where out-of-touch corporations come in, set up shop, and have their lawyers write their contracts all aimed to benefit the shareholders. After doing business with these companies, you’ll quickly realize it’s not about what benefits you, but what benefits them. It’s about squeezing you for every penny you’ve got and tying you into uncomfortable long-term contracts loaded with cancellation policies and penalties.

Lock and Leave Storage in Placentia is different. That’s because our owners are regular hard working people just like you, who have been frustrated with the storage business, and decided long ago to serve their neighbors the same way they would like to be served — with honesty, integrity and service.

As one of only a handful of great self storage facilities in and around Placentia, Lock and Leave Storage puts customers first, offering great self storage deals that include free moving truck rental for their customers, free driver, and an unbelievable $19.95 move-in rate. Nothing extra. No strings attached.

So if you’re looking for self storage deals from a company that wants to keep you as a life-long customer, then give us a call. We want to earn your storage business and will jump through hoops to make you happy.


Looking for an awesome deal on self storage in Placentia? Storage deals seemingly keep popping up here and there, but when you look at the fine print, often those deals are riddled with conditions, limitations and special blackout dates.

Not at Lock and Leave Storage! Our storage deals are never going to expire or require you to jump through hoops, blindfolded!

The only thing you should worry about is vacancy, as our deals keep attracting hundreds of customers each month, meaning if you’re looking for self storage, you should contact us today before we run out of room.

We all have moved before and dealt with self storage companies that pull the old “bait and switch,” or offer a teaser rate then get you on the hook for a lot more money than you can afford. We’ve all had those nightmares with moving truck rental companies who charge you by the mile and by the minute, making you worry about returning the truck on time.

Well, Lock and Leave Storage hears you, understands you and wants to make moving as much fun and convenient as possible. While the fun part may be hard to achieve, the convenient part is our expertise!

Once you sign up for self storage, we’ll give you a free truck rental and truck driver to eliminate your need for renting a moving truck and having someone confident enough to drive it. Next, we’ll only charge you $19.95 to move in, without any hidden charges or fees. And finally, our super friendly and helpful customer service experts will help you with anything you need to make your move as pleasant as possible.

So if you’re looking for self storage deals in Placentia, give Lock and Leave Storage a call. You’ll be glad you did.


Do you live in San Bernardino? Are you looking for affordable self storage? Are you tired of gimmicky offers by the bigger storage facilities that draw you in with limited time offers then raise the price? Do you want a friendly and caring staff to help you through the process and make sure you’re well taken care of? Lock & Leave Storage can help.

Often people moving, downsizing, going through divorce, an unfortunate death in the family, or even going away to college will need cheap storage nearby. We get that, and we’re here to assist you.

We know how tough it can be to lose your job and having to move to a smaller place until you get back on your feet. As people, we’ve all been there. We’ve also lost close people, gone though marital issues and have had kids go off to college, leaving us with a need to store away all their stuff somewhere safe, secure and accessible.

For those reasons, we know how important cheap storage is, and that’s why we offer so much for so little to help people just like you.

With two really great storage locations in San Bernardino and Placentia, Lock & Leave Storage has a perfect size locker just for your needs. From small closet size spaces to hold mom’s memories, to a space suitable for a three bedroom house, we can customize your self storage unit to your needs, so that you only pay for what you need and nothing more.

If you live in San Bernardino or Placentia, and need a friendly company to help you through the good time and bad, give us a call. We’ll be happy to help, and even provide you a incentive to become our customer. Not only will your move-in cost you only $19.95, but we’ll even throw in a free moving truck and truck driver so that all you worry about is packing and moving.


Whatever musical instrument you play – whether you’re a professional musician, a sometime player, or you simply want to keep your precious trumpet until your youngster is old enough to play it – sometimes you have to place your instrument in self-storage.

Whatever your reasons for storing a musical instrument, you’ll want to prepare it properly beforehand to preserve it from damage. Your instruments are at greatest risk from heat, cold, humidity and dust. Drastic temperature changes and high levels of humidity can cause brass instruments to expand and shrink, strings and wood to warp, drum skins to dry and mildew to grow. Dust can get inside electric guitars and electric keyboards, as well as amplifiers and electric sound mixer boards.

Humidifiers can keep your instruments dry in the winter, and dehumidifiers can help with summer extremes. The best temperature is 70 degrees, with 42 percent humidity.

Protect your instrument

Store the instrument in a hard case designed for that instrument. The case should be in good condition, with no fraying or powdering. It’s a good idea to place a layer of acid-free tissue between the cushion and each instrument before storing it, as the soft lining inside many hard cases can damage musical instruments over time. Drape a clean cloth over strings inside the case, and place the case itself inside a polyethylene bag for additional protection against humidity. A hard case will also protect your instrument from damage if another item falls on top of it. It will keep your instruments safe from harsh UV lights or other environmental damage, and protect it from insects.

Drums: To store a drum set, loosen the drum skin to prevent it from stretching and cover it with a sheet or tarp to keep the dust off. Oil leather surfaces, and polish all hardware.

Piano: Before storing a piano, wrap the legs, piano bench, and pedals in heavy padding to protect them from damage. Like the drum set, cover the piano with sheet or tarp. No need to loosen piano strings; the cast-iron harp or plate is designed to withstand tons of pressure. However, it’s advisable to store a baby grand on its side. Consider having the piano moved professionally.

Woodwinds/strings: Separate woodwind or string instruments into sections so pressure won’t harm their joints. Don’t forget to remove reeds and mouthpieces. Thoroughly oil and clean each piece, and place tissue paper between the pads of woodwind instruments.

Clean the instrument first

Clean your instruments before storing them. If your stringed instrument is made of wood, cover it with a wax paste made for wooden instruments. Never use an oil or alcohol-based polish on wood instruments – it can dry them out. You can purchase the appropriate wax at your local music store. Use brass wax on brass instruments.

Store above ground in appropriate containters

Store your instruments above ground by using pallets, shelving or casters. Store backup CDs, DVDs or flash drives of music in waterproof containers. Unpack carefully

Removal from storage

When taking instruments out of long-term storage, take your time cleaning, reattaching and tuning the instruments.

Consider insurance

Insure your instruments. Many self-storage facilities offer insurance to protect your valuables from fire, burglary, vandalism and natural disasters.


If you’re soon to have a baby, you know you have to make some changes in your living areas to prepare for your infant’s arrival. Many people find that self storage can be a huge help when setting up a nursery.

Clear out a room

You’ll want to convert one of your rooms into a nursery. That means clearing out items that currently live there. You’ll also want to clear out some breakable knick-knacks and other items that aren’t baby-proof.

A storage unit might come in handy for the displaced items. Furniture, especially, may be useful when the child is older and will be safe in storage until you need it again. You’ll want to keep some memorabilia as the child grows. And later on, you might want to pass down items your youngster has outgrown. They’ll stay out of the way in storage.

You might also need to store the items you’ve purchased while getting the nursery ready for your baby. Maybe your baby isn’t due for seven months, but you’ve already bought or borrowed the perfect crib set and grandma has knitted piles of baby clothes for the tyke.

Be sure to label boxes and arrange the unit so you can find what you need at the right time. You don’t want to discover an outfit for a newborn at the bottom of a box months too late for the baby to wear it.

First steps

In the beginning all you really need is a crib, dresser and a rocking chair. No need to clutter up the room with excess furniture. You could also find furniture that can grow with the baby; options like cribs that convert into toddler or twin-size beds can save you both space and money.

Take a close look at the furniture in all of your rooms to see whether it poses a hazard for baby. Your coffee table might have sharp metal or glass edges, and your glass end tables could shatter when your crawler is learning to pull himself up. And what if a child crawls under the coffee table – then tries to stand up?

Clearing out the dangerous objects also allows for space to toss down a blanket and let your infant bat at a mobile-style play gym or learn to scoot. And don’t leave anything a child could be trapped inside. Ideally, you’ll want toy chests that have cutouts or space between the box and the lid.

Baby proof the house

Baby proof the house. Place safety caps over electric sockets, and baby locks on drawers, cupboards and toilets. Additionally, move cleaning supplies and medications up high.

Install gates

Before bringing baby home, put up baby gates to close off restricted areas and separate pets.

Secure furniture

Identify any furniture that could tip or fall – including televisions — and secure them to the walls. That way they can’t be pulled over as your child grows.

In addition, equip your home with fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors.

Use all available space

Make good use of whatever space you have available to store all the baby gear you accumulate.

  1. Consider drawers or boxes that can fit under the crib for clothing, supplies, or toys.
  2. Install a second closet rack underneath your regular for baby clothes, or store items in baskets on the top shelf.
  3. If you prefer vertical storage, put shelves or bookcases against the walls to hold books and toys.
  4. Another option is furniture that doubles as storage. You could, for example, use a dresser as a changing table, while an ottoman in front of the rocking chair could hold extra blankets or supplies.

Keep things organized within the nursery itself. For example, designate an area specifically for nursing or feeding, one for changing and one for sleeping. Keep everything you need for a late night feeding or changing in a particular spot.

Organize other rooms

  1. Create storage for bath toys, baby shampoo and soap. A mesh storage bag neatly holds wet toys in the bathtub.
  2. Make room in the kitchen for bottles, bottle cleaners, nipples, pacifiers, formula and baby food. If space is limited, you may want to put some of your dishes into storage.
  3. Put a basket in the living room or den to store toys and books.
  4. An over-the-door shoe rack can organize singlets, socks and toys, freeing up space in your drawers. A strong hook on a door can also create a sneaky place to store a stroller.

A storage unit can be a big help when your baby arrives. Not only will it help you create more storage space in your home, you can use it to store items you’ll need in the future, such as hand-me-downs from friends or family members that won’t fit for several months. That also goes for toys or furniture you won’t need until the baby gets older.
Then again, you might want to hang onto the bassinet, the changing table and the crib for a time after the child outgrows it – until you decide when, or if, you will have another child.