Winter just seems to make everything more difficult. Between the cold temperatures and the snow, it may not seem like the best time to rent and fill a storage unit. But it can be done! With the tips below, you can keep your things (and yourself) safe while renting and filling a storage unit in the winter. Rent a unit closer to home. In the summer, it may be worth driving an extra 10 or 15 minutes for a storage facility that offers a better price.