Drive-up storage units are typically the size of a one-car garage.
Indoor storage units feel more like a house than a garage.
Ask about amenities that are important to you. Some examples of storage amenities include moving carts, multiple gate entrances, Spanish-speaking staff and RV storage.
Some features that are considered upgrades include having a unit on the first floor, convenient access to an elevator, climate control storage, heat or air conditioning only, dehumidifiers and insurance.
Outdoor storage is the least expensive type of storage space. These parking spaces may feature a metal roof and RV hookups.
If it's important to you to access your storage unit at any time, select a storage property that offers 24-hour access each day. If you don't choose a property with 24/7 access, ask about set gate hours, and the ability to customize access.
Ground floor storage units are more accessible and often preferred by customers. Consider how often you will visit your storage unit before selecting this upgrade.
If you plan to access your belongings frequently, the property location should be a top priority. If you don't plan on visiting your storage unit often, choose a less convenient location that may offer a better price.
Featured on drive-up storage units and some indoor units, roll-up doors allow for easier loading and unloading, and maximum use of storage space.
An on-site manager resides at an apartment at the storage property, providing an extra level of security.
Outdoor storage is similar to a parking space. These parking spaces often have a metal roof, and are suitable for RV storage.
Based on price per square foot, outdoor storage units can be one of the least expensive types of storage, while large indoor storage units with upgrades are more expensive. After deciding on your storage unit type and size, consider whether you want upgrades.
Climate control maintains a steady environment to protect sensitive belongings. If this is important to you, indoor storage is a good choice.
Drive-up storage units and indoor storage units on the first floor are the most easily accessible types of storage.
Storage facilities typically offer security cameras and electronic gates to enhance security, but you'll add your own lock to your storage unit. Other features that enhance security include fences and maintaining a well-lit environment.
Individually alarmed units offer an additional level of security at an added cost, but storage facilities also have alarms for the entire property, as well as other security measures. If you need more control, ask about the availability of an individually alarmed unit.
Electronic gates help ensure your stored belongings stay secure. They also allow the storage property to monitor who’s visiting. The gates will open after you enter your personalized code.