Compare Local Self Storage Facilities and Costs

“Where can I find storage facilities near me?” is a question we hear a lot when people start the moving process. Fortunately, you can trust to help you find trustworthy, reliable, and affordable self-storage facilities for your next move. Whether you’re looking for temporary or long-term storage, renting a self-storage unit offers a cost-effective solution to your space-saving needs. For more information about storage units, read our guide below.

How self-storage works

Self-storage units are a convenient and easy-to-find option for those in need of storage. When renting a self-storage unit, customers are typically responsible for delivering their belongings to the storage facility themselves as well as picking up their items from the storage unit when needed. Most storage facilities offer multiple size units to choose from as well as additional services to help keep your belongings safe and secure. In addition, customers should be able to find self-storage units capable of storing everything from household belongings to larger items such as an RV, boat or motorcycle.

Where to find self-storage facilities near me

Fortunately, there are thousands of storage facilities throughout the country, which means the chances of finding one near your home are good. To locate a local storage unit, type in the zip code or your city and state of residence (above) and click the ‘find storage’ button. will pull quotes from the closest storage unit facilities near your new home to compare.

Where to find self-storage facilities near me

What you can and cannot store inside of a self-storage unit

You can store pretty much anything inside a storage unit except dangerous and/or flammable items such as fireworks, explosives, chemicals, fertilizers, paint, gasoline, narcotics and propane tanks. Other items that aren’t allowed include perishable food, medicine, plants and animals. Make sure to check with your specific storage facility about rules and restrictions prior to loading up the unit. The company should be able to provide you with a list of what you can and cannot store in your storage unit.

Self-storage unit costs

Most storage facilities offer fairly affordable rates on either a monthly or weekly basis. Self storage costs are mostly determined by the length of time your items are in storage and the size of the storage unit rented. Larger units are typically more expensive. Location is an important factor as well. Keep in mind that storage units located in big cities typically cost more to rent than those in suburban areas with less demand. Tip: if you’re looking to save money, keep an eye out for storage facilities that offer the first month of storage free.

How to compare self-storage facilities

To compare self-storage facilities in your area, use our ‘Find Storage Now’ tool on this page. will pull quotes from the closest storage unit facilities near you. Storage options can be sorted by ratings, price and distance from the home. They can also be filtered by special features including climate control, drive-up access, 24-hour access and the ability to house large contents such as cars, boats, and RVs.

Preparing items for storage

We don’t recommend just willy-nilly throwing household items in storage. Instead, we recommend storage unit customers familiarize themselves with proper packing techniques and safety precautions to ensure that their items hold up well while inside the storage unit. A few recommendations for preparing items for storage include creating an inventory list, researching storage restrictions, cleaning belongings beforehand, investing in sturdy boxes or plastic bins, labeling all boxes, ensuring that all items are dry and disassembling furniture to save space.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are storage units made of?
    Most storage units are either steel or wood. In general, steel-framed storage units are considered to be the most weatherproof type of storage pod. If your storage unit is going to be stored outdoors, we highly recommend reserving a metal storage unit. If you decide to rent a wood storage unit, make sure it comes with a weatherproof covering on top.
  • Who should rent a storage unit?
    Storage units are perfect for those in need of temporary storage while moving, long-term storage when downsizing and equipment storage for larger items such as RVs, motorcycles and boats. Those looking to de-junk can also use a storage unit to assist with getting items out of the house. In addition, storage units are an excellent place to store seasonal items such as Christmas ornaments, winter or summer clothes and holiday decorations.
  • Do I need a climate-controlled storage unit?
    Those storing clothes and other items susceptible to mildew, mold and damage from weather-related causes should absolutely rent a climate-controlled storage unit. Climate controlled storage units maintain a set temperature year-round, helping to protect belongings from humidity and extreme temperatures.
  • What features will I get in a storage unit?
    Features offered will depend on the storage facility that you decide to use. Common storage unit features include climate-control, lock and key, 24-hour access, video monitoring and additional security measures, light_ing inside the facility and multiple sizes offered.
  • How much do storage units cost to rent?
    The price of renting a storage unit depends on the length of time rented, add-ons, insurance, specific storage facility used and size rented. Price points may range anywhere from $12 to $100 or more a month. Most storage facilities offer storage unit rentals for around $50 a month. For more information about self-storage costs, check here.
    How much do storage units cost to rent?
  • What size storage unit should I rent?
    Most storage facilities offer multiple size storage units for rent. The most common sizes include 5’x5′, 5’x10′, 10’x10′, 10’x15′ and 10’x20′ storage units. In addition, many facilities offer extra large sizes capable of holding bulk items such as RVs and boats. To figure out what size you’ll need, contact the storage facility for their advice. Most facilities will offer you suggestions based on the number of bins and boxes you plan to store.
  • What should I look for in a storage unit?
    We recommend looking for a climate-controlled, weatherproof storage unit located near your home. Make sure the storage facility offers security features as well as a well-lit environment and 24-hour access.
  • Should I insure items that are placed inside a storage unit?
    Yes, it’s always a good idea to insure your items when placing them in storage. Many storage facilities offer free or affordable coverage for items that are damaged or lost while in storage. If you’re counting on your homeowner’s insurance to cover items while in storage, be sure to check your policy’s specifics. Many insurance providers have a limit on how much they will cover when the items are located off-premise.
  • Can I find help packing my storage unit?
    Need help loading your storage unit? Fortunately, it’s easy to find packing and loading services to help you when moving items into a storage unit. For help finding moving labor, check here.
  • Why should I book my storage unit through
    With so many storage facilities to choose from, we know the decision can be a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, we’re here to help. No matter why you need extra space, you can trust us to find trustworthy and affordable storage facilities in your area. All you have to do is type in the zip code or your city and state of residence in the above search engine. will pull quotes from the closest storage facilities near your home, so that you can easily compare and book the one that best fits your needs.
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