Cheap Self Storage Units

Self-Storage is a great way to store extra items without having them get in the way in your home or garage. Storage facilities have many individual storage units that can vary in size. They rent a storage unit on a monthly or lease basis. The key or code is given so the renter can access the usually gated community. Then the renter can use the unit, available in many different sizes, to store anything they want. There are almost 60,000 storage facilities in the United States and almost 10% of American families use self-storage units.


Who Uses Self-Storage?

There are endless reasons to use self-storage and they are safe and affordable. Having a self-storage unit, whether a large or mini storage space is needed, can prove beneficial for large and small home owners with too much stuff, filled garages that need cleaning, college students that need a place to store their dormitory possessions in-between semesters, and even business owners that need a space to store inventory or supplies.

Is it Safe/Secure to Use a Storage Facility?

The Storage facility you choose should clearly state how they will provide a secure experience for your stored possessions. Many people store thousands of dollars worth of items in these self-storage units so it is important to compare the different companies and choose one that will keep your goods safe. Contact the self-storage facility or take a tour and note if they have: a well-lit gated community, computer-controlled access, surveillance cameras, on-site managers during certain hours, and/or alarms on each storage unit.

Storage Unit Sizes

Each storage facility should offer different sizes to serve the varying needs of their community. A mini storage may be all you need, which can be a small locker 2 feet wide, 3 feet deep, and with a 3-4 feet high ceiling. Larger storage units can be anywhere from 5 to 30 feet wide, 30 feet deep, and with ceilings from 3 to 10 feet high.

Common storage unit sizes:

  • Locker: 2x3 feet

  • Small storage unit: 5x5 feet

  • Medium storage unit: 10x15 feet

  • Large storage unit: 10x50 feet

Leases / Fees

Most companies require signing a lease, similar to renting an apartment. Commonly storage unit leases are month-to-month, and do not require tenants to be obligated to long term leases. Fees and specials vary between companies so it is important to compare rates before choosing a storage facility. Sometimes you could save money on a storage unit by renting upper floor, climate controlled storage unit or a drive-up, non-climate controlled storage unit. Make sure the size of the unit is large enough to house all your items; don’t choose a smaller unit to save money and then get a headache trying to fit everything in the too-small unit. It may even be helpful to get a size larger than you think you will need so that you will have enough to room move around within the unit and have the ability to store more items if necessary.


There are thousands of storage unit facilities all over the United States. It is easy to do a quick search to find the storage facility nearest you. Just enter your zip code and get a free quote today.