Most people will require a storage unit at some point. Whether you need a place to store your belongings temporarily during a home renovation or just run out of space in your home, storage units are a convenient resource. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best storage units in Phoenix to give you extra room.
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There are several features Phoenix residents should consider when choosing a self-storage unit:
Accessibility: Most outdoor facilities offer wide aisles for vehicles, while interior facilities provide easy-to-maneuver hallways and sometimes elevators for second-floor units. If you’re storing furniture or other large items, it needs to convenient to get them to your unit.
Climate-controlled storage: Climate-controlled units maintain a temperature between 55 and 80 degrees throughout the year, which keeps wooden items from warping, reduces the chance of rust and prevents leather and fabrics from yellowing. This is important in Phoenix, where temperatures consistently reach above 100 degrees in the summer.
Security: Most storage facilities offer basic securities like gated access, on-site management and video surveillance. Be sure to ask about a facility’s security features if you’re storing expensive items.
The cost of storage units in Phoenix
The average price for a storage unit in Phoenix is $98 a month, with prices varying on factors that include:
Size of unit
Facility amenities (24/7 access, free use of trucks, etc.)
Storage unit amenities (climate control, electrical outlets, etc.)
Unit location (a ground floor unit will be more expensive)
Demand for storage units in the area
Self-storage facilities typically rent on a month-to-month basis and don’t require leases. Some facilities may offer specials where you receive the first month for free. Contracts vary depending on the company, however, so be sure to ask about terms when comparing facilities. Some may require a three-month minimum lease.
In Phoenix, most storage facilities require customers to have insurance. Your belongings can be covered by your homeowner's or renter’s insurance, but off-premises home insurance coverage often has a maximum limit that’s less than property stored at your home.
If you don’t have insurance, the storage facility you choose should be able to help you sign up with a storage insurance provider. Also, don’t be surprised by administrative fees like a one-time facility fee to set up your account.
SpareFoot is the largest online marketplace for finding and reserving affordable, convenient storage. Customers can compare storage options and choose the best solution for their needs, whether it’s traditional self-storage or full-service storage. Phoenix customers appreciate how the company lists multiple options in one place.
U-Haul offers the most coverage in North America and has several locations throughout the Valley. The company’s storage facilities offer 24-hour access and climate-controlled units. Customers in Phoenix can manage their storage unit online: make payments, control access to their room and communicate with the facility manager.
The PODS on-site storage container is a convenient way to store items while keeping them close. Customers can use the portable containers for as long as they need, and the company will pick up the container and keep it nearby at one of its secure storage centers. Phoenix customers appreciate the convenient service.
Extra Space Storage
Extra Space Storage is the second-largest operator of self-storage facilities in the U.S. Customers can find the size of unit they need by using an online storage guide and make reservations through the company’s website. Extra Space Storage also offers options for vehicle storage. Phoenix reviews rate the company highly for excellent customer service.
Life Storage is one of the largest self-storage companies in the world and offers amenities like climate-controlled units, drive-up storage, 24-hour access and surveillance monitoring. Phoenix customers can choose from several unit sizes and use the online size estimator tool to determine what will best fit their needs.
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