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said no one ever!

If storage is a problem and clutter is an issue, let Great Value Storage be your solution. Whether you've collected a lot of things over time, you're dealing with a major life event or you just have a hobby, there comes a point when you need a little extra space. The need for self storage can arise at unexpected times and at any stage in life. Our job is to provide each customer with an affordable convenient storage solution no matter what life throws their way. There are three very common reasons our customers rent storage units.

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A wide variety of sizes

A wide variety of sizes, to find
the perfect fit for your things.

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Competitive pricing

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Highly secure

Electronic keypad access, for
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Convenient locations

No matter what time of day
your things are close by.

Typical uses for self-storage

The storage industry has become so successful due to the simple fact that there are a large number of uses for storage. Below we've listed some of the most common.

Moving

Perhaps the most common reason people need storage is as part of a move into a new home or apartment. The process of moving is never fun and the logistics can be difficult and tedious, which is why self-storage offers a stable, safe solution to some of the trickier moves.

Renovating or remodeling

Remodeling or renovating your home (or a room in your home) can go a long way toward improving your quality of life. In the short term, however, it can be a major source of pain. When remodeling a room, you're often forced to move the furniture elsewhere, which can be quite inconvenient.

Downsizing

Moving into a smaller home has become a trend in recent years, as people either attempt to save on rent or live in a more desirable, expensive location. But this presents some downsizers with a problem: How do they fit all of those things that once filled their older, larger home into the new, smaller one? Though the best way to deal with this is to get rid of the things you don't need, there are some things that would be far more expensive to buy again down the road than to keep in a storage unit, and so many of those who are downsizing have turned to that solution.

Cutting down on clutter

Are you stuck with congested closets? Is your basement buried in clutter? Is your attic awash with stuff? If you're in need of extra space, storage is your solution.

College summers

While most college students relish their summer break, they often take a much more ambivalent attitude toward moving home—not because they're trading roommates for parents, of course, but due to the fact that they'll need to move everything out of their dorm, load up their car and lug it all back home. Storage can take the headache out of this entire process, allowing students to keep their things near campus for those three months.

Home staging

Try this scenario: Your Realtor tells you that in order to best show your home, you need to remove half of everything inside it. What do you do? Storage, once again, comes to the rescue. The cost of a month or two of storage can easily pay for itself when you sell your home for more than you would otherwise, due to the great impressions you've left on the buyers.

Emergencies

Finally, there are those times where life throws a curveball at us and an unexpected event suddenly disrupts life. Whether a natural disaster or a death in the family, these situations call for quick and reliable solutions, and for many of us storage is exactly that.

Choosing between different storage options

Finding a storage unit near you is only one step in the process. You'll also need to figure out the type and size of unit that best suits your needs.

Storage amenities

Finding a storage unit near you is only one step in the process. You'll also need to figure out the type and size of unit that best suits your needs.Finding a storage unit near you is only one step in the process. You'll also need to figure out the type and size of unit that best suits your needs.

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Climate controlled storage

Climate controlled units keep your belongings cool and dry, protecting against extreme hot and cold temperatures as well as humidity. Humidity is of particular danger to organic materials found in furniture and clothing due to the possibility of mold and mildew so take the time to consider if you might need climate controlled storage.

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Drive-up access storage

Drive-up access storage units are housed in a single-story building and are accessible from the outside, allowing you to pull your vehicle right up to the unit to unload. These are great for their easy access and lower prices compared to interior units, but they often lack the ability to add additional amenities such as climate control which can be crucial depending on where you live. Alternatively, interior facilities house all units in a single building, meaning you'll have to go inside a building and sometimes even up an elevator to get to your unit. Though this makes moving in and out with large furniture more difficult, it offers an unbeatable layer of protection from theft and pests and almost always features climate control.

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24-hour access storage

Some storage facilities allow 24-hour, 7 day-a-week access to their units, meaning you'll be able to access your things whenever you need. As you might expect, this storage amenity will come at a higher price than basic units, but depending on your needs they may well be worth it. Note that there is a difference between unit access, which is the time when you're allowed to access your stuff, and facility access, which is the time that the facility office is open. When selecting this amenity, make sure you choose the right one for your needs.

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Storage units with electricity

Finally, storage units with electricity just means that your unit with have electrical outlets. Having this amenity will allow you to plug into the facility's power source—some facilities allow customers to set up offices or workstations in their units and there are even cases of bands holding practice in storage–but it will cost you extra. This amenity does not come with every unit so make sure you plan ahead if it's something you think you'll need.

Storage Sizes

An equally important decision you'll need to make is choosing the size of your unit. Storage typically comes in the following standard sizes:

Tiny - 5’x5’
Walk-in Closet

This size unit yields 25 square feet of space. Although these 5x5 units are small, they are an excellent size to store all of your extra items, like garden tools, seasonal items, office supplies, or your miscellaneous boxes.

Small - 5’x10’
Walk-in Closet

This size unit yields a total of 50 square feet of space, perfect for storing an entire bedroom or office. Are you looking to remodel a room or office? Now you can have the space to keep all of the contents during construction instead of clogging up other rooms!

Medium 10'x 10'
Walk-in Closet

Did you just buy a new house and need to move out of your small apartment, but the house is still being built? This 100 square foot unit should hold all your items! It is ideal for storing an entire living room and two full bedrooms.

Large 10'x 15'
Walk-in Closet

With 150 square feet of space, this large unit can typically store the content of 3 bedrooms. This space is also ideal for larger items like televisions, pianos, couches, or tables.

Huge - 10’x20’
Walk-in Closet

Are you in-between homes and need to store all of your family's belongings? This is the perfect space for you, capacitating roughly 5 bedrooms, and accommodating larger items like washers, dryers and refrigerators.

Gigantic - 10’x30’
Walk-in Closet

Now this is some serious storage! This unit has a whopping 300 square feet of space, ideal for a 5 to 7 bedroom house, easily storing entertainment centers, refrigerators, beds, couches, and more!

Items you can keep in storage

Finding a storage unit near you is only one step in the process. You'll also need to figure out the type and size of unit that best suits your needs.

 Keepable Sometimes Keepable Not Keepable
  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Apparel
  • Books
  • Food Items
  • Guns
  • Hazardous, flammable or
  • explosive material
  • Pets
  • Plants
  • Garbage
  • Drugs or Stolen Property
  • Yourself

Aministrative Fees

An administrative fee or "admin fee" is a one-time fee that the facility charges at the time of move-in. This is a very common fee in the self-storage industry. It is used to offset the costs of setting up your tenant account and processing paperwork. Usually, the admin fee is between $15-25, although in some cases it can be more. Sometimes this fee will replace your security deposit charge (where applicable). Tax amounts will vary depending on where you're renting. You will also need to provide your own lock for your unit, which can range from $5-50. Additional things you may be charged for include: dumpster service, electrical charges, etc.

Policies

Contracts

It will include stipulations about what you can keep in your unit, what the rules about access and usage are like and perhaps most importantly, what happens when you're late or delinquent on your payments. In an industry that's spawned a popular television show about people abandoning their items in storage, you should be clear on what happens when things go wrong.

Insurance

Some facilities require tenants to purchase insurance at move-in, although many will accept proof of existing homeowners or renters insurance. Bring your declaration page when you visit the facility to potentially waive the insurance fee, which is usually around $20–you can also visit an independent insurance provider. Regardless of whether your facility requires this or not, having insurance is a great way to protect yourself and your belongings while in storage. Your homeowner's insurance will likely cover most of the items you place inside storage. Better safe than sorry!

FAQs

Finding the Right Self Storage Unit

  • Step 1: Find your local Great Value Storage location – near home, work or somewhere in between.
  • Step 2: Use our Storage Calculator to choose a self storage unit size that's right for you.
  • Step 3: Reserve the storage unit online or call the facility to reserve with the property manager.

If you're not sure what space is right, our property managers are happy to help you select a storage unit that fits your needs.

Our standard storage unit sizes range from 5'x5' to 10'x30' (all dimensions are approximate), but some properties also offer smaller and larger spaces, from lockers to warehouses and offices. For storing one room of furniture to storing your whole house, use our Size Guide to find the right amount of space.
Estimating how much storage space you need for your items can be easy as long as you know what you'll be storing. Check out our Size Guide and Space Calculator for a better idea. Or our knowledgeable property managers are trained to aid in the process.
There are many factors that go into determining the best solution for your needs. From the type of items you're storing to the convenience you need while on property. We have online resources to help you explore options to find your ideal storage solution. Check out our Storage Options chart to see what type of storage space is right for you.
"Resident" manager means that an employee, usually the Store Manager, lives in an apartment on-site as part of the facility. With a resident manager there is always someone on-site during non-business hours.
Also known as "temperature controlled" units, climate controlled storage units are just like storing something in your living room. Most climate controlled spaces are also interior space. Meaning they are accessed through a hallway inside the storage facility. Temperature is controlled using air conditioning and heat to keep items in a constant environment (temperatures between 55° and 85°F).
Drive-up storage is the most convenient self storage option. You can drive directly to your unit, load or unload and be on your way. There are no interior hallways, making it much easier to carry and store your heavy items. If you're storing something you would store in your garage, drive-up is your best option.
Roll-up doors are the most common doors used in self storage. They are accessed by sliding a latch and lifting the door upward, similar to the motion of a garage door. Roll-up doors allow you to maximize the interior space of your unit.
Outdoor storage is not generally climate controlled and won't protect you from bad weather. Also, don't be surprised if you find insects like spiders and pill bugs in your unit. These spaces aren't as protected as an interior unit. Indoor units can be either climate controlled or non-climate controlled and are accessed from a hallway by entering the main door of a building.
Lift access is also referred to as a non-passenger elevator. You'll have access to use an elevator lift to move your belongings, but customers are not allowed to ride inside. Customers still need to use the stairs.
A locker unit is smaller than a typical storage unit. Generally, locker units are 5'x5' and only 4' high.
We give you the flexibility you need to plan ahead. You can reserve a storage unit at Great Value Storage unto 30 days in advance.
You can cancel your reservation by contacting or visiting the facility where the unit is reserved. Make sure to check office hours and our store manager can take care of your cancellation.
Yes. If you need to increase or decrease your storage space you can transfer to another unit based on availability. Your local store manager will be able to assist you with the transition.
Yes, at most Great Value Storage locations we offer drive-up storage units that are great for storing cars and motorcycles. The ideal unit size for a car is 10x20. For boats and RVs we offer covered and uncovered parking options at select locations. Please check with your neighborhood location for availability.
It’s not typical that our storage units have electrical power.
Our property managers are happy to reserve a storage unit over the phone. However, to complete a rental, we do require you provide identification to our on-site manager and sign the lease agreement.

Moving Into Storage
The short answer is yes. And at all Great Value Storage locations you can purchase a new, sealed disc lock. No one other than you should have a key to your lock. If you prefer to provide your own lock, you may do so.
Most Great Value Storage locations have moving carts and dollies to help with your move. With most of our storage units being drive-up, carts and dollies are not often needed
Yes! All of our locations offer a full line of retail moving and packing supplies. From boxes to tape and more, we have all the supplies you need to make your move easy.
Great Value Storage offers moving trucks at select facilities. If your selected location doesn’t have a truck, we will reimburse you the cost of a truck rental (up to $50) when you provide the receipt to the site manager in a timely manner. Contact your local Great Value Storage location for details.
You will need to provide a valid, government issued ID in the form of a driver’s license, state ID, or passport.
We ask that you provide us with at least a 14 day written notice.
The move-out process is easy. Please provide us with written notice at least 10 days prior to move-out. On your scheduled move-out day, make sure your storage unit is empty and free of trash. Also, be sure to remove your lock so the property manager knows to cancel your account. As a courtesy it would be great if you could stop by the office to fill out an intent to vacate form.

Security & Access
We feature electronic gates with coded keypad access, video cameras, fully-fenced properties, well-lit facilities and personal disc locks for purchase.. These features vary by location, so contact the store manager for location details.
Every Great Value Storage property is treated for pests and rodents on a monthly basis.
The office hours are the hours of operation for the property. During these hours the store managers will be onsite, available to assist you with your storage needs. Typically these hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday. The access hours are the hours the property and your storage unit can be accessed. These hours are typically 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 365 days a year, but may vary by location.
Stop by the office or call your site manager for assistance. The site manager can provide your access code over the phone once they verify your identification.
Call your Great Value Storage property manager for assistance during regular office hours. We can remove your lock for a nominal fee.
When you rent from Great Value Storage, you can allow access for other people you specify, or restrict access only to yourself.
Many Great Value Storage facilities use video cameras as a security measure. Cameras are generally located at the point of entry, exit and other areas around the facility. The number of cameras and type of system installed at each facility will differ based on property design.
Most of our facilities have electronic gate systems, which can only be opened by an individual secure code that is assigned to each tenant. The code allows us to monitor who is entering and exiting the facility as well as prevent delinquent tenants from entering the property.

Storage Lease Terms
All of our storage leases are month-to-month. You are never locked into a long-term contract.
Yes, you are responsible for the things you are storing at Great Value Storage. Protection for those belongings is required. Affordable storage protection options are available through SecureLease Protection Services at all Great Value Storage facilities.
Our storage units are rented on a month-to-month basis which allows customers flexibility to rent for whatever time period they need. There is an option to prepay for storage up to 1 year (12 months).
Please keep in mind that your original monthly rate is not guaranteed for the lifetime of your rental at Great Value Storage. In order to keep up with rising costs associated with providing the best service and clean facilities, from time to time we might find it necessary to adjust rental rates.
Please keep in mind that there are some items that cannot and should not be stored. These items include:
  • Hazardous materials – anything that can catch fire like gasoline, propane, oil, grease, cleaners and fireworks
  • Paint
  • Illegal substances
  • Anything toxic - biological waste, fertilizer, asbestos
  • Anything with a noxious smell – moth balls, etc.
  • Perishables – produce, meat, dairy, cereals, rice, animal products
  • Weapons – firearms, ammunitions, explosives
  • Living Things – people, animals, plants

Payments & Billings
We do our best to make your storage experience as easy as possible. Including the process of paying your bill. We accept cash, check, ACH debit and most major credit cards including MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express.

Here are five easy ways to pay:

  • Pay Online: Register online and make payments from your American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA.
  • Choose Autopay: You can enroll online or enroll in person at any Great value Storage property. We’ll automatically debit your bank account or charge your credit card for your monthly rent.
  • Pay by Mail: Mail your payment to your Great Value Storage location. You can mail a personal check or set up recurring payments through your bank’s website. Note: make sure to include your storage unit number on your check or money order.
  • Pay in Person: Stop by during regular business hours and pay your bill at your Great Value Storage facility with cash, check or credit card.
  • Pay Online: Register online and make payments from your American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA.
  • Pay by Phone: Call your Great Value Storage facility to make a payment by phone.
We bill monthly and all payments are due on the 1st of the month. However, we provide a 6 day grace period before charging a late fee of $20 or 20% of your total rental payment on the 7th of the month. To avoid late fees, we recommend signing up for autopay.
The length of time before a past-due account is sent to auction varies by state law. We recommend that you contact the site manager to discuss your account as soon as possible if your payment will be or is late. Great Value Storage will provide written notice to your email address and physical address listed on your account. Additionally, site managers will often contact customers in default by phone prior to an auction process. As a customer, it is your responsibility to make sure we have accurate, up-to-date contact information, and to pay your bill on time.
Once the storage unit is sold the proceeds are applied to your outstanding balance. If the proceeds are higher than the amount due, a check for the difference will be sent to the original person leasing the storage unit. If the proceeds are lower than the outstanding balance, the account will be sent to collections.
We do offer a payment reminder service. Just make sure there is an email associated with your account and you will receive a payment reminder email 10 days prior to your due date.

Others
Yes. We offer a 10% discount to all active duty military with proof of identification. Military discounts are good for the lifetime of your rental while active duty. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers.
No. All of our storage unit auctions are held online at https://www.storagetreasures.com/. Register with Storage Treasures to bid on auction units at Great Value storage and other local storage facilities.
During office hours, please report issues to the onsite manager immediately.
Our storage units are only for storing your belongings. We do not allow bands to practice in our storage units at our facilities.