How Self Storage Works

Renting a Storage Unit

Find a Location

Start by searching for storage near you. With thousands of locations nationwide, we're always just around the corner.
Find a Location

Choose a Size

Use our size guide to decide how much storage space you need. If you've got it, chances are we can store it.
Choose a Size

Reserve and Move In

Reserve your unit for free with no obligation. For some locations, you can save time by completing your rental online. Otherwise you can complete your paperwork in person on move-in day.

Free Reservations

We offer the convenience of free reservations. There's no obligation and you can cancel at any time if your plans change.

Specials and Discounts

To help make your move-in a little less stressful, you'll only pay $1 for the first month's rent on many of our units
. If you're looking for great discounts, you'll always get our best price when you reserve online.

Rental Terms

All our rental agreements are month-to-month. You decide how long you stay, and you can move out at any time.

Accessing Your Things

Once you're moved in, you can access your stuff anytime during gate access hours, which vary by location. Make sure to allow yourself enough time to finish during gate hours so you're able to exit.

If you'd like to give other people access to your unit, you can add them as an authorized user on the Contact Information page of your account or by stopping by the rental office of your storage location.

Typical Gate Access Hours (most locations)

  • Daily: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Typical Office Hours (most locations)

  • Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note: Our office is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Vehicle Storage

We have a variety of options for storing your car, boat, motorcycle, RV or other vehicle, including uncovered, covered and fully enclosed spaces. In order to store a vehicle, it does need to be running, registered and insured.

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On-Site Managers

Each of our locations has a property manager who can help you with everything from selecting the perfect unit to borrowing free handcarts and dollies while on the property.

Restricted Items

For your safety, there are some restrictions on what you can store, such as live plants and animals, flammable liquids, explosives and drugs. Your rental agreement has the full list of restrictions, but you get the idea; we want everyone’s Public Storage experience to be great, and your consideration goes a long way toward making that possible

Moving Out

When it's time to move on, let us know by scheduling your move-out date up to 60 days in advance in the Storage Units section of your account. If you need more time, it's easy to change or cancel your notice. On move-out day, remove your lock, empty out your unit and stop by the office so a property manager can help you finalize everything.

Schedule Move-Out

Self Storage Cost

Storage unit prices can vary based on the location and the unit features you need. Search for units online to find the best prices in your area. We also offer move-in specials for the first month's rent on many units.

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Age to Rent

We welcome customers 18 years and older to rent self-storage from us.

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