Self-storage units give you extra space, whether it’s a short-term fix or a permanent solution to your home’s space restrictions. Location, size and security features matter when choosing a unit. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best storage units in Tallahassee to keep your belongings secure at an affordable price.
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Renting a self-storage unit is a great way to find extra space for your belongings during moves or home renovations. Storage units are also a great solution for people downsizing into a smaller home or living in an apartment with limited storage space.
When comparing units, think about what you’re storing and what facility features are important to you.
Common features of self-storage units in Tallahassee
Belongings stay in an interior unit that is cooled in the summer and heated in the winter
High heat, humidity and temperature fluctuations won’t destroy fabrics, papers, photos, wood furniture and other temperature-sensitive items
Allows you to access your storage unit outside regular business hours for late-night or early-morning moving
Video surveillance, electronic gate access and/or a manager on site help deter thieves and protect your belongings
Can pull your car up to the storage unit to make loading and unloading easier
Great for storing items that aren’t temperature or humidity sensitive
Generally found in exterior units, which are less expensive than interior, climate-controlled units
The cost of storage units in Tallahassee
Prices for self-storage units in Tallahassee vary dramatically. The location of the facility, the location of your unit within the facility, the unit size and additional amenities like climate control or 24/7 on-site security impact the monthly rates.
Average storage unit rates in Tallahassee
5’ x 5’
5’ x 10’
10’ x 10’
10’ x 15’
10’ x 20’
Most facilities allow renters to pay on a month-to-month contract with periodic increases in rental rates, though companies may offer a discounted rate for customers who sign long-term agreements. Some facilities also charge a small, one-time administrative fee to set up your account.
Some self-storage companies offer a discounted or free first month, which helps reduce costs. Facilities also often offer discounts to military service members, students, seniors and members of organizations such as AAA. You may be able to find additional promotions by renting a storage unit during the fall and winter off-season in Tallahassee.
Florida laws state that storage facilities cannot charge more than $20 or 20 percent in late fees, whichever is greater. The Florida Self-storage Association has more information on recent updates to the Florida Self-Storage Lien Law.
Insuring stored belongings in Tallahassee
When working out a budget, factor in the price of storage insurance. Some facilities require you to have at least basic insurance before you can rent a unit. Your homeowners or renters insurance may at least partially cover your stored items, but most policies do not cover damage caused by rodents or flooding.
Keep in mind that exclusions in your home or renters policy, such as coverage for valuable jewelry and artwork, also apply to stored belongings. To ensure you have sufficient protection, you can purchase a storage insurance policy or upgrade your homeowners or renters insurance. The price depends on the level of coverage needed, but it’s usually cheaper to upgrade a policy than take out a new one.
AAA members get their first month free and a $20 Amazon card when booking through SpareFoot. The company’s website searches for available storage units in Tallahassee and makes it easy to choose what amenities, size, and type of storage works best for you. Tallahassee reviewers praise SpareFoot’s service and efficiency.
U-Haul is a one-stop shop when it comes to moving and storage. Their storage facilities in Tallahassee are open seven days a week, and most have 24-hour access. U-Haul also keeps your belongings safe with several levels of security. No deposits are required, and making your monthly payments is simple with their online system.
With PODS’ containers that are delivered to your home, storing items is easy. The containers can be kept on your property for as long as you like, stored in a local center or transported to another destination. While many Tallahassee reviewers loved the flexibility offered by PODS units, some people were frustrated with how the company handled complaints.
Extra Space Storage
Providing short- or long-term storage, Extra Space Storage is the second largest self-storage operator in the U.S. Convenience and security are the company’s top priorities. Extra Space Storage also has a full line of moving and packing supplies and provides RV storage. Tallahassee customers praised the company’s employees for going above and beyond.
Life Storage rents units with elevator access, climate control and emergency service via an online service portal. A moving truck is free with a 10% discount on the first month’s rent. Life Storage provides many important amenities, and reviews are consistently high.
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