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Best Storage Units in Santa Monica, CA

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15111 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91403 Rating

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5.0 (175)
4.4 (51)
5.0 (47)

Why choose this provider?

SoCal Self Storage is a self-storage solutions provider that has been serving residents and businesses in Santa Monica, Pasadena, and other nearby areas since 1985. The company offers a variety of air-conditioned units in sizes that range from small closets to garages that can fit two sedans. It also has outdoor spaces for cars, motorhomes, and boats. New renters can request the use of a move-in truck. Other benefits include supplies available on-site for last-minute packing and insurance coverage options.

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18019 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91316 Rating

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4.5 (24)

Why choose this provider?

Encino Self Storage is a facility that serves Santa Monica customers. It offers different sizes of individually alarmed storage units for personal storage needs, with some accessible through drive-up spaces. The units are well-maintained with bright lighting on hallways for easy navigation. The fenced and gated facility is also equipped with monitored video surveillance for security. It features heat sensors and fire sprinklers for additional protection of items inside. Tenants can make their reservations and payments online.

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221 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 Rating

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4.9 (15)
5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

South Beverly Drive Storage is a storage unit provider in central Beverly Hills that also serves Santa Monica and the nearby neighborhoods. Family-owned, it offers a range of clean indoor storage solutions to homeowners to protect their stored belongings against weather and theft. The entire facility is secure and monitored with recorded video surveillance around the clock. For the convenience of tenants, South Beverly Drive Storage also loans moving equipment, such as handcarts and dollies.

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Compare our Top Storage Units

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SoCal Self Storage
15111 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91403
Encino Self Storage
18019 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91316
South Beverly Drive Storage
221 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212


  • Introduction

    Storage units are secure, enclosed spaces that people rent to store possessions they aren't using or they don't have space for in their homes. Some of the most popular items to put in a storage unit are old furniture, vehicles, seasonal clothing, mattresses, toys, art, and other collectibles.

    Storage units are leased from the owner of a storage facility, which usually has many of such units on a single lot. Units are typically rented per month, with a rental agreement that details activities and items that are prohibited in the unit.

    At some facilities, there are indoor and outdoor units. The indoor units are sometimes climate-controlled. Units usually come in a range of sizes for different amounts of storage, with the price fluctuating based on the size and other amenities like climate control and electricity.
  • How much do storage units cost on average?

    The average cost of renting a storage unit can fall in a range between $20 and $450 per month. The variance in price depends on a variety of factors, such as size, the value of the items being stored, and whether it is temperature controlled.

  • Can you live in a storage unit?

    No. Living in a storage unit violates the rules of most storage unit rental companies, and most local and federal housing laws require that the owners of a storage facility evict anyone found living in one of the units.

  • How can you figure out what size storage unit you need?

    To select a storage unit big enough to fit your belongings but not so large that you'll be paying for unfilled space, put the possessions you intend to store in one place, calculate the approximate volume by measuring the height, length, and width of the load and multiplying them together.

  • How do you know if you need a storage unit?

    If you have more possessions than you have space to store them in your home, you may need a storage unit. It's a practical, cost-effective option to put things that you don't use often or are not appropriate for the current season in another location.

  • Does homeowners insurance cover a storage unit?

    Most homeowners insurance policies don't cover storage units automatically. If your homeowners policy has coverage for "off-premises personal property," items in a storage unit are usually included.

  • How do you store clothing in a storage unit?

    An important consideration when storing clothing in a storage unit is making sure it stays dry. When storage facilities are not climate-controlled, you'll want to use a vacuum-sealed bag or a wardrobe box to protect your clothes against moisture and insects.