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Best Storage Units in Gainesville, FL

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Gainesville Storage Units on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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9417 NW 43rd St # 1, Gainesville, FL 32653-7880

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Google
4.6 (32)
Yelp
5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

43rd Street Self Storage is a family-owned and operated storage unit facility that has been serving customers in the Gainesville area for more than 20 years. Since 2000, the owners of the Gainesville-based facility have been offering various sizes of self-storage units for their customers' different storage needs. Their fenced and lighted facility has climate-controlled and non-climate-controlled storage units located at the ground level. 43rd Street Self Storage also offers packing boxes and moving supplies.

  • 24/7
  • Vehicle Storage
  • Climate Control

3447 Southwest 42nd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32608

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4.6 (21)
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5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

34th Street Mini Storage is a company in Gainesville that provides storage units of various shapes and sizes to meet personal, student, and business needs. The facility comes with advanced electronic keypad entry, 24-hour surveillance, 24-hour access to stored items, climate control, and large elevators for easy access. The storage units range from 5'x5' up to 10'x20' in size. Tenants have access to a 24/7 on-site self-service kiosk to rent units, manage their accounts, and make online payments any time of the day.

  • Indoor & Outdoor Units

8825 Northwest 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32653

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4.8 (354)
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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Gainesville Self Storage is a storage unit facility servicing several locations in Gainesville. Its storage units, available for monthly lease, can be as small as a regular closet and as large as a two-car garage. There are drive-up units for easy access and climate-control spaces that protect items from extreme temperatures. Security measures include surveillance cameras and personalize gate entry. Gainesville Self Storage also rents out moving trucks with towing capabilities.

  • 24/7
  • Self Service

6800 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32607

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4.7 (108)
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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Tower Hill Storage has been providing climate-controlled and standard storage units for almost three decades. Located in Gainesville, the facility has storage unit sizes from 25 square feet to 400 square feet. These units can be rented for long-term and short-term periods and can be accessed by clients seven days a week. The professionals from this company monitor the storage units. The facility is also equipped with passcode-protected gates and surveillance systems.

  • Self Service

3033 NE 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609

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4.2 (59)

Why choose this provider?

Santa Fe Self Storage is a local storage unit facility in Gainesville that provides 24-hour access to its tenants. It offers a variety of ground-floor climate- and non-climate-controlled storage units. These spaces come in different sizes to store various items like personal belongings, furniture, business inventory, RVs, and boats. The units are designed with drive-up access and equipped with personalized keypad access for the tenants. The facility also provides customers with packing and moving supplies. Santa Fe Self Storage has two other locations in Starke and Waldo.

  • Vehicle Storage
  • Self Service

Compare our Top Storage Units

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
43rd Street Self Storage
9417 NW 43rd St # 1, Gainesville, FL 32653-7880
34th Street Mini Storage
3447 Southwest 42nd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32608
Gainesville Self Storage
8825 Northwest 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32653
Tower Hill Storage
6800 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32607
Santa Fe Self Storage
3033 NE 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609

FAQs

  • 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.