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Best Storage Units in Columbia, MO

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2024 Cherry Hill Drive #102, Columbia, MO 65203 Rating

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4.2 (19)

Why choose this provider?

Stor-Mor Property offers self-storage units to customers in Columbia and nearby communities. It has a deep focus on presenting secure, clean, and ready-to-rent storage units. It also provides a wide variety of self-storage unit types and sizes that can meet any customer's needs. The storage facility has 24-hour drive-up access and it is protected by digital video surveillance. Stor-Mor Property also has tenant protection insurance to safeguard customers' items in case of unexpected incidents.

  • 24/7
  • Offers Insurance Policies
  • Self Service

2801 Old 63 South, Columbia, MO 65201
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4.4 (12)

Why choose this provider?

Sky-Hi Storage is a family business that services customers in the Columbia area. Since 2001, the facility has been offering contracted rentals of climate-controlled and non-climate controlled storage units. For non-climate-controlled units, customers can rent a 10 x 30 or a smaller unit while those who need a climate-controlled unit can rent a 5' x 5', a 5' x 10', or a 10 'x 10' unit. Sky-Hi Storage is secured with gates and surveillance cameras.

  • 24/7
  • XL Units
  • Climate Control

955 East Boone Industrial Drive, Columbia, MO 65202 Rating

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4.7 (23)
5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Cal's Storage is a locally-owned operated storage facility serving Columbia clients 24/7. The storage center is gated and secured with surveillance cameras operating around the clock. The business has climate-controlled storage units that help protect tenants' belongings from freezing, melting, or mold threats. The facility also has drive-up access to help tenants unload or load their items. Cal's Storage also caters to students since it is near Columbia College and the University of Missouri.

  • 24/7
  • Climate Control
  • Self Service

8300 Interstate 70 Drive Southeast, Columbia, MO 65201 Rating

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5.0 (7)

Why choose this provider?

Swilling Self Storage is a family-owned company that operates in Columbia. It has 10x10 and 10x20 unit options with roll-up doors and drive-up access. For security, the facility's perimeter is fully fenced and utilizes vehicular sliding gates with keypad entry. It operates video surveillance and an American District Telegraph (ADT) system to alert the staff of any issues or break-ins. Clients can access the unit during the day or at night, as all units have LED lighting. Swilling Self Storage also has options for boats and climate-controlled RV parking.

  • 24/7

1150 East Shalimar Drive, Columbia, MO 65202 Rating

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4.1 (7)
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

MD Storage is a self-storage facility that serves clients throughout Columbia. It offers a variety of storage units in different sizes and types to accommodate every storage need. The clean, ready-to-rent storage facility is equipped with digital video surveillance and monitored by on-site security personnel. It also gives 24-hour and drive-up accessibility to make it easy for clients to secure and manage their items. MD Storage also provides RV, boat, and indoor storage solutions.

  • 24/7
  • Indoor & Outdoor Units
  • Self Service

Compare our Top Storage Units

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Stor-Mor Property
2024 Cherry Hill Drive #102, Columbia, MO 65203
Sky-Hi Storage
2801 Old 63 South, Columbia, MO 65201
Cal's Storage
955 East Boone Industrial Drive, Columbia, MO 65202
Swilling Self Storage
8300 Interstate 70 Drive Southeast, Columbia, MO 65201
MD Storage
1150 East Shalimar Drive, Columbia, MO 65202


  • 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.