If you recently moved to Colorado, are building a new home or getting settled after marriage or another life change, you may need a place to temporarily store your possessions. Self-storage units give you extra space, but choosing the right type of unit isn’t so simple. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best self-storage units in Denver to get you the perfect unit at the lowest price.
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In the age of the tiny home, micro-housing and downsizing, self-storage units are an affordable, convenient space-saver. Also, many Denverites are moving to the mountains to ski for the winter and don’t want to pay Mile High rents.
Self-storage provides a stress-free solution for securing your belongings. Units can be rented for short or long-term storage and can have a variety of features.
Drive-up access at outdoor facilities lets you park your vehicle in front of your unit. This is helpful if you’re storing large or heavy items, including furniture.
24-hour access is desirable if you need to get to your unit during off-hours. A key card or code is necessary to unlock the gate.
Climate-controlled units are often in indoor facilities, but some outdoor facilities have them as well. These units are necessary if you’re storing sensitive items that may be damaged by extreme temperatures, such as photographs, vinyl records and electronics.
Additional security features include fences, gates, video surveillance and strong lighting. Some facilities have security on staff.
Vehicle storage can house a motorcycle, RV, trailer, car, ATV or boat. These large storage spaces can be indoors or outdoors and eliminate concerns of long-term street parking and exposure to the elements.
Discounts are usually available when signing a long-term lease or for referrals. There are often perks or discounts for students, AAA members and the military.
Insurance is offered through storage companies at an affordable rate that varies based on your desired coverage limit. Homeowners insurance or renters insurance may cover your items off-site, but be sure to check with your provider about your policy details.
Online payment is conveniently available to reserve a space and pay rent.
Multiple locations are available with the same company in the Denver metro region. Many companies will allow you to store with them in North Denver near Stapleton, and then unload in the DTC area.
Interior facilities often have elevators, but it is important to check their level of security. Things to look for: Is a manager on-site? Is there video surveillance? Does a locked gate restrict access? For those who need to get to their items regularly, portable self-storage units can be kept in your driveway.
The cost of self-storage units in Denver
The size of a unit is the main factor in its price, but features and amenities will cost extra as well. Climate-controlled units often cost 25 to 50 percent more than non-climate-controlled units, and you’ll likely pay extra at a facility that has 24/7 staff on-site.
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Units are rented on a month-to-month agreement, although some facilities require a longer contract. If you know you’ll be using your unit for an extended time, ask about discounts for signing a long-term rental agreement.
SpareFoot is an online storage marketplace that lets you find and compare available self-storage units in Denver. The company lets you see pricing and reserve a unit through its website. SpareFoot provides discounts for college students and members of the military. Denver residents appreciate the numerous options and simple interface.
U-Haul provides self-storage at its facilities or with a U-Box, which can be delivered to your home. U-Haul offers moving trucks at a discounted rate with self-storage rental and has climate-controlled units available. Denver customers appreciate the convenient locations, but a few people report issues with poor customer service.
PODS is a moving and storage company that makes convenience a priority. Their portable units are easy to pack from the comfort of home. PODS is a flexible and affordable option. PODS will do the driving, and can store your items at home or in their facility. Denver customers appreciate the convenience but do not like the long wait times or customer service.
Extra Space Storage
Extra Space Storage is committed to being a convenient, secure and professional storage solution in Denver. Extra Space Storage helps you move and keeps your items safe. Local reviews are good and residents appreciate the multiple security measures and cleanliness of the facility.
SecurCare Self Storage
SecurCare is based in Lone Tree, Colorado just outside of Denver. Their mission is to satisfy all tenant storage needs. SecurCare offers many locations in the Denver metro region, and the first month is free for longer-term rentals. Denver customers appreciate the outside unit access and customer service.
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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