Finding Storage in Miami, FL
Tropical weather and great beaches make Miami a fantastic place to live, but they also mean a higher cost of living. When it comes to getting more space in your Miami home, you often have to downsize or move to a more expensive apartment, condo, or house. Fortunately, there's another option with Storage.com.
With Storage.com, you can easily find Miami self storage that fits your additional space needs, whether it's for personal or business use. Not only can you find Miami storage facility locations, but you can also compare pricing, unit sizes, availability, and storage features. You can even reserve a unit directly online! Why waste a day driving around to check out different facilities when you can find everything in one convenient place online?
Why Use Self Storage?
Miami storage units can be used for long-term or short-term storage. People who use storage for personal use often store vehicles, household furniture, valuable collections, firearms, beach equipment, sporting gear, lawn equipment, seasonal clothing and decorations, and more. Some even use storage temporarily during a home remodel or a move to a new home.
But storage isn't just for people looking to clear out some clutter from their homes. Businesses often use Miami storage facilities to keep inventory, equipment, and supplies out of their offices. Some will even use a storage unit as their headquarters, as it's often cheaper to rent a Miami storage locker than a retail or office space.
Selecting a Good Storage Location
Once you've decided how you'll be using your Miami mini storage, it's much easier to find a good location. To begin the process, simply type your zip code into the search field. This will narrow down the search results to a specific area in Miami. From there, you'll be able to find the most convenient storage option for your needs.
For example, if you're a business owner using Miami self storage as a place to keep inventory, you'll most likely want a facility that's close to your office or retail space. Keep in mind that the closer you are to the center of town, the pricier the units can be, as there's a higher demand for storage in the city. But the price is often worth the convenience. After all, you don't want to drive 20 minutes out of your way just to get a few items from your unit.
If you're just using a Miami storage unit as a way to clear out some seasonal decorations or sporting gear from your home, you can save some money by finding a location on the outskirts of town. Since you probably won't need daily or weekly access to these items, finding a cheaper location farther away is a better option.
Finding the Right Unit Size
Another benefit to knowing how you'll be using your Miami self storage is being able to determine your size needs, as it can be daunting to commit to a particular unit size without knowing how much it can house.
For smaller storage needs, a 5x5 or 5x10 unit should work. These units can typically hold a combination of boxes, storage tubs, small furniture, and sporting or lawn equipment. If you're cleaning out a closet, garage, or basement, one of these should be the perfect size.
For larger storage needs, such as storing vehicles or the entire contents of a house, a 10x20 or 10x30 storage unit would be a better choice. Also, keep in mind that long-term storage needs might require more storage space down the road, so you may want to look for a unit size beyond your current needs.
If you're still unsure of what Miami storage unit size would best accommodate your storage needs, check out Storage.com's interactive size guide, which has helpful illustrations of what can fit into common unit sizes. You can also call one of our storage representatives if you need further assistance.
Although living in Miami can be expensive, you don't need to worry about the rental price of mini storage in Miami. With unit prices ranging anywhere from $13 a month for a 5x5 unit to $439 a month for a 10x20 unit, you can find a storage unit that fits your budget and your space needs.
Many things affect the price of a Miami self storage unit. Good locations, special features like climate-controlled storage and additional security, floor level, access hours, and short-term or long-term availability will all make a difference in the pricing of your unit.
If price is a concern for you, Storage.com can help you find the facilities offering prices within your budget. Using the advanced search filter, just select your price range, and we'll do the rest. Also, keep an eye out for Storage.com web-only specials offered by Miami storage facilities in our directory. These could be reduced rental rates, first month free, or free moving truck with rental agreement.
Short-Term Storage for College Students
College students account for more than 200,000 people living in the Miami area. Many of them live in dorm rooms and residence halls while attending school at University of Miami, Florida International University, Barry University, or other local colleges. But when school's out for the summer, college students have to head back home, which, for some, might mean flying or driving across the country. So where does dorm furniture go when students are on break?
Many students choose to rent short-term Miami self storage while they're away from school as place to keep larger items like futons, mini fridges, and mattress sets. They can even find facilities close to their respective campuses so they don't have to lug everything too far during move-in and move-out days each year. This saves them the hassle of having to pack and unpack all of their larger belongings at the beginning and end of summer breaks.
The kind of furniture that most students are looking to store should fit within a 5x5 or 5x10 unit. If students want to save money and get a larger storage unit, however, they can always share with a roommate or friend.
Storage Security Features
When it comes to storing valuable belongings—such as business inventory, cars, motorcycles, boats, RVs, firearms, or wine collections—in a Miami storage unit, you should feel at ease and know that your items will be protected from any threat of break-ins or theft.
If the security of your storage items is a major concern, look for Miami storage facilities offering video surveillance, on-site management, gated access, or individually-alarmed units. All of these are additional security features that can help protect your storage unit from costly damage or theft.
To find out what each Miami storage facility offers for security, click on a facility's page and check out the "Storage Services" tab.
Renting with Storage.com
Thanks for using Storage.com to find Miami mini storage! If you've found a unit you like, you can reserve directly on our website or by calling in to speak with a storage representative. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us!