About self storage in Missouri
Looking for storage in Missouri?
Missouri is one of the largest self storage markets in the country-for good reason. The state supports the full gamut of self storage renter lifestyles, from boating and recreation to higher education and military. You can find out more about self storage in Missouri through the Missouri Self Storage Association (MSSOA.org).
As the most advanced self storage finder on the web, StorageFront lists nearby facilities in urban areas (including Columbia, Kansas City, St. Charles, and St. Louis) as well as rural areas (like Union, Pacific and Catawissa).
In college towns like Columbia (University of Missouri), Kansas City (UMKC), Warrensburg (UCM), Maryville (Northwest MSU), and Springfield (MSU), use the search tool to find small, affordable storage units nearby with short-term contracts to cover summer break. In influential medical towns like Kansas City, find climate-controlled space for storing pharmaceutical inventory. In virtually any Missouri town where you own a BBQ-trailer but use it just once a year to compete at the annual BBQ cook off, you’ll find a place to stow it on StorageFront.com.
In military towns like Waynesville (Fort Leonard Wood) and Knob Noster (Whiteman AFB), you’re likely to find great deals on military storage for long-term deployments no matter where you rent extra space. Still, it’s smart to shop around-especially since many storage facilities located near bases operate at capacity and units aren’t always available.
See below for more helpful tips about storing in Missouri. For general help, see Storage Tips.
Missouri offers residents cold winters and hot, humid summers. That’s important to consider when you shop for a self storage facility in the Show Me State, because extreme temperatures and high humidity can all affect the welfare of your stored items-especially over extended periods of time. Wood, paper and fabrics are particularly susceptible to ruin. In the state’s hotter areas, look for a storage unit that faces north or south, and try not to stack items against a west-facing outer wall.
Missouri is also vulnerable to strong thunderstorms, especially in the spring and early summer. Be sure to look for storage facilities with good drainage. When selecting your storage unit, choose one with a stepped-up entry, good flashing and sturdy seals around the door. Consider purchasing insurance for your property.
Be sure to Google “crime rates in Missouri cities” before choosing a storage facility. If the property crime rate and/or violent crime rate is high in your area, you’ll want a facility with added fencing and security amenities, such as video surveillance and 24-hour lighting. Ask the facility manager about any recent break-ins or safety issues. Purchase insurance for your property.
If Spanish is your first language, shop for a storage facility with bilingual staff. StorageFront points to bilingual facilities with a small speech-bubble icon. Clear communication will be helpful if you have problems or concerns during your rental period.