Gardena, CA: Top Things to Know About Storage
One City in a GroupIt’s tough to talk about Gardena without involving the surrounding cities, Torrance, Carson, Redondo Beach, Compton, Inglewood, and South Gate. This is due to Gardena’s small population of about 11,000. For example, Gardena has 23 self-storage facilities. That’s more than enough for a city of 11,000, because that comes to about 12,650 individual units! Most cities have a person to storage unit ratio between 1 to 6 and 1 to 10. So, you have to look at the how the other cities fit in. Torrence has a population of about 150,000 and just 25 facilities. Carson has a population of about 95,000 residents with 14 facilities. Many of their residents rent in Gardena. While you might expect self-storage prices in Gardena to be low because of the approximately 1 to 1 ratio, they are actually high, and that has to do with the surrounding cities. You can rent a 5’x5’ unit rents for about $75 per month or a 10’x10’ for about $170. We recommend shopping around before you settle on a facility.
The Climate Control Sweet Spot
As tempting as it is to store things right by the beach, it’s not the best way to preserve the quality of your items. Torrance is a city that’s located on the beach, meaning the things in your storage unit are affected by the humidity and high salt content in the air. Feel free to store things that you’ll actually be using at the beach, like boats, kayaks, surfboards, beach umbrellas, and anything else that you need. However, if you’re storing things like antiques, paintings, family heirlooms, or objects that are made out of metal, you’ll want to store more inland. If that’s the route you’re taking, be sure to rent a climate controlled unit because for every mile you go inland, the temperature changes one degree. Delicate items will fair better if they’re not vulnerable to the changes in temperature.