Greensboro, NC: Top Things to Know About Storage

Krista Diamond | March 9, 2016 @ 10:42 AM

Your Need for Climate Control Has More to Do with Your Career Than the Weather

Greensboro is a classic four season city, which means hot summers and cold winters. If you tend to stay in town most of the time and you’re using a storage unit like you’d use an extra closet in your apartment, this isn’t really going to affect you. Temperatures in Greensboro can get below freezing in the winter and can soar into the upper 80’s in the summer. So which population of storage users actually cares about Greensboro’s climate? The large presence of pharmaceutical sales representatives, for one. Medical research is huge in Greensboro, and so is the job market for anyone who happens to be really good at convincing doctors to choose one pill over another. Pharmaceutical representatives are by nature a transient bunch who spend time on the road and need a place to store extra samples and supplies. If you’ve ever read the label of a prescription, you know the importance of keeping medicine away from moisture, drastic temperatures and too much light. Climate controlled units make this possible on a much larger scale.

A Lot of College Kids Means a Lot of Storage Needs

From the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to Guilford College, there’s an annual surge of university students that makes the town swell each fall and shrink each spring. You can count on storage availability to reflect this pattern. According to AAA Self Storage, once students start to move out of dorms and campus apartments (as early as April and as late as June), storage units start to fill up. Not all storage facilities raise rates to reflect demand, but you should be wary of companies that advertise specials for college students that sound too good to be true, as often times these are just low rates that increase quickly or come with hidden fees.

Most Military Members Opt for Storage in Fayetteville

There are several military bases within 88 miles of Greensboro. If you happen to be a veteran, in the reserves or an ROTC university student, it makes sense to use storage locally, but if you find yourself relocated to Fort Bragg or suddenly spending a lot of time there, you might want to consider switching your stuff over to the significantly closer town of Fayetteville, where facilities like Legion Self Storage are more familiar with the special needs of military members because they deal with them on a regular basis. Legion Self Storage is just 15 minutes from Fort Bragg (that’s a big difference when compared to the hour and half trek to Greensboro), plus you don’t have to compete with college students over storage space.

Can't Get There? Mail It!

Southern Wine and Spirits is the largest wine and spirits distributor in the world, and they count on storage facilities like AAA Self Storage receiving deliveries when their representatives can’t bring products to their storage units in person. Whether you’re a college student who can’t access your unit at all while you’re home for the summer in another state or just some super cool jet setting employee of a company that needs space for all its swag, don’t think that your world traveling style is going to get in the way of having a place to put all of those souvenirs. Be like the aforementioned large distributor of everyone’s favorite liquid that isn’t water; opt for a facility that accepts deliveries.

You're Going to Want to Buy New Furniture at the High Point Market

If you’re familiar with the “Tournament Town” nickname, then you probably already know that Greensboro is a hub for NCAA championship games, golf tournaments, fishing tournaments, ice skating championships and all kinds of other sporting events. But in the nearby town of High Point, there’s a little event that just might as well be the grand championship of furniture. It’s called the High Point Market, it happens every six months and it’s the largest furniture industry trade show in the world. More than 75,000 people attend. Greensboro storage facilities are affected by this due to the large number of locals who do some serious spring cleaning (and put the results in storage) in order to rent out their homes to people who come from all over the country and all over the world to check out 180 buildings full of furniture. The High Point Market claims that if they don’t have it, it doesn’t exist, so even if your landlord isn’t down with you renting out your place to some random, you should keep it in mind when looking to upgrade your couch. You can always store the old one until you find it a new home.

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