Storage Units in Anaheim

Anaheim, CA: Top Things to Know About Storage

Anaheim’s Tourism Affects Self-Storage in a Strange Way

With the Disneyland Resort, the Anaheim Gardenwalk, and other interesting places to visit, Anaheim is a major tourist destination, especially in the summer. You might not think self-storage would be important for tourists, but you would be mistaken.

While many travel writers suggest traveling light, many tourists still bring

Anaheim’s Tourism Affects Self-Storage in a Strange Way

With the Disneyland Resort, the Anaheim Gardenwalk, and other interesting places to visit, Anaheim is a major tourist destination, especially in the summer. You might not think self-storage would be important for tourists, but you would be mistaken.

While many travel writers suggest traveling light, many tourists still bring so much with them that they need somewhere to put their items. These tourists generally rent a unit for one month. When this happens, it can cause some confusion if they expect a free month of rent. Those self-storage facilities that give a free month also require a stay of at least two months. However, these tourists can generally get a 50% price reduction.

Know Your Neighborhood

Crime in Anaheim is lower than in most of California. However, it is also a large city with 350,000 residents, so some areas are safer than others. As such, facilities without good security sometimes get broken into, and tenants who are stolen from move to safer facilities. Save yourself the hassle and find a facility with good security systems the first time.

Good security includes coded access, cameras, alarms (preferably on each door), good lighting, and dedication from the staff to immediately investigate when any alarm goes off.

The Environment of Your Storage Unit

Anaheim experiences mild, even warm winters and hot summers. The area is neither too humid nor too dry. For the most part, that means tenants don’t need climate control. However, it also means storage with climate control is more difficult to find if you want to store, say, your wine collection.

As Anaheim has a nice climate for people, it’s also comfortable for pests. Make sure you find a self-storage facility with pest control. Some set traps around the perimeter of the facility and put a pest packet in every unit before renting it out. Facilities may also have an exterminator company come out to spray the grounds once per month.

However, when a pest problem does occur, it is usually because a tenant stored something they should not have, such as living plants, and brought the pests in. Doing so can be grounds for eviction, so make sure you don’t store anything against the facility rules or accidentally bring in items infested with bugs.

Advertising in Anaheim

Local self-storage facilities like A-1 Self Storage know that advertising in newspapers is less effective in the 21st century that it was in past years. A-1 gets most of its tenants through Yelp, Google, and Facebook.

However, the company’s Fullerton facility is near California State University Fullerton, and hands out fliers to college students returning from summer or winter break. This facility gives renters what they should expect from a self-storage business: peace of mind due to high security plus exceptional pest control, using the methods previously mentioned.

As a good corporate citizen, A-1 Self Storage has a charity program. When a tenant moves out and leaves items behind, the company will sell the items at auction. The company matches the buy price and gives the total to the Helping Hands charity.

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Storage FAQ's

  • What access will I have to my belongings?

    You have 23 facilities to choose from in Anaheim. Access hours range from 8 to 24 hours a day. Please contact your local facility for more specific information about your unit.

  • Do you have advice on how to pack my storage space?

    Yes, storage managers can provide you with tips and techniques on how to most efficiently utilize your storage space. Their hope is that you can have easy access to your items and that your storage space is worth every penny of your money.

  • Can I rent climate-controlled spaces in Anaheim?

    Yes, climate-controlled spaces are available in Anaheim due to the varying weather. Temperatures range from 49.46 to 57.2, which can dramatically affect things in your storage unit. For storing items such as wine, wooden items, electronics, metals, artwork, etc. storage facilities recommend that you rent a climate-controlled unit. For questions and more details, please contact a local facility.

  • What if I need more or less space after I move in?

    Once you move in and feel that you need to move into a smaller or bigger space, storage facilities are happy to accommodate your move. Before renting a space, it is recommended that you speak to a storage facility representative to help you find the best sized unit for your needs. If things change through the course of your lease, they will help make the transition to your next unit as efficient and simple as possible. We also have a size guide that may answer some preliminary questions you may have.

  • Do I need insurance for my storage unit?

    We recommend that you get insurance for your belongings because the contents of the units are not insured through storage facilities.

  • Is there anything unique to keep in mind when choosing a storage facility in Anaheim?

    Some factors to keep in mind when choosing a storage facility in Anaheim are: weather, peak rush hour times, items that you will be storing, and location within Anaheim.

  • Do you accept deliveries for customers?

    Most storage facilities in Anaheim accept deliveries for their customers so that they don't have to go through the process of moving every time they need something to be placed in their storage units. They will keep your items in the office and will inform you when they arrive so that you can place them in your storage unit at your convenience.

  • How do I know what size storage I need?

    Storage managers would be happy to help you determine which size unit is best for you so that you're not paying for a 12' X 58' unit when you really need a 3' X 3' unit. Please reference our size guide for more information.

  • What storage space sizes are available?

    In Anaheim, there are 23 storage facilities, with a total of 111 storage units. Storage unit sizes generally range from 3' X 3' to 12' X 58'. Call one of your local facilities to have a representative find what size unit is best for you.

  • How long is the lease and what are its terms?

    Storage companies in Anaheim offer a month-to-month lease. If for some reason you would like to cancel your lease during a particular month, please contact one of the facility managers to assist you.

  • Will the company have access to my space?

    No, no one in the storage facilities has access to your space unless you specifically ask them or give them the right to do so. For example, you may want them to have access to your unit for things you may want delivered directly to your unit.

  • What are the prices of the storage spaces? Are prices based on the square footage of the storage space?

    Generally the prices of storage units in Anaheim vary based on the size of the storage unit and the location of the unit in the facility. Prices range between 32.0 and 417.0, but representatives can better assist you once they have the details of your storage needs.

  • Do you sell boxes and moving supplies?

    Yes, most storage facilities sell boxes of various sizes, tape, bubble wrap, labels, and other items for your packing and moving needs.

  • What security measures are taken to protect the storage units?

    Security is every storage operator's priority. Speak with the storage manager of a facility of your liking in Anaheim to find out what security measures they take to protect your belongings.

  • Should I rent a drive-up or interior storage unit?

    Drive-up storage units are typically more expensive and not as clean as interior units. Drive-up units are more exposed to the elements (water, dust, etc.) and are therefore not as clean as interior units. Interior units, on the other hand, have a much better climate. Essentially, the desire to rent a drive-up unit comes from clients thinking that they will be visiting their unit very frequently, which is surprisingly not the case. Most people don't come to their units as often as they think they will, so given the cost and cleanliness issues, it's better to rent an interior storage unit.

  • If I lose my key, can you provide another one?

    No, storage facility employees do not have copies of the keys used for the units. If you lose your key, check with the facility for lock cutting fees. They may also be able to sell another lock and key to you.

  • Do you have different policies and prices for students or active military members?

    Students and active military members are clients that have unique needs because of the nature of their schedules. Most storage facilities in Anaheim offer discounts to students, and discounts and different policies for active military members. Please call your local facility or see our students and active military members pages to get detailed and updated information.

  • Do you provide your customers with movers?

    No, storage facilities do not provide movers. However, managers and team members would be happy to provide you with a list of reliable and reasonably priced movers in Anaheim. See our resource guide for movers in Anaheim.

  • Will I receive a monthly invoice?

    Most storage companies in Anaheim only provide invoices upon request.

  • What options do I have for payments? What forms of payment do you accept?

    Most storage facilities accept cash, credit cards, or checks. Always ask about autopay, it's faster and much more convenient.

  • Do you have pest control?

    Most facilities in Anaheim schedule professional pest control services every month, and twice a month during summer months.

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Anaheim, CA RV and Boat Storage

Anaheim is a beautiful city with unique restaurants and other sites, relatively low crime, and plenty to do. Still, chances are, you won’t be able to park your RV on the street, so unless you have enough room in your driveway, you’ll need a to find a good RV and boat self-storage facility.

Together, Anaheim and Anaheim hills have 35 self-storage facilities, 22 of which have RV and boat storage. There’s much to consider when looking for a facility, so read on.

Consider 24 Hour Access

When vacationing in an RV, everyday ideas about when to leave home and when you might return go out the proverbial window. You may want to leave at 5:00 in the morning to avoid the traffic during the morning work commute. You may return from a long trip past midnight. If this sounds like you, look for a RV storage facility with 24 hour access. Even if you’re going somewhere local, like for a brief ski trip up Mammoth Mountain, 24 hour access might be critical to your plans. Of course, if you do decide on a trip to the snow, you’ll need to winterize your RV’s water systems.

Why Security Matters in Anaheim

Though you might feel the most comfortable if you could park your RV in front of your house where you can check it regularly, chances are it would be safer in the right self-storage facility. Crime isn’t exactly rampant in Anaheim. In fact, it’s safer than the California average. With a crime index of 25, it’s just slightly above the national average for crime. RV self-storage can range from an outdoor gated parking lot to a fully enclosed and locked unit. There’s more to consider than you might think, and our article on storage security systems can help you sort through them. In the end, find a place you trust with great security, and chances are, your RV will face no trouble.

Opting for a Flexible Lease

When you go on an extended vacation in your RV you’ll need to pay for your camping space and more. If possible, you probably don’t want to pay for the storage space you’re not using. Some self-storage facilities offer flexible leases. Ask around about policies. Also, many self-storage allow for online payments and even renting new spaces via the web, so ask about your options.

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Anaheim, CA University Storage

Congratulations, you’re going to college near Anaheim! Before you check out the Gardenwalk or Downtown Disney, you’ll need to know where you’re going to hang your hat and where you can store those things that won’t fit in your dorm room or apartment. You’ll be especially grateful for a good storage unit when you start collecting books and those various start-of-the-year freebies.

We have the lowdown on storage for students in Anaheim, so let’s get started.

You Can Bring It With You

The main university near Anaheim is California State University Fullerton with 40,000 students. If you’re in the 6% who live on campus, you’ll want a self-storage unit right away as dormitory spaces are cozy. Even if you’ll be living off-campus, you may want to bring more of your things than will fit in a (possibly shared) apartment bedroom, or you might have special items like surfboards that require their own special space. Fullerton has 13 self-storage facilities. Adding in nearby Anaheim and Anaheim Hills, there are 48 facilities from which you’re sure to find one you like. That comes out to 26,400 individual units of all sizes. Essentially, you’ll find facilities all over. It’s best to find one near where you’ll be living, whether that’s on or off campus, and ask facilities about student deals or pricing. Most people overestimate how often they will go to storage, so be realistic. If you find a deal several miles away and know you’ll only go about once a month, and you have a car, then that may be a better option than something very close to home but more expensive. Before moving to the Anaheim/Fullerton area, make a list of everything you’ll bring with you. Decide what you’ll keep in your dorm or apartment, and what you’ll keep in storage. This will help tremendously and allow you to figure out the storage unit size you will need to get. Many students do well with the smallest size, 5x5, but you may need a 5x10 or even a 10x10.

Storage When Studying Abroad

While at California State Fullerton, you may want to study abroad. Going to school overseas is a once in a lifetime opportunity that many enjoy. Or, you may get an internship out of the area. You could keep your stuff in your apartment or dorm room, where strangers may have access to it, but it would be safer in self-storage. Say you’ll be away four months. If you don’t have enough room in your current unit, contact your self-storage facility and ask to move to a larger one. These days, many facilities allow you to do all of this online without even having to go to the office. You can also manage your payments anywhere in the world over the Internet. To save money on rent, and not lose your apartment, consider subletting your room. = Just make sure that the person paying your rent will be able to leave when you get home.

You Probably Won’t Need Climate Control

Anaheim has hot summers, meaning temperatures can get into the 90s during the day, and mild winters, meaning temperatures in the 30s at night. Humidity is generally mild. For most items, you won’t need climate control. However, you may want to opt for it anyway if you’re storing musical instruments or other specialized. For instrument storage advice, read The Care and Storage of Musical Instruments in The Renter’s Bent Blog.

You Will Need More Space

It almost goes without saying that we go through life accumulating things to go along with our memories. Even when you come to college with just the necessities, you’re bound to acquire more things over the course of your time there. Some of these you’ll need for adult life after college. Some are beautiful reminders of your university years. Even people who like to keep a spartan lifestyle will end up with things like more books, items related to new clubs like art or sports equipment, and items you may cherish for the rest of your life. You’ll need somewhere to put these. So, if you don’t need a storage unit when you first move to college, keep what you’ve learned here in mind for the future.
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