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Storage Units in Corona

Corona, CA: Top Things to Know About Storage

Southern California’s Wine Region

To be honest, Corona is kind of a dull city.  It has some local events and a lot of beautiful, open ground, but if you go to the outskirts of the city you start hitting the good stuff. Temecula Valley Wine Country is right next door, and is a popular spot

Southern California’s Wine Region

To be honest, Corona is kind of a dull city.  It has some local events and a lot of beautiful, open ground, but if you go to the outskirts of the city you start hitting the good stuff. Temecula Valley Wine Country is right next door, and is a popular spot for natives of Corona to spend their weekends.  The famous Wine Country is loved for its wine tasting tours, hot air balloon rides, dining, golf tournaments, and is a popular spot for hosting weddings and other events.

Most wineries in the area have their own storage cellars, but some also store at nearby storage facilities. Storing wine may not seem like a big deal, but it can be kind of tricky.  You have to take into account the temperature of the room, the lighting, humidity, the angle in which the bottle is stored, and a plethora of other things.  These aren’t things that you think of when you’re buying wine, and if reading this article is stressing you out, keep reading because we have solutions for you.  First of all, you’re lucky to be living in Corona because there are plenty of wine cellars that you can go to in order to store your wine properly.  Check out The Cellar Manager.  This facility will take electronic inventories of your wine, help you with buying and selling, provides services for cellar packing and moving, and has climate controlled storage units for your wine.  Another great facility to store your wine in is Caverna 57 Wine Vaults.  This facility has climate controlled units that are underground and allows for 24-hour access to your unit. Napa’s got nothing on us.

Terrible Traffic

If you talk to anyone in southern California, they’ll know of the infamous 91 and 15 freeways.  Both of these freeways are jam packed no matter what time of day you go.  There has actually been a study done on traffic in the area, and Corona has one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in the region!  It’s only second to the one in Orange County, which is also nearby, so the traffic may even feed off of each other.  The reason this is important for you is so that you invest in a storage unit that you have 24 hour access to.  With horrendous traffic conditions and the fast paced life that Californians live, you don’t want to have to put a hold on a vacation or the ability to get to a prized family heirloom because you’re waiting for traffic to die down (to be honest, that may never happen so don’t hold your breath).  Corona has 26 storage facilities to choose from, so pick one that’s close to home, away from the freeways, and that allows for 24-hour access.

Too Much Heat

Corona has a Mediterranean climate, which means mild winters and hot summers.  Because the city is more inland, the summers can actually get very hot, with temperatures regularly going over 100 degrees.  If you’re planning to store things like antiques, paintings, family heirlooms, or items that contain wood or metal, we recommend storing your things in a climate controlled unit.  Corona is not a coastal city, so you don’t have to worry too much about humidity and salt in the air, but even dry heat can damage your belongings.

An even bigger danger of dry heat is the possibility of it starting wildfires.  The people of Corona have been victims of wildfires and have had to evacuate the area on a number of occasions in the past.  Even if the fire wasn’t close enough to the city to cause damage, Corona has repeatedly been covered by ashes and has experienced pollution and dark skies due to nearby fires.  This debris can also easily get into your storage unit, so be sure to ask your facility manager how fires have affected tenants in the past and what precautions he/she takes to ensure the safety and cleanliness of your items.  And of course, make sure your things are insured and check to see if your insurance covers natural disasters!  Fires, just like any other natural disaster, are not easy to control.  It’s good to be prepared for anything that comes your way.

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Storage FAQ's

  • Will I receive a monthly invoice?

    Most storage companies in Corona only provide invoices upon request.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 Corona. See our resource guide for movers in Corona.

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

    Storage companies in Corona 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.

  • Do you accept deliveries for customers?

    Most storage facilities in Corona 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 20' X 33' unit when you really need a 1' X 1' unit. Please reference our size guide for more information.

  • What access will I have to my belongings?

    You have 19 facilities to choose from in Corona. Access hours range from 8 to 24 hours a day. Please contact your local facility for more specific information about your unit.

  • Can I rent climate-controlled spaces in Corona?

    Yes, climate-controlled spaces are available in Corona due to the varying weather. Temperatures range from 49.28 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.

  • 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 Corona 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 have pest control?

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

  • What storage space sizes are available?

    In Corona, there are 19 storage facilities, with a total of 103 storage units. Storage unit sizes generally range from 1' X 1' to 20' X 33'. Call one of your local facilities to have a representative find what size unit is best for you.

  • 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.

  • 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 Corona?

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

  • 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 Corona to find out what security measures they take to protect your belongings.

  • 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 Corona vary based on the size of the storage unit and the location of the unit in the facility. Prices range between 22.0 and 498.0, but representatives can better assist you once they have the details of your storage needs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Corona, CA Military StorageViewHide

Corona, CA Military Storage

When you sign up for the military, you know you’ll learn a lot of survival techniques, but no one tells you that you’ll also learn to pack light.  However, you can only do that to a certain extent, especially if you know you’ll be stationed somewhere long term.  Plus, you probably have a family that also has things that they need room for.  If you’re moving around so much, you need to make the place you’re living in feel like home, and you can’t really do that without bringing your stuff.  The best way to make sure you have your stuff but aren’t overcrowding your housing unit is to put your stuff in self storage.  Corona has 26 storage facilities to choose from, so we’re sure you’ll find a place that suits your needs.

Soldiers have Storage Needs Too

Twentynine Palms Marine Corps is a base that is run by the Marine Corps and is close to Corona.  The base hosts about 8,413 people and has regular training for troops that are on-site and for visitors.  This base has a rough terrain, which is great for training troops under severe conditions.  Travel to the area is restricted because of its dry lakes, ancient lava flows, abandoned mines, and unexploded missiles.  There is also excessive rain that causes severe flooding, and the floods are usually powerful enough to move a tank!  As you can see, the space that they have that is nice enough to build things on is used for housing, buildings, and other needs of people who live and train there.  So unfortunately, there’s no room for storage on the base, and even if there were, it’s better to put your stuff elsewhere because of the severe conditions that affect the area.

If you live on this base, a great place to store your stuff is AA Bunker Storage, which is 6.2 miles away.  This facility regularly deals with military tenants because of its proximity to the base.  They also offer military discounts—a 10% discount for active-duty personnel, reserves, and veterans.  You can have your packages delivered there and they will keep them for you until you have time to pick them up, and they also take various security measures to ensure the safety of your things.  The grounds are fenced and lighted, there is electronic gate access, a manager lives on site, and they also have video surveillance.  This seems like a pretty secure facility if you ask us.  We don’t see why you wouldn’t want to store your things at this facility, but if so, you can also store your stuff at Adobe Self Storage, which is also just about six miles away from the base.  Whichever facility you end up choosing, we know you’ll have a great experience.

Security Comes First

Speaking of security, you should always check what measures facilities take in order to keep your things safe.  Corona is a relatively mellow city, so you wouldn’t expect too many break-ins.  However, the city has an average of 3,458 annual property crimes, and is safer than 33% of the cities in the U.S.  When choosing a storage facility, look for things like gated and well-lit grounds, units with individual alarms, 24-hour video surveillance, and security guards.  Being in the military has taught you enough about security to make the right decision, but be sure to not take it lightly when looking for a storage facility.

Being Deployed

You can be deployed at a moments notice, meaning that everything has to be wrapped up and left behind in an instance.  For one thing, be sure to sign up for online bill pay so you can make your monthly payments from anywhere you have internet access.  If you don’t have time to pay your bills while you’re on a mission (Shocker!), don’t worry about it too much.  The government has prohibited storage facility managers from auctioning off the contents of active military members’ units.

You might also need to pack your things in the middle of the night and realize that you can’t get to your unit because the facility closed at 8PM.  Don’t put yourself in that position—look for a facility that allows for 24-hour access to your unit so you don’t have to leave necessary items behind.

Corona, CA RV and Boat StorageViewHide

Corona, CA RV and Boat Storage

Living in a place like Corona is every RV owner’s dream.  The sun is out almost year round, there are a bunch of beautiful parks in the area, and the city is in a great location for people interested in a variety of activities.  In order to make your experience as an RV owner more pleasurable, we recommend that you put your RV (or boat) in self storage.  Not only will it become easier and more efficient to go on your trips, but you’ll also protect it in the process.

Keeping Your Vehicles Safe

The number one reason we recommend keeping your RV and boat in self storage is to keep them safe.  Corona has an average of 3,458 annual property crimes, which makes your big, beautiful, shiny vehicles a target for thieves.  You wouldn’t leave a diamond ring sitting out in front of your house, so why your boat or RV?  When looking for a secure storage facility, check to see if they have on-site managers, 24-hour video surveillance, security guards, units with individual alarms, and gated,well-lit facilities.  You might not be able to find facilities with all of these in one place, but you should find a combination of a few of them.  Storage facilities are generally pretty safe, especially relative to our homes, because there’s always someone or something (cameras) keeping an eye on the property.

The Key to Happiness is Flexibility

People buy boats and RVs so that they can take their vehicles out whenever they feel like it, without having to wait to rent a vehicle to have a good time.  This is precisely why you need to find a storage facility that allows for flexibility so you’re not being told when you can or cannot use your own items.

The first thing you need is a flexible lease.  Storage facilities generally offer month-to-month leases, which is great because you’ll definitely be using your RV and boat over the summer and will probably be putting them away for the winter.  Given how nice the weather is in Corona, you may only put it away for a few months for winter.  Let’s get real—California doesn't have actual winters.  But it does get cold and people don’t go camping much for the holidays.  Having a flexible lease will allow you to have the benefits of self storage without paying for a long term lease for a unit you may not use for its duration.

Another key thing to look for is whether or not the facility allows for 24-hour access to your unit.  You won’t always be able to go to your unit during the day, and maybe even not in the evening depending on your work schedule and traffic.  Having a unit that you can go to at any time of the day, or night, will make it easier for you to plan vacations and be spontaneous.

RV Parks and Other Fun Things

One of the best RV parks in Corona is Glen Ivy RV Park.  This park is largely known for its amazing location.  It lies in the midst of everything; it is only between 5-45 minutes away from beaches, mountains, and famous theme parks.  If you’re a fan of this park and regularly come, you know you need to find a storage unit nearby.  With all of the activities that the park and its surrounding areas have to offer, you’re bound to want to go skiing in the mountains one day and then relax on the beach the next.  You can also go fishing in its lakes, at nearby Lake Mathews, or make a quick trip to Los Angeles or Disneyland.  In a nutshell, going to this park means needing a lot of different things that you don’t want to pack and carry every time you go for a vacation.

If this is a park that you regularly go to, we recommend that you store your RV, boat, and everything that will be needed with them at Power Sports Indoor RV & Boat Storage.  This facility is 2.6 miles away from the park and is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.  You should store your beach equipment, mountain and ski gear, fishing gear, and anything that can be used on a lake (boats, kayaks, canoes, etc.).  You may go to the park packed and ready to go to the beach and then end up changing your mind and want to go skiing instead.  Normally, you wouldn’t be able to do something like this.  However, if you have your things stored nearby, you can do whatever you’re in the mood for without having to think twice about it.  That sounds like a pretty good deal if you ask us.

Corona, CA University StorageViewHide

Corona, CA University Storage

Trying to figure out how to most efficiently set up your dorm room can be difficult, especially when you have too many things with you. You’ll probably end up bringing a bunch of things hoping to give your room the feel of your home and realize that there’s just not enough room to fit everything.  The best way to keep your things with you without overcrowding your space is to keep your stuff in self storage.  Corona has 26 storage facilities to choose from, and they’re all scattered throughout the city so you’re likely to be able to find one close to your campus, wherever it may be.

Students Need Space

There are a whopping 93 colleges and universities within 40 miles of Corona.  One of the closest ones is the University of California, Riverside.  This university has an undergraduate enrollment of 18,782, more than 300 student organizations, and covers an area of 1,200 acres.  UC Riverside is known to have the most diverse student body in the UC system, making the need for storage even more necessary.  With people coming to attend the university from all over the place, they’ll definitely have a lot to bring.  The school also has a quarter system, meaning breaks between semesters are not always long enough for people who live far away to go home for the holidays.  This also means that summer usually lasts about three months, making it difficult to decide whether or not one should take his/her things along over the break.

For students that attend UC Riverside, there are some really good storage facilities in the area. Riverside Storage is just one mile away from campus, and they have weekly specials and discounts so make sure you ask about them!  Another great storage facility in the area is Central Avenue Self Storage, which is 2.9 miles away.  This facility has on site managers, laser-beam perimeter security, digital keypad gate access, and surveillance cameras with night vision.  You’re bound to feel like James Bond if you store your things here.  Who knew storage facilities took such resilient measures to protect your stuff?  Anyway, both of these facilities are walking distance from campus, which makes it easy for you to go to your unit frequently, even between classes if necessary.

Night Vision Technology is a Thing

It’s important for you to consider security measures taken by the facility that you’re planning to store your things in.  As we just saw, some places go to great lengths to ensure the safety of their tenants’ belongings.  However, not all facilities have laser beams and night vision.  Things that are common that you can look for are:  on-site managers, 24-hour video surveillance, security guards, gated and well-lit grounds, and individually alarmed units.  You can definitely find a combination of any of those things at a nearby storage facility, so check out your options before you head over to sign a lease.  But don’t take security too lightly because Corona averages 3,458 annual property crimes and is only safer than 33% of the cities in the U.S.  When you find the best facility for you, you’ll see that putting your things in self storage will probably be safer than keeping them in a dorm.

Studying Abroad

Chances are that you’ll be studying abroad at some point in your college years, and if you put your stuff in self storage, you won’t have to worry about it while you’re gone.  Say you’re storing your stuff for the semester that you’re abroad and during the summer.  That's about five months that you will need a storage facility for.  Generally you would have to sign a long lease and might end up paying for more than you’re actually using.  However, storage facilities offer month-to-month leases so that storing your things is convenient for you, not burdensome.

It’s Getting Hot in Here

Corona can really hot, especially during the summer.  During summer months (June-September), it’s common for temperature to go over 100 degrees.  While you’re away for the summer, you don’t want the things you put in a storage facility to start rusting or deteriorating in any way.  To avoid this, put your stuff in a climate controlled unit.  You won’t have to worry about any damage being done to your belongings, and it usually doesn’t make much of a difference in terms of cost.  It’s better to be safe than sorry.

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