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Storage Units in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL: Top Things to Know About Storage

Tons of Events

If you’re a resident of Jacksonville, you’re probably busy the whole year because of all of the events going on in the area.  Even if you’re not attending all of them, at least you have somewhere to go when you’re bored.  The Pecan Park Flea & Farmer’s Market is Jacksonville’s largest flea market

Tons of Events

If you’re a resident of Jacksonville, you’re probably busy the whole year because of all of the events going on in the area.  Even if you’re not attending all of them, at least you have somewhere to go when you’re bored.  The Pecan Park Flea & Farmer’s Market is Jacksonville’s largest flea market and is open every Saturday and Sunday from 8AM to 5PM, rain or shine.  This market has more than 750 storefronts so you’ll definitely find something of interest to you when you go there.  Because this flea market is open year round, vendors need a place to store their stuff.  The event takes place every week, so no one is willing to take all of their things back and forth on a weekly basis, especially those bulky stalls.  Depending on what these vendors have in store for you, they probably take up a lot of the climate controlled units in the area.  The event takes place about 15 miles north of downtown Jacksonville, so they’re likely to store in the area.

Beautiful Art

Jacksonville is definitely a consistent city. Downtown Vision, Inc. hosts the First Wednesday Art Walk on the first Wednesday of every month.  This event showcases artwork, visual, and performing arts of artists in the area.  The art walk stretches across the heart of downtown, and you’ll get to meet artists and buy and appreciate their work.  On average, 10,000 people attend the event every month to see the 250 art exhibits.  Given the frequency of this event, it’s common for artists to store their artwork and other items that they display in nearby storage facilities.  Because of the severe humidity in Jacksonville, artists need to keep their artwork in climate controlled units to avoid damage to their masterpieces.  Not only are storage units in the area filled, but there is also a lot of traffic during this event.  If you don’t want to be stuck in traffic for long periods of time, avoid going through downtown from 5PM to 9PM on the first Wednesday of every month.  You’ll surely be trapped in rush hour traffic and the thousands of guests who are attending the event.

A World United

Jacksonville is one of the few cities that hosts an annual multi national cultural event.  The World of Nations Celebration is an event in which people of different backgrounds come together to represent their respective nations.  People showcase their food, fashion, dances, music, and traditions.  This event lasts three days and takes place at the end of April.  As you can see, a lot of preparation goes into an event like this, with having to set up booths and stalls, providing electricity, and tons of other things.  The hosts of the event start storing things in facilities in the area as early as the end of March so you can expect to have some trouble finding a storage unit around this time.  Be careful to plan around this event in order to ensure that you can get a unit at the end of spring, especially if you’re a student who needs to store your things over the summer.

Jazz

Yet another festival that takes place in the heart of downtown is the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.  This event takes place on Memorial Day weekend and is one of the largest jazz festivals in the country.  There are three stages for live entertainment, food vendors, and drinks for guests to enjoy.  Entertainers that frequently attend this festival include Snarky Puppy, the Yellow Jackets, Generation Next, and many more!  This is actually a street festival, giving it a very authentic touch; it also takes up about 15 blocks of downtown.  Talk about a celebration!  The festival inevitably causes multiple road closures and tons of traffic in the area.  If you’re planning to go on an RV trip for Memorial Day, make sure you get your things from your storage unit before the festival begins or you may not make it to your unit until the end of the weekend.

Natural Moisturizer

Jacksonville has a humid subtropical climate, meaning mild winters and hot and humid summers.  Rainfall is also concentrated in the warmest months, usually lasting from May to September.  Summer thunderstorms are common, so residents know to carry around umbrellas or to face the wrath of the rains.  The city also frequently experiences hurricanes or hurricane-like conditions during the summer, so be prepared for that as well.

In terms of storage, try to find a facility that has covered loading and unloading zones so you’re not caught in the rain when you’re trying to pack up or empty out your storage unit.  You might want to consider renting out an indoor storage unit so you can avoid this altogether, especially if you’re storing smaller items that can easily be carried inside.  You should also store your things in a climate or humidity controlled unit, so things like your wooden items, metals, electronics, and books don’t get damaged by the heat.  And lastly, find a storage facility that is located more inland.  Jacksonville is a coastal city, so the high salt content in the ocean’s air can be harmful to things that are lying around untouched for long periods of time.  Don’t let the beach lure you in—its air is not good for your stuff!

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Storage FAQ's

  • 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.

  • Can I rent climate-controlled spaces in Jacksonville?

    Yes, climate-controlled spaces are available in Jacksonville due to the varying weather. Temperatures range from 32.0 to 48.2, 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 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 Jacksonville schedule professional pest control services every month, and twice a month during summer months.

  • 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 Jacksonville vary based on the size of the storage unit and the location of the unit in the facility. Prices range between 6.0 and 391.0, 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.

  • Will I receive a monthly invoice?

    Most storage companies in Jacksonville only provide invoices upon request.

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

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

  • What access will I have to my belongings?

    You have 165 facilities to choose from in Jacksonville. 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 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 Jacksonville 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 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.

  • 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 10' X 40' unit when you really need a 5' X 5' unit. Please reference our size guide for more 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 Jacksonville. See our resource guide for movers in Jacksonville.

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

    Storage companies in Jacksonville 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.

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

  • What storage space sizes are available?

    In Jacksonville, there are 165 storage facilities, with a total of 58 storage units. Storage unit sizes generally range from 5' X 5' to 10' X 40'. Call one of your local facilities to have a representative find what size unit is best for 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.

  • 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 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 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 you accept deliveries for customers?

    Most storage facilities in Jacksonville 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.

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