Storage Units in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA: Top Things to Know About Storage

Events and Storage

Baton Rouge has dozens of events every year, from BabelCon to the Baton Rouge Blues Festival, and many more. When it comes to self-storage, that means two important things.

First, it takes many items to get a festival off the ground including booths, fliers, merchandise, costumes, and more. If there’s a parade involved, it

Events and Storage

Baton Rouge has dozens of events every year, from BabelCon to the Baton Rouge Blues Festival, and many more. When it comes to self-storage, that means two important things.

First, it takes many items to get a festival off the ground including booths, fliers, merchandise, costumes, and more. If there’s a parade involved, it will also include floats. Those have to get stored someplace during the rest of the year, and few businesses have enough room to store them in their own buildings. So, where are these items when the festival’s not running? Hidden in the self-storage lockers all around you are these parties just waiting to come out every year for your enjoyment.

Second, and perhaps less fun to think about, is traffic. When a festival comes to town there’s bound to be extra traffic going to it and from it. It may also take up street space and require detours. Just keep abreast of when events are happening and how they will affect how you get to storage, and you can plan your trips accordingly.

The Weather

In Baton Rouge, there’s no getting around it. Your self-storage unit will need climate control. The city has a humid subtropical climate. Winters are mild and often short, and summers are hot and muggy. The city also experiences heavy winds and is prone to tornados. Because of that, we recommend also having an indoor, rather than a drive-up, unit.

Why are climate controlled units necessary in humid weather? Dampness leads to mildew and mold, causing serious damage to fabrics, books, other papers, and more. Also, heat can warp items like musical instruments.

The Importance of Security in Baton Rouge

New Orleans may be the most well-known city in Louisiana, but Baton Rouge is the capital and a center of culture in its own right. However, Baton Rouge does have a problem with crime. The crime rate in Baton Rouge is about three times higher than the national average.

Simply put, you’ll want to store at a place with great security. A good security system includes gated access, strong, high walls, good lighting, a camera and monitor system, and an alarm system. Our article on storage security systems covers what the best self-security storage will look like.

Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University (LSU) has seen a surge in student enrollment. In 2010, about 28,000 students attended, while that went up to 31,500 in 2015.

Because of this, more apartment buildings are being built to handle the influx of college students. For the average self-storage renter in the area, this means two things. First, if you rent your self-storage unit where the new buildings are going up, you can expect some traffic delays. Second, more students means more self-storage renters. As those students acquire more belongings during their years at LSU, self-storage prices could increase due to the new demand.

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Storage FAQ's

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

  • 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 pest control?

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

  • 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.

  • 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 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 Baton Rouge vary based on the size of the storage unit and the location of the unit in the facility. Prices range between 35.0 and 249.0, but representatives can better assist you once they have the details of your storage needs.

  • Do you accept deliveries for customers?

    Most storage facilities in Baton Rouge 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.

  • 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 I receive a monthly invoice?

    Most storage companies in Baton Rouge only provide invoices upon request.

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

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

  • 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 Baton Rouge. See our resource guide for movers in Baton Rouge.

  • What storage space sizes are available?

    In Baton Rouge, there are 95 storage facilities, with a total of 53 storage units. Storage unit sizes generally range from 5' X 5' to 10' X 30'. Call one of your local facilities to have a representative find what size unit is best for you.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Storage companies in Baton Rouge 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.

  • Can I rent climate-controlled spaces in Baton Rouge?

    Yes, climate-controlled spaces are available in Baton Rouge due to the varying weather. Temperatures range from 37.4 to 37.4, 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 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.

  • What access will I have to my belongings?

    You have 95 facilities to choose from in Baton Rouge. 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 Baton Rouge 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.

  • 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 30' unit when you really need a 5' X 5' unit. Please reference our size guide for more information.

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