Storage Units in Kansas City

Kansas City, MO: Top Things to Know About Storage

Tropical Weather Can be Troublesome

Kansas City has a subtropical climate. ?That sounds exotic, but let’s see what that really means and how it affects your storage needs. ?Kansas City is a city of extremes when it comes to weather. ?Because it’s not near any large body of water, its summer months are hot and humid

Tropical Weather Can be Troublesome

Kansas City has a subtropical climate. ?That sounds exotic, but let’s see what that really means and how it affects your storage needs. ?Kansas City is a city of extremes when it comes to weather. ?Because it’s not near any large body of water, its summer months are hot and humid with common temperatures in the summer ranging in the 90s, and often reaching over 100 degrees. ?It also has very cold winters, and the average winter day has temperatures at or below freezing temperatures. ?Snowfall is common from the end of November to mid March, and there’s frequent precipitation. ?In a nutshell, this means that climate controlled units are a must if you’re looking to store anything of value in Kansas City. ?In the summer, anything made out of wood or metal would mold or rust because of the humidity, and storing electronics in such high heat is an absolute no-no. ?On the flip side, storing electronics and vehicles can be very tricky during the winter. ?If you’re looking to store a boat or RV, make sure you take the necessary precautions to ensure that the engines aren’t ruined before it’s time to use them again in the spring.

Lights Out in Tornado Valley

Having storage problems in extremely high and low temperatures is actually fairly common in many cities across the U.S. ?What makes Kansas City special is the fact that it’s on the edge of Tornado Valley, which is a wide region where cold air from the Rocky Mountains mixes with warm air from the Gulf of Mexico and causes storms, and sometimes, tornadoes. ?In the past, these huge storms have caused citywide power outages for days. ?So what does this have to do with storage? ?A lot, actually, if you want to ensure the safety of your belongings in such severe circumstances. ?The possibility of power outages means that the storage facility that you carefully hand picked based on the fact that it has 24-hour surveillance cameras is no longer secure because those cameras are no longer working. ?When the weather is that terrible, thieves are usually staying indoors as well. ?But the power doesn't come back as soon as the storm subsides, and that's when the opportunity arises for your belongings to be stolen. ?To ensure the safety of your belongings in all circumstances, we would recommend finding storage facilities that have security guards patrolling the facility, or on site managers. ?You never know when a storm like that is about to hit, and you don’t want to be scrambling to secure the things in your storage unit when you need to duck, cover, and save yourself.

Crimes and Security

The weather is not the only cause for security concerns. Kansas City has 22,771 annual property crimes and is only safer than four percent of the cities in the U.S. ?This means that security should be one of your top priorities when looking for a storage facility. ?Look for well lit and fenced grounds—you would be surprised at how quickly small things like this can add up.

Cars and Beer

Those two words sound like every guy’s dream, but not if he needs to find a storage facility. ?Kansas City hosts an abundance of local events and it’s definitely a fun place to be. ?One of its major events is the Irish Beer Fest, in which 15 major alcohol companies host people from around the U.S. in a three night festival. ?People come to attend live music performances, try different types of beer, and just have a great time. ?However, this means a lot of work for the surrounding storage facilities and a lot of competition for potential tenants. ?These beer companies may rent out a lot of units to store the beer needed for the festival, and the festival is in the beginning of September, so if you’re looking to store your boat or RV at the end of the summer, be quick to reserve a storage unit before they run out.

We’ve talked about the beer, so now let’s talk about the cars. ?Another major event to look out for is Autofest, the Kansas City Auto Show. ?This is a five day car festival in which 500 new cars are put on display for the public to drool over. ?These five days are packed with cars, food trucks, beer, and a wine garage (again, every man’s dream). ?To make this dream happen in the beginning of March, manufacturers and food and wine vendors have to start prepping for the event at the beginning of the year. ?Storage units, especially climate controlled ones, will be filled up very quickly, so be on your toes if you’re looking to store things at the beginning of the year.

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Storage FAQ's

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

    Storage companies in Kansas City 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 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 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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City schedule professional pest control services every month, and twice a month during summer months.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Kansas City vary based on the size of the storage unit and the location of the unit in the facility. Prices range between 29.0 and 190.0, but representatives can better assist you once they have the details of your storage needs.

  • What storage space sizes are available?

    In Kansas City, there are 65 storage facilities, with a total of 110 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.

  • 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.

  • Can I rent climate-controlled spaces in Kansas City?

    Yes, climate-controlled spaces are available in Kansas City due to the varying weather. Temperatures range from 48.2 to 51.8, 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 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.

  • 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 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 accept deliveries for customers?

    Most storage facilities in Kansas City 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.

  • 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 Kansas City. See our resource guide for movers in Kansas City.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • What access will I have to my belongings?

    You have 65 facilities to choose from in Kansas City. Access hours range from 8 to 24 hours a day. Please contact your local facility for more specific information about your unit.

  • Will I receive a monthly invoice?

    Most storage companies in Kansas City only provide invoices upon request.

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