Storage Units in Springfield

Springfield, MO: Top Things to Know About Storage

Storage Facts

Springfield has a population of 164,000, with 54 self-storage facilities, meaning 29,700 individual units, to serve the city. In other words, there’s 1 unit per 5.5 people. That’s a good ratio, as many cities have 1 unit per 10 people or more.

Storage in general will be easy to find. You can take time to

Storage Facts

Springfield has a population of 164,000, with 54 self-storage facilities, meaning 29,700 individual units, to serve the city. In other words, there’s 1 unit per 5.5 people. That’s a good ratio, as many cities have 1 unit per 10 people or more.

Storage in general will be easy to find. You can take time to compare prices and distance from home when you decide to rent a unit.

Events and Storage

Springfield has dozens of exciting events and festivals over the course of the year. These include the Annual Rock ‘N Ribs BBQ Festival, the Artfest on Walnut Street, the Repticon Springfield Reptile & Exotic Animal Show, and the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival & Car Show. No doubt you’ll want to attend some of the events, but you should be aware of when any of these festivals take place.

Big events can affect traffic, and that includes traffic between your home and your self-storage unit. You might want to go out one day to drop off or pick up some items from your unit, thinking it will be a quick trip, but get caught in festival traffic. Simply knowing what’s happening around the city can help. You can either reschedule your trip for before the festival begins or after it’s over, or you can look for an alternate route.

There’s another big way that events affect storage. Many of these happen once per year for a few days, and include booths, decorations, and more. If there’s a parade, it will include floats. These items need to be kept somewhere for the rest of the year, and more often than not, that means in self-storage units. The next time you go to your storage locker, think about what interesting festival decorations might be kept in the same building.

The Weather and Climate Control

Springfield has four classic seasons, but they reach extreme levels. Winters get below freezing, and summers are hot and humid, especially toward the end of the season.

Books and files, fabrics, musical instruments, and more are susceptible to damage due to changes in the weather, including mildew and cracking.

For Springfield, we highly recommend getting a self-storage unit with climate control.

The Importance of Security in Springfield

Crime in Springfield is nearly four times higher than the national average. Of course, there are always things you can do to lower your risk of becoming a crime victim, from simply remembering to lock your doors and windows to getting a home alarm system installed.

Naturally, you’ll want to get into a safe self-storage facility, too. All self-storage facilities should have gated access, good lighting, a monitored camera system, and an alarm system. Our article on storage security systems covers what the best self-storage security looks like.

There are also measures to protect your valuables from theft in the highly unlikely event that someone does get into your storage locker. These include storing your most valuable items behind everything else, and more.

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Storage FAQ's

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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 storage space sizes are available?

    In Springfield, there are 123 storage facilities, with a total of 23 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 Springfield 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 accept deliveries for customers?

    Most storage facilities in Springfield 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 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 have pest control?

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

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

  • 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 Springfield vary based on the size of the storage unit and the location of the unit in the facility. Prices range between 55.0 and 219.0, but representatives can better assist you once they have the details of your storage needs.

  • 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.

  • What access will I have to my belongings?

    You have 123 facilities to choose from in Springfield. 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 Springfield?

    Yes, climate-controlled spaces are available in Springfield due to the varying weather. Temperatures range from 44.6 to 44.6, 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.

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

    Storage companies in Springfield 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 I receive a monthly invoice?

    Most storage companies in Springfield only provide invoices upon request.

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

  • 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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