Storage Units in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM: Top Things to Know About Storage

Albuquerque Festivals and Self-Storage

Have you ever thought about where all the decorations for festivals, parades, and big events go when after the big party ends? Unless the people who put on the events have a large warehouse of their own, they go in self-storage.

Albuquerque has many large festivals and events. There’s Summerfest, with entertainment, climbing

Albuquerque Festivals and Self-Storage

Have you ever thought about where all the decorations for festivals, parades, and big events go when after the big party ends? Unless the people who put on the events have a large warehouse of their own, they go in self-storage.

Albuquerque has many large festivals and events. There’s Summerfest, with entertainment, climbing walls, microbrewed beer, and many artisan goods. In October, there’s the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, and those balloons and baskets need to go somewhere the rest of the year. Other events include Gathering of Nations Pow Wow and the New Mexico State Fair.

From a self-storage tenant point of view, these festivals mean traffic. When an event rolls around, be it a festival or parade, make sure you know what streets are going to be blocked off and how traffic will get redirected. That way, you can either plan to go to your storage unit on a different day, or at least you’ll know what to expect on the way.

The Importance of Good Security in Albuquerque

Though Albuquerque has fantastic events, good food, a comfortable climate, and more, unfortunately, it also has a problem with crime. Crime in Albuquerque is about twice that of the New Mexico, and more than three times greater than the national average. In general, that means that when out and about, you need to be vigilant and know where the higher crime areas are.

For your self-storage, it means you will want to get a place with great security in place. There are many components that make up the ideal self-security system, including gated access, cameras, good lighting, alarms, and more. Ask any facility that you consider renting from about their security system and have a look for yourself when you visit. Our article on storage security systems can teach you exactly what to look for in a secure facility. Keep in mind that the article describes the ideal, and many facilities may be perfectly secure but fall short of our recommendations.

The Environment of Your Storage Unit

Albuquerque summers get hot, but fortunately, it’s a dry heat. Of course, that’s something people say to make it sound like the heat is great. The reality is, whether humid or dry, hot weather just makes you want to stand in a walk-in refrigerator for a while. However, it is definitely good news when it comes to self-storage

It means that most items will probably not need climate control, which will save you money every month.

However, this comes with a caveat. New Mexico does have a monsoon season that generally lasts between June 15 through September 30. During this time, New Mexico weather gets a little loco with thunderstorms, especially hot days, floods, and humidity. Ask your self-storage facility manager if your unit will be prone to humidity during this time. If not, great! If so, then you may want to opt for climate control.


Extreme weather calls for top-notch self-storage insurance. Make sure yours covers wind and flood damage. Wind damage might not be much of a problem if your unit is indoors rather than a drive-up locker, but flood damage is a danger to any unit on the first floor. Read over your insurance contract and ask about flood coverage. If there is none, get some through a separate source. Oftentimes homeowner’s or renter’s insurance will also cover one’s self-storage unit.


Any city with extreme weather part of the year will need frequent road reconstruction. Albuquerque is no exception. In general, it’s a good idea before you drive very far to check the City of Albuquerque traffic reports. This also applies when you go to your self-storage unit. Road work can impact traffic just as much as festivals, so know what’s going on between you and your storage.

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Storage FAQ's

  • 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 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.

  • 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 Albuquerque vary based on the size of the storage unit and the location of the unit in the facility. Prices range between 50.0 and 180.0, but representatives can better assist you once they have the details of your storage needs.

  • Will I receive a monthly invoice?

    Most storage companies in Albuquerque only provide invoices upon request.

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

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

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

  • 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 Albuquerque 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.

  • What access will I have to my belongings?

    You have 115 facilities to choose from in Albuquerque. Access hours range from 8 to 24 hours a day. Please contact your local facility for more specific information about 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.

  • Do you have pest control?

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

  • Can I rent climate-controlled spaces in Albuquerque?

    Yes, climate-controlled spaces are available in Albuquerque due to the varying weather. Temperatures range from 44.6 to 50.0, 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.

  • 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 4' X 4' unit. Please reference our size guide for more information.

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

    Storage companies in Albuquerque 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 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 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 accept deliveries for customers?

    Most storage facilities in Albuquerque 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 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 Albuquerque 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.

  • 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 Albuquerque, there are 115 storage facilities, with a total of 17 storage units. Storage unit sizes generally range from 4' X 4' to 10' X 30'. Call one of your local facilities to have a representative find what size unit is best for you.

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