Storage Units in Charlotte

Charlotte, NC: Top Things to Know About Storage

Cars, Cars, and More Cars

Charlotte has a lot of events during the year that keep storage facilities very busy. ?One of the biggest events in the area is the Charlotte AutoFair. ?This event is known as the world’s largest automotive extravaganza and takes place twice a year, once in the spring in April, and once

Cars, Cars, and More Cars

Charlotte has a lot of events during the year that keep storage facilities very busy. ?One of the biggest events in the area is the Charlotte AutoFair. ?This event is known as the world’s largest automotive extravaganza and takes place twice a year, once in the spring in April, and once in the fall in September. ?It’s a four day event in which thousands of collector cars are displayed, such as hot rods, muscle cars, exotic sports cars, and classic cars. ?There are more than 10,000 automotive vendor displays, and people are buying and selling vehicles, restoration parts, and unique items found only at this event. ?Food vendors set up their stalls nearby, and there’s also a place for kids to have some fun—the Kids’ Playzone. ?As if all of that was not enough, there’s also a flea market going on in the same grounds as the auto fair. ?Vendors in the event have to reserve spots four weeks in advance, meaning that storage units start filling up quickly. ?With the thousands of displays and everything else that needs to be set up, this is obviously not an event that can be set up in a day.

The vendors for the flea market certainly need to book some storage space to keep their items in storage facilities nearby because they generally don’t have the manpower that the people hosting the auto fair have for helping them set up. ?Even the hosts of the autofair need to start storing things like their vehicles and restoration parts so the days leading up to the event aren’t too overwhelming. ?Keep in mind how busy storage facilities will be during these times of the year so you don’t show up to a facility only to find out that all units are full. ?Also be aware that most of these people will need climate controlled units to protect their precious metals from Charlotte’s heat and crazy humidity, especially during summer months.

Music, Beer, and Meat

Another big event in the area is the famous Bands, Brews, and BBQs. ?This event is held at Carowinds, Charlotte’s biggest amusement and water park. ?The event takes place on every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during a two to three week period at the end of July and beginning of August. ?Food and beer vendors from all over the place put up stalls and live bands are playing on stage throughout the day and a big part of the night. ?It’s basically a big party full of beer and music. ?In order to set up for this event, the hosts and all the vendors that are participating need to store their things in a storage facility in order to prepare in advance. ?They also need to store during the weekdays between the weekends on which the event will be held. ?The beer definitely needs to be stored in climate controlled units so it doesn’t spoil, farther filling up units throughout the summer.

Vines and Wine

Charlotte is home to the following eight major vineyards, wineries, and breweries: Dennis Vineyard, Childress Vineyards, Uwharrie Vineyards, Old Stone Vineyard and Winery, Olde Mechlenburg Brewery, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, NoDa Brewing Company, and Carolina Beer & Beverage. ?Not only is Charlotte a great place to buy fine wine, it’s also a great place to store beer and wine. ?With so much wine in the area, there is a high demand for storage for it, so facilities that have that option are usually experts in the field. Storing wine may not seem like too difficult a task, but there are actually a lot of things that you need to be careful about. ?Things that can affect wine in storage include lighting, keeping it still, storing the bottles at a particular angle, keeping it at a particular temperature, and avoiding humidity. ?The last one can be kind of tough because of the horrible humidity that Charlotte experiences throughout the year and especially during the summer. ?There’s a whole science to this stuff!

A great wine cellar in the area is Charlotte Wine Storage. ?If you don’t have enough wine to fill a room, they also have wine storage lockers available. ?A lot of regular storage facilities have the option of wine storage as well because of its popularity. ?If you’re big on wine and you need a place to store it, you’re definitely living in the right place.

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Storage FAQ's

  • Do you accept deliveries for customers?

    Most storage facilities in Charlotte 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.

  • 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 have pest control?

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

  • 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 Charlotte 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.

  • What storage space sizes are available?

    In Charlotte, there are 89 storage facilities, with a total of 33 storage units. Storage unit sizes generally range from 5' X 5' to 10' X 25'. Call one of your local facilities to have a representative find what size unit is best for 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 25' 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 Charlotte. See our resource guide for movers in Charlotte.

  • 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 Charlotte 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.

  • 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 access will I have to my belongings?

    You have 89 facilities to choose from in Charlotte. Access hours range from 8 to 24 hours a day. Please contact your local facility for more specific information about your 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 Charlotte to find out what security measures they take to protect your belongings.

  • Can I rent climate-controlled spaces in Charlotte?

    Yes, climate-controlled spaces are available in Charlotte due to the varying weather. Temperatures range from 30.2 to 33.8, 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.

  • 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 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 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 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 Charlotte vary based on the size of the storage unit and the location of the unit in the facility. Prices range between 32.0 and 325.0, 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.

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

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

  • Will I receive a monthly invoice?

    Most storage companies in Charlotte only provide invoices upon request.

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