Storage Units in Greenville

Greenville, SC: Top Things to Know About Storage

Humidity: ?Good for Your Skin, Bad for Your Furniture

Greenville is a great city with a lot of natural beauty. ?It’s one of those places where you can really enjoy the four seasons of the year. ?The winters are short but they get very cold, with an average of 59 nights per year that are at

Humidity: ?Good for Your Skin, Bad for Your Furniture

Greenville is a great city with a lot of natural beauty. ?It’s one of those places where you can really enjoy the four seasons of the year. ?The winters are short but they get very cold, with an average of 59 nights per year that are at or below freezing. ?Ice storms occur frequently, and sleet is mixed in with rain more than we would like it to be. ?It’s very common for these conditions to pull tree limbs down on power lines, making driving dangerous. ?On the flip side, you have the humid subtropical climate that causes hot and humid summers, making temperatures skyrocket.

If you’re considering putting your things in storage, we recommend that you rent out a climate controlled unit. ?When storing things like wine over the winter, you’ll need to keep it at a steady temperature so your bottles don’t burst, leaving you with wine-infused shards of glass. ?During the summer, storing things like furniture, electronics, books, artwork, antiques, and things made with leather, wood, and metal can be a bit risky if there isn’t any temperature control. ?Humidity can greatly damage all of these items, which would definitely defeat the purpose of paying for a unit for their preservation and ease of use.

Innovative Spring

Greenville has multiple festivals that take place throughout the year, but some of them are much bigger and longer than others. ?The iMAGINE Upstate Festival is a weeklong celebration that takes place in the beginning of April. ?It is an interactive, educational, and inspirational festival that showcases entrepreneurial, creative, and innovative activity. ?Participants put their sweat and blood into their creations, showcasing things such as robots, racecars, 3D printing, hovercrafts, drones, and more! ?One thing’s for sure—these rare and fascinating items should not be left lying around unattended. ?Given that people are coming from all over South Carolina, and the U.S., there is definitely a need for storage units for the hosts and participants of this festival. ?The weeklong event entails a lot of preparation, so storage facilities in the vicinity are quick to fill up in March. ?Participants who are looking to store their things in the days leading up to and during the event will also be trying to find the sites that are most secure so their inventions do not attract the wrong crowd. ?If you want to store your skis for the summer, do so earlier in the year or you may have to wait until this event is over.

Opa!

Next in line is the annual Greek Festival that is a four-day event that takes place in mid-May. ?The festival is made up of all things Greek: ?live Greek music, great Greek food, and Greek dancing. ?Some Greek food you can look forward to includes gyros, saganki, souvlaki, and a bunch of other things we don’t know how to pronounce! ?Either way, you’ll find dozens of food vendors with authentic Greek food for you to indulge in. ?As for entertainment, you can expect to hear Bouzouki music and see traditional folk dancing. ?There’s also a marketplace in which you will find vendors selling Greek imports such as jewelry, clothing, paintings, bronze statues, and authentic groceries. ?Do you feel like you’re in Greece yet? ?To top it all off, there’s also a place for your kids to have fun—the Carnival Playland Corner, an area where the entire family can get their faces painted and do a bunch of other activities.

So what exactly does this mean for storage? ?Well, there are a lot of road closures that take place for this event, so you’ll need to know how to get around them. ?However, we would recommend opting to store in a facility that allows for 24-hour access to your unit. ?When you take into account traffic in Greenville plus the events that take place throughout the year, it makes more sense to avoid the whole thing and go to get your stuff later at night. ?Also, be aware that storage facilities will be packed before and during this event. ?With everything that will be at the event, the vendors and hosts need a place to keep their things, especially with May being such a hot month. ?Say bye to climate controlled units in the area!

End of the Year Events and Some More Traffic

Towards the end of the year, the events slow down a bit in preparation for the holidays. Fall for Greenville is the biggest event that takes place after the summer. ?It’s a three-day music and food-street festival that takes place in the beginning of October. ?You’ll be entertained by over 60 performers and can choose from food of 38 vendors. ?There’s also a wine street in which wine vendors will be lined up to help you find wines that fit your preferences, and you’ll be able to discover wines from around the world. ?If you’re more of a beer fan, you’ll also find 20 different breweries offering over 35 different beers. ?Needless to say, the streets will be packed during this event, and so will storage units. ?Watch out for road closures and try to plan around the event as best you can.

With so many events going on and rush hour traffic taking up at least five hours of the day (6:30AM-9:30AM and 5PM-7PM), it can be hard to get to your storage unit. ?If you’re a resident of Greenville and looking to keep your stuff in storage, try to store your things in more mellow areas and opt for 24-hour access to your units. ?Doing things as simple as this will make your storage experience much more pleasant.

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Storage FAQ's

  • What storage space sizes are available?

    In Greenville, there are 100 storage facilities, with a total of 35 storage units. Storage unit sizes generally range from 5' X 5' to 16' X 40'. Call one of your local facilities to have a representative find what size unit is best for you.

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

    Storage companies in Greenville 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.

  • 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 16' X 40' unit when you really need a 5' X 5' unit. Please reference our size guide for more information.

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

  • Do you accept deliveries for customers?

    Most storage facilities in Greenville 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 access will I have to my belongings?

    You have 100 facilities to choose from in Greenville. 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 Greenville 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 Greenville. See our resource guide for movers in Greenville.

  • Do you have pest control?

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

  • 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 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 Greenville vary based on the size of the storage unit and the location of the unit in the facility. Prices range between 40.0 and 225.0, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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 Greenville 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.

  • Can I rent climate-controlled spaces in Greenville?

    Yes, climate-controlled spaces are available in Greenville due to the varying weather. Temperatures range from 32.0 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.

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