Storage Units in Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI: Top Things to Know About Storage

Extreme Weather

Milwaukee has extreme weather for much of the ?year, with freezing, windy, snowy winters, and hot, humid summers. In Milwaukee, you will need a self-storage unit with climate control, that will keep your unit around room temperature, with low humidity, year-round.

Due to the winter winds, we also recommend getting an indoor, hallway unit, rather

Extreme Weather

Milwaukee has extreme weather for much of the ?year, with freezing, windy, snowy winters, and hot, humid summers. In Milwaukee, you will need a self-storage unit with climate control, that will keep your unit around room temperature, with low humidity, year-round.

Due to the winter winds, we also recommend getting an indoor, hallway unit, rather than an outdoor locker.

Parades and Festivals

Milwaukee is a busy city when it comes to celebrations! Summerfest in Henry Miller Festival Park lasts for 11 days with popular bands, and brings in tens of thousands of attendees. There’s also the Wisconsin State Fair, another 11-day event, the Milwaukee Film Festival, and more.

Big events mean traffic, which can make it difficult to get to your self-storage unit, depending on where it is. Just keep in mind when making plans during big Milwaukee events that you may get stuck in traffic. Plan your trips to your storage units or otherwise accordingly.

The other thing to understand about these big events is that they need somewhere to keep their stands, merchandise, decorations, and in the case of parades, their floats. The next time you visit self-storage, think about how many fun festival items may be stored in the lockers around you!


Because of the extreme weather throughout the year, read your insurance policy carefully. Floods are rare in Milwaukee, but they do happen, so you might want to make sure you have flood insurance. Though the climate control systems tend to be quite stable in self-storage, you may want to get protection in case it goes out and humidity or cold damage your goods.

Due to the sometimes-unpredictable weather conditions, you may want to be insured beyond what the facility provides. Third party insurance is a good idea. Also, check your homeowner's or renter’s policy to see if it extends to your storage. Also, find out if your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance also covers your storage unit.

In conjunction with good insurance, you’ll want to take a few precautions such as learning good security, such as how to protect your valuables from theft, This includes getting a high-quality lock and storing your most valuable possessions in places thieves wouldn’t think to look. Also, ask the facility about their security systems, and read up on the best self-storage facility so that you have a rubric to work with.

Interesting Buildings

You never know what sort of buildings will get converted into self-storage facilities. In August, 2015, two Milwaukee buildings, including the former Marcus Northtown Cinema, sold to be converted to self-storage.

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Storage FAQ's

  • 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 Milwaukee 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.

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

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

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

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

  • Do you accept deliveries for customers?

    Most storage facilities in Milwaukee 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 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.

  • Will I receive a monthly invoice?

    Most storage companies in Milwaukee only provide invoices upon request.

  • 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 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 Milwaukee 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.

  • 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.

  • Do you have pest control?

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

  • What access will I have to my belongings?

    You have 45 facilities to choose from in Milwaukee. 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 Milwaukee to find out what security measures they take to protect your belongings.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 N/A unit when you really need a N/A unit. Please reference our size guide for more 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.

  • Can I rent climate-controlled spaces in Milwaukee?

    Yes, climate-controlled spaces are available in Milwaukee due to the varying weather. Temperatures range from 37.4 to 45.3, 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 storage space sizes are available?

    In Milwaukee, there are 45 storage facilities, with a total of 0 storage units. Storage unit sizes generally range from N/A to N/A. Call one of your local facilities to have a representative find what size unit is best for you.

  • 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.

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