There are several options for self-storage companies in Georgia. Besides the big national chains, you can find a variety of mom-and-pop companies throughout the state, often with onsite live-in managers. Besides storing company goods inside the units, you can also park unused vehicles and large equipment on their lots. You can choose a self-storage unit based on size: small units may be 3’ x 8’; large units can be 20’ x 30’ or bigger. Some places remove the walls between adjacent units to form even larger cubicles.
When choosing a self-storage facility in Georgia, choose among:
- Unheated self-storage facilities.
- Climate-controlled self-storage facilities.
- Mobile storage services.
Consider unheated (non-climate-controlled) self-storage facilities in GeorgiaThe least expensive option for self-storage units in Georgia is an outdoor, non-climate-controlled facility. These units look like outdoor locker rooms; they have roll-up doors and concrete pads outside unit entrances and may or may not be accessible 24 hours a day. The advantage of such facilities is their price. Since the self-storage company does not have to pay to air-condition or heat the units, they pass these savings on to you. If you do not have heat-sensitive materials to store, an unheated Georgia self-storage company may be your best bet. Some companies offer both climate-controlled and unheated units at different price points.
Look into a climate-controlled self-storage unit in GeorgiaWhy expose your business's valuables to heat and cold when you can choose a climate-controlled self-storage facility? These warehouses offer interior access to the units. Often multi-story, they have elevators and hand trucks. The owners keep the interior temperature of the units constant year-round, which helps prevent cracking, fading and general deterioration of stored items. The monthly rental cost is higher for climate-controlled units since they are more expensive to own and operate.
Utilize a mobile storage serviceFor the ultimate in convenience, have a self-storage company come directly to your company's front door. Instead of hauling all your company's items to a self-storage facility, hire a service that drops off a large packing container the size of a tractor-trailer (or smaller) to your front door. Take your time putting your things inside; when you finish loading the container, the company picks it up and puts it in their warehouse. When you are ready to use your items again, the company delivers the whole container intact to your new location. These services are a little more expensive than regular self-storage options; it may also be less convenient to access your stored items in this format.
- Network with others in your industry to find out what companies they use for storage space in Georgia. The best recommendation for any company is through positive word-of-mouth.