Simply Self Storage

Simply Self Storage

Bloomfield, NJ

 3.1/5 (174 reviews)

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 17, 2023

A little over 6 weeks ago I visited my unit at Simply Self Storage on Fisher Rd. and saw that someone else had put a lock on my unit next to my lock, locking me out of having access to my belongings. I notified the manager that there was someone else's lock on my unit and she came out to inspect it. We observed a unit two doors down that had the door open and was empty. The manager stated that they had probably put their lock on my unit as a joke when they left. She then told me it would cost me $50 to have the lock cut off by their contractor. I asked to look back at the cameras to see if we could see if the person could be identified. The employee stated that the cameras only captured back the last two weeks and that it would be pointless to review the video. I told her I wasn't paying for the lock to be cut off. There was no word following this until I had my bank decline their charge.

I put a call into their corporate office (which is only a voice-mail that gets forwarded to the regional manager) who finally agreed to waive the cost of cutting the lock. When I called to schedule the cut, a male employee informed me my March rent would be waived in addition to the lock cost. When I went in to remedy the locks, I was told I would have to pay the full amount plus a late charge in addition to nearly being accused of placing the other lock on myself. A call back to the corporate number garnered an email from the regional mgr deflecting blame about my property being secure and "graciously" waived the late fee. I should not be charged for time I didn't have access to my belongings.

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 10, 2023

The manager will call, send mail regular but call it certified and the letter will say she auctioning your things in less than 5 days and raise your rent 60.00 in 3 months. Putting letters on your unit and they won’t ever give you corporate's number to report them for the fraud, the place was getting dirty, main gate gets broken, she will cut your lock when you're not 2 months late, she’ll try to get more money out of you. This place was terrible and I had a bad experience and they won’t listen to you. Please Don’t go here.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 18, 2022

    I've used this storage facility for over 3 years. I had a huge RAT enter my unit and destroyed a lot of my items that I had to throw out and I did not receive any compensation for. Then they had a "incident" where they turned on their fire sprinklers and water flooded my entire unit. I had to throw out half of the items in my unit. I lost a lot. Things that had personal sentimental value to me. All I could do was cry. They had no sympathy or apologies for it. All they did was try to sell me on a new unit.

    My unit was also broken into and items of mine were STOLEN. They have NO cameras within the facility. Their manager offered NO apology or explanation on how thieves were so easily able to break into my locked unit. They offer NO security. This place is TRASH. They are completely overpriced. Their sliding doors were always broken and most times they wouldn't even open for you to enter the facility, until they decided to just remove the doors altogether instead of just fixing them. One of their gates to enter the facility is broken and they don't fix it. Don't go here unless you want to have all your items DESTROYED or STOLEN. Renters beware.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Feb. 6, 2021

    We have had a unit here for almost a year and we will NEVER rent from this company again. The current manager and personnel are rude, mostly unavailable during business hours, opportunistic, deceptive about fees and charges them unnecessarily. These people are unprofessional and will charge fees for everything as well as increase rents consistently. The communication at this location is terrible and the district manager is not qualified to be a district manager in our opinion.

    The Outback storage systems were so much better as was Storage USA once upon a time. Simply Storage is NOT what you think it is. They are only interested in making money and charging customers fees which is not represented to the customer when they sign up for a storage unit. In addition, the HVAC units in the climate controlled areas are not very consistent. Also, the customer service line to the corporate is horrible and you will find yourself in a rabbit hole to be sure. BEWARE of this Company.

    6 people found this review helpful
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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 22, 2020

    After a few months of storing my household items while looking for a new home I was hit with an almost 30% increase in my rental fee. While at my storage unit I discovered everyone was hit with this increase. No explanation. Times are hated right now with Covid and I could understand an increase but doing this at this rate in December is nothing but greed! You are not able to talk to anyone about it either. Employees say it was a corporate decision and you will have to talk to them. Which is impossible because it leads from one shell company to another.

    6 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Jan. 10, 2020

    Simply Self Storage bought out Security Self Storage this past summer. I had a unit there for over a decade. They took out of my account over $500! I’m on auto pay. Never ever bad a problem with other company. Here it is January & still they have me locked out. Couldn’t get my Christmas decorations out. They have taken money out none of which was my rent. They are rude & hardly ever in the office to talk to. Do not return calls. Do not correspond with postcards like they said they did. I even went in & paid January ‘s rent. Still locked out! I’ve more than paid. I’ve overpaid!! I am so upset about this. I’ve been cheated disrespected & lots of overdraft charges. Even my bank Chase sided with them.

    They sent false receipts. Even showing that I was charged 3 times in August. Isn’t it against the law to take out unauthorized amounts of money. Only amount authorized was the rent! Closed that debit card. Like to sue them & Chase bank. They reversed all charges back to them. They have taken out over a thousand dollars! Been trying to work with them but that company is so screwed up they don’t know what they’re doing. This is the one on Fisher Road, Columbus, Ohio. Next step is legal action!!

    5 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 21, 2019

    The employees are creepy and rude, and they ripped us off. The storage unit was closed without warning because it was still empty without a lock. It took us a few weeks to start using and when we went to access our unit (which we paid $60 for less than a month prior), we couldn't get in the gate. I called and they said we no longer have an account and there is a no refund policy. We are getting a unit somewhere else based on this poor experience.

    5 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 8, 2019

    I came to the US back this September after a 4-month trip abroad to discover that Simply Self Storage put up all of my belongings, which is 80% of what I own, for an auction because their representative forgot to give me in May an autopay form. We got one written notice from them. I didn't notice missing monthly charges on my Visa. They recorded my alternate phone number wrong. I found one voicemail from them (they said that they left one more voicemail). I also sent them an email in May with my renters’ insurance that has the alternate phone number correct and has an additional contact phone number abroad.

    They never tried to email me. I tell all companies that I deal with when I’m abroad to contact me first by email. Another office clerk there told me that the previous management forgot to give out the autopay forms to others and they’re just trying to clean up the messes. I fortunately have my things. I was one month away from the auction. I’m concerned others are in a similar situation.

    8 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 3, 2019

    This company is crooked. You sign a rental agreement that is above the advertised price as it is. Then each month they send emails saying you're not paid in full. Each email is asking for a different amount. They try to push you to use their pay site. It's the only way to avoid fees they claim. I won't do it because I don't want to give a crooked company access to my credit card. My location's Facebook page blocks negative reviews & the main company page doesn't allow reviews. That in itself is very telling. If you're in Grand Rapids Michigan rent from Northwest Storage. They're an honest company.

    6 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 17, 2019

    My name is Daniel **. I am leasing a 10x25 climate controlled unit at Cocoa FL location. I moved in on May 28th 2019. I used professional movers and have $20,000 in items. All of management knew that there was now cooling in the unit and I have been there 5 times since I moved in and have been lied to and been shown that no one has respected me and my business. Even the regional manager on Friday June 14th 2019 did not care, he told me I had to wait another 5 days.

    I guess they just don't care because it is not their things or someone they know. They were told by the previous tenant that there was no cooling to remove the humidity. Jack the site manager said they need to cut a hole between the units and he has known about it since the 29th of May 2019. How long does it take to cut an opening. Just put yourself in my shoes. It is so aggravating because I am paying for climate control and I was not offered any solutions by even the regional manager. 20 DAYS LATER AND I STILL HAVE NO CLIMATE CONTROL.

    8 people found this review helpful
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    Simply Self Storage author review by Jessica Render

    Simply Self Storage offers self-storage facilities in over 200 locations across the United States. They work with consumers on a budget offering various rate options and deals.

    • Unit size: Simply Self Storage offers eight different unit sizes ranging from 5 feet by 5 feet to 10 feet by 30 feet. The smallest unit typically holds the contents of one room, while the largest can contain the contents of a four or five-bedroom home.

    • Moving supplies: Consumers who need to purchase moving supplies can do so through Simply Self Storage. They boast great prices for things like boxes, locks, covers and bubble wrap. They even offer truck rentals and moving help.

    • Service areas: Simply Self Storage facilities are available in over 200 locations across the United States. Consumers can go online for a full list of cities and states or type in their zip code for the nearest facility.

    • Deals and rewards: Simply Self Storage offers specials for renting storage units. Consumers can type in their zip code online and view current deals.  They also offer a referral reward of $30 of the next month’s rent for referring a friend.

    • Mini storage: For consumers who don’t quite need a full size unit, Simply Self Storage offers mini storage. Mini storage is a big money saver and consumers won’t feel like they are wasting space in a larger unit.

    by Jessica Render ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    As a member of the ConsumerAffairs research team, Jessica Render is dedicated to providing well-researched, valuable content designed to help consumers make informed purchase decisions they can feel confident making. She holds a degree in journalism from Oral Roberts University.

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