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    by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    Whether you’re in Atlanta for school or settling down with your family, many residents need extra storage — someplace secure, convenient and affordable. Unfortunately, finding a reliable self storage company isn’t easy, so we’ve gathered the best storage units in Atlanta to help you choose the right one.

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    Top 13 Atlanta Self Storage Companies

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      Whether you're downsizing for retirement or renovating a new apartment investment in Castleberry Hill, we all need extra space. However, with the recent influx of residents, extra storage space in Atlanta is going for a premium.

      A-Town also happens to be a transportation hub, and many travelers and goods pass through the city every day. With more than 20 colleges and universities, many students are continually storing their furniture over the summer. The city's growing film industry means actors, crew and filmmakers need a storage place.

      Regardless of your reason for extra space, take your time, do your due diligence and make sure to check out our list of Best Storage Companies in Atlanta.

      Storage unit costs in Atlanta

      On average, small storage units in Atlanta start at about $55 per month, whereas the largest storage units can cost up to $500+ per month. Storage unit cost in Atlanta can vary because of a variety of factors:

      • Location of storage facility: Some areas cost more because area real estate prices are higher. The cheapest storage units in Atlanta tend to be closer to Midtown, while rates in the suburbs such as Doraville and Decatur are a bit higher.
      • Location within facility: Ground floor units are generally more expensive than the upper floor units because of convenience. It is far easier to load and unload a unit on the ground floor. Indoor storage units tend to be more expensive than those outdoors because indoor units are generally climate-controlled and more pleasant to visit.
      • Climate-control: If you collect art or wine, the ambient temperature is vital in keeping your items safe. Because of the extra energy and attention to the AC unit, you’ll have to pay more to the storage company for a climate-controlled unit.
      • Administrative fees: Before booking a storage unit in Atlanta, ask about administrative fees. These are often added to your monthly bill.
      • Insurance: Some storage unit companies require you to purchase insurance if you don’t have coverage from renters or homeowners insurance already. Whether or not this is a requirement from the company, we recommend you insure your items. Be sure to factor this cost in when choosing a self storage company.
      • Size: The size of the storage unit you need is the chief indicator of monthly cost. Make sure to measure your larger items, so there are no surprises. Check our list below. These are the average costs associated with unit size for storage units in Atlanta.
      Storage Unit SizeCost in Atlanta
      5’ x 5’$55 - $90
      10’ x 10’$105 - $148
      10’ x 20’$175 - $260
      10’ x 30’$210 - $458

      Self-storage discounts in Atlanta

      Storage units frequently have price cuts; typical discounts include half-off for the first three months, first month free (with payment for additional months) and internet specials. Ask about student or military discounts.

      Payment options might also affect the price of a storage unit. For instance, contracts are typically month-to-month, but you might be able to negotiate a lower price if you pay upfront for several months or a year at a time.

      Finding the right storage unit company in Atlanta

      When choosing a storage unit company in Atlanta, you’ll want to find one that has all the features you need as well as an excellent reputation for customer service. Evaluate the items that require storage to decide if you need a climate-controlled or interior unit. Atlanta’s humid summers can damage items if you’re not careful, and an exterior unit is prone to flooding damage. If you have heavy items that don’t need to be climate-controlled, pick an exterior unit. Outdoor storage units typically have drive-up access for easy loading.

      Some companies offer portable storage options. This is when a storage company drops off a container at your location, you fill it then the company picks it up for storage at one of their secure facilities. If you choose a physical storage unit that you can access any time, think about location. You can choose a self-storage company close to your home for easy access or a unit far away that may cost less.

      Convenience features like digital self-serve kiosks might make it easier to move in and out on your schedule. Wi-Fi access might help if you need to digitally update inventory or place an item up for auction. If you are concerned about safety, look for security measures like 24/7 video recording, lighting, fencing, tamper-proof locks and on-site manager.

      Don’t get distracted by flashy offers. A storage unit company in Atlanta should have a good reputation and no hidden fees. When evaluating self-storage companies in A-Town, ask about administrative fees, late fees and confiscation policies — some storage companies hold an auction for delinquent payments. Understanding how storage unit companies handle demanding customers gives you a good sense of their customer service in general.

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        Atlanta self storage company information

        CubeSmart Atlanta

        CubeSmart is open seven days a week and has locations throughout the Atlanta area. The company offers truck rental, a 10% military discount and free package receipt and item retrieval for business customers. Complimentary wifi, work stations with print and copy, and lounge area are at CubeSmart Superstores. A Stevie Award winner for customer service seven years in a row. Climate controlled units are available, with 5’ x 5’ units starting at $30.

        • Website: cubesmart.com/georgia-self-storage/atlanta-self-storage
        • Address: 578 Whitehall St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303: multiple locations
        • Phone Number: (470) 737-0977
        • Hours of operation: M - F: 9:30am - 6pm; Sat: 8:30am - 5pm; Sun: 11am - 3pm
        Atlanta Storage

        Atlanta Storage offers interior self storage for personal and business use, along with vehicle storage. Climate-controlled and humidity-controlled units are available and customers can rent U-Haul trucks and buy U-Haul packing supplies from this certified dealer. Atlanta Storage helps customers choose the right-sized unit with their online storage calculator. Units start at $67 for 5x5 with climate control. The entire facility is covered with security cameras.

        • Website: atlanta-storage.com/645-shelton-avenue-sw-atlanta-ga-3031
        • Address: 645 Shelton Ave. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
        • Phone Number: (404) 758-8200
        • Hours of operation: M - F: 8am - 5pm; Sat: 9am - 5pm; Sun: 1pm - 5pm
        Storage World

        Storage World provides climate-controlled or conventional storage units with available drive-up access. Free truck rental and locks are available with new move-in. Storage World offers 24-hour gated access with a personal code. Surveillance cameras monitor the facility. Moving and packing supplies are available for purchase onsite, along with notary services. Storage World accepts packages for customers. Units start at $66 for 5' x 5'.

        • Website: storageworldinc.com/storage-unit/panthersville
        • Address: 3122 Panthersville Rd., Decatur, GA 30034
        • Phone Number: (404) 244-7740
        • Hours of operation: M - F: 9am - 6pm; Sat: 9am - 4pm
        Life Storage Atlanta

        Life Storage provides climate-controlled and humidity control units, along with drive-up vehicle storage at some facilities. Advanced security measures include surveillance monitoring and password-protected access. Digital self-serve kiosks with 24-hour access are available. Life Storage accepts deliveries for customers. Wine storage available. 5' x 5' units start at $31. Check for specials online.

        • Website: lifestorage.com/storage-units/georgia/atlanta
        • Address: 680 14th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318: multiple locations
        • Phone Number: (404) 733-1400
        • Hours of operation: M - F: 9:30am - 6pm; Sat: 8:30am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 4pm
        Space Shop Self Storage

        Space Shop Self Storage has two new locations to serve metro Atlanta, with more facilities throughout the area. Its 5’ x 5’ lockers start at $52. Boxes and moving supplies are available onsite for purchase. If your location does not have a free moving truck, the staff helps you rent one. The facilities have upgraded lighting and security systems, with personal code gate access. Online account management and bill pay.

        • Website: spaceshopselfstorage.com
        • Address: 786 Cleveland Ave. SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
        • Phone Number: (404) 600-2064
        • Hours of operation: Call for hours
        Doraville Self Storage & U-Haul

        Doraville Self Storage offers a convenient portable storage container option, along with interior storage and drive-up access units. It rents out U-Haul trucks and trailers on site. The company's security measures include a fenced perimeter with electronic gate access, video monitoring and a live-in manager. Doraville Self Storage offers a range of sizes and provides ADA accessible units, and managers accept deliveries for customers. Low-cost insurance is available.

        • Website: uhaul.com/Locations/Customer-reviews-for-Doraville-Self-Storage
        • Address: 4268 Winters Chapel Road, Doraville, GA 30360
        • Phone Number: (770) 458-0824
        • Hours of operation: M - F: 9am - 5pm; Sat: 9am - 2pm; Sun: 9am - 1pm
        A 85 Riverdale Storage

        A 85 Riverdale Storage is easily accessible for Shorter University students. Choose climate-controlled or non-climate-controlled units. Perimeter is fenced and gated, with video surveillance, electronic gate access and bright lighting. You can reserve units and pay bills online. Ground-level units are available with drive-up access with affordable U-Haul rentals are onsite. The company also sells moving supplies and boxes onsite.

        • Website: lowestcoststorage.com/635-poplar-springs-rd-riverdale-ga-30274
        • Address: 635 Poplar Springs Rd., Riverdale, GA 30274
        • Phone Number: (770) 991-9115
        • Hours of operation: M - F: 9am - 6pm; Sat: 9am - 4pm
        Saver Self Storage

        Saver Self Storage is easily accessible from Highway 29. Climate-controlled units are available in a range of sizes. Its 5’ x 5’ units start at $49 for a web rate, but they offer to beat any competitor price with a low-price guarantee. Saver Self Storage offers 24-hour access for outside storage units. Online bill pay is available.

        • Website: saverselfstorage.com/self-storage-east-point-ga-f4434
        • Address: 1576 Davis Avenue, East Point, Georgia 30344
        • Phone Number: (678) 921-3656
        • Hours of operation: M - F: 9am - 5:30pm; Sat: 9am - 2pm
        iStorage Rex

        iStorage Rex offers indoor climate-controlled storage units in a fully fenced facility with electronic gate access and 24-hour video recording. Drive-up access available on some units, and locks and moving supplies available for purchase onsite. Its 5’ x 5’ units start at $59, and no deposit is required for reservation. The company offers onsite truck rental, a 5% military discount and vehicle storage.

        • Website: istorage.com/storage/georgia/storage-units-ellenwood/5351-Moreland-Ave-155
        • Address: 5351 Moreland Ave., Ellenwood, GA 30294
        • Phone Number: (404) 238-7806
        • Hours of operation: M - F: 9:30am - 6pm; Sat: 9am - 5pm
        by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

        Sandi Pope previously worked in the nonprofit sector as an advocate for environmental and social change and believes information access is a human right. As a member of the ConsumerAffairs Research Team, she seeks to provide consumers with the necessary information needed in making life-altering decisions.

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