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Best Storage Units in Orlando, FL

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by Tom Rains ConsumerAffairs Research Team

College students moving into UCF, seasonal theme park workers and a variety of other Floridians take advantage of the many self storage facilities throughout Orlando. Orlando residents seek out safe and secure storage facilities that can protect their valuables from hurricanes, triple-digit temperatures and other elements.

Top 10 Orlando Self Storage Companies

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Extra Space Self Storage Read 265 Reviews

Extra Space Storage got its start in 1977 and is the second largest operator of self-storage facilities in the United States. It is a publicly-traded company focused on increasing shareholder value.

Public Storage Read 724 Reviews

Public Storage built its first self-storage unit in 1972. Today, it is a publicly-traded company operating in both the United States and Europe.

Simply Self Storage Read 51 Reviews

Simply Self Storage offers a wide array of self-storage solutions. Depending on the need and budget, consumers can choose from various unit sizes including mini storage, outdoor RV and boat storage.

CubeSmart Orlando Read Expert Review

Provides small, medium, large and vehicle storage units. Medium 10x10 storage units start at $77/mo. Premises are well lit and have 24/7 video monitoring. On-site manager acts as additional protection against theft and damage.

Life Storage Orlando Read Expert Review

Offers 3x3 lockers starting at $9/mo. Sells packing supplies on-site. Provides moving trucks or van rental for easy transportation. Specials include first three months half off.

Metro Self Storage Read Expert Review

Offers small storage units starting at $39 a month and a free 7-day storage hold. 24-hour video monitoring. Staffed by a professionally trained storage team. Provides car storage near Orlando International Airport.

Personal Mini Storage Read Expert Review

Manages 44 local storage facilities across central Florida. Offers the first month free when you reserve a storage unit online. Also provides various unit sizes, moving truck rentals and packing supplies.

SelfStorage.com - Orlando Read Expert Review

Allows customers to filter their self storage facility search in a variety of ways. Serves as an online marketplace to compare costs and amenities for self storage units across Orlando.

SpareFoot Orlando Read Expert Review

Lets Orlando residents search from a wide variety of self storage companies in the city. Users compare companies side by side when it comes to cost, location and amenities. User friendly and free to use.

StorQuest Self Storage Orlando Read Expert Review

Small units starting at $20 a month and large units starting at $110 a month. Access hours seven days a week. 24/7 customer support. Offers personal, commercial and vehicle storage.

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Orlando storage unit cost

Prices can vary wildly for self storage space, so it is wise to do your research. For instance, the average price for a 10x15 storage unit in Orlando is $118 a month. However, self storage facilities in suburban areas tucked away from the city and the theme parks offer units for as low as $53 a month. A general rule to follow is the closer you are to downtown Orlando or the theme parks, the higher the monthly rates.

Most self storage facilities in Orlando cater to individuals looking for temporary storage options, which is why most companies offer month-to-month payment options. For long-term storage options, some provide a long-term contract — most commonly three months at a time.

Orlando self storage sizes

The two most important factors for most Floridians is the cost and the size of the Orlando storage unit you want to rent.

SizeAverage monthly cost
5x5$45-$55
5x10$56-$66
5x15$78-$85
10x10$95-$105
10x15$118-$125
10x30$155-$175

Orlando storage unit locations

Orlando’s rapidly growing student population at its many colleges — such as the University of Central Florida — mean storage near campuses cost more than facilities in smaller, suburban areas. The smallest storage units closest to downtown Orlando average about $48 a month, while storage facilities north of downtown Orlando — like Winter Park and Maitland — can be as low as $31 a month.

Orlando self storage insurance costs

Remember: An Orlando storage facility's insurance only covers the building itself, not the items inside. If the storage facility is damaged due to fire or one of Florida's famous hurricanes, your valuables are a total loss. Fortunately, most insurance companies can cover storage units for less than $2 per $100 worth of valuables. If you are storing expensive items such as jewelry or artwork, adding this insurance to your existing policy may be vital.

Additional self storage costs and discounts

Many Orlando self storage companies offer the first month rent-free, but also incorporate admin fees and other surcharges upfront. As you search for a self storage company, ask about these extra fees before you sign a contract. Some facilities charge more for climate-controlled units, units on the ground floor or units with additional security.

Look for companies like CubeSmart with student discounts, discounts for active military members and discounts for seniors and veterans.

How to choose the right storage unit company in Orlando

Do you need a climate-controlled unit? Do you prefer interior or exterior storage? When choosing a self storage company, these questions are essential to ask before making your choice.

Is it a climate-controlled or non-climate controlled unit?

Orlando residents need to remember the varying weather conditions when choosing a self storage facility. Orlando can see temperatures in the 100s during the summer, and June through November is hurricane season, so keeping valuables in a private garage may not keep them protected from these elements. Most Orlando self storage facilities feature climate-controlled units as well as indoor storage units that keep valuables safe from heat, humidity and rain.

If you are only storing your items for a few weeks, you can probably get by without needing climate control. Generally speaking, the more delicate the things you are storing, the greater your need for climate control.

If you are storing wine, look for a self storage unit that specializes in wine storage. Because Orlando sees such dramatic shifts in its weather patterns, climate control can help regulate temperatures within the storage unit and keep your items safe.

Is it an interior or exterior storage unit?

The choice between interior storage or exterior storage depends on your needs.

An interior storage unit is similar to an apartment complex. Owners enter through the main entrance and have private keyed entrances into their units. Interior storage is usually more expensive but can make it easier to access your items during inclement weather.

Exterior storage units generally feature a roll-up, garage-style door that allows owners access from the outside. Exterior storage units are more affordable and offer the convenience of being able to drive right up to the unit for easy loading and unloading.

Where is it located within the facility?

If having a ground floor storage unit is crucial, you should check with the facility to ensure they have this type of unit available. Sometimes there is an extra charge for ground floor units as they can be favored over others. Storage companies with multiple levels typically provide a service elevator for owners to get their heavy objects up multiple floors.

What are the amenities?

Orlando's property crime rates are slightly higher than the national average. This is why many Orlando residents look for self storage facilities with security measures like gated entrances, nighttime patrol guards and video surveillance. Many self storage facilities in Orlando also feature additional security amenities like:

  • Digital self-serve kiosks
  • Well-lit parking lots and hallways
  • 24-hour video surveillance
  • Tamper-proof locks

Other amenities such as computer access and Wi-Fi make it easy for owners to handle their accounts and pay bill online.

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Orlando self storage company information

StorQuest Self Storage Orlando

StorQuest Self Storage is open seven days a week and offers 24/7 customer support. It offers small, medium and large storage lockers as well as RV and vehicle storage spaces. Their small units start at $20 a month, and large units start at $100 a month. StorQuest plants one tree for every storage unit rented.

  • Service areas: Greater Orlando
  • Address: 3040 S Goldenrod Rd, Orlando, FL 32822
  • Phone number: (407) 505-6743
  • Hours of operation: M - F: 9am - 5:30pm; Sat: 9am - 2pm; Sun: closed
  • Website: storquest.com/self storage/fl/orlando/9017
SpareFoot Orlando

Sparefoot is an online search tool that allows Orlando residents to compare different self storage facilities throughout the city. Searches can be narrowed down by size, amenities and location. Sparefoot also offers online deals and discounts, and Orlando customers state its website is very user-friendly. You can use this resource to find the best deals on moving trucks, portable storage and moving supplies.

  • Service areas: Online marketplace
  • Address: N/A
  • Phone number: (844) 725-9573
  • Hours of operation: N/A
  • Website: sparefoot.com/Orlando-FL-self storage.html
SelfStorage.com - Orlando

SelfStorage.com enables customers to compare prices and amenities across hundreds of self storage facilities in Orlando. There is no credit card required to make a reservation, and you only pay once you move into your selected unit. You filter your search by individual requirements, such as units that have drive-up access, 24-hour access and free truck rental on move-in day.

  • Service areas: Online marketplace
  • Address: N/A
  • Phone number: (855) 444-6985
  • Hours of operation: N/A
  • Website: selfstorage.com/self storage/florida/orlando
Life Storage Orlando

Life Storage has 15 locations in the Orlando area. Rentals in Pine Hill start at just $29 a month, while units in Winter Garden begin at $85 a month. Life Storage regularly runs specials and discounts on their website, and offer specialty storage options such as vehicle storage and wine storage. The size estimator tool on the website gives customers a clear idea of what size unit they need and what they can expect to pay.

  • Service areas: 15 Orlando locations
  • Address: 4066 Silver Star Rd, Orlando, FL 32808
  • Phone number: (800) 800-3456
  • Hours of operation: M - F: 9:30am - 6pm; Sat: 8:30am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 4pm
  • Website: lifestorage.com/storage-units/florida/orlando
CubeSmart Orlando

CubeSmart specializes in vehicle storage as well as business and personal moves in the Orlando area. Small 5x5 units start at $40/mo. Take advantage of the company's active military discounts, moving truck rentals and moving services. Most facilities have hand carts available to make loading and unloading easy. You can buy boxes and packing supplies at all CubeSmart facilities.

  • Service areas: 23 Orlando locations
  • Address: 3730 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806
  • Phone number: (855) 611-1821
  • Hours of operation: M - F: 9:30am - 6pm; Sat: 8:30am - 5pm; Sun: 11am - 3pm
  • Website: cubesmart.com/florida-self storage/orlando-self storage/283.html
Personal Mini Storage

Personal Mini Storage offers outside storage and storage for boats, RVs, campers and trailers. Typically, gates open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m, and deliveries are permitted as long as there is authorization on file. Most Orlando locations offer truck rentals and monthly pest control. You can also purchase boxes and packing supplies right on site. Small boxes start at $1.89 per box and larger boxes range anywhere from $5-10 each.

  • Service areas: Five locations within Orlando
  • Address: 6325 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32810
  • Phone number: (866) 762-4888
  • Hours of operation: M - F: 8am - 5pm; Sat: 8am - 3pm; Sun: closed
  • Website: personalministorage.com/Orlando-FL-storage-units
Metro Self Storage

Metro Self Storage is a popular option for business owners in Orlando. The facility is one story and 100% climate controlled. There is no long-term lease to sign, and you can access your account online. Owners have 24-hour access to the unit 365 days a year. The facility uses motion detectors, electronic gate access and a digital surveillance system. It also provides in RV, boat and trailer storage.

  • Service areas: Greater Orlando
  • Address: 7627 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando, FL 32822
  • Phone number: (321) 270-8354
  • Hours of operation: M - F: 9:30am - 6pm; Sat: 8am - 4:30pm; Sun: 10am - 3pm
  • Website: metrostorage.com/self storage/fl/orlando/nc
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Tom Rains ConsumerAffairs Research Team

Tom Rains graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2014 with a master’s degree in Professional Writing. Tom’s passion for delivering quality content fuels him to provide consumers with accurate, well-researched information on major life purchases.