Self-storage is convenient when moving or as a long-term solution to keep seasonal items and belongings you don’t use often. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best storage units in Boise to keep your possessions organized and secure at an affordable price.
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Storage units come with a variety of features, including climate control, surveillance cameras and drive-up access. The features you need may depend on why you’re renting the unit. Here are some of the main reasons why many Boise residents rent self-storage units:
Part-time residency: Storage units are great for those who regularly travel or are only in Boise for part of the year. Many college students who aren’t year-round residents put their belongings in a storage unit over the summer.
Organizational effectiveness: Use storage units to hold old files, office supplies and other things that do not need to be immediately accessible in a home or office.
Seasonal items: Many homes have boxes of holiday decorations, sports equipment or other belongings that are only used part of the year. Placing these in a storage unit can keep them from cluttering your home when they’re not needed.
Time management: Time is valuable and often scarce. Having a storage unit can make it easier to organize your stored belongings and prevent you from searching through multiple closets when you need something.
Vehicle storage: If you’re traveling overseas or plan to be gone for an extended time, storage facilities often have space designed to store vehicles. The facilities also give you a safe place to store RVs and boats when not in use.
How to choose a storage unit in Boise
The size of a storage unit is usually the main factor in its price, but the cost is also affected by the location of the storage facility, where the unit is located within the facility and if the unit is climate controlled.
Units that are located in the heart of downtown Boise are going to be more expensive than those that surround the outskirts of Boise, and units that are closer to a facility’s entrance may cost more because they’re more convenient to access.
Average price range for Boise self-storage units
5’ x 5’
$40 - $50
5’ x 10’
$60 - $90
10’ x 10’
$100 - $130
10’ x 15’
$130 - $150
10’ x 20’
$145 - $190
10’ x 30’
$180 - $200
Once you know what size you need, you may choose to pay more for a facility with features such as 24-hour access, climate control and electricity. Climate-controlled units are usually 20 to 25 percent more expensive but protect photographs, electronics and other items that can be damaged by extreme temperatures.
Your homeowners or renters insurance may cover items kept in storage—check with your provider to see what is included in your policy. If you don’t have homeowners or renters insurance, many storage units have insurance options that only cover your stored possessions.
SpareFoot’s online search tool makes it easy to compare the best and most affordable storage options in Boise. The company provides listings for multiple storage facilities in the area and allows you to reserve a unit online. Boise customers appreciate the easy-to-use search options and ability to quickly compare available storage companies.
U-Haul is one of the most popular providers of moving and self-storage options in Boise. The company’s facilities are accessible 24/7 and offer indoor and climate-control units. U-Haul doesn’t require a deposit and provides online payment options. Boise customers say the company has fast and friendly customer service.
PODS delivers a portable storage container directly to your home. After filling the container with your items, it can be kept on your property or at PODS’ facilities. The units are accessible 24/7 and have high-security storage options for valuable items. Boise reviews recommend the company for its excellent customer service and prompt delivery.
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