Storage units are short- or long- term solutions for your storage needs, letting you keep seasonal sports equipment and clothes, musical instruments, extra furniture and other items without cluttering your home. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best storage units in Waco to help secure your belongings at a competitive price.
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As a college town, it’s expected that many residents in Waco are renters. Only 6 percent of all rental households in Waco are occupied by students, however. Many permanent Waco residents live in rented homes long enough to need extra space for their belongings, and 34 percent of renters live in apartments, which means their storage space is limited and their homes are prone to clutter.
Small households aren’t the only ones who can benefit from a storage unit. Nearly 65 percent of all storage renters already have a garage in their home. The additional space of self-storage can help you clear precious garage space during extreme weather to protect your vehicles.
Renting a storage unit is an excellent idea for renters in Waco who need extra space for items such as:
Hunting or fishing equipment
Types of storage units
Depending on your needs, there are two main types of storage units in Waco to choose from: non-climate controlled and climate controlled.
Non-climate-controlled: Picture a storage unit. More likely than not, you’re imagining a non-climate-controlled unit. These units are usually made of metal and set in a row, though some use portable pod storage containers. These are often more affordable and easily accessible. Ultimately, they look and act like a typical garage.
Climate controlled: Climate-controlled storage units, which usually have interior access from a larger building, provide more security for your belongings but come at a higher price. These units offer temperature control and enhanced air quality to protect fragile or delicate items, especially ones that could be affected by Waco weather changes.
Items that benefit from climate-controlled storage units include:
How much is a storage unit in Waco?
The cost of a storage unit in Waco depends on the facility and unit type. Some storage unit facilities offer additional features — such as on-site security, 24-hour access, surveillance cameras, elevators and vehicle/boat storage — that increase the price.
Average storage unit cost in Waco
Average price (non-climate controlled)
Average price (climate controlled)
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Other factors that affect your cost include time of year and whether the facility is near a high-population area. Some companies charge deposit or administration fees. Most companies in Waco rent units on a month-to-month basis, but these agreements are more expensive and subject to price changes. Long-term contracts usually have lower rates, but you’ll likely pay early termination fees if you vacate the unit early.
Many companies in Waco offer discounts for people who are:
Military service members
Members of organizations such as AAA
You also may be eligible to receive free moving trucks and added storage facilities from some companies.
Companies may require renters to have insurance that covers the contents of their unit. Many homeowners and renters insurance policies include personal property coverage that protects belongings outside of your home. Check with your insurance provider to determine if that is part of your policy or if you need additional coverage for high-value items.
If you don’t have homeowners or renters insurance, your storage facility can help you find an insurance provider to protect your belongings in storage.
SpareFoot’s online comparison tool lets you easily see storage options and prices in Waco. Once you find a unit, you can reserve it online immediately. SpareFoot offers a special discount for AAA members. Reviews from Waco recommend the storage marketplace and say that SpareFoot’s representatives are helpful and provide excellent service.
Waco’s U-Haul storage facilities have 24/7 access and are easily accessible to customers. The company offers online account and facility management, and all units come with a free first month and no additional fees, which includes no required deposit. Customers in Waco appreciate U-Haul’s security features and clean facilities.
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