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Outdoor Storage Units

Outdoor Storage Units are the most common kind of units offered by self storage companies, they are from medium to large size, built in a Warehouse style facility and you can store anything up to the contents of a 5 bedroom house…


Outdoor storage (Click to enlarge)
Outdoor Storage


Each storage facility differs in its offerings, but generally these facilities have three basic kinds of storage units: outdoor, drive-in/drive up and indoor units.

Outdoor storage units are the least expensive units and can be the size of a four-wheel-drive or 40-foot RV. Typically paved or gravel-filled, outdoor self storage units are basically parking spaces. They may come with a metal roof, cinder block walls, and hookups for Boats and/or RV or other kinds of vehicle.

Outdoor units on a warehouse style storage facility (Click to enlarge)
Outdoor units on a Warehouse style storage facility


Outdoor storage units are popular and commonly used with businesses that haul equipment with trailers, short haul trucking companies and individuals and business owners in metropolitan areas where convenient parking is at a premium []

Storage facilities in general have their facilities in a warehouse style. Outdoor units are set in line like warehouses, and they are built for easy access, even some of them offer “drive-up” outdoor units, you can bring your truck or use one from the storage company or from a third party. A drive-up unit has a roll-up door and its own loading area… just drive up to it and load your belongings in or out.

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Public Self Storage Outdoor Units


Outdoor storage units are commonly from medium to extra-large sizes, for easy access of the items or goods to be stored that require large spaces, such as big furniture, Recreational Vehicles, large business inventory, and or seasonal items (like wines, electronics, winter goods just to name some examples).

Outdoor storage units generally come in sizes from 200 sq. feet (10×20) and above, even in some cases reaching  500 sq. ft. where you can store items from a 5 bedroom home, plus a car, just to give you an idea. Business are finding these storage units very convenient in their inventory storage needs, or companies that need storage for some items or vehicles for seasonal use, according to the kind of services they may offer (snow plows only used on winter, pool cleaning equipment used only on summer…)


Indoor Storage Units – Indoor storage units come in all sizes, from small lockers to large garage spaces to store your vehicle. some of these units are climate controlled to offer you more protection on your belongings…

US Storage Search – Outdoor storage units and moving storage spaces in USA.

SelfStorage – Find Self Storage Facilities around US.

HelpINeedStorage – Find self storage facilities across UK & Eire.

Extra Space Storage – “Comparing Drive-Up Indoor and Outdoor Storage Units”. Self storage tips from Extra Space.

The Canadian Self Storage Guide – Canada self storage directory.


Storage building facilities (Click to enlarge)
Storage building facilities


Some companies having services based on these kind of storage units

Canadian Self Storage: “We have the space you need. Our safe, conveniently located, state-of-the-art storage facility can accommodate all of your outdoor storage units requests. Our professional staff can assist you in making the right choice for whatever it is that you are looking to store. If you need space for a few seasonal items, or if you find yourself in the middle of a move where you need to put your valuables in storage for a month or longer or need extra space for your commercial goods, our knowledgeable staff will be pleased in guiding you in the right direction in choosing the ideal storage space for you. We also store vehicles, boats, trailers etc”.
Phone: 1 (416) 44-STORE

Extra Space: Convenient business and commercial outdoor storage solutions, Hassle-free household self storage for your life’s evolving needs. Roll-up doors units available. They are accessed by sliding a latch and lifting the door upward, similar to the motion of a garage door. Roll-up doors allow you to maximize the usage of your space. [click here to know more about Extra space…]
Phone: 1 (888) 586 96 58

Public Storage: They offer several locations across the US, their Outdoor storage units are usually all on one level and frequently offer the convenience of drive-up access. [click here to know more about Public Storage…]
Phone: 1 (800) 688 8057

U-HAUL: “U-Haul has over 1,000 storage locations, so you’re never far from a storage room. Our locations are open 7 days a week, including evenings and holidays. You get free use of our carts to help you move your goods in and out.”
Phone: 1-800-GO-UHAUL is a great deal for those living in Great Britain, in need of storage solution. They offer 4 sizes of storage container: 10, 35, 160 and 320 sq ft. These can be used in any combination, for any length of time. They also have a complete security system to keep your belongings safe. “With swipe card access; initial personal photo-identity entry; on-site security personnel; and all the very latest security technology, you can be assured that your property and valuables are in very Safe Keeping”.
Phone: 08000 641 642 / 0207 205 5329 (London) / 01234 782 822 (Bedford )

Outdoor self storage security (Click to enlarge)
Outdoor Storage Units Security

Different self storage facilities offer different levels of security so check out the security arrangements when visiting the facility initially. The levels of security differ greatly depending on the facility so decide upfront what the minimum security arrangements you would be comfortable with are. Do you feel that 24 hour on site security is a must or is an alarm sufficient to meet your needs? []