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Public Storage

Public Storage is the most recognized self storage company in the United States, they have hundreds of locations Nationwide, and with their partner Shurgard Storage, has jumped to the European self storage market.


Public storage sign (Click to enlarge)
Public Self Storage Sign
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Public Storage built its first self storage warehouse back in 1972. Today is a recognized and succesfull self storage company, with over 2100 locations in the United States and Europe (under the Shurgard brand name), totaling more than 135 million net rentable square feet of real estate.

“Public Storage acquired Shurgard Self-Storage in August 2006, forming the largest self-storage company in the world. The two brands represent an ownership interest in over 2100 facilities in 38 states and seven EU nations.”
Its Public Storage Business Parks interest adds another 21 million rentable square feet of commercial and industrial space. Based on number of tenants, Public Storage is among the largest landlords in the world. The firm’s self storage properties, located in densely populated areas, generate some 97% of the company’s sales.

Public storage indoor units (Click to enlarge)
Indoor Units
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“All Public Storage locations sell top-quality moving and storage supplies like boxes, tape, protective wrap, furniture covers, dish-packs, glass-packs and more. You don’t need to be a storage customer to buy supplies.”


Prices and information are subject to change, please check each storage company service provider for the latest updates and prices.

Shurgard StorageShurgard – Shurgard Storage Centers started the self storage business in Washington state, then they moved to UK, where they had such as success that Shurgard expanded their services across Europe…

Public Storage – Official site of this self storage company.

Shurgard Storage – Official website of Shurgard Storage Centers, for UK residents in the Thames Valley.

Shurgard Self Storage EU – Official site of Shurgard Storage Centers in Europe, residents in Europe and outside UK can check for self storage solutions here.

Wikipedia – General info about Public Storage.

SelfStorage – Find storage companies around US.

US Storage Search – Search for self storage spaces and facilities in USA.


Public storage outdoor units (Click to enlarge)
Outdoor Units
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Public Storage offers 8 different storage units sizes, ranging from 5’x5′ to 10’x30′ and about 8′ high, but many storage facilities also offer smaller and larger spaces, from storage lockers to extra-large units. They also offer Climate Controlled Units, which are designed to maintain a set temperature range to protect sensitive goods. Some of their facilities also have storage spaces for parking vehicles or boats. Truck rentals are available through Budget Truck Rental.

Public Storage Outdoor Units are “drive-up units”, with roll-up doors and their own loading area. Just drive up to a unit and load your belongings in or out. Roll-up doors are like garage doors, they roll up overhead for easy access. They’re usually wider than swing doors, so it’s easy to move things in and out. Indoor units are protected from the elements and have broad hallways (and elevators in multi-story facilities). Outdoor units are usually all on one level and frequently offer the convenience of drive-up access.

Price for the first month of renting a self storage unit on Public is only $1, from then depends on the size and type of unit and the location, prices vary from state to state, prices from a small unit could start from about $25 p/m, having the medium sizes units between $40 and $120 p/m.

Public storage facility with climate controlled units (Click to enlarge)
Self Storage Facility with Climate Controlled Units
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“Use our search feature to find the Public Storage facility that’s most convenient for you, near your home, work or in between. Use our Size Guide to choose a unit that’s just the right size. Then rent your space right online”