Whether you need a place to stow items temporarily while renovating or keep your possessions while on military deployment, storage units are ideal for safeguarding your belongings. We researched the best storage units in Tulsa to find secure and affordable options.
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Storage facilities provide a place to safely and conveniently stow belongings and keepsakes during moves, renovations or when you’re trying to reduce clutter in your home. Storage units have a variety of available features, including:
Drive-up access: Typically found in outdoor facilities, drive-up access allows you to park a vehicle directly in front of the unit's entrance. The convenient access is good for unloading large, bulky items such as furniture.
Interior units: Interior units have entrances located inside a building. These units are usually climate-controlled and have extra security.
Climate control: For Tulsa residents who want to store photos, electronics, artwork, wooden furniture, musical instruments or collectible items, climate-controlled units protect and preserve important belongings from temperature and humidity damage.
24/7 access: If you want to be sure you can access your unit at all time, find a storage company that offers 24/7 access. This can also help if you’re moving late at night or early in the morning.
Extra security: Some storage facilities feature on-site security, video surveillance and alarmed units. Look for facilities with electronic gated access and well-lit areas, both of which deter thieves.
The cost of storage units in Tulsa
The main factor in a unit’s price is its size. To avoid spending more than you need, be sure to select the smallest unit that fits the items you need to store.
Average cost of storage units in Tulsa
5’ x 5’
Size of a walk-in closet; perfect for storing seasonal items or office supplies.
5’ x 10’
Size of a mid-sized bedroom; can fit the items of a studio apartment.
10’ x 10’
Size is 100 square feet; can store items from a one-bedroom apartment or three rooms.
10’ x 15’
Size is 150 square feet and ideal for items like couches, tables or pianos; can hold items from a three-bedroom home or apartment.
10’ x 20’
Can fit a full house, including washers, dryers, refrigerators and couches; can also be used for vehicle storage.
10’ x 30’
Size is 300 square feet and can store everything in a five- to seven-bedroom home; can fit RVs and boats
Climate-controlled units typically cost 25 to 50 percent more than non-climate controlled units. Many facilities offer add-on services like moving supplies, roll-up doors or shelving for an additional cost. Some facilities offer the first month free. You may pay a small administrative fee to process paperwork or create a new account.
Self-storage contracts should outline the monthly payment amount, information about possible rent increases, ramifications for paying late and the cost of additional fees, like getting locked out of a unit.
Some facilities offer discounts to college students, members of the military, senior citizens and people who belong to groups such as AAA or AARP.
Insuring your stored items in Tulsa
Your homeowners or renters insurance may cover stored items. Check your policy or speak to your insurance provider to see if your items are insured and have sufficient coverage for their value. Most policies won’t cover flood damage, so ask about additional coverage if needed.
If you don’t have homeowners or renters insurance, ask a representative at your facility about purchasing insurance. The company may sell policies or be able to recommend an insurance provider.
SpareFoot is the nation’s largest online marketplace for storage facilities and helps consumers locate and reserve self-storage or full-service storage options in their area. SpareFoot has partnered with over 10,000 storage facilities nationwide. Tulsa customers enjoy being able to compare prices and features with one search tool.
U-Haul offers more than moving trucks and cargo vans; their services include secure storage facilities and storage containers that can be rented on a month-to-month basis. The company’s facilities include options such as climate-controlled units and 24/7 access. Customers in Tulsa say the staff is friendly and report hassle-free experiences with U-Haul.
PODS is a moving and storage company that offers portable containers that can be kept at your home for quick access or at a PODS Storage Center for safekeeping. The company offers multiple unit sizes so you can pick one that perfectly fits your belongings. Tulsa customers appreciate the convenience, but some report customer service issues.
Extra Space Storage
Founded in 1977, Extra Space Storage has almost 20 locations in Oklahoma and offers storage options ranging from units the size of a small, walk-in closet to the size of a 1.5 car garage. Reviewers in Tulsa commend Extra Space Storage for its friendly, helpful staff and clean facilities.
SecurCare Self Storage
At SecurCare Self Storage, customers can choose from units as small as 20 square feet and as large as more than 600 square feet. Units at SecurCare Self Storage are climate-controlled and include 24-hour surveillance. Customers can reserve a storage unit online, by phone or in person. Tulsa customers say the company’s facilities are well-managed and secure.
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