Making Room For You Since 1973

Personal Storage

Whether you are moving, downsizing, or finally tackling a long-awaited decluttering project, Metro Self Storage is here to help you get on a path to a more organized life. With more than 40 years in the self storage industry, we know how to make your self storage experience fast, friendly, and affordable. Think of our knowledgeable storage team as your personal household storage consultants.

Metro Self Storage Amenities

Our modern storage facilities are designed to meet all of your short- and long-term household storage needs with flexible month-to-month leasing options. Select non-climate-controlled and climate-controlled storage units feature popular 24-hour access. Additional amenities include:

Who can benefit from self storage?

Renting a storage unit is something most people do at some point in their lives. For many, our first storage rental experience happens during college when you need to store your items over summer break.

As we get older, we find that self storage is a helpful tool in many other situations, including:

  • Tackling a decluttering project
  • Storing large, bulky items like extra furniture
  • Storing vehicles, boats, or RVs
  • Military deployments
  • Downsizing for retirement
  • Following a death in the family
  • Following a natural disaster
  • Moving
  • And more

No matter what brings you to Metro Self Storage, you can rest assured that we will help you find a storage unit that suits your needs and your budget with flexible month-to-month leasing terms. 

How Much Does a Self Storage Unit Cost Per Month?

There are several factors that determine how much your self storage will cost per month. These include where you live, the time of year you rent a storage unit, the type of storage, whether you apply for any of our discounts, and many more.

Where you live plays a large role in how much renting a storage unit will cost you. Storage prices are determined not only by how expensive the city is but also by where a facility is located within a city. For example, self storage in or near a downtown area usually costs more than options in the suburbs.

As another rule of thumb, standard units that aren’t equipped with climate control are generally more affordable. Climate control units and large parking spaces for RVs and boats are generally on the more costly side.

For more information on unit pricing in your area, check our pricing online or give your neighborhood Metro a call today!

Personal Storage Unit Sizes

When choosing the right storage unit for your items, it helps to know how much each unit size can fit. While select facilities offer small locker-sized storage units and others offer large commercial units for growing businesses, there are a few common storage unit sizes you’re likely to find:

  • 5×5: This unit is a popular option among homeowners who are looking to store small items like seasonal clothing, seasonal yard equipment, and more
  • 5×10: About the size of a shed, this unit is great for storing furniture
  • 10×10: This is one of the most commonly rented storage units and is equivalent to the size of a small bedroom or large walk-in closet. It is ideal for seasonal and recreational gear or storing the contents of your one-bedroom apartment
  • 10×20: The smaller of the two larger storage units. This unit is ideal for storing the contents of a larger apartment or 1 to 2-bedroom home or condo.
  • 10×30: An ideal unit for homeowners who need to store the contents of their 2- or 3-bedroom home.

Need more information on our common unit sizes? Take a look at our unit size guide for a visual representation of what each unit can hold. You can also schedule a tour at a Metro Self Storage facility near you!

Premium Storage Facilities

At Metro Self Storage, we are committed to providing all of our customers with clean, well-maintained storage facilities. Want the best that self storage has to offer? Try our premium storage facilities. At a higher price point, these facilities are typically all indoor with climate control throughout the units. These facilities also include special features like an indoor loading bay, drive-through loading and unloading, package acceptance, elevator access, and more.

Climate-Controlled Personal Storage

Whether you live in an area that experiences extreme heat, extreme cold, or both, you probably want to look for climate-controlled storage. Extreme fluctuations in temperature or sustained hot and cold environments can cause, oftentimes, irreparable damage to your belongings. Examples of such damage can include bending, warping, cracking, and more. Keep in mind that climate-controlled storage units cost roughly 20% more than non-climate-controlled storage units.

However, price shouldn’t be the only factor that motivates what type of storage unit you purchase. If, for example, you plan to store your prized record collection, it would be in the interest of your collection to opt for a climate-controlled unit to ensure that your collection stays intact while it’s in storage. Bottom line: if there’s a chance that your items will be damaged by fluctuating temperatures, don’t forego climate control.

Self Storage Maintenance & Security

Security is a particularly important feature to look for in self storage. That’s why we offer additional features such as 24-hour video surveillance, CCTV monitoring, individual door alarms, fully fenced perimeters, ample lighting, and the requirement of disc or cylinder locks as well as tenant insurance. At Metro Self Storage, we adhere to a regular professional maintenance program which ensures that we have robust security measures in place at an affordable rate.

While our available security measures vary based on facility, our full list of security measures includes:

  • 24-hour recorded video surveillance
  • Ample lighting for evening visits
  • Assign unique customer access codes
  • Electronic keypad gate access
  • Fully fenced perimeters
  • Customer service hotline
  • Strategically located cameras
  • Resident property managers


Choose Metro Self Storage for Reliable Household Storage

Metro Self Storage prides ourselves on offering industry-leading security features, a professionally trained storage team, and well-maintained facilities that routinely hire professional pest control services. That’s why our friends and neighbors trust Metro to provide well-maintained, secure, accessible, and affordable storage units and facilities. 

If you have questions or need a recommendation on the right storage unit for you, our friendly storage staff can help you find the storage unit that’s right for you. Why wait for clutter to overtake your home when you can rent a versatile storage unit at a Metro Self Storage facility near you? Give us a call to get started today!