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"As a college student, I needed somewhere to store all of my possessions each summer break. Valeria’s place was so great that I kept coming back every year. Once I was even offered a big bag of peaches from her garden (so this is totally a paid review). She’s super quick to respond and has always been flexible when I needed it. *disclaimer: she never mentioned reviews to me- don’t take this down."

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Valeria C.

Spanish Fork, UT

Oct 4, 2022

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"This was my first experience with Neighbor and this host made it great. Never had any issues. The storage area is well protected behind a locked gate. Additionally, he has many cameras around further securing the area. I highly recommend, you will be happy!"

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Caleb P.

Sunnyvale, CA

Sep 26, 2022

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"Gina and her husband are really kind and friendly. The space is big and clean, during the few months we rented it. I would absolute recommend them anytime! Thank you again for watching over our belongings."

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Ginna T.

Davenport, FL

Jul 31, 2022

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"Samantha is a lovely host. I recommend her highly. The room is very nice, as is her house. Would like to stay in touch with her because she's a great person."

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Summerville, SC

Oct 7, 2022

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Types of Storage

Renting a storage unit can provide much-needed extra space for personal and business items. With a variety of options to choose from, you can find a space that best fits your needs and budget. Here are some of the benefits of renting different kinds of storage units:

  • Drive-up: Provides easy access to your belongings, typically with a roll-up door for vehicle accessibility.
  • Interior, non-climate-controlled: Keeps belongings out of the weather and provides additional security.
  • Interior, climate-controlled: Prevents damage from temperature changes and humidity.
  • Outdoor parking: Offers an outdoor storage solution for cars, boats, or RVs.
  • Specialty units: Designed to fit unique items such as wine, art, and heirlooms.
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Choosing a Storage Unit

When looking for a storage unit in Gardendale, Alabama, there are a few important considerations to keep in mind.

  • Location: The closer the storage unit is located to your home or business, the more convenient it will be for you to access your belongings.
  • Size: Make sure to select a storage unit that is big enough to accommodate all of your items.
  • Security: Look for units with secure locks or access codes to prevent unauthorized visitors from entering your space.
  • Cleanliness: Ensure that the unit is clean and well maintained before signing a contract.
  • Accessibility: Look for a unit that is available 24/7 and offers a range of access options like key cards and drive up access.
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Climate Considerations

When renting a storage unit in Gardendale, Alabama, it's important to consider the climate and weather of the area. The average high temperature in the summer is between 92 and 94 degrees, while the average low temperature in the winter is between 32 and 34 degrees.

The benefits of renting a climate-controlled storage unit are that it would protect belongings from extreme temperature changes and fluctuations, as well as from humidity and moisture. This may be a particularly attractive option for storing items that may be damaged or destroyed by extreme temperatures, such as furniture, photos, electronics, etc.

For certain items, such as clothing, large plastic containers, and small furniture, an indoor non-climate-controlled storage unit can be an economical choice. It is important to take precautions to protect these items, such as using airtight containers, elevating items off the floor, and using storage materials such as furniture pads to keep items clean.

In both cases, it is important to check the facility for cleanliness, security, and its access hours. Ultimately, considering the climate and weather of Gardendale, both climate-controlled and non-climate-controlled storage can be a great option depending on what items are being stored.

About Gardendale

Gardendale, Alabama is located in Jefferson County and is a thriving city with a population of over 13,000. With its small-town charm, Gardendale is the perfect place to call home. Located just 15 minutes away from downtown Birmingham and only 20 minutes from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Gardendale provides big city convenience with a warm, friendly hometown atmosphere.

Gardendale is home to a variety of parks and recreational locations. The Gardendale Civic Center & Youth Center is a great place to take the kids for some fun or just to relax and take in the beautiful scenery. The Gardendale Civic Center also offers tennis courts, a skate park and a playground. The Gardendale Magnolia Park is a great place to get some exercise. The park also has a pond and a walking track. The Gardendale Public Library provides a quiet place to read, study or just relax.

Gardendale has several neighborhoods that residents call home. Gardenshire, located in the heart of the city, is a cozy, family-friendly community with plenty of green spaces and parks. Southbury is a list of town-homes located just off of I-22 and is an ideal place for young professionals and families. Bristol Park and Redwood are two newer developments that offer larger homes with great amenities and a more modern feel.

Gardendale is a great place to call home and offers plenty of attractions for all to enjoy. From parks and recreation centers to nearby restaurants and shops, Gardendale is the perfect place for families and young professionals to build a life.

FAQs about self storage in Gardendale

On average a Neighbor self storage unit in Gardendale costs $108 per month.

10x10 spaces are the most frequently booked self storage type in Gardendale.

Motorcycles and other small vehicles generally require a 5x10 storage space while most cars and trucks will fit within a 10x20. For larger trailers, RVs, and other vehicles you will likely need to pull out the measuring tape as they can require anywhere from 10x40 to 20x60 spaces. Residential driveways offer a range of sizes and are typically affordable and convenient.

We recommend climate controlled storage for most electronics, collectibles, personal items (books, clothing, and photos), and sensitive materials (glass, leather, and metal).

If you live in a dry climate, climate control isn't as much of a concern, though you should still consider temperature's effect on your items.

If you expect freezing temperatures during the period that you plan to store your vehicle, you should definitely consider winterizing your vehicle before storing to prevent unecessary harm to your vehicle.

To prepare items for long-term storage, you should first use quality packing and storage materials such as sturdy boxes, quality covers and potentially moisture absorbers. Second, clean and prepare the items to prevent rust, decay, mold or other damage. Finally, avoid storing particularly sensitive items like electronics in extreme temperatures.

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Fits a moderate amount of boxes and furniture

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Works well for storage between moves

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Alternative Self Storage Options near Gardendale

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Saving Space Storage (3.4 miles)

6977 Garrett Rd

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Fieldstown Road Self Storage (3.6 miles)

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Attic Plus Storage (6.2 miles)

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Public Storage (9.3 miles)

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Cool Box Self Storage- Liberty Park (13 miles)

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Attic Plus Storage (14.3 miles)

3941 Cypress Dr

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Metro Mini Storage (14.9 miles)

175 W Oxmoor Rd

Birmingham, AL

Attic Plus Storage (15.6 miles)

423 W Oxmoor Rd

Birmingham, AL

Extra Space Storage (16.4 miles)

2864 Acton Rd

Birmingham, AL

Strongbox Self Storage (17.2 miles)

147 Resource Center Pkwy

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