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20 x 10 Garage in Providence, Rhode Island

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"Clean space. Extremely helpful and professional. We had to unexpectedly take delivery of a car and couldn't get to his garage on time - he worked with us and took the delivery for us during the middle of his workday. "

Gregory K.

Providence, RI

Mar 28, 2023

8 x 4 Garage in Mahwah, New Jersey

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"The space was as described, very safe and private location. Owner was available when needed and friendly. Ideal for seasonal motor sports equipment, garage door access! "

Jim P.

Mahwah, NJ

Nov 8, 2022

10 x 10 Bedroom in Poughkeepsie, New York

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"This was a great rental! My belongings were kept safe and I could access the rental whenever I needed. I highly recommend renting with Michael!"

Danielle F.

Poughkeepsie, NY

Jul 26, 2022

21 x 8 Garage in East Lyme, Connecticut

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"Excellent communication and service. Perfect space for my car. Highly recommend Tom and Rebecca."

Mark M.

East Lyme, CT

Apr 12, 2023

12 x 24 Garage in New London, Connecticut

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"The space was secure, safe and convenient. The host was responsive, easy to work with, and great!"

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Lauren T.

New London, CT

May 15, 2023

23 x 11 Garage in Foster, Rhode Island

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"Working with David on storage was straightforward. Space worked out well. "

Matt D.

Foster, RI

Apr 6, 2023

22 x 12 Garage in New Britain, Connecticut

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"Excellent host, easy in and out location. My items were secure. "

Andrea V.

New Britain, CT

May 2, 2023

25 x 10 Warehouse in South Hackensack, New Jersey

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"Very professional service, caring attitude always responsive"

Walied S.

South Hackensack, NJ

Mar 1, 2023

23 x 16 Basement in Elmont, New York

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"Great people very helpful Would deff recommend to anyone "

Rigert D.

Elmont, NY

Oct 22, 2022

20 x 10 Garage in Bronx, New York

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"Great experience, great space, really safe. "

Pujan K.

Bronx, NY

Mar 30, 2023

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Types of Storage

Renting a storage unit can be an excellent way to store items long-term or for shorter periods of time. There are various types of storage units with various benefits depending on your intended use and budget.

  • Drive-up units are the most accessible, with the ability to drive right up to the unit to load or unload items.
  • Interior units without climate control are usually more affordable and offer more security than outdoor units.
  • Interior units with climate control are a great option for storing sensitive items like music instruments, artwork, and photos due to the additional protection from temperature and humidity fluctuations.
  • Outdoor parking spaces are best suited for vehicles, RVs, and boats, as well as other items that do not require climate control.
  • Specialty storage units may include features like additional security measures, features to facilitate access, or special climate-controlled units for commercial purposes.
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Choosing a Storage Unit

When it comes to finding the right storage unit in Bristol, Connecticut, there are many factors to consider. Here are a few things to keep in mind when selecting a storage unit:

  • Location: Consider how far the storage unit is from your home or office. Look for a space that is easy to access and not too far from your place of residence or work.
  • Size: Make sure the storage unit you choose has enough space to store all of your items.
  • Accessibility: If you will need to access your items frequently, you'll want to choose a storage unit that is easily accessible.
  • Security: Look for a storage unit that offers adequate security features such as locks and gates.
  • Environment: If you plan to store items such as furniture, paintings, or electronics, you'll want to make sure the storage unit is adequately climate-controlled.
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Climate Considerations

Bristol, Connecticut has a temperate climate, with hot summers and cold winters. When searching for a storage unit, it’s important to consider the temperature and climate of the area. Without climate control, the average high temperature in peak summer can reach as high as 86°F and the average low temperature in peak winter can dip to 13°F.

Climate-controlled units are ideal for storing temperature-sensitive items such as electronics, photographs, artwork, and furniture due to the consistent temperature and humidity level. Non-climate-controlled storage, however, is a great solution for storing items that are not affected by temperature or humidity, such as boxes and bins. It’s a cost-effective choice and an ideal solution for storing items that are not as temperature-sensitive.

When storing sensitive items such as books or documents in non-climate-controlled units, use airtight boxes or containers to provide an extra layer of protection against the elements. It’s also important to opt for a storage unit that is not located on the ground floor, as it can be more vulnerable to water damage. Doing due diligence to ensure the safety of your items is always recommended. With the right precautions, non-climate-controlled storage can be an excellent option for your storage needs.

About Bristol

Bristol, Connecticut is located in the heart of New England and is a great place to live, work and play. It is a small, but vibrant city that offers its residents a peaceful and inviting atmosphere. Bristol is just 17 miles away from Hartford, the state capital, and is a quick drive to Boston, New York City, and the Connecticut Shoreline.

The city of Bristol is home to many attractions, like Lake Compounce, the oldest continuously operated amusement park in the United States, and the New England Carousel Museum. There are also several parks and trails throughout the area, including Rockwell Park, the city’s main recreational area, and the Bristol Greenway, a scenic pathway that connects Forestville to downtown Bristol. In addition to the outdoor activities, Bristol also has a thriving downtown district, offering diverse shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

Bristol is home to a variety of neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and charm. The neighborhoods vary from the rural and picturesque areas of Chippens Hill and Federal Hill to the bustling downtown district of West Bristol and the more modern area of South End.

The city of Bristol provides its residents with a wide range of services, including a local library, several hospitals, and plenty of educational opportunities. The city also offers a variety of recreational activities and programs for all ages. With its charming atmosphere, excellent amenities, and easy access to major cities, Bristol is a great place to call home.

FAQs about self storage in Bristol

On average a Neighbor self storage unit in Bristol costs $129 per month.

15x15 spaces are the most frequently booked self storage type in Bristol.

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.

Alternative Self Storage Options near Bristol

While traditional storage options are commonly available in Bristol, Connecticut, Neighbor.com usually has the more cost-effective, safest, and closest self storage.

Check out the facilities below for information:

CubeSmart Self Storage (0.7 miles)

201 Lake Ave

Bristol, CT

Life Storage - Bristol (1 miles)

700 Mountain Rd

Bristol, CT

Thomaston Self Storage (8.6 miles)

401 McMahon Dr

Thomaston, CT

Life Storage - Wallingford (12 miles)

513 Main St

Wallingford, CT

Storage Rentals of America (12 miles)

51 Prestige Dr

Meriden, CT

CubeSmart Self Storage (12.2 miles)

1053 Cromwell Ave

Rocky Hill, CT

Extra Space Storage (13.5 miles)

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Bethlehem Stor-N-Lock (14.6 miles)

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Hamden Self Storage (18 miles)

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top value storagect (18.5 miles)

1511 Saybrook Rd

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