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Self storage units in Portland, ME

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10 x 12 Attic in Biddeford, Maine

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"He was an excellent host, kept my stuff safe and locked up. No complaints whatsoever! Amazing communication and worked well with me to come bring stuff in and out. Definitely if I ever need storage again I'm going for this spot! The price for the size was absolutely phenomenal! If I could give this guy more than 5 stars I Definitely "

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Katherine I.

Biddeford, ME

May 8, 2021

24 x 12 Garage in Brunswick, Maine

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"Frederick was extremely helpful and accommodated my schedule. Everything was extremely clean and well organized in the storage space. I highly recommend their rental for a safe and secure storage space."

Jessica D.

Brunswick, ME

Sep 14, 2022

20 x 10 Garage in Gorham, Maine

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"My car was safely parked in the garage"

Olivia L.

Gorham, ME

Jun 27, 2023

20 x 10 Garage in Kittery, Maine

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" Nice space that I hope to rent again. "

Dennis B.

Kittery, ME

Mar 26, 2023

22 x 16 Garage in Ipswich, Massachusetts

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"Sean is an incredible host and an amazing person! The garage is excellent, clean and convenient!"

Michael D.

Ipswich, MA

Jul 8, 2021

10 x 12 Attic in Biddeford, Maine

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"Great Spot, Great Host !!!"

Susan P.

Biddeford, ME

Jun 13, 2023

16 x 10 Garage in Bedford, New Hampshire

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"space was clean and accessible whenever I needed. Craig was quick to respond and always helpful."

Scott S.

Bedford, NH

Sep 8, 2023

10 x 12 Garage in Amesbury, Massachusetts

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"Thanks, Rebecca, for providing a safe space for our belongings as we were between houses. Always quick to respond to messages and it was very easy to schedule the move in and move out. "

Casey P.

Amesbury, MA

Jun 18, 2022

20 x 10 Garage in Amesbury, Massachusetts

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"Rebecca is a thoughtful and accommodating host. She is extremely responsive and helpful. This is a large space and easily accessible by truck. There is no heat, so you should be aware of that, and you will want to cover all of your items with blankets or tarps. We had a great experience with Rebecca and highly recommend her storage space."

Betsy J.

Amesbury, MA

Sep 24, 2022

15 x 6 Warehouse in Plaistow, New Hampshire

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"Amazing space and great people. I will be bringing my car back to them next winter to store it! Thank you."

A S.

Plaistow, NH

Mar 31, 2023

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Types of storage units

In the vibrant city of Portland, Maine, having extra storage space can help you make the most of your living or work environment. Whether you're decluttering your home, moving, or running a small business, renting a storage unit can provide you with the additional space you need, making your life a whole lot easier.

  • Drive-Up Storage Units: These units offer the convenience of loading and unloading directly from your vehicle. This is ideal for those chilly Portland winters when you'd rather not carry items too far in the cold.
  • Outdoor Parking: If you need to store a boat, RV, or other large vehicle, outdoor parking spaces provide an excellent solution. Given Portland's seaside location, boat owners can particularly benefit from this storage option.
  • Interior Units without Climate Control: These units are a cost-effective solution for storing items that are not sensitive to temperature changes. They can be ideal for storing items like metal tools or patio furniture that might not have a place in your home during those snowy Maine winters.
  • Interior Units with Climate Control: If you have items that can be damaged by extreme temperatures or humidity, a climate controlled unit is the way to go. This is especially relevant in Portland, where the humid coastal climate can sometimes play havoc with delicate items. From antique furniture to musical instruments, these units can help ensure your belongings stay in pristine condition.
  • Specialty Storage Units: These are made for specific items that require unique storage conditions. For instance, in a city known for its vibrant arts scene like Portland, artists who work with delicate materials might find these units very useful.

Remember, the type of storage unit you need will depend on what items you plan to store. Consider the size, value, and condition of your items when deciding on the most suitable storage option.

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Choosing a storage unit

Choosing the perfect storage unit in Portland, Maine is all about balancing your needs and space. It's crucial to consider the unit size, accessibility, and location. Here's what you need to think about:

  • Location Matters: Portland, Maine is a bustling city with different neighborhoods. Think about where you need your items to be. Are they closer to your home or your workplace? Are they in an area that's easy to reach, even during winter months? Proximity is a significant aspect of storage units, as is the safety of the neighborhood.
  • Access Your Needs: Think about how often you need to access your belongings. Is it daily, weekly, or monthly? You might need a storage unit that's open during your free hours. Look for options that allow for early morning to late-night access, seven days a week. Do consider the ease of unit accessibility. For instance, you might want a unit on the ground floor if you have heavy items.
  • Think About the Size: Estimate the volume of the items you plan to store. If you only have a few boxes, a small storage unit could suffice. However, if you're storing furniture or larger items, you'll need a larger unit. Remember to cater for extra space to move around within the unit. This way, you don't have to squeeze past items, risking damage or injury.
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Climate considerations

In peak summer, Portland, Maine sees average high temperatures around 79°F. During this time, a climate-controlled storage unit can provide a safe environment for heat-sensitive items. Things like books, electronics, and artwork may benefit from the stable temperatures and humidity controls. This type of unit acts like a shield against extreme temperatures, helping to keep your belongings in good condition.

However, during the winter months, Portland typically experiences average lows around 13°F, and many items can withstand this cold without issue. If you're storing more durable items like furniture, tools, or vehicles, a non-climate-controlled storage unit can offer ample protection. This option can be cost-effective, as it still provides a secure space for your belongings while eliminating the added expense of climate control.

Regardless of the type of storage chosen, it's recommended to use weatherproof containers or coverings to add an extra layer of protection to your items. This can help to maintain their condition throughout the year, in both warm and colder weather.

Renting storage in Portland

Portland, Maine, is a city that brims with charm and convenience, making it a perfect place to seek storage solutions. Not only do the cobblestone streets of Old Port hold a historic appeal, but neighborhoods like West End, East End, and Munjoy Hill also offer a balance between residential calm and city life energy.

Imagine having a space near the University of Southern Maine or the Maine Medical Center. You could be a short distance away from Portland's vibrant downtown or the serene Eastern Promenade. Storage options are available in these areas, allowing you to keep your belongings in a location that suits you.

The reviews from those who have rented storage in Portland through our platform are a testament to the quality and convenience of this service. "My host was friendly", "helpful", and "the space was just as described", states one happy renter, expressing satisfaction with their experience.

Another Portland renter found the host "communicative", "responsive", and even went the extra mile to "help me carry my stuff from my car". There is no short supply of kindness and assistance from the hosts.

Even more, yet another renter described their storage space as "huge, clean, and super safe", reinforcing the advantage of this type of service in Portland.

And lastly, one of the hosts has been described as "friendly, accommodating and trustworthy". It's clear that in Portland, hosts go above and beyond to ensure renters have a pleasant experience, providing not only a space to store items, but also a comforting sense of security. With the combination of Portland's vibrant neighborhoods and the quality of service from hosts, it's obvious why the city is such a thriving location for this storage option.

FAQs About self storage in Portland, Maine

The price of self storage in Portland is affected by several factors, including the size of the storage unit, location, security features, climate control, and the length of the rental period.

To select the right size of self storage in Portland, consider the quantity and dimensions of items you plan to store, and whether you may need to access or add items during the rental period. Consult with storage facility staff for guidance on selecting the best size for your needs.

Properly preparing your items for long-term self storage in Portland involves cleaning and drying them, using protective materials such as bubble wrap and furniture covers, and packing them in sturdy, labeled boxes. Additionally, consider using moisture absorbers and storing frequently-used items towards the front of the unit for easy access.

Alternative Self Storage Options near Portland

Portland offers many different storage facilities for self storage. Traditional self storage units, however, usually are more expensive, less safe, and more removed than self storage on Neighbor.

Look at the below options for details:

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Rte 295 (0.8 miles)

411 Marginal Way

Portland, ME

Read Street Self Storage (2.3 miles)

217 Read St

Portland, ME

Life Storage Portland (4 miles)

150 Riverside St

Portland, ME

JMC Self Storage - Portland (4.5 miles)

980 Riverside St

Portland, ME

Pride Storage Solutions DBA Scarborough Mini Storage (5.3 miles)

226 Gorham Rd

Scarborough, ME

Pride Storage Solutions of Buxton (14.3 miles)

14 Tory Hill Dr

Buxton, ME

Raymond Self Storage (18.6 miles)

1255 Roosevelt Trl

Raymond, ME

Extra Space Storage (21.3 miles)

1448 Portland Rd

Arundel, ME

All Purpose Storage (22.4 miles)

331 Main St

East Waterboro, ME

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Brunswick (24 miles)

91 Gurnet Rd

Brunswick, ME

Extra Space Storage (29.9 miles)

1397 Main St

Sanford, ME

Woolwich Self Storage (29.9 miles)

26 Road B

Woolwich, ME