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How can you find nearby self storage units?

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A simple way of searching self-storage units within a certain location is to use the Facility Locator feature on the Self-Storage Association (SSA) website. The SSA is a nonprofit organization and a registered lobby representing more than 48,000 self-storage facilities in the United States Congress and federal departments and agencies, as stated on its website.

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Self-storage or self-service storage is an establishment that rents out storage spaces (or storage units) for tenants. Storage unit types include rooms, lockers, containers and outdoor space. As of March 2015, the largest self-storage operators in the U.S. in terms of the number of facilities are Public Storage, U-Haul and Extra Space Storage, notes SpareFoot Storage Beat.

The following shows how to search for a nearby self-storage facility by using the Facility Locator feature on the SSA website.

  1. Go to the website
  2. Type selfstorage.org into the browser and press Enter.

  3. Go to the Facility Locator page
  4. Navigate to the Facility Locator page by clicking on its link on the main menu on the SSA home page.

  5. Use the search tool
  6. On the Facility Locator page, type the city and state or the ZIP code into the search field to confine the search within a particular area and then click on the Go button.

  7. Search through the results
  8. Sift through the results of the search results to find the most suitable self-storage facility nearby.

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