Extra Space Storage Review

The bottom line: Extra Space Storage is our top-ranked self-storage company. Its security features, storage sizes, and truck rental discounts tick all the boxes for what most people look for in self-storage.

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

Whether security is your top priority or you’re more concerned with finding a unit that will fit all your stuff, Extra Space Storage delivers on all counts.

Read on to learn more about its stellar security, truck rental discounts, and wide range of storage options.

What services does Extra Space Storage offer?

Like most national self-storage companies, Extra Space Storage has a few more bells and whistles than your average mom-and-pop shop.

Standout features

  1. It protects your belongings better than other self-storage companies
  2. It offers discounted moving truck rentals
  3. It has a huge variety of storage unit options

Services Extra Space Storage offers

  • Climate-controlled storage units
  • Covered, uncovered, and enclosed vehicle storage
  • Monthly pest and rodent treatment
  • Convenient access hours
  • Electronic gates with coded access
  • Fenced and well-lit facilities
  • Monitored video surveillance
  • Individual door alarms
  • On-site property managers
  • Month-to-month contracts
  • Online rental discounts
  • Online storage size guides
  • Online reservations
  • Zero-deductible self-storage insurance
  • Moving and packing supplies available
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Heads up

Heads up

Extra Space Storage’s features differ across its locations. If you need a specific feature or storage unit size, call your nearest facility to see if it’s got what you need.

How much does Extra Space Storage cost?

Extra Space Storage’s rates vary based on a number of different factors.

Storage unit size and features

One of the biggest determining factors in your monthly rental rate is the size of your storage unit. A small 5’ x 5’ unit can cost as little as $25 per month, while a large 20’ x 25’ storage unit at that same facility could run closer to $300 per month.

Storage features such as climate control or first-floor access can affect your monthly rent as well. Expect to pay a bit more if you opt for a unit with either of these features, regardless of your storage unit size.

Location

Much like any other storage facility, Extra Space Storage’s prices fluctuate from location to location.

For instance, a 10’ x 10’ climate-controlled unit in Salt Lake City costs $103 per month, whereas the same unit in Harlem costs $345 per month.

Online discounts

Reserving your storage unit online instead of at an Extra Space Storage location affects your monthly rent too. Booking your unit online can save you as much as 10%.

Extra Space Storage rental cost range

Storage typeNon-climate-controlled storageClimate-controlled storageVehicle storage
Monthly rental rate$25–$350$20–$500$40–$500
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$25–$350 $20–$500 $40–$500
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Extra Space Storage protects your stuff

When you rent a storage unit, you aren’t just trying to clear out your garage so you can finally park there. You also want to make sure the items you store stay put until you’re finally ready to bring them home (or embrace the inevitable and sell them on eBay).

Extra Space Storage protects your belongings in two ways.

It protects your belongings from theft

Among all of the self-storage companies we reviewed, we were the most impressed with Extra Space Storage’s theft protection measures.

Here’s a look at how it ensures your belongings won’t go missing:

  • Employs on-site managers
  • Maintains fenced and well-lit facilities
  • Features electronic gates with coded access
  • Has monitored video surveillance
  • Offers door alarms for individual storage units
  • Sells high-quality disc locks

While some self-storage companies offer a lot of these security features, very few offer all of them. In fact, Extra Space Storage was the only such company on our best self-storage companies list.

It protects your belongings from damage

Extra Space Storage takes steps to ensure your belongings not only stay put but stay intact too.

Your stored stuff can be damaged by everything from moisture and humidity to Stuart Little and his buddies. Lucky for you, Extra Space Storage has solutions for both of those issues.

You can rent an indoor, climate-controlled unit to protect items that are especially vulnerable to drastic changes in temperature and humidity, like furniture or clothing. Indoor storage also keeps pests at bay more effectively than a standard outdoor storage unit.

Extra Space Storage goes one step further in its pest protection efforts, however. Many storage companies advertise that they treat their building for pests, but Extra Space Storage is the only company that advertises that it treats all of its buildings monthly.

Rodents and insects can wreak havoc on your belongings in an untreated unit, so you can take comfort knowing that Extra Space Storage regularly treats its buildings.

Extra Space storage offers discounted moving truck rentals

If you’re planning on renting anything larger than a 5’ x 5’ storage unit, you’ll need something with more cargo room than your trusty ol’ hatchback to carry your belongings to the storage facility.

Renting a moving truck is generally your best solution. Although it’s an extra cost, Extra Space Storage can help you minimize that added expense.

Extra Space partners with Budget Truck Rental to save you up to 20% on your rental truck when you rent a storage unit. We think this is actually a pretty compelling perk considering this deal is on par with discounts Budget offers military members, students, and other select groups.1

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FYI

FYI

Budget Truck Rental is #2 on our best moving truck rental company list, so landing a discount with them makes a good experience even better.

Extra Space Storage offers a large variety of storage sizes

One of the biggest deciding factors in selecting a self-storage unit is finding a facility with a unit that’s not too big, not too small, but just right (Goldilocks was onto something).

Extra Space Storage has facilities in thirty-eight states and offers everything from small, closet-sized storage units to units large enough to fit that trusty ol’ hatchback of yours.

Common Extra Space Storage unit sizes

Unit sizeEquivalent room size
5' x 5'Small room or large closet
5' x 10'1 average-sized room
5' x 15'2 average-sized rooms
10' x 10'3 average-sized rooms
10' x 15'4 average-sized rooms
10' x 20'5 average-sized rooms
10' x 25'6 average-sized rooms
10' x 30'7 average-sized rooms
Unit size
5' x 5'
5' x 10'
5' x 15'
10' x 10'
10' x 15'
10' x 20'
10' x 25'
10' x 30'
Equivalent room size
Small room or large closet
1 average-sized room
2 average-sized rooms
3 average-sized rooms
4 average-sized rooms
5 average-sized rooms
6 average-sized rooms
7 average-sized rooms

Several other storage sizes are available at each location as well, including options for cars, boats, and RVs. Whatever you need to store, we’re sure you’ll find a storage unit that fits the bill.

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Pro tip

Pro tip

Keep your eye out for odd sizes and you might be able to find a deal!

Some unique storage sizes offer virtually the same amount of space as common sizes for less money. For instance, we found a 10′ x 14′ climate-controlled unit that costs $6 less per month than its standard 10′ x 15′ counterpart.

Our recommendation

Extra Space Storage is the best self-storage company if your highest priority is safety and security. In fact, that’s one of the main reasons it earned the top spot in our best self-storage companies list. Security isn’t the only reason it stands out, however:

  • It protects your belongings from both theft and pests
  • It partners with Budget to provide discounted moving truck rentals
  • It has more than enough storage options to fit your needs

Overall, we think Extra Space Storage is your best bet if you live near one of its facilities. Heck, even if there’s another self-storage company between you and the nearest Extra Space location, we think it’s worth driving the extra mile or two.

Have you rented a self-storage unit from Extra Space Storage? If so, tell us about your experience in the comments below!

Sources

  1. Budget Truck Rental “Moving Truck Rental & Van Rental Deals”

About Colin Holmes

Colin Holmes
Colin is no stranger to moving, having done so five times in the last five years. As a former journalist and documentary interviewer, Colin brings a wealth of research experience to improving your move.