If you’re in Lansing, Michigan and need a self-storage unit you’re in luck! There are quite a few storage unit facilities in Lansing – from locally-owned facilities to national franchises. While the facilities vary in size, price and offerings, they usually don’t stray too far from each other in what they offer. However, you might find that what you need is not available when you need it at a particular facility. Luckily, you have options.
There are two main categories of storage units (without considering size): simple, drive-up unit often not climate controlled and the interior/exterior climate-controlled units. There is a cost difference between the units, and consumers will find that many facilities offer both types of storage. What you plan to store dictates what type of unit you should rent. If you’re uncertain as to which one you need, consult with any one of the facilities. They can guide you, not only on whether to rent climate controlled, but on sizing as well.
Public Storage: This is probably the best known and largest of storage companies. Their national website takes you to the specific page for the Lansing facility at Grand River Avenue. They offer eight sizes starting at 5′ x 5′, but it’s recommended you call as to whether other types of storage (vehicles and boats) are available. However, they do offer inside and outside units. The outside units offer easy drive-up access. As is standard today for the industry, they offer keypad entry into the gated facility with security cameras.
Stop N Lock Self Storage: This locally-owned company opened in 2000. They have gated, keypad access to the facility with units starting at 12 to 1650 square feet. Some units are heated. There’s even access for a semi-truck to drop off your things. If you find that you need last-minute packing supplies, they have them. You can take out month to month leases and long-term discount if you know you’ll be there a while! They are located near Marscot Park and I-96 at Ramada Drive
Compass Self Storage: Compass states that once you visit them, you won’t want to go anywhere else! They have a sophisticated security system that includes not just 24-hour video surveillance, but a special keypad code for each individual unit. If your unit is opened without that code, the police are notified immediately. Their sizes start at 5′ x 5′. They offer extended access hours, and can arrange in some circumstances for 24-hour access to businesses. They, too, offer packing supplies, but they are also an authorized U-Haul dealer. So if you find yourself needing a truck, you can rent from them! They’re located off of Bernice Road in the East Lansing area.
Devon Self Storage: They’re pretty unusual compared to most storage unit companies. They are owned by Devon Self Storage Holdings, LLC, an international self storage unit company. They have either owned or managed hundreds of properties. Several years ago, Devon began to diversifying their offerings to include managing storage facilities for other companies and asset management. At this Lansing facility, you can chose from different kinds of storage units, including varying sizes of indoor/outdoor RV and car storage. They have packing supplies (for purchase) and dollies to help you unload or load your things. There’s gated, keypad access as well. And if you ever decide to purchase a storage facility for your own, they’ll be happy to manage your facility for you!
U-Haul Moving & Storage: Known for their moving trucks and van rentals, they also provide individually alarmed storage units and don’t require a deposit or administration fee. If you want a facility offering all-things related to moving, they might be for you given the diversity of products and services they offer. They also claim to have some of the lowest prices on the market. They have varying sizes of climate-controlled units with 24-hour access, keypad controlled access to the facility and individually alarmed units. They also offer some units with extra high ceilings at 12ft. They’re located on Waverly Road.
Storage Pros Lansing: This national company has multiple locations across Michigan, including one each in Lansing and East Lansing. Their website contains a lot of details and guidance on selecting a storage unit, a packing storage calculator and a storage calculator to help customers select a unit size based on how much they need to store. Their services include special storage for documents as well. They have both climate-controlled units and non-climate controlled drive-up units. The two facilities aren’t identical in what they offer, so a call or visit could help you identify which one best fits your needs. The East Lansing facility is on Coleman Road, while the Lansing location is on Creyts Road.
All Safe Storage: Just 3-miles east of Lansing Mall, this facility has been family-owned for more than 15-years. Its unit sizes range from 5′ x 10′ up to a unit large enough to house a boat. They take their security very seriously here and have an onsite manager 24/7 and they offer recorded computerized entry and video surveillance so they know each person entering and exiting the property. Unlike other storage facilities, All Safe guarantees their prices as the lowest and, if you find a lower price, they are willing to match it! Their motto is: “Safe.Convenient. Affordable!”
Self Storage Specialists/Budget Self Storage: A Michigan-based company, it has been owned and operated locally for more than 28 years. They also are an authorized U-Haul dealer, so you can easily purchase moving or packing supplies onsite. Although they consider themselves a budget self storage facility, they have similar offerings to other companies as well as offering tenant insurance, online payment, automatic credit card payments, and no security deposit. They offer both climatized and non-climatized units, RV and boat storage, and their unit sizes begin at 5′ x 10′. They’re located off Pleasant Grove Road near Miller.
Affordable Self Storage: They have a manager living on the property, as well as “state-of-the-art” security. Besides the standard offerings of sizes (and they offer many), they also offer mini-storage, and what they call residential or commercial storage. Their website offers valuable tips on self storage, including how to pack successfully and what to consider when putting your items in the unit. They are located between Lansing and East Lansing on Lake Lansing Road.
Abbott Road Mini Storage located on Abbott/Chandler Road offers 24/7 access to your facilities – something you don’t find in all facilities. They also have onside Penske truck rentals. Their facilities have industry standard offerings, including onsite residential manager, video surveillance. Additionally, their units have vapor barriers and insulated ceilings, and they sell storage accessories including mattress bags in various sizes.
My Space Self Storage on Pennsylvania Avenue is one of the newer facilities in Lansing having been around since 2010. They recently underwent an 8,000 square foot expansion. If you’re interested in reading reviews about them, from their website you can click directly to Google, Yelp and MerchantCircle Reviews.
Five Star Store It is located not too far from the airport off N. Grand River Avenue west of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. They are a franchise company with numerous facilities across Michigan and Ohio. Not only can you arrange online payments, but you can use their online space estimator to figure out exactly what size of unit you’ll need.
Maximum Storage is just east of Michigan State University and just north of 96. If you happen to own a home in Michigan with a second home in Las Vega, then this company might interest you because they only have offices in those two towns. And, if auctions attract you, you can get onto their email list for upcoming auction dates.
Simply Self Storage on Eaton Rapids Road is one of 175 facilities across the country with one nearby in Okemos. They are on the south side of town off route 99 and south of 96. The both the Lansing and Okemos facility offer storage units as well as RV and boat parking. They have climatized units, taped video surveillance, and automatic credit card payment.
Delta Self Storage is convenient to the west side of town as its located on Knights Inn Drive in Lansing. They have 24-hour keypad access to the fenced and gated facility which is secured by video surveillance as well. Their units feature adjustable climatization and the facility has a back-up generator in case of emergencies to maintain climate control.
Airport & Grand River Self Storage describe their units as “space stations” – because they clear up space in your home. Just southeast of the airport, they offer a wide variety of units starting at 5′ x 10′ with month to month leases, 6-month leases, and one year.
All Pro Storage is just west of the state prison and state police just 1/2 mile north of Lansing Avenue and Parnell Street intersection . They offer the standard variety of units but unlike other storage facilities, they offer onsite car detailing through their second, onsite commercial enterprise: AP Motors. They also offer discounts on longer, prepaid leases of storage units.