Gainesville Storage Units

Are you ready to move into your new home or office? If there is not enough room, you may want to consider renting a storage unit near you. Perhaps you would like to find a portable storage unit while you settle your living accommodations. We have partnered with local storage companies to offer you the best deals in town on portable units. If you are ready to take your belongings out of a storage unit, our professional Gainesville movers can help with that as well!

Types of Storage Units

A lot of people do not know which type of storage unit to rent. At 2 College Brothers, we have created an informative guide that will help you better understand the benefits of the different kinds of units. Review your effects and consider which items could be damaged by extreme Florida temperatures during the summer. Although climate-controlled units can be a bit costly, the long-term benefits will be worth the investment. We have seen expensive office equipment and treasured family heirlooms suffer damage because their owners did not take the time to research the best unit for them. Do not let this happen to you! Consult 2 College Brothers today to learn everything you need to know about storing your valuables.

Some Storage Unit Tips

Variances in temperature can destroy your goods if they are not stored correctly. Important documents for your home or business, computer equipment and electronics, wood or leather furniture, photographs, books, clothing, artwork, and other precious possessions can be destroyed if not properly protected. So, if you are planning on storing things that can be sullied easily, a climate-controlled (CC) self-storage unit may be your best bet. Although the costs for CC units are generally higher than conventional storage units, the benefits certainly outweigh the price.

What are Climate-Controlled Storage Units?

CC storage spaces maintain a steady temperature between 55° and 80° Fahrenheit. The temperature is maintained throughout the year regardless of what the weather is like outside.

Protection Against Weather

Drastic changes in temperature can greatly damage even the toughest property. Poor ventilation and circulation can also harm valuables. CC storage spaces prevent devastation inflicted by these extreme temperatures.

Protection against Contaminants

Climate-controlled storage spaces shelter your assets from mold, bacteria, dust, and pests. CC storage units normally have features that prevent snow and water from seeping in as well. Unlike outside units where these elements can sneak in through cracks, crevices, and holes, CC units are dry and secure.


CC storage buildings usually provide burglar alarms, fire alarms, and sprinklers. Steel walls not only shield your stuff from the hazards of nature: they also ward off intruders. Onsite managers maintain controlled access to your unit.

Still Unsure?

Call us for advice at 352-448-9095 and visit our Storage Unit Tips blog for more pointers. We will also give you a free moving quote to budget all of your costs quickly!

Moving FAQs

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