Cheap storage in Bay Area?
March 30, 2007 9:13 AM   Subscribe

Cheap storage in the Bay Area?

I'd like to rent a closet-sized space (maybe 5'x5') in the Bay Area to store some stuff for a year or two. Stuff's not valuable, just needs to be out of the rain. Don't need 24-hour access. Public Storage in San Pablo costs $44/month. Can the hive mind find something cheaper? (Nearer to the east end of GG Park, my neighborhood, is also a plus.)
posted by ikkyu2 to Home & Garden (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Kennedy Van and Storage is pretty cheap, but not much cheaper than what you found.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 9:25 AM on March 30, 2007

I researched this about 4 months ago and was unable to find anything at that size with relatively good access within the city limits under $85/month.
posted by judith at 9:47 AM on March 30, 2007

Door-to-Door (in Burlingame?) is all right if you don't need fast access to the stuff and was about as cheap as I could find on the peninsula. DO NOT use U-Haul storage on Bayshore Drive. I had some stuff stolen out of there when I first moved out here. I'm confident it was an inside job.
posted by quadog at 10:20 AM on March 30, 2007

I wonder if you'd have better luck craigslisting for someone's garage? Although I guess that's pretty sketchy. Maybe a friend-of-a-friend's garage?
posted by serazin at 2:54 PM on March 30, 2007

Response by poster: Thanks for your answers, folks. I guess that's just what it costs to store stuff these days.

This stuff isn't worth $500 a year - it'd cost less than that to toss it all and replace it - so I guess that's what I'll do!
posted by ikkyu2 at 4:36 PM on March 31, 2007

MeFi yard sale!!!!!!!!!! I'll come, I promise!
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 11:47 AM on April 1, 2007

freecycle time!
posted by drstein at 1:35 PM on April 2, 2007

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