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Great Value Storage

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LAST UPDATED: June 27th, 2019
Great Value Storage was founded in 2008 and operates self-storage locations in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. The company offers a plethora of services for a reasonable price; however, the company also lacks features such as reimbursement for unused time and no 24-hour access. Regardless, Great Value Storage scores high on our list compared to other companies.

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The Good

  • Low Prices
  • Storage unit options
  • Moving services
  • Unit upkeep

Low Price

According to our research, Great Value Storage offers a very reasonable low price for its storing services. Many storage unit companies will charge well over $100/month for their services, but for a typical 10'x10' storage space, Great Value Storage charges around $73. The company website includes clear and concise information on pricing in relation to the size of the storage unit.

Storage Unit Options

Great Value Storage offers an impressively robust list of features, services, and options regarding its storage units. Storage units come in several different sizes. Of course, prices will vary depending on size. There are also indoor and outdoor units, including climate control. This is helpful for customers that want to store items that are sensitive to climate and moisture, such as musical instruments or antiques. It should be mentioned, however, that some of these features will vary depending on location.

Moving Services

Great Value Storage also supplies special products and services for customers who are moving items into its storage units. First, the company offers a truck reimbursement program at some of its locations. When a customer rents a new storage unit from Great Value Storage, the company will reimburse the customer $50 for the moving truck. The reimbursement, however, is dependent upon evidence of a receipt and must be presented in a timely manner. Second, Great Value Storage will offer its own moving truck at select locations. The truck is provided free of charge, but a customer must be reserved in advance. The truck is said to be "perfect for up to a two bedroom apartment." A customer must provide a current driver's license, a valid insurance card in their name, and a credit card in order to reserve moving services with Great Value Storage. Great Value Storage also supplies products for storage and shipment. This includes locks, moving boxes, specialty moving boxes, bubble wrap, shrink wrap, tape, furniture covers, rope, and more. Products may differ by location.

Unit Upkeep

Great Value Storage boasts that its goal is to always provide a clean and safe facility where the customer's belongings can be stored at a reasonable price.

The Bad

  • No 24-hour access
  • Minimum security measures
  • No reimbursement for unused time

No 24-Hour Access

Great Value Storage gate hours are from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. These hours are adequate, but if a customer has an emergency and needs to get into their storage unit in the dead of night, they're going to be out of luck. Many other storage unit companies offer 24-hour access to their gates and facilities.

Minimum Security Measures

According to our research, Great Value Storage doesn't offer many security measures beyond the typical electronic keypad access. Many customers will want more extensive measures to be sure their belongings are kept safe.

No Reimbursement

Although Great Value Storage has low prices, the company does not offer reimbursement or refund for any period of time that the storage unit went unused. To put it simply, all sales are final. This means if you pull all your belongings out of your storage space two weeks before the end of the month, you'll still get charged for the full month; however, the company will be careful to refund the customer if the customer was overcharged for any reason.

The Bottom Line

Great Value Storage is a highly respectable storage unit company with affordable prices, clean facilities, several storage unit options, and a list of special features. Some of the downfalls of the company may be a turnoff for some customers, such as the lack of robust security measures and reimbursement on unused time, but these do not overshadow the quality of the product in relation to the price. Great Value Storage is a solid company to look into when it comes to storage units.
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