Public Storage VS Self Storage: Which One Wins?

When it comes to the battle between public self storage and self storage, which one actually wins? To determine the victor, we have to differentiate each and know its pros and cons. This way, you can decide which one you really need.


How are they Different?

Before, public storage was a more popular option for people. These are storage units that you see in bus stations, train stations and even airports. It’s called public for a reason; the storage unit is located in a public place.

On the other hand, self storage is more private as storage owners possess their own key and locks. The storage units are stored in a private facility and only paying users are allowed to get in.


The Pros and Cons

  • Public Storage

The greatest benefit of using a public storage is the ease of going in and out of the place particularly if you’re always travelling. Since you’ll be using the bus or train often, keeping some of your stuff at the station will be convenient.

The downside of the public storage is that you cannot enter the facility if it’s already closed. Also, there is less privacy enjoyed in this type of storage unit. If management suspects that you’re storing something illegal, they can bust your storage wide open without telling you about it.

  • Self Storage

There are several benefits of using a self storage unit instead. For one, users can enjoy the 24-hour security and CCTV cameras that monitor the facility. There are some storage facilities that’s open 24 hours a day so you can get your things anytime. Further, you can enjoy more privacy with self storage units.

These storage units are available in different sizes and come in different features. You can use them to store appliances, junk, business inventories, furniture and many more. It’s more versatile and flexible but of course, you’ll pay more for this compared to public storage units.


Which One Wins?

It can be quite hard to decide the winner because the need for storage units varies from one person to another. But looking at the benefits, features and the value for money, you’re better off renting a private storage unit in a safe and secure storage facility near you. You’ll enjoy the freedom of putting anything you like inside the unit and using the most out of your space.




North Loop Self Storage
1440 N Loop Fwy, Houston, TX 77009
(713) 489-9073

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