Choosing a Self Storage Facility

How to Choose a Mini or Self Storage Facility in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Brandon and throughout Florida

There are times when you may temporarily need a self storage facility when in between homes or if your new home has less space than your former home. Regardless of the situation, there is a vast number of self storage facility companies around for you to choose from, but it is important to choose wisely. Sure, that one self storage facility you noticed on your way to work is convenient, but is it secure? Does it have enough space for all the items you need to store? Is it affordable? At Smart Move™ Moving & Storage, we’ve taken all of these questions into consideration when building our self storage facility, and after more than 25 years in business we know we have one of the cleanest and most secure facilities in St. Petersburg for residents of Brandon, Clearwater, Tampa, Largo and all throughout the state of Florida.


Our self storage facility is:


  • Licensed, bonded and insured
  • Monitored via surveillance camera
  • Made up of 5’ X 5’ through 10’ X 20’ units
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Secure with internal access to all the units
  • Affordable, with prices starting as low as $79 a month
  • Affiliated with the Better Business Bureau
  • Partnered with our moving service when needed


When searching for the right self storage facility, it is important to consider how much room you need; 5’ x 10’ mini storage facility units can tightly hold the contents of a typical one bedroom apartment, while 10’ x 20 units usually hold the contents of a two bedroom apartment or home. Pay attention to monthly rates and contracts; choose the mini storage facility that will suit the amount of time you’re storing your belongings.

Call our St. Petersburg, Florida office today at 727-327-5520, our Tampa number at 813-221-0231 or anywhere in the state of Florida at 1-800-258-4398. We will be happy to answer any questions about our self storage facility and why we’re the facility you can trust.

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Corey and Rob were amazing! They moved us from our two storage units in Apollo Beach to our new condo in South Pasadena UNDER budget. They were quick, professional and extremely polite. We highly recommend Smart Move™! Do not look any further for a more efficient, stress free and quick move!

- Gary D.

Smart Move™ did an amazing job for us. We had a very complex move and Hannah and her team handled it easily, efficiently, professionally and carefully. The guys at the house were pleasant and knew what they were doing. Carl is a genius at loading like a jigsaw puzzle. They went above and beyond. Thank you Smart Move™.  PS their …

- Donna G.

Thank you for being so good to all of my clients during their big transition into their new home! Even in a pinch, you’ve been able to find a way to store their items until closing or help them decluttered prior to placing their home on the market. Giselle is a sweetheart to deal with!

- Melissa M.

We had such a wonderful experience with Smart Move™s! Hannah and Giselle set us up for the move and were so helpful. Jason and Kelvin showed up the morning of the move and got right to work. They were professional and hard working. We enjoyed chatting with them throughout the day. They took our furniture apart and set it all …

- Kelly M.

I have used Smart Move™ Moving 3 times now and they are great! Very professional, quick, and reasonably priced. All furniture is wrapped, wardrobe boxes are provided, and everything is insured.

- Kristin M.

Excellent customer service! Everything was moved twice, including in and out of their storage. Not one item broken or damaged. Movers were professional and efficient. I would not hesitate to utilize this company for moving and/or storage.

- Karen F.

Wonderful experience during the hectic time of moving. Made everything possible and on time! Definitely would use Smart Move™rs over and over and recommend to family and friends. On time, courteous, fast, reliable and took care of all my china without breaking a single item!! Thousands of pieces… Thank you Smart Move™!

- Nathalie J.

To hire Smart Move™s was a Smart Move™. Jason & Byron were focused efficient, and handled the move out of the house and the garage in three hours. All items were protected, wrapped and handled with care as if it belonged to them. We hope to be able to use them again when we have to move our belongings from …

- Richard L.

Smart Move™ and their mover team (Anthony and Corey) did a great job getting our stuff moved on time without any damages. They also came in right on the estimate even with a few changes made on the fly. We would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone.

- Andrew R.

The best service from the office, Giselle and Hannah, to the movers Carl and David. Everyone has been polite, caring, and extremely helpful. What a wonderful company to do business with. What a surprise when Carl and David started padding and shrink wrapping my furniture! It was included in the price not additional like other movers I spoke with! Smart …

- Claudia B.
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