Self Storage Near Boone Iowa

Self Storage 101

Ames West Side Storage is a premier self-storage facility near Boone Iowa. There’s a lot to consider when renting a storage unit for the first time. What storage unit size is best for you? Do you need more than one unit? Fortunately, the locally owned experts at Ames West Side Storage make finding the right storage solution simple. Feel free to reach out to us at 515-290-9331 at any point for assistance.

What to Look for in a Storage Facility Near Boone Iowa

Safe and Secure
When you store your belongings at a self-storage facility, you’re trusting that they’ll keep your belongings clean and safe. Because of this, security should be a consideration when choosing where to store your things. Ames West Side Storage utilizes security measures like well-lit facilities, 24-hour video surveillance, and electronic gate and keypad access.

Vehicle and Recreational Storage Near Boone Iowa

Ames West Side Storage provides secure vehicle storage solutions for cars, motorcycles, trailers, campers, boats, RVs, and other vehicles. Storage options vary from 10 X 10, 10X 15 and 10 X 20 sizes at our facility. Outside secure storage and RV parking is also available for: boats, buses, food trucks, commercial trucks, enclosed and open trailers.

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Self-storage is a space where individuals can rent and store their personal or business belongings. There are storage units, also referred to as storage spaces, for both residential and commercial use.
Most self-storage facilities accept all types of items: from clothing to furniture and everything in between (e.g., appliances, electronics). However, Ames West Side Storage has a policy of not accepting certain types of items, such as controlled substances, food items, and hazardous materials. It is important to note that our facility only provides outdoor space for storage spaces for RV’s, large boats, travel trailers, buses, food trucks, enclosed trailers.

Self-storage units rent by the month and come with a personal access code for our gate, which allows the tenant to enter and exit the unit. The rental agreement requires tenants to pay for any damages done by them or their guests during their stay, including misplacing items inside the unit (e.g., a sweater being thrown on top of other items).
Self-storage facilities have different sizes of units for rent: 5×5; 5×10; 10×10; and 10×20 (or larger). The unit's size will depend on the amount of space you need. For example, if you are living in an apartment that is too small for your couch, you might rent a 5×10 unit to store it.

    There are benefits to renting self-storage units:

Storage space is month-to-month, which means you can cancel your rental agreement anytime. There are no long-term commitments; therefore, you do not have to worry about storing items that you do not need anymore (e.g., broken furniture). The storage unit only needs to match an individual's needs: for example, a 5×10 storage unit is enough to store a mattress set and a couch. When people move, they usually must pay movers to transport furniture from one city/state to another. If they have items stored in self-storage facilities, however, they do not need to worry about paying for these transportation costs.


Storing possessions while moving to a new home, apartment, or office is common. It takes effort and time to move to a new place; storing possessions gives people the time they need to focus on their transition without having to worry about unpacking and organizing items that are not fragile (e.g., dishes).
Self-storage units provide extra space for people who live in apartments: tenants can store items, such as old furniture or recreational equipment, which they do not need in their homes. In this way, self-storage facilities reduce the necessity of buying new pieces of furniture.

    Life Transitions:

Whether it’s divorce, downsizing for retirement, or moving out of an apartment, individuals who are in life transitions will benefit from self-storage units.
With self-storage units, individuals can slowly pack up their items, which gives them time to adjust to their new life.

    Decluttering Your Home:

The best way to avoid moving to a larger home or office while also keeping your space clutter-free is to declutter. It is possible for an individual to rent self-storage units and use these spaces to store items that they do not need anymore (e.g., clothes). The items will still be there if the person needs them, but they are out of sight—and therefore out of mind because someone can access the unit only with the storage facility's passcode. By renting self-storage units, people can save money by avoiding long-term commitments (e.g., buying a house or business building for their office).

    Storing a Personal Vehicle:

Cars, motorcycles, boats, trailers, commercial vans, and trailers can all fit into a 10×20 storage unit. If someone is moving to a new location but needs their vehicle temporarily, they can store their vehicle in a self-storage unit until they move.


    Home Remodeling:

Remodeling a home or office can take several weeks or months and may require you to move furniture and appliances out of the way. Ames West Side Storage is a great facility to store your belongings during the remodeling process. If you do not want to rent storage units for each item (e.g., couch, chest of drawers), then it is wise to rent one 10×20 unit that will hold several pieces of furniture and appliances.

    College Storage - Summer Semester - Studying Abroad:

Freeing up space in a dorm room, heading home over the summer, or studying abroad for a semester are all examples of life transitions that can benefit from self-storage units. Because students do not always need to access their belongings, they should consider renting long-term storage units. You can also save money by purchasing furniture or appliances in the summer and storing them over the summer instead of buying new ones right before school begins.

Our storage facility is located just 1.5 miles from the campus of Iowa State University and your unit is accessible 24/7.
Don't have a car - our facility is located within 3 blocks of the Cy Ride (GREEN ROUTE)


    No Contact Self Storage:

We've implemented a no-contact rental program that allows you to rent a storage unit without person-to-person contact. This means you can find the perfect unit and sign a lease by interacting with our unmanned kiosk called (Meagan) located at 1515 Florida Ave in Ames, Iowa.


    Small Business Storage:

Commercial storage isn’t just storage units for businesses. At Ames West Side Storage, we understand the needs of small businesses and we know that you need more than just a place to store your items. Businesses in various industries rent self-storage units that range from 10×10 to 10×30 at our facility. We have that perfect unit to properly store valuable equipment, merchandise, or other valuable items. Commercial storage units are great for businesses moving from one location to another since they can remain there until the owner finds a permanent place for them.

    Commercial Vehicle Storage Near Boone Iowa:

Whether your employees aren’t able to store their vehicles at home due to lack of space or neighborhood covenants, or if you want to secure a temporary place for your vehicles while remodeling, Ames West Side Storage is a great place to store your commercial vehicles. Our parking lot offers plenty of space monitored by surveillance 24 hours per day.

    What We Believe In:

We have built a reputation on quality service at competitive prices-- something we've never compromised on. We are locally owned and operated with a small-town, community feel. We work hard to provide an excellent customer service experience every visit. Read our reviews on Google and see what our customers have said about their experience at our storage facility in Ames.

Mary Stivers
Mary Stivers
Storage Customer

I had the privilege of meeting the owner Steve. Who met with my brother and I not even 20 minutes after my first call with him to look at storage units. He gave a detailed and thorough explanation about the units, how to get in and how to use the system. I feel really comfortable renting from Steve and I look forward to working with him in the future - Stivers Kids

- Mary Stivers

John Tillo
John Tillo
Storage Customer

My wife and I have rented from Steve and Ames West Side Storage beginning in the summer of 2021. The storage facility is clean, well-kept and the customer service is exceptional. Steve (the owner) truly goes out of his way for his renters. It's also very reasonably priced. I couldn't recommend this facility more.

-John Tillo

 Nicollette Jenkins
Nicollette Jenkins
Storage Customer

This was the first good experience I’ve had dealing with storage companies! Steve called me almost immediately after I sent an inquiry and gave great information about their units. The check-in/rental process was super easy and quick too!

- Nicollette Jenkins

 Tanner Sandrock
Tanner Sandrock
Storage Customer

Secure storage with fair prices. Great customer service. 10/10 would use these storage units again!

- Tanner Sandrock

 Kathy Young
Kathy Young
Storage Customer

Best storage company I've ever worked with! Price is right, location is right, and the owner couldn't be easier to work with. Always responsive, always answers or returns my calls and is very accommodating. I would recommend this company to anyone needing storage. Could not be happier with my experience.

- Kathy Young

 Rita Mookerjee
Rita Mookerjee
Storage Customer

Super convenient, easy to manage storage units. My belongings were kept safe and secure through rain and snow. The owner Steve is flexible and easy to talk to. There is a kiosk for the initial check-in so you can get your unit whenever you’re ready.

- Rita Mookerjee

Trey Fullbright
Trey Fullbright
Storage Customer

This is a very convenient and easy-to-access storage facility. Love the automated/paperless rental machine. Clean and accessible facilities along with great customer service! Great facility to use for any student away during the summer.

- Trey Fullbright

 Brianna Burke
Brianna Burke
Storage Customer

We had a problem getting into the storage unit, and Steve responded IMMEDIATELY. He was kind, patient, and solved our issue right away. Thus far, working with Ames West Side Storage has been hassle-free and very easy.

- Brianna Burke

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About Boone, Iowa


Boone (/ˈbuːn/ BOON) is a city in Des Moines Township, and county seat of Boone County, Iowa, United States.[3]

It is the principal city of the Boone, Iowa Micropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Boone County Micropolitan Statistical Area . This micropolitan statistical area, along with the Ames, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area comprise the larger Ames-Boone, Iowa Combined Statistical Area. The population of the city was 12,460 at the 2020 census.[2]

Coal mining played an important part in the early history of the Boone area. Local blacksmiths were already mining coal from the banks of Honey Creek south of what became Boone in 1849.

Boone was platted as a town in 1865 by John Insley Blair. It was incorporated the following year, when the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company railroad station was built there. The town was originally named "Montana";[4] it was renamed to Boone in 1871.[5] The nearby town of Boonesboro was also chartered in 1866; Boonesboro was annexed to Boone in 1887.[5] The present name is a tribute to Nathan Boone, son of explorer Daniel Boone.[6]

Commercial mining was spurred by the arrival of the railroad. In 1867, Canfield and Taylor opened a mine just west of town. Their mine shaft was 242 feet deep, and they hauled coal to the railroad by wagon. In 1874, a railroad spur was built to the mine. This mine was taken over by the railroad, and operated for 30 years. There were coal seams in the Boone area; the upper vein, about 3 feet thick, was always worked using longwall mining, while the lower vein was always mined using room and pillar mining.[7] In 1912, United Mine Workers Local 869 in Boone had 554 members, close to 10% of the population at the time.[8]

The grocery chain Fareway originated in Boone. The company maintains their business offices in town also.[9]

The first Casey's General Store was founded in Boone, Iowa in 1968.[10]

Other larger businesses that have had or still maintain facilities in Boone include Gates Rubber, Heinrich Envelope, Archway Bakery, Lowe-Berry Seeds, Coca-Cola Bottling, Quinn Iron & Wire Works (now Besser Quinn Machine & Foundry), Mid-States Steel, Sunoco Products, Specialty Leather Productions, Randy's Frozen Meats, PDM Distribution, ProLiant Biologicals, APC, Thermomass Composite Tech, CDS Global, Patterson Logistics and Stoll Bottling.[11]

Things To Do In Boone Iowa

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum, Boone Speedway, Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace, Kate Shelly High Bridge

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We look forward to speaking with you about your storage needs.