New storage facility fills niche in the area

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski
Foothills Focus Executive Editor

Arizona Storage Inns-Carefree Crossings is filling a void in the area, providing storage for persona effects, boats and RVs.

“This is a very high-demand area for boat and RV storage,” said Maggie Horan, the on-site manager at Arizona Storage Inns-Carefree Crossings. “It was a good idea to put one here.”

The locally owned and managed company boasts 15 other Arizona Storage Inns in the Valley, and three U-Stor Self-Storage facilities. Arizona Storage Inns-Carefree Crossings has 469 storage units—air conditioned or drive-up units—and 109-plus RV and boat parking spaces.

“We have two enclosed storage units for RVs,” said Horan, who’s been in storage facilities for two years and leasing for 12. “They’re individually alarmed. We have air-conditioned and drive-up access. They’re all garage-style doors. They’re all single level. If they have an outdoor one, they can drive close to the doors. We also offer carts to use while they’re moving in and out.”

The facility is gated and has a keyboard with individualized entry codes. Gate access hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Pricing is competitive.

“We always have move-in specials to offer new customers,” Horan said. “We do stay up with our competitors around the local area, and we try to stay close if not lower.”

Arizona Storage Inns-Carefree Crossings also sells moving and storage supplies like boxes, locks and utility knives.