FAQs

Debarr Office  
4255 E. Debarr Rd.
907-333-6001
FAX: 907-333-6175
Sundays by Appt. Only

Angela Place Office  
9000 Angela Pl.
907-522-3200
FAX: 907-344-4487
Sundays by Appt Only

Meadow Office  
1595 East 72nd Ave.
907-563-3636
FAX: 907-563-4031
Open Sundays(10-6)

Dowling Office  
1100 E. Dowling Rd.
907-563-3636
FAX: 907-563-4031
Open Sundays(10-6)

Eagle River Office  
11700 Business Blvd.
907-696-3636
FAX: 907-696-3634
Open Sundays(10-6)

 

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions About Publix Self Storage

Are there moving trucks available to use?
Many of our facilities offer rental trucks. Once you have identified a specific facility, we recommend contacting the facility directly to see if any of these services are available. Contact information is available online once you select a facility.

Can I buy boxes and other packing products from Publix Self Storage?
Yes. All Publix Self Storage facilities offer a wide variety of boxes and packing supplies.

What does “on-site” manager mean?
“On-site” manager means that an employee, usually the Store Manager, has an apartment on-site as part of the facility.

Do you have moving carts available?
All Publix Self Storage facilities that have inside units with access through a hallway will maintain an inventory of “push carts” that may be used free of charge. If you find yourself renting an inside unit and need a push cart, please let the Store Manager know and they will be happy to assist you.

Do you have video cameras?
All Publix Self Storage facilities use video cameras as a security measure. Cameras are generally located at the point of entry and exit and other areas around the facility. The number of cameras and the type of system that is installed at each facility will vary based on the design of the facility.

Can anybody drive onto this property or do you need a PIN number?
All of our facilities have an electronic gate system which can only be opened by a security code that is assigned to each individual tenant. The code allows us to monitor who is entering and exiting the facility and turns off the individual alarm in your unit.

Are the units heated?
Heated Units are a feature that we offer at many of our facilities in Anchorage. Our heated units maintain a temperature of 50 to 70 degrees. This feature helps protect your stored belongings from the extreme cold temperatures.

What is a roll-up door?
Roll-up doors are the most common door in self-storage. They are accessed by sliding a latch and lifting the door upward, similar to the motion of a garage door. Roll-up doors allow you to maximize the usage of your space.

Do I get a lock when I rent a unit?
You can purchase a new lock at your local Publix Self Storage facility. We offer a variety of sizes and types of locks and recommend purchasing a disc lock to ensure the highest level of security.

Do you offer RV/boat/car/motorcycle parking?
Publix Self Storage offers’ parking for RVs, boats, cars and motorcycles, but this is not a standard offering at all locations. Find the closest location to see if the service is available.

What is a drive-up unit?
A drive-up unit is an outside unit, located on the first floor of a facility that gives you the ability to load your belongings directly from a vehicle or truck.

What’s the difference between office hours and gate hours?
The office hours are the hours of operation for the property. During these hours the Store Manager will be available to assist you with your storage needs or moving and packing supplies. The gate hours are the hours of the property, and when your unit can be accessed.

What is the difference between an indoor and outdoor unit?
An outdoor unit has access from outside. An indoor unit is within the property and will require you to go inside to access your unit.

What kind of security do you have?
Publix Self Storage takes great pride in protecting your belongings and strives to provide state-of-the-art security. We feature electronic gate with coded access, CCTV video surveillance, fenced and well-lit facilities, individual door alarms, and personal locks available for purchase.

What are the payment terms?
Publix Self Storage strives to make your storage experience as hassle free as possible, including paying your bill. Our leases are month-to-month. We also offer Auto Pay. We can automatically charge your MasterCard®, Visa®, Discover®, or American Express® each month.

Can I pay my bills online?
Yes, paying your bill online is available through the website at
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Tricky Packing

How To Pack The Tricky Stuff

Major Appliances
Refrigerators, freezers, washers, driers, stoves, etc., should be clean and dry before you pack and store them. When storing these items, the doors should be secured in a closed position. (You may leave a door slightly open for aeration; however make sure to child proof the door so that it cannot be fully opened. Don’t allow a child to get into the appliance, and then close the door. Suffocation resulting in death is possible. If you choose to discard any of these items, make sure to remove doors completely so that a child cannot enter and close the door, resulting in suffocation and death.)

Home Furnishings

Empty all dressers of clothing, and pack into appropriate wardrobe boxes. Use mothballs or other similar products to protect your clothing from insects and other pests. Make sure that doors and drawers of your furniture are securely shut (use tape or rope or strong ribbon). When possible, remove the legs from items of furniture to avoid damage and save space. Vacuum your furniture and remember to collect all of that loose change in the sofa.

Kitchen China, Glassware, Crystal, Etc.

Put packing material (bubble wrap or Styrofoam) in the bottom of the box. Wrap each piece individually in tissue paper. Pack all of these items in such a way so that they won’t bang against each other. Place plenty of loose Styrofoam or crunched up newspaper in the voids and cavities in the box as you pack. Put packing material (bubble wrap or Styrofoam) in the bottom of the box and seal it with tape. Mark the boxes “fragile” and identify which room they go into. Make sure not to place heavy boxes on these items to avoid crushing.

Other Glass and Fragile Items (mirrors, windows, paintings, glass framed pictures)

These items should be packed in the same way as described in packing “Kitchen China, Glassware, Crystal, Etc.”.

Silver, Gold, Brass, And Other Metal Objects
Put packing material (bubble wrap or Styrofoam) in the bottom of the box. Wrap each piece individually in tissue paper. Wipe all surfaces clean. Wrap these items in materials that will not mar the finish, such as bubble wrap. Make sure that any wrapping or packing material used with these items is chemical free (don’t use old cleaning rags, etc.) Put packing material (bubble wrap or Styrofoam) in the bottom of the box and seal it with tape. Mark the boxes “fragile” and identify which room they go into. Make sure not to place heavy boxes on these items to avoid crushing.

Electronic Equipment (computers, home entertainment equipment, cameras, etc.)
In all cases, if you have the original box and packing material it came in, use it! The original packing is designed to protect the equipment during shipment and storage. Put packing material (bubble wrap or Styrofoam) in the bottom of the box. Wrap each piece individually in bubble wrap. Place plenty of loose Styrofoam or crunched up newspaper in the voids and cavities in the box as you pack. Put packing material (bubble wrap or Styrofoam) in the bottom of the box and seal it with tape. Mark the boxes “fragile” and identify which room they go into. Make sure not to place heavy boxes on these items to avoid crushing.

Personal Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices (printers, external drives, etc)
Pack these items in the same way you would pack other household electronic equipment. In all cases, if you have the original box and packing material it came in, use it! The original packing is designed to protect the equipment during shipment and storage. Put packing material (bubble wrap or Styrofoam) in the bottom of the box. Wrap each piece individually in bubble wrap. Place plenty of loose Styrofoam or crunched up newspaper in the voids and cavities in the box as you pack. Put packing material (bubble wrap or Styrofoam) in the bottom of the box and seal it with tape. Mark the boxes “fragile” and identify which room they go into. Make sure not to place heavy boxes on these items to avoid crushing.

Gardening and Other Mechanical Devices (things in your garage or shed: snow blowers, lawn mowers etc.)
Follow the tips in your owner’s manual or contact the original manufacturer if you no longer have the manual for advice. Generally, remove all fuel, check lubricant levels or remove lubricant to avoid spillage. Do not put these items in boxes; however wrap them in plastic or cloth tarps and secure with rope or heavy tape. Label each item after covering. Do not put boxes or other heavy items on top of your mechanical items.

Bulky Things
When disassembling your bed, use tape or rope to bind the frames together.Your drawers should be filled with wrapped items or clothes. Entire drawers should be covered with a blanket or old linens. You shouldn’t tape the drawers shut – the finish on your drawers may be damaged. Cover your tables with a blanket or old linen. When possible, remove the legs. Always wrap the nuts and bolts in a plastic bag and secure them to a leg. Check your owner’s manual for any special moving instruction of appliances and other electronic equipment. In order to keep the tub of your washing machine from moving around during the move, fill it with stuffed toys, blankets, towels, and old linens. Make sure that all loose parts in your refrigerator (including ice containers and drawers) are secure. Any exposed coils should be padded to protect them during the move as well.

Miscellaneous Tricky Things
Bicycle handlebars should be loosened and turned sideways. Don’t forget to keep the chains and pedals covered; otherwise grease and oil might rub off on other items. Small mirrors should be carefully wrapped and packed in boxes. Cardboard should be used to cover large paintings, artwork, or wall mirrors. When possible, these items will be kept safe in wardrobe boxes. Because your outdoor furniture may be too bulky or heavy to move in one piece, you may need to disassemble it. If so, be sure to place the nuts and bolts in a plastic bag and attach it to the furniture. Carpets and rugs should be rolled up and carefully secured with tape or rope. Wrapping sharp edges on any tools or attachments will help prevent injury. Power tools should be packed with plenty of cushioning. Be sure to tie or tape your tool chests securely closed. A very important reminder is to carefully dispose of the gasoline and oil from your lawnmower and other machinery, as well as any flammable or poisonous household products. Remember not to pack rags that are soiled with fuel. They should be properly disposed of to avoid spontaneous combustion.

Carefully Plan The Use and Layout of Your Storage Space.
You can easily get the most out of a small storage area if you plan carefully. Do not place heavy items on top of fragile items. Separate the storage area by type of item. Make sure you have easy access to the items you need to get to often by placing them near the opening of your storage space.

Storage Unit Sizes

Although we offer many different size storage options, below are the
most common sizes. These should provide you with an idea what a particular size unit will hold.
We do suggest calling or stopping in to discuss your specific needs. We are here to help you find the most cost effective solution!