Applewood Self Storage, LLC

Safety is OUR #1 Goal™ / (608) 442-8000 / Request a Reservation and Quote

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Safety is OUR #1 Goal™ / (608) 442-8000 / Request a Reservation & Quote

AppleWood Self Storage, LLC
Mailing Address: (Payments Made Here)
P.O. Box 259284
Madison, WI 53725
Facility Addresses: (Do Not Mail Rental Payments Here)
4018 Marsh Road, Madison, WI 53718
3017 Dairy Drive, Madison, WI 53718
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Locally Owned & Managed...For 100% Unit Delivery:

We can provide you better service at a more affordable price than national chain storage lockers...and we are very proud of the fact we have ALWAYS...100% of the time, delivered a unit to the customer, as promised!

Mission Statement...Safety is OUR #1 Goal™:

Folks looking for a secure self storage unit to rent contact us due to a variety of life-event reasons. Regardless of why you need a mini storage unit, let's face it, getting ready to move can be stressful and physical move itself, is simply a lot of work. Our goals are really simple; to provide you the safest possible product and to offer the easiest storage experience we can. Here's how we accomplish this:

Storage Is All We Do:

Storage is our sole purpose. We don't operate other business! We provide you an un-cluttered, squeaky clean, dry, self storage and climate-control facilities. We offer sizes from 5x5 to 12x30 and RV 16x50. Now, we have our Climate-Controlled units at the 3017 Dairy Drive location, with some units having wider, taller 9’ and 14' doors.

Built For Your Convenience:

Our mini storage facilities are 1-story drive up units so you can drive right up next to your unit for convenient loading & unloading (no hauling down long hallways, no trudging up & down stairs or loading in an elevator). The longest walk to our farthest climate-controlled units is only 70 feet. Our aisles are wide, well-lit and blacktop paved for clean loading & unloading.

Professionally Designed For Self Storage: 

We realize you have a lot of choices in the area. Our mini storage facilities were built just for storage. Our Climate-Controlled, building is professionally designed for climate-control storage, maintaining a range of 50-80 degrees Fahrenheit (we are not a converted grocery store or renovated warehouse). Our Madison self storage units feature metal buildings with interior metal walls (not drywall, concrete block or plywood) with insulated ceilings (keeps condensation from dripping), raised concrete floors, easy roll-up doors with top and bottom weather stripping, Guardian Cylinder Locks and all aisles are blacktop for less dust. Lastly, for excellent water control we were critical in our site selection and design of our secure self storage facilities.

Built For Safety: 

Location, location, location...this adage is ever so true in self storage garage facilities! Our mini storage sheds in the City of Madison (not rural locations) have buildings are situated right up alongside the road for excellent visibility (not behind larger buildings). Being in the City limits, we are served by Madison Police & Fire Departments, (fire hydrant right out front)! Security cameras are also professionally placed for optimum discouragement and coverage.

Safety As Our #1 Goal:

We are particular about who we rent to (vs. being "a full at all cost" approach). Being "picky" is so that you are comfortable when at the facility, for your peace of mind. We use the "Guardian Cylinder Lock/key" system for our self storage sheds for rent. Our Madison storage units are highly visible from the road. We are also an approved Training Facility for City of Madison Police K9 dog teams Wisconsin K9 SOS Search & Rescue.

Being proactive, each year we request an on-site visit from the City of Madison District Police Lieutenant to tour the facility and discuss our rental practices. In 2011, in advance of the September 11th 10th anniversary, we requested a meeting with the FBI to discuss our practices and review the FBI's "Suspicious Behavior Awareness & Hazardous Materials" information. Even our lawn mowing is done by a retired Dane County Deputy Sheriff!

Who Are We?: 

Our family is native to the Madison area and hold professional jobs in Marketing and Accounting. We attended college here, was a City of Madison Firefighter and have owned real estate since 1980. Having two young lads; a college freshman (Eagle Scout) will be attending Edgewood and playing soccer goalie and tennis. Our high school freshman also plays tennis, soccer, in addition to violin and his dad's ole saxophone, theatre and dance. Both parents have been involved with coaching sports, youth archery, Ducks Unlimited, Cub Master & Scout Troop Treasurer, providing support in the classroom and serving on various local boards.

When To Call Us:

Seasonally, there are a lot of reasons you need a mini self storage space. Below is a schedule of when you should be contacting a mini storage facility to discuss availability about a storage unit:

What To Expect When Renting A Storage Unit From Us:

When you visit our family-owned and managed mini storage facility to look at a storage garage, you will be visiting a modern clean storage facility. When you call us, we will discuss what you are storing, when you need a unit by and now long you anticipate staying with us. From this information, we will make size recommendations and schedule a showing appointment with you. At that appointment, we will show you recommended self storage shed size(s) so you can get a visual idea that storage space will accommodate your needs. Once you have decided on a size and if you are comfortable with us, you will sign a lease and be issued a key. Your lease is a month-to-month lease (calendar month). Lastly, we also send you a "Welcome" email to make it easy for you to contact us (SAVE this email to use when notifying us of your move out). You will NOT need to purchase a lock as we will provide you FREE, the "Guardian Cylinder" lock system for the duration of your stay. We accept Visa and Master Card, charging your card at the 1st of each month. If while during your stay, you need to change to a larger size, downsize, or add another unit, we will work to accommodate you.

Moving Out Notification:

Remember the "Welcome" email we sent you (that you saved). We require you to email us your move out notice by the 15th the month (most facilities want a 30 day notice). Failure to provide is the emailed notice by the 15th of the month you are leaving forfeits the security deposit. When you vacate, we ask that you "broom clean" the mini storage unit, lock it down secure. IMPORTANT: Return the key(s) you were issued to us in an envelope with your name and unit number and forwarding address written on the envelope. At Marsh Road, drop your envelope into the brass mail slot in the white door at the 1st building. At Dairy Drive, drop your envelope into the black drop box located entry A of the Climate Controlled building. Envelope with keys MUST be returned on or before the last day of the calendar month.

Who Are Our Customers?:

Our self storage customers include current and former Dane County & Madison Police officers, teachers, area residents and businesses. Our mini self storage units are convenient to; Madison, McFarland, Monona, Fitchburg, Stoughton, Cottage Grove, Middleton, Oregon, Burke, Bristol, Maple Bluff, Dane, and UW campus, neighboring Wisconsin communities. We enjoy repeat customers and referrals each year. Below is a list mini self storage facility customers we provide service to:

  • Where From: McFarland, Madison, Monona, Fitchburg, Cottage Grove, UW Campus, Dane County, & Out of State
  • Homeowners: Selling their home or building a new one
  • Long Term Storage Experts: Overseas for multiple years, trainers, diplomats, teachers, nurses, military, educators
  • Public Servants: City of Madison Police & Fire, Dane County Judge, Dept of Justice, Homeland Security Officials
  • UW & MATC Students: Dorm moves for the summer, August moves or overseas for a year or more
  • Trades: Roofers, Electricians, Builders, HVACs, Landscapers
  • Business & Services: Restaurant Franchisees, Photographers, Janitorial, Suppliers, Engineering, Surveyors
  • Retailers: Pharmacies, Shipping Stores
  • Medical: Pharmaceutical Reps, Veterinary Supply
  • Publishers: Magazines, Vending
  • Other: Day Care, Theatre Troupes, Boy Scouts, Ducks Unlimited, Government Agencies
  • Car Collectors: Classic Cars, Show Cars, Trucks
  • Recreation: Boats, Campers, ATV's, Motorcycles
  • Zip Codes: 53558, 53718, 53716, 53719, 53703, 53714, 53713, 53711, 53705, 53704, 53527, 53715, 53717, 53726, 53701, 53706, 53527, 53589

Benefits Of Our NEW, Modern Build for JUST Storage Facilities Include:

  • Convenient 24/7 Access & NOW CLIMATE-CONTROL UNITS
  • Safe Location: Self Storage in the City, right next to a high traffic road, visible from the street.
  • Security: We provide FREE, Guardian Cylinder Lock & Key (Lock that can't be cut with bolt cutter!) & professionally placed security cameras.
  • Convenience: All storage units are 1-story buildings with drive-up access for easy unloading (no long hallways, stairs, elevators to trek through) via our easy-to-lift roll-up metal doors.
  • Dry Units: All storage units have clean raised concrete floors with interior water control design. Steel interior walls with ceiling insulation are well ventilated. Insulated ceilings control condensation from dripping on your belongings.
  • Clean Units: All storage units feature secure metal interior walls collect less dust & moisture than conventional older unit designs that may be of wood, drywall or block.
  • Unit Features: Easy-to-lift roll-up metal doors have top & bottom weather stripping feature for virtually dust free storage. Steel interior walls with ceiling insulation are well ventilated.
  • Wide Aisles Features: Wide, dust-free, well lit blacktop-paved (not gravel) aisles that are semi-truck accessible. Facilities designed for excellent water control.
  • Site Drainage: Both storage facilities were built with water control in mind. Each sites was engineered for dramatic water control drainage away from unit doors and safely off the site.
  • Ease of pay: VISA or MASTER CARD (Debit or Credit), check or money order.

Photos of Our Madison Storage Units

Our two new Madison self storage facilities are specifically designed for self storage. We are NOT a converted grocery store or renovated warehouse. Both are located in the City of Madison (vs. a country site), on a very busy road, being highly visible, blends the best of design and safety into both our storage facilities. The pictures on our collages show various customer uses and our new facility features and benefits...enjoy!

Type of Need
Staging your home
Dorm Students
Boats, Cars and RVs (getting out of winter)

When to Call
Late March/Early April

Typical Size
10x10, 10x15
5x10, 10x10
10x20, 10x25, 10x30
12x30 and 16x50

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1 story easy access units for easy loading and unloading
1 story easy access units
10x20 car storage
83' total length semi truck accessible to facility
Airplane hanger storage
Boat stored with us each year since 2004
Both facilites are semi-truck accessible
Bright aisle lighting
Business conference storage customer
Camper stored over winter
City fire services out front in both facilities
Corvette stored with us since 2007 in a 10x20
Drive-up access for easy unloading
Easy unloading with 1 story drive up units
Excellent water controlled aisles
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Typical Uses & Benefits of Our Modern Storage Facilities

K9 Collage…Storage Going to the Dogs

As part of our "Safety Is Our #1 Goal™"philosophy, we are an ongoing approved training facility for a variety of K9 Dog teams. Below is a collage of the teams in action.

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Amazing Race SOS K9 Sept 10 2011 Co-Sponsor
Both facilities are City of Madison Approved K-9 Training Locations
MADISON PD: Madison Police K9 Dog Names from Captain Christine Boyd are: K9's Ivan, Josh, Johnny, Martie, Slim, Gildon. The very intimidating little dog's name is unknown.
K9 - Amazing Race - Scoring Results - Sept, 10, 2011
K9 - Amazing Race - Sept 10, 2011
K9 SOS WI Training - April 2, 2011 Marsh Road
K9 SOS Wis - Koga Trains at Marsh Road Dec 23, 2011 Applewood 1211
K9 Wis SOS Approved Training Facilities
Wisconsin K9 SOS Gallery 2012
Madison Police Department - There's a New K9 Sheriff In Town
Wis K9 SOS - April 2, 2011 Training Session
Wisconsin K9 SOS, Amazing Race Team Check-in, Sept 10, 2011
Wisconsin K9 SOS Training at Marsh Road, April 2, 2011
Wisconsin K9 SOS training at new Dairy Drive location, April 7 2012
Wisconsin K9 SOS Training at new storage location, April 7 2012
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Check Out These Resources - Moving & Storage Unit Checklists, Staging & Preparing Your Home to Sell, Short-Term Housing:

To assist you in getting your home ready for sale and your planning for your move into our self storage units, we have provided for you these informational flyers to get your home ready to sell and two helpful checklists for moving and storage. Print off a copy to use as a checklist to make sure you have not overlooked something.

Applewood 2012 FlyerMarsh Road DiagramDairy Drive Unit Map

Directions to 4018 MARSH ROAD:
Beltline-Hwy 12/18, to exit #266/Hwy 51/Stoughton Rd.
Take this exit, turning RIGHT/SOUTH.
Quickly get in left lane and turn LEFT/EAST at 1st stoplight on Voges Road. Continue east 1/4 mile (past Humane Society) to Marsh Road. Turn right.
Facility can be seen on right.

Directions to 3017 DAIRY DRIVE: (Climate-Control units are here)
Beltline-Hwy 12/18 to exit #266/Hwy 51/Stoughton Rd.
Take exit & turn LEFT/NORTH, going under 12/18 Bridge. Get in right lane.
Quickly at 2nd stoplight, turn RIGHT/EAST onto E. Broadway.
Proceed around 1st curve which becomes Dutch Mill Rd.
Proceed around 2nd curve to Dairy Drive…turn LEFT/NORTH.
Facility can be seen on right.

Easy access to:

  • 1.5 mi to Interstate I 90/I 39 to Chicago, Milwaukee, Green Bay
  • .8 mi from Exit #266/Hwy 51/Stoughton Road at Hwy 12/18 Beltline
  • 7.5 mi UW Campus & Downtown Area

 4018 Marsh Road, Madison, WI 53718

3017 Dairy Drive, Madison, WI 53718

Applewood 2012 Flyer
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