Tips For Inexpensive Self-Storage

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Tips For Inexpensive Self-Storage

Tips For Inexpensive Self-Storage

5 June 2019
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Self-storage facilities offer an inexpensive way of keeping things for which you can't store at home.  However, there are tips you can use to make self-storage even cheaper. Here are some of these tips.

Avoid Unnecessary Features and Services

Many storage facilities offer extra services to clients who need them. For example, some storage companies can forward your mail or even provide you with a small office and internet connection. Storage units also come in different types and with different features. For example, some have temperature control, while others have full-climate control. All these extra feature and services cost money. Therefore, only get extra services and features if you need them.

Maximize Space Usage

By far, the best way to lower storage costs is to cram as many things as possible in your storage unit without damaging the stored items. Don't just store things on the floor; hang things on the walls, from the ceiling, and stack boxes to the ceiling if stacking is safe for your items. Also, pack your storage boxes fully

Look For Incentives

Even if you need extra services, you don't necessarily have to pay for them. There are moving companies that offer additional services to their clients for free as a way of attracting clients. For example, some companies may offer you free use of their moving truck.

Ask For Discounts

Storage facilities, just like other businesses, offer discounts to their customers. Some facilities offer discounts to students, veterans, or members of professional organizations, among others. Ask the facilities you are interested in for the discounts they offer to see which ones they qualify for.

Aim for Unpopular Units

Some facilities price their storage units differently depending on how popular the units are. For example, many people don't like upper-level units, units that are not easily accessible, or units that are far from the parking or loading area. Depending on what you want to store, you can take advantage of the rates for such units to reduce your storage costs.

Share Costs

Lastly, you can also share a storage unit with someone you know to drive your costs even lower. This can work if you don't have enough items to fill a unit, but the unit below it (in terms of size) is too small for your items. Make sure you only share storage units with people you know well, such as friends or relatives, to minimize the risk of theft or disagreements don't the line.

For more information about household storage, contact storage companies near you.

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My name is Emma, and I have religiously used storage units for 10 years now. People use storage facilities for all kinds of reasons, including to store items during a move and to keep items that they want to sell until they can find the right buyer. I'd like to tell you some facts about storage space that you may not have considered but that can help you with your storage needs. I'll let you know how to find the right space, how to get a deal on a storage space and various ways you can maximize your storage facility to your benefit.