Daisy Santiago
December 30, 2019

Seven Smart Ways to Cut Your Storage Costs

Everyone has been paying bills almost every month. It's just part of our lives --- apartment rent, electricity and water bills, internet, credit cards, etc. Also, if you are someone who is renting a storage unit for your stuff, this is an additional responsibility you have to pay each month. But what do you say if you can do something to cut your storage cost?

Here, we prepare a list of smart ways you can do to cut your monthly storage bill.

1. Search for the cheapest storage company present in your city

The storage industry is fast-growing, and you can see a lot of new companies entering the market. With a lot of players in the field, one thing is for sure --- they are all trying to provide the storage service at the most competitive and justifiable price to attract customers. Take advantage of this fact. Don't just settle for any storage company. Search for the one that offers the cheapest storage.

2. Avail of special promotions and discounts

Storage companies, as part of their marketing strategies, always offer special promotions and discounts --- for first-time, long-term storage, and loyal customers. There storage companies that provide £1 for the first-month subscription. Some offer a package that includes free pickup and delivery. Search for these special offers. Don't miss the opportunity to save.

3. Choose prepaid plans

If you are someone who always forgets things like deadlines and payment dues, or you are too busy to arrange for your bills every month, best is to look for storage companies with prepaid plans, so you don't have to worry about failing to pay your storage bill on time --- especially if you are a long-term storage customer. Some storage companies offer 3 to 6 months or even a year of prepaid storage plans with discounts. Make sure to check the details (usually available on their websites), so you won't miss the chance of saving your money. This will also allow you to avoid late fees.

4. Look for storage companies with auto-pay service

Another way to avoid late fees is to look for storage companies with an auto-pay service. Just set-up an auto-pay (make sure that it has funds) and you don't have to worry about missing your payments. Your storage bill will be automatically deducted from your bank account on your due date. You don't want to pay a month equivalent of interest because you missed paying your bill yesterday, right?

5. Don't pay for amenities you don't need

Some storage companies with climate-controlled facilities tend to be more expensive than others. If you don't need this feature in storing your stuff, just go for those storage units that are not climate-controlled.

6. Check for insurance options

If you are storing stuff you plan to donate or give away in the future, you may choose not to avail of insurance plans only justifiable if you are storing valuables like electronics, jewellery, expensive bags, shoes, etc. Look for storage companies that give you options on whether or not to pay for an insurance plan.

7. Be more organised

Packing, boxing, and organising your items let you cut down on the total space you need to rent to store your stuff. You may save your money by paying for a smaller storage unit. You can also sort your items and remove those that you won't be needing/using in the future. You don't want to pay an extra pound for a clutter you can just give or throw away.

Daisy Santiago

Daisy is our superstar blogger. With a marketing background and passion for writing, she loves to explore and research topics & put them into writing. Outside of work her hobbies include blogging, writing, blogging, writing. (We keep telling her to get out more)

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