Daisy Santiago
December 24, 2019

Beyond Self Storage: How To Store for Cheap

Monthly bills and payments are just "inevitable parts" of our lives. We have electricity, water, gas, and internet bills, TV subscription, to mention a few. Some even have storage units to be maintained.

Because of this reality, many would ask, "How am I going to cut the costs of my subscriptions?"

If you are a self storage customer, you're lucky! Here, we have prepared a guide that you can follow to cut your storage costs.

1. Search a quote on storage companies' websites

By doing so, you can find the cheapest storage price before agreeing and signing a contract. Don't settle on the first storage company that comes in your mind when you can find a cost-effective option out there. It's just a click away.

2. Compare prices

Use a self storage comparison site to find the cheapest option. Do your homework. Start researching. Comparing prices offered by various storage companies won't cost you a fortune. As I said, it's just a click away.

3. Sell, donate, throw away

Sort your things. Dig through them. Determine which ones are important and can be used in the future and which ones are to get rid of. You can either sell or donate. If you find clutters that are just "clutter," throw them away. You'll get amazed by how much space you'll save if you follow this step.

4. Organise and pack your things effectively

By effectively I mean, you should use boxes or pods in packing your stuff. It is easier to pile boxes than just throw everything in the storage unit.

5. Choose a storage facility near you

If possible, choose a storage company near your home and workplace. This way, you can save petrol from going back and forth to your storage unit --- especially if you are someone who visits your belongings frequently.

6. Check out the promos and packages

Usually, storage companies offer exclusive promos and discounts for first-time customers, loyal customers, and long-term storage customers. Some packages include pick up and delivery. Don't miss the chance of saving your hard-earned money by utilizing these exclusive promos.

7. Check for long-term storage promos

If you plan to rent a storage unit longer than a few months, look for companies that offer discounts on long-term storage contracts.

8. Estimate the storage unit size to rent

Estimate how much space you need to store your items. Don't pay for space you won't be using. On the other hand, don't force everything in a storage unit if it doesn't fit in --- you might end up damaging your things or renting two storage units. Either way, it's an additional cost on your side.

9. Pair up with family or friends

If you're storing just a few items, try asking some family members or friends to store with you. Share the space, share the price. What a convenient way to cut your storage cost!

10. Don't pay for extra amenities

Don't spend on special features you don't need. If your items don't need to be stored in a climate-controlled unit, then look for a facility without this feature. It is usually cheaper.

11. Check the insurance options‍

Look for storage companies with insurance options. Some companies are requiring their customers to avail of an insurance package before signing a contract. Others, however, make it up to their customers. It depends on the customer if he wants his things to be insured. It is not practical to insure your unit if you're just storing the clutter you remove from your apartment to give room for more important items. In short, choose a storage company with insurance options --- one that will not force you to avail of something you don't need.‍

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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