The Cost of Self Storage - What Price Should I Be Paying?
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The Cost of Self Storage

22 Mar 2019

The Cost of Self Storage

Perhaps you’re moving home? Decluttering? Looking for warehouse space? Or want to store your business documents? Of course, there are all sorts of situations where you might require storage but perhaps you’re not entirely sure where to start, or how much it is going to cost. We’ve put together this handy guide to give you a helping hand.

The amount of space you require will have the biggest impact on price. In order to gain an accurate quote for your self storage, you’ll need to know the size of the unit you need. Look for a tool whereby you can browse storage unit sizes with a description of the average number of items they can hold.

For example, a 35 sq ft unit is roughly the size of a medium garden shed and is ideal for storing the contents of a 1 bed flat, including a double bed, sofa, small appliances and up to 70 medium boxes. A 100 sq ft unit is roughly the size of a single garage and can hold approximately 6-8 pallets of goods. Remember, the larger the unit, the cheaper the cost per sq ft.

The second thing to think about is how long you will require the storage for. Some self storage facilities have a minimum rental period meaning you may need to pay for longer than you require, or there may be excessive charges if you need to extend your stay. Be sure to check all these details before signing up.

Keep an eye out for promotions as there are often discounts to be had and these can have quite an impact on the cost of self storage. Some of the offers we run include ‘book 4 weeks and get 2 weeks for free’, or ‘stay 52 weeks and get a 30% discount.’

Other considerations which may have an impact on the price include:

Access

Some storage facilities place a restriction on when you can access your unit. Think about when you will need access or if it will be ad hoc? Can you run the risk of having restricted access? Easistore allow you to have access 24/7 to ensure you are never inconvenienced by restrictions.

Climate Control:

A locked up storage room can get cold and damp very quickly, not only will this attract pests and potentially damage all of your belongings, but it also makes visiting your storage room an unpleasant experience. Climate controlled storage units will ensure your belongings are safe from damp and you will never be too hot or cold!

Security:

It is likely that there will be significant value to the items you place in storage. Finding self storage with CCTV, secure entry systems and alarm monitoring will give you peace of mind that your belongings are safe.

When selecting your self-storage, be sure to double check there are no hidden fees. Aside from insurance, Easistore includes everything in your quote, so you can be sure you won’t be surprised with an unexpected bill once you’ve moved in! Contact us today for a quote and although we are always the best value, our Best Price Guarantee means that if you do find a better deal, we guarantee to beat it. We even offer free van hire to help you move your items!

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