Whether you’re staging your home or have just moved and need a spot for items that don’t fit into your new home, you may be in need of a storage unit. While the cost of renting a storage unit varies from city to city, there are ways that you can get discounted rates. Read on to learn more.
Check a New Facility for Specials
Keep your eye out for new construction. When a storage facility is new, there are plenty of units available and there will likely be a special opening rate so that the facility can fill up the units quickly. These rates are often lower than established facilities so they can competitively acquire new customers.
Renting a Storage Unit in the Fall or Winter Months
Fall and Winter are considered the slow season when it comes to renting a storage unit. You’ll have a better chance of finding a cheaper unit or locking into special short-term rates for storage.
Limit the Extras
Opting for a climate-controlled unit is going to raise your monthly charges by 30-50%. Know your exact requirements in terms of amenities, then bypass the add-ons and pay rent only for what you need.
Calculate How Much Space You Need Before Renting a Storage Unit
Rent a storage unit that’s the right size. If you’re not careful, you’ll likely end up paying for more space than you need. Research before you rent a storage unit and ask for help estimating the size unit you want to rent at the facility. Many online resources will help you determine what can fit into each of the available units.
Make Use of Discounts
You can find storage facilities that offer discounted rates for members of the military, senior citizens, college students, and organizations. If you fall into one of these categories, you might be able to reduce your bill by anywhere from 10-15%.
Group Services Together When Renting a Storage Unit
Some storage unit facilities will offer you a way to save on charges by bundling services. Look for a facility that offers deals when you rent a storage unit and a moving truck at the same time.
Consider Full-Service Storage
Full-service storage means that the company will come to your home to pick up your things and then move them into storage for you. When you’re ready, they’ll bring it all back on whatever date you choose. If you’re storing things long-term, full-service storage can save you time and money in the long-run because you won’t need to rent a moving truck or hire a moving crew..