How To Get The Lowest Self-Storage Prices

Times are tough. This is an undeniable fact that everyone in the world knows. Unless your family already has millions of pounds in the bank, you are affected by the global recession. The global economy has been bad for a long time. The standard prices of basic commodities have drastically multiplied over the years. On the other hand, the average household income has stayed almost at a constant throughout the years.

This phenomenon creates a substantial financial deficit for families. Households have to make many adjustments just for their budget to tide them over before the next payday. There are three strategies that a family can employ when they realize that their current budget is not enough:
  • Borrow money. This is a quick and convenient way to tide you over. However, how exactly can you pay your debt to them afterwards? Loan interests will also drive you further in debt unless you can pay them off in one go
  • Second Job. If your salary from your main occupation is not enough, there is the option of signing up for a second job. Unfortunately, this would take up a lot of your time and will be exhausting both physically and mentally
  • Make some cost-cutting efforts. Push back some expenses such as limiting activities (going out to a pub, choosing to cook instead of eating at restaurants, and staying in instead of watching movies)
Cost-cutting efforts will usually do the trick. Unfortunately, for others, some life-changing decisions have to be made, such as moving to a different location, somewhere with a lower cost-of-living index. Aside from moving, downsizing is also another option.

 Downsizing takes place when a household decides to transfer to a much smaller home with cheaper rent. Space is then a problem. By making your house more compact, there is a high chance that space would not be enough for you and your items.

One industry that has been making considerable strides in the UK right now is the self-storage industry. Aside from the convenience that storage facilities bring to its users, there is also the economic factor that has to be taken into consideration. With the cost-of-living index in the UL continually increasing, it cannot be helped that people downsize and rely on storage units for storage solutions.

Here, I have listed down some ways on how to get the lowest self-storage prices in Henfield Storage. 

Get Only A Right-Sized Unit
One mistake that residents make is by renting a storage unit that’s way above their needs. Make a list of all the items that you want to store in your unit. From there, you can estimate the actual dimensions that you need. For example, a 25 square foot storage unit will be able to accommodate 60 medium boxes or the load of one small van. 

Another money-saving tip that you can do is to share the storage unit with a friend or family member. One 50 square foot self-storage facility is much cheaper than renting two 25 square foot self-storage facilities. Dividing up the costs will lighten the burden on you.

Rent Longer
Most storage sites are happy to provide discounts on tenants who sign a contract longer than a month. The longer your duration of stay in a storage facility is, the cheaper rent could become. If you think that you’ll be staying for an extended period of time, then sign a contract for that duration instead of repeatedly renewing your one-month contract. 

Find A Storage Unit Far From The City
As with most real estate opportunities, the closer you are to the city, the pricier space could be. This map of London accurately shows how expensive rent is before the closer you are to the centre. Try to determine whether you need to keep your excess items close to you or not. If you plan to store excess furniture, seasonal clothing, and personal memorabilia, items that you won’t need regularly, then it might be better for the sake of your wallet to consider renting a storage facility outside of the city.

On the other hand, if you’re going to be storing cooking appliances and daily supplies, it wouldn’t be worth the effort to drive out of the city every time you need them.

Don’t Rent Storage Facilities With Extra Amenities
Amenities such as climate control, 24/7 CCTV surveillance system, and Internet access can drive up the cost of your self-storage facilities. You don’t have to get these amenities if you do not need them for your items. Signing up for additional amenities could double your bill. 

One other thing. If you’re going to rent a unit with a CCTV surveillance system, make sure that it’s fully functional. The cost of CCTV repairs should be handled by the storage site if it was damaged before you moved in. 

You would be surprised at just how much you can save from just asking. If times are tough, don’t be afraid to ask the on-site manager for any promos or price reductions that they have. Usually, storage sites have ongoing promotions to encourage people to rent more. Ask for details of their current one. Who knows? You might get a free month or a free pickup service.

1 comment:

  1. Great tips especially for families who are transfering to a smaller space.