You might have realized the importance of renting a self storage unit either during relocation or to make your home free of clutter, but the job of actually finding a suitable storage unit that is convenient, secure and affordable might be a challenging task. Though there are plenty of self storage facilities available close to every major town or city in this country, if you are not careful, you might be paying a higher price than the current market rates. Here are some ways you can save money while hiring a self storage unit:
If your aim is to get the best price for the services required you have to be prepared to spend some considerable time on research. Rent rates of storage units vary depending on several factors including location, volume of space, tenure of rent, security arrangements and more. For instance a storage unit located in the remote corner of town may be charging you less than a more convenient location. Similarly, the reputation of the storage company may also hike up the rent. The idea is to shop around to get the most suitable rate. many companies quote a high price and when they find out that you are hunting around, reduce their rates. So the desired action is not to inform anyone that you are shopping around and let them quote their bet prices. Remember the cheapest storage unit may not always be the safest place to keep your goods. Look at factors like climate control, security, pest management and other such aspects.Because of the stiff competition in the market, many storage companies are offering attractive deals to acquire new customers and making them rent spaces for longer duration of time. for example, you could expect to get one month of free storage if you rent the place for a period of 3 months. Or, you pay half the monthly amount for the first month and so on. Then there are repeat customer discounts, student discounts, senior citizen discount, military discount and many more. But discounts and offers normally go unannounced and may be offered only on request. So do not feel shy to ask for discounts â€“ you never know what you might land up with.Storage companies who have trained staff on board can also help you save money. these professionals usually give sound advice on the amount of space you need to hire, the special packing which some of your items may need and also how to stock your goods to make optimum use of the space that you have hired. All such attention to detail can actually mean saving for the customer.
Before hiring a van to move your goods to the storage unit, ask if the company has its own pick up service. Sometimes storage companies offer this service to their customers free of charge. This could also mean some saving for you both in terms of labor and money.
Try to save money on storage insurance. Ask your existing home insurance company whether they can cover goods in storage. Or else, ask the storage company for insurance coverage. But you have to weigh the coverage and the rates for both before coming to a decision. But buying insurance from your existing company always works out cheaper.
Hopefully with the help of the above tips, you can expect to save significant amount of money with your self storage plans.