Most of us dream of having extra space in our homes. Even those with garage and loft spaces often resort to filling up living rooms and bedrooms once the garages and lofts are at full capacity. While being ruthless and getting rid of non-essentials can make a bit of room, there are often items that are too important to lose.
Self storage can help to make space in your home without you having to give everything away. While many people are put off using self storage, as they believe it will be too expensive and cost them a fortune, this doesn’t have to be the case. As with most things in life, self storage can be cheaper than you think when you know what you're doing. Here, we give you some simple tips on self storage and why it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
Estimate the Space you Need
One thing that will help to keep your costs down is to work out how much space you need before renting storage space. In most cases, storage unit fees are based on size and you'll pay more for bigger units. It therefore makes sense that renting a larger storage room than you physically need will mean paying more than is necessary. Most reputable storage companies can offer a wide range of different sized storage units to cater for the differing requirements of their customers.
We know it can be tricky to estimate what size storage unit you'll need, so we provide a free space estimator on our website. Simply select the space you need by vehicle size, property size or by box quantity. You'll then get an idea of what size storage space you'll need and how much it'll cost.
You can save yourself some money by shopping around for storage solutions to find the best price based on your requirements. Many people only consider their nearest storage company, but there are some great deals to be had on storage just by going a little further afield. Some storage companies offer a lowest price guarantee.
Location is an important factor when it comes to storage, as city centre locations can end up being difficult to travel to and from. If you don’t need a central location then make sure you shop around for the best deal. Taking other services into consideration too, such as discount packing materials and insurance, will also help you find the best-priced storage solution for you. Make sure that you know all of the costs upfront, though, as there can often be hidden charges that will increase the overall cost of your storage.
With certain companies you might have to pay more to access your storage out of hours. Most storage units will have a set of opening times and hours when you can access your belongings. If you want to be able to access your belongings whenever you need them, then you should check the terms when you choose your storage unit and before handing over any money.
Consider what you will need your storage unit for and how often you will need to access your belongings before taking out storage, as you may be able to save some money on renting long or short term. Make sure that you find out all aspects of the storage service before you decide on a company so you are aware of all costs, should you need to access your belongings at short notice or on weekends.
Don’t Forget To Ask
Ask about the important elements of self storage to make sure that your belongings are secure when storing. You should make sure that there are adequate security measures in place on the site to keep your belongings secure. It’s important that there is 24-hour security in place. Self storage insurance is also important to make sure that you are covered should there be an incident or disaster at the storage unit.
If you’re looking for storage that won’t cost you a fortune, then Make Space could be the ideal solution. Our storage facilities offer the latest security technology to provide 24-hour protection on our units. Not only this, but your storage unit is secured by access control so only you will have the key. Make sure you get in touch with us if you are looking for a storage space.