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January 31, 2018
Are you thinking about renting a storage unit? In this post we broke down 7 different factors that can impact how much a storage unit costs.
As you check out your storage options, your first question is likely to be, “How much does a storage unit cost?” The answer will depend on a variety of factors. There are many personal factors that influence storage rates, such as:
How much space you need plays a huge factor in determining how much your storage will cost. You can determine the self-storage rates for the size of storage unit you need by viewing the prices on the storage locations page. Keep in mind that you’ll want to have a good idea of how much storage you’ll need ahead of time.
Reputable, large storage operators sometimes offer competitive pricing. Most renters find competitive pricing in and around a metropolitan region. While a farther drive could get you a lower rate, a better location will make frequent access easier.
If you need quick access to your belongings, a storage facility near you is the best option. If you need more space on a budget, a farther drive can help.
Are you curious about the differences between indoor and outdoor storage units? Check out the explanations below!
Reputable self-storage companies offer fundamental security features at their facilities. Look for gated access and 24-hour surveillance as must-haves.
Convenience drives up the cost of storage units. Storage units on the first floor tend to cost more than those located on upper stories. These first floor storage units are very popular with small businesses!
Storing delicate items? Paying a little extra for climate controlled storage units might make sense. A range of items are best-suited for climate control. Read our guide to climate control for more information.
Check the terms of your rental agreement! Some companies allow you to receive a discount for paying in advance. If you know you are storing for at least a year, ezStorage will give you the 13th month free. Paying the 12 months in advance pays off in the end!
Now that you have a better idea of how self-storage works and how much a unit costs, you can start to determine which features to look for. You’ll also have an idea of features to ask about when calling for price quotes on self-storage units. Contact ezStorage to get your questions answered or check out our storage facilities page to find a location near you!
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Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.
How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.
Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.
Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.
What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.
Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.
Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.