How do you get the best deal when renting a storage unit?

New Facilities

If you really want to get the best storage deals, first thing you want to do is, look for a new facility. If they are new the facility will be empty and the owners, will want to fill them up as quickly as possible.

They are more likely to offer promotions and discounts that you can take advantage of, compared to a facility that’s been around for a while and is already full.

When to Rent

Rent during the slow season. In self storage the slow season is typically from autumn through the winter. Most people move during the summer. College students are everywhere. Prices for storage units are going to be higher. If you don’t have a time sensitive reason for using storage, go ahead and rent your unit from September to April and you’ll save a lot on monthly rent that way.

Only Pay for What You Need

The more amenities, that your self-storage facility offers, the more you’re going to end up paying. This includes climate control. Climate control units can cost 30 to 50% more than a unit without climate control. If you don’t need it, don’t pay for it.

Make sure you get the right size unit. If you only have a one bedroom’s apartment and you rent a 200 sq ft unit, that’s a lot of unused space that you’re going to have to pay for every month.

Discounts and Promotions

Take advantage of discounts. This is a really good way to save some extra money. A lot of facilities, offer student discounts, OAP discounts. It doesn’t hurt to ask what discounts you might be eligible for because lot of facilities offers them.

Additional Services

Some storage facilities will let you use their moving truck for free when you rent a unit with them.

In Summary

To get the best deal on storage you want to:

  1. Find new construction.
  2. Rent during the slow season.
  3. Pick your amenities wisely.
  4. Choose the right size unit.
  5. Ask about promotions.

Stop and Store provide clean dry and secure storage with locations opening in Liverpool, Sutton In Ashfield and Fareham 


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