This month we’re looking at the key factors that affect the price of self-storage. These are important elements to consider when looking for self-storage – not only to keep costs low, but also to meet your storage needs. After all, who wants to pay more than they need for storage?
That said, it’s not all about price. As with anything, just basing your decision on price can end up costing you dear. In this article we explore what affects self-storage prices, and how to find the best deal to meet your needs.
Location, location, location
When talking about property of any kind, location will always play a part. Self-storage is no exception.
In the city, and especially close to the city centre, land prices and local taxes can be expected to be much higher than in suburban areas or out in the countryside. This will have a direct, knock-on effect on the cost of storage.
If you live or work in a city centre area and need frequent access to the items you store, then the convenience is likely to outweigh the extra cost.
However, if you’re looking to store some of your belongings and unlikely to need access to them for a period of time, then you’ll almost certainly be able to reduce your costs by choosing a storage provider further out from the city centre.
Size of self-storage unit
Renting a storage unit large than you actually need can be less than cost effective, but is not uncommon. It can also be annoying to be tied in to a contract for space you no longer need.
That’s why, here at Clear Space, we make sure you avoid this problem.
To get a good idea of the size of unit you need for household storage, check out our handy Storage Space Calculator. And for more detailed guidance, see our blog post on choosing the right size and type of storage for your needs.
We are always here for a chat over the phone, or you can come and visit us on site and take a COVID-safe look around. That way you can also see for yourself what space dimensions look like in situ.
No long, fixed contracts
We charge storage for the days you actually use, and you can move to a larger or smaller unit at any time, as and when your needs change. That way you are never tied into a space that’s too large, or find yourself having to pay for space you no longer need.
It can be tempting simply to compare prices, but not all storage facilities offer the same level of service or amenities, or indeed security. It’s worth taking a bit of time to check you will get what you need, without paying extra for services you don’t want.
For example, do the storage units provide the kind of environment suitable for your belongings? Clothes or household furniture can be ruined if stored in a damp space or if packed too tightly together so that there is no air flow between and around items. Do you have very delicate items that need climatecontrolled conditions? Do you need 24/7 access?
A good tip is to make a list of what you need from a unit before starting your search. That way you can make sure the storage provider you choose ticks all your boxes.
If you’re wondering what’s included here at Clear Space Self Storage, we offer:
- Clean, dry, safe and secure storage facilities, designed to keep your belongings in as good a condition as the day you moved them into your unit
- Spacious customer welcome area with free, coffeeand free superfast Wi-Fi
- A full range of boxes, bubble wrap, tape and other packing necessities available to buy
- Ample parking
- Use of trollies to move your stuff easily
- Help with arranging insurance and van hire, or contacts for removals, and man & van services
- Friendly, knowledgeable team on hand, ready to help and make your life easier
Most fundamentally, you will want to be sure your belongings are stored safely and securely.
The Clear Space storage facility is covered by digital CCTV 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and all access to the site is monitored by our team. Out of hours the building is secure, fully alarmed and linked to a central monitoring control station and the emergency services.
You will be supplied with a brand new cylinder lock for your individual unit. Only you will have access to the keys for your unit. In addition, you will be issued with an individual security fob that will give you access to our facility during open hours. Your fobwill be uniquely coded to you.
You’re in safe hands with Clear Space Self Storage.
Self-storage to meet your needs
With fair pricing and exceptional staff, here at Clear Space Self Storage you’ll also find no hidden costs. The only thing you pay for is the agreed rental for your chosen size of storage unit, £10 one-off charge for your security cylinder lock, and any insurance cover you need.
We are open 7 days a week and located in Shepton Mallet, with easy access to/from the surrounding areas such as Castle Cary and Wells. For more information, and to arrange to visit or make a booking, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01749 605433.