What to Look for When Searching for Affordable Storage

Posted on July 26, 2016

Self storage options

If you’re on the hunt for affordable storage solutions, these four tips can get you pointed in the right direction.

Overflowing closets, yards, and stacks of boxes balancing precariously in your garage are likely what brought you to this post. If you’re looking for affordable storage solutions for your extra stuff, these four tips can help get you started in your search.

Here’s what you need to know before you start looking for personal storage solutions:


1. Determine the Type of Storage You Need

There are a lot of different factors to consider when seeking out storage solutions.

  • Are you storing furniture and boxes, or big ticket items like boats, vintage cars, or RVs?
  • How much stuff do you need to put in storage?
  • Do you want indoor or outdoor storage?
  • How secure do you want your items to be?
  • Would onsite storage containers be more beneficial to you than a storage unit at a facility? 

Ask yourself these questions before searching for self storage options to help narrow down your list of choices. Whether you want to store a little or a lot, it’s best to know exactly what you need.

If you’re looking for a place to store your boat, our previous post can help narrow down your storage options: Boat Storage: 5 Things You Need to Think About First.


2. Do Your Homework

It’s important to do a little research before you pick a storage facility. If affordability is important to you, research storage rates. If you want a facility that’s located nearby, a quick Google search will pinpoint locations of all the nearest storage facilities on a map for you.

You can also check storage centre reviews. If you’ve found a location that ticks off all the must-haves on your list, try and find some online reviews before bringing your stuff over.


3. Take a Tour

One of the best things you can do before committing to a storage unit is to take a quick tour through the facility. Don’t forget to ask questions as you go. After all, it’s your property that you’re entrusting to someone else. Ask about:

  • Security measures
  • Affordable storage rates
  • Ease of access
  • Access to pallet jacks
  • Moving supplies
  • Deals and promotions


4. Take Another Tour

Before committing to a personal storage unit, visit a few other storage facilities first. You might find that the unit you had originally planned on picking isn’t exactly what you want. Or you could find the team at the first facility is more enthusiastic about their storage solutions and offers better customer service.

Bring a pad of paper or use your cell phone to keep a few notes on what you like and don‚Äôt like about each place. After a day of touring storage facilities, it‚Äôs easy to confuse what you liked about one and didn‚Äôt like about another.  



Now that you‚Äôve narrowed down exactly what kind of storage facility you‚Äôd like to use, contact the storage solution experts at Space Centre Storage. We offer affordable storage rates, a free move in truck and driver, and a large variety of storage units for every need.  

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