Finding self storage in the Fort Worth area is not a problem. Self Storage units are popping up all over Fort Worth, like dandelions after a spring rain. Finding affordable a self storage unit, and in particular “affordable self storage for you,” is a bit trickier, because everyone’s financial circumstances are different. Take not of the suggestions in this article, and then if you have further questions call us at (817) 439-1380. We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, and we have the answers you seek about storage facilities.
Aren’t self storage prices basically all the same?
The quick answer to that question is yes, most storage prices are all within a very narrow price range. It’s called supply and demand. With the internet making it possible to check prices easily with an online search, it is only prudent for storage facilities to keep their prices within arm’s length of their competition. People are price conscious, so anyone with steep prices will soon find themselves with no new customers.
So how can one storage unit be more affordable than the other?
You begin by looking at the move-in specials. This part of your online search needs to be done with care, because there is money to be saved in this search and comparison. One storage company will offer the first two months storage for free; another offers fifty bucks off the first month; do the computations and determine which one saves you more money.
Pay attention to location and accessibility!
Driving miles mean cost in gasoline, so if money is an issue for you, choose a storage facility which is closer to your home, and not only closer to your home but easily accessible by major highways. Remember, the longer you have to drive, the more money you are spending, and it all adds up over the course of a year.
Also pay attention to amenities.
Do you have to pay extra for a security card for entrance? Do you have to pay extra for climate controlled storage and if so how much? Are there hidden fees and costs buried in that contract? And are there penalties for an early departure? Don’t laugh about that last one; we’ve actually seen storage companies charge extra when customers leaves before their contract has expired.
Add it all together and then make an informed decision. It may turn out that a storage company which charges slightly more per month is actually more affordable with all things weighed and considered, but you will never know this unless you do your due diligence.
Give us a call if you have any questions about the self storage business. We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, locally owned and operated, a trusted name in the self storage business in the Fort Worth area. It is our business policy to inform our customers. A satisfied customer, to our way of thinking, is the best advertising we can have, so we treat our customers right and then let word of mouth benefit us in the long run. It’s the way a business should always be run.
Give us a call and let’s talk about affordable self storage for you.