We get this question all the time: what does affordable self storage really mean? What does it cost? How is the cost arrived at?
We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the Greater Fort Worth area, with affordable self storage, and today, in this article, we will answer those questions. Call us at 817-439-1380 for any information about self storage and renting a quality storage unit.
What does affordable self storage mean?
That word “affordable” is a sneaky one, truth be told. Affordable for whom? Affordable for Bill Gates, or affordable for Joe Smith in North Richland Hills? We are guessing Mr. Gates would think $200 per month, for a 5×5 storage unit, would seem affordable, while Joe Smith might choke on that rental fee.
The best we can tell you is that, on average, storage costs in storage facilities like Blue Mound 287 are priced affordable for the average citizen, and those rental cost are determined by the general market and by competition. If you called around to ten different storage facilities, you would find that the rental cost of a 5×5 unit is going to fall into a very tight pricing range, somewhere in the $40-$50 range.
That is considered affordable for that particular community.
What are the costs of self storage?
Having said all that, the costs of storage units depend upon the size of the storage units. Using Blue Mound 287 Self Storage for an example, the cost of a 5×5 storage unit is $45, or $51 for a climate controlled unit, while a 10×30 storage unit will cost $195 without climate control, and $215 per month with climate control.
This is the standard by which all storage facilities set their prices and, on a national level, they are in keeping with the industry price structure. There is also boat storage, RV storage, car storage, and trailer storage, but those price structures are different than the normal storage units.
Are the costs the same in short-term and long-term rentals?
Yes, generally-speaking, the monthly rental fee remains the same, whether you just rent for one month, or you sign a year rental agreement. Again, we are talking about the industry norm. There may be the occasional storage company which will give a discount for long-term rentals, but that is not the industry norm.
There are also, on occasion, move-in specials, something on the order of “get first two months free with the rental of a 10×10 storage unit,” so you, the customer, would be well-advised to shop around before settling on a particular storage company.
The only other consideration regarding self storage
We would be remiss in our civic duties if we did not mention the topic of secure self storage. The degree of security differs wildly from storage company to storage company. At Blue Mound 287, we have the four levels of security you, the customer, should insist upon, namely a gated facility, only one access point to the grounds with individualized access cards, video security monitoring, and on-site management. Not all storage facilities offer that much security, so shop around for it.
A final word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage
We are locally owned and operated, and we’ve been in business for a great number of years. That kind of longevity in a competitive industry speaks to our affordable self storage, our outstanding security, and our friendly service. Call us today, tell us what you need, and we’ll provide it for you.