The term “cheap storage” has always had a negative meaning to those of us in the self storage industry, and we will explain why that is in this article. We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving North Fort Worth, Haslet, and neighboring communities with affordable self storage spaces. Call us at 817-439-1380 for current prices and availability.
What does cheap storage mean?
Without a doubt, most people, when they say cheap storage, are referring to the price, meaning they are looking for inexpensive, affordable self-storage. And that’s all well and good, but affordable for whom is the first question which comes to our mind. Even our lowest price storage unit would not be affordable for someone out of work and on government assistance, while the same unit would be insignificant to someone making a six-figure income.
So it gets a bit tricky when making a Google search like that.
What it does not mean at quality storage facilities.
The reason that term is looked down upon is because the word “cheap” also has the meaning of poor quality, and none of us in this industry ever want to be known as renting storage units which are of poor construction.
You get what you pay for.
What we can tell you is, in this business, you get what you pay for. The main thing you need to look for when looking at storage spaces is this: what kind of security is at the storage facilities? In other words, how safe are your stored possessions?
There are four levels of security when we are talking about secured self storage.
First, you should expect a fenced perimeter, and only one main access gate for entry and departure in that fence. This is, to us, the bare minimum in security.
Two, there should be individualized, computerized access key cards for every customer, cards which cannot be duplicated like normal metal keys.
Third, there should be video surveillance monitoring. Every square inch of that storage facility should be caught on video daily.
And, finally, there should be on-site management at the storage facilities. Nothing discourages vandals and thieves like human beings walking around keeping the business protected.
Some storage facilities, like Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, have all four levels of security. Some only have three, while a few only offer one or two levels. Our professional opinion: stay away from those. And, if prices are in the same range, always choose the business with all four levels of security. You should be able to leave your possessions at a storage business and have a high level of trust that those possessions will be safe.
A final word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.
Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is locally owned and operated and yes, we have all four levels of self-storage. Our sister company, Mouser Self Storage, serves the South Fort Worth and Alvarado areas, also offering secure self-storage and very affordable and competitive pricing.
For the very best in self-storage solutions, in no way cheap storage, call Blue Mound 287 Self Storage or Mouser Self Storage.