Despite the fact that there are, literally, tens-of-thousands of self storage facilities sprinkled across the  landscape of this country, and despite the fact that there are, literally, millions of Americans who have a storage unit, there are still tens-of-millions who do not, and this article is for those folks. In this article, we will tell you all you need to know about renting a self storage unit.

We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, providing outstanding value and friendly service to the citizens of Fort Worth, Texas. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information about the World of Self Storage.

Self storage sizes

Self storage units come in many sizes and shapes.  The smallest at our location is a 5’x5’ storage unit. The largest is a 20’x30’ storage unit.  These dimensions are fairly standard across the self storage industry.  The smallest can handle any miscellaneous items you need stored. The largest can handle a full-house of furniture.

In addition, items you may not have thought of can also be stored at most storage facilities. Auto storage, boat storage, RV storage, trailer storage, all can find a temporary home in a place like Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.

Self storage cost

Size matters with regards to self storage cost. The smallest unit, the 5’x5’, will cost $45 per month. The largest can cost over $300 per month, depending on whether you rent a normal unit or a climate controlled storage unit. These prices are fairly standard in the industry. They may vary by a few dollars, but for the sake of this article, you can expect prices close to these presented here.

Secure self storage

It is in discussing security and secure self storage that you will find the greatest discrepancy with regards to storage units. There are basically four levels of security which are possible: 1) a fenced perimeter with only one access point 2) computerized, personal access cards to unlock the main gate and the individual lockers 3) video security cameras, and 4) on-site management. Some storage facilities only have one of the four; some have two; amazingly, some have none.  And a very few, like Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, offer all four. Considering the fact that prices are fairly standard, our advice to you is to keep looking until you find a storage company which offers all four.


Some storage facilities have insurance for items kept in their units; some do not. It is advised that you check your home-owners insurance to see if you are covered, and if not that you obtain some short-term renter’s insurance.


Rent for one month; rent for six months; rent for six years; it is entirely up to you.  You can rent for one month and then re-up for another month. One of the major conveniences of self storage is that it is not permanent and there are no penalties for short rentals.

A word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage

We have been doing this storage thing for a long time at Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, and that would only be possible if we provided outstanding customer service and if we delivered on our promise for secure self storage. Call us if you live in the Fort Worth area, and find out what outstanding self storage looks like.