Storage facilities love to advertise that they have affordable self storage, but what, exactly, does that mean?
We take a look at affordable self storage in this article, and point out a consideration you might want to keep in mind the next time you need a storage unit.
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What is affordable self storage?
The word “affordable” is a tough one to wrangle. Affordable for whom? If you are a single parent with three kids, working two jobs to make ends meet, then any self-storage which costs more than$10 per month is probably not affordable. However, if you are a CEO of a Fortune 500 corporation, then $200 per month is not only affordable but most likely hardly noticeable.
The prices of self-storage are fairly standard across the industry. At our own Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, a 5’x5’ storage unit will cost you $45 per month. We have seen prices as high as $70 for a 5’x5’, and we have seen prices as low as $30.
Are those affordable? We can’t answer that question. Affordable is in the eye of the beholder, to borrow from Shakespeare.
When is affordable self storage a good value?
We want to add one more factor into this discussion, and mention security in the self-storage industry. In order to have completely secure self-storage, storage which is safe from vandals and thieves, you need four levels of security: a fenced perimeter with only one main access point, individual access key cards for each customer, security monitoring throughout the facility, and on-site management. Anything less than those four features and your possessions are not completely secure.
Adding to that, if you are paying a low amount for self-storage, but that self-storage offers all four levels of security, it is our opinion that your affordable self-storage is a great deal and value.
When is it not a good value?
The fewer levels of security available in storage facilities, the lower the value. If you rent a storage unit for $20 per month, but it has no security measures in place, it is our opinion that your very affordable self-storage is a horrible value.
Which brings us to the final point of this article. Affordable self-storage is more than just a price. Saving money simply to risk having your possessions stolen or damaged is not a good approach. If you have to pay a bit more for secure self-storage, it is our professional opinion that you should do that.
A final word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage
Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is a trusted name in the Fort Worth area and yes, we boast of having all four levels of security, thus ensuring that your possessions are as safe as they possibly can be. Call us for all types of storage including car storage, boat storage, RV storage, and trailer storage. We have what you need at a price you can afford.