We have a problem with the term “cheap storage.” We think it is terribly misleading and really has nothing to do with quality or what you are, in fact, getting for your rental payment.

We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the North Fort Worth area with affordable self storage options.  We offer car storage, RV storage, boat storage units, and storage for your household possessions. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information.

What does cheap storage even mean?

We honestly don’t even know what that term means. Cheap for whom? What is a dollar amount associated with cheap?  $100 per month? $200 per month? And what do you get for that price? How large is a “cheap storage unit?”

And, most importantly, is the discounted price worth what you are getting for it?

What you really should pay attention to.

This is the key point of this article. Instead of looking for cheap storage, what you should be looking for is secure self storage because, quite frankly, the cost of self storage is pretty standard across the board in most major cities. In other words, most storage facilities will charge pretty much the same for comparable sized storage units.

But how many of them truly offer secure self storage? How safe are your belongings in any of those storage facilities? If the price is basically the same, wouldn’t it make good sense to rent from the one which offers the most security?

What should you look for in secure self storage? We break it down to four levels of security you want and please, note, not all storage companies offer four levels of security.

First, the storage company should have a fenced perimeter with only one main gate for arrivals and departures.

Second, there should be video monitoring throughout the storage property, and that video surveillance should be monitored on a regular basis.

Third, there should be computerized, individualized access keycards for every rental customer, simply because traditional keys are so easy to copy.

And, fourth, there should be on-site management.  Nothing spells security like an actual human being.

If you find a self storage company like Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, one which offers all four levels of security, and their price is competitive, you can trust that your belongings will be safe there.  Anything less than those four levels of security and your trust should diminish accordingly.

Don’t be fooled by cheap marketing tricks.

Bottom line: terms like “cheap storage” really mean nothing. It is advertising at its shabbiest, designed simply to draw customers in and secure their business.  If your possessions are important to you, and we can assume they are since you are considering paying money to store them, then look for the storage company which offers you the most bang for your buck.

A final word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.

Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, and our sister company in South Fort Worth, Mouser Self Storage, are locally owned and operated.  Call us today and ask about current prices. Tell us what you need and our team of professionals will put you into a storage unit which fits those needs.