As if mini storage wasn’t inexpensive enough, in this article we will share with you some industry “secrets” so you can cut costs even more when renting a self storage unit.  We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, we’ve been serving the Greater Fort Worth area for quite a few years, so we know a thing or two about the self storage industry.  Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information about renting a storage unit.

Now, though, it’s time to save you some money on mini storage.

Pack well in strong boxes

It all begins with packing.  If you want to save money when renting a mini storage, it all begins with being efficient in the way you pack your storage belongings, cramming as much as possible into each box, and then make sure those boxes have sturdy lids so you can stack them.  You would be amazed how many people just randomly shove stuff into a storage unit, wasting space, and pack things in boxes which will collapse under the weight of other boxes.

If you can afford it, don’t pack in cardboard boxes, but instead pack in plastic totes.  You’ll be able to pack upwards of ten totes on top of one another with no worries of damage.  The whole point of doing that is to take advantage of the vertical space in a storage unit, upwards of eight feet.  When filling up a storage unit, always think cubic feet of storage space rather than square feet.

Have a garage sales before you rent a mini storage

Force yourself to purge before you ever make the trip to storage facilities. Why store items you never use or no longer want?  And hey, if you follow this suggestion, you’ll make enough money to pay for the storage of the items which really matter to you.

Don’t store bulk items in mini storage

Bulk items take up valuable storage space. Items like refrigerators and beds and weight room equipment, these items take up the same space as 5-10 boxes.  If the idea is to rent the smallest storage unit possible, you’ll need to store those big items somewhere else, like a friend’s garage. What are friends for, right?

Share with someone else

This is always a popular approach: share a storage unit with someone else. We see this quite often with people who don’t have a lot to store, but what they want to store is important to them. They find a friend who will then split the cost of a storage unit with them.  That way, instead of a 5’x5’x mini storage unit costing them $45 per month, it only costs them $22.50 per month, a much more palatable expense for a few important items.

Look for discounts

There are always discounts at storage buildings.  This is a discount industry.  You just have to do your due diligence and find a discount which will benefit you. Go online to the website of storage companies and compare the discounts. Find one which will benefit you.

And that’s it!  One or two of these suggestions will save you money on a mini storage. Use them all and you’ll hardly pay anything at all the next time you need to rent mini storage.