In the last couple of decades, the number of storage buildings options has increased dramatically, leaving the obvious question for anyone looking for storage solutions: should you rent or should you own storage facilities?

Let’s look at that question, break it down, and try to arrive at a logical answer. We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the fine people of Fort Worth, Texas, with storage solutions to storage problems. Call us at 817-439-1380 and tell us what you need. Chances are we have it, from storage solutions to excess furniture to car storage and boat storage and RV storage.

Storage options available to the average consumer

Let’s set aside the self storage solution for a moment. We will talk about that later in this article.  There are other solutions to consider, and you can start your considerations by taking a trip to your local Home Depot or Lowes. There you will find outdoor sheds of varying sizes available for sale, sheds beginning at 36-square feet in size, and selling for $250-$300.

Without a doubt, this is a fantastic price for a long-term solution, provided you have very little in the way of storage items.  Obviously, the larger the shed, the more you can spend, with the much-larger sizes selling for thousands of dollars.

Stepping up in size of storage buildings

For anyone with large quantities of items to be stored, there is also the storage container solution. Used storage containers, 8’x40’, or 320 square feet, can be purchased for about $5000.  They are virtually indestructible, and they can be moved to various locations rather easily.

Traditional self storage solutions

Turning our attention to an industry we know quite well, storage units begin in size at 5’x10’, and increase incrementally to 20’x30’, with prices for a storage unit ranging from about $50 per month to close to $400 per month at some locations.  Many have climate controlled storage, and almost all of them offer outstanding secure self storage, maximum safety against vandalism and/or theft.

Conclusions to be drawn about storage buildings

For short-term storage solutions, the choice really should be obvious. Storage facilities like Blue Mound 287 Self Storage are the perfect answer for those looking for a few months of secure storage, and they come with assurances against damage.

The decision gets a bit murkier when discussing long-term storage solutions.  If you have a large amount to keep in storage, and if you have enough property to place a storage container or shed, the economics of purchasing a shed or container are indisputable.  There is the matter of security, and there is the matter of climate control to consider, both for the safety of the products/items in storage.  Special arrangements would need to be taken to provide climate control and security to any structure you purchased.

Bottom line about storage buildings

In our professional opinion, for short-term storage solutions, there really is no better option than self storage at a place like Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.  Once short-term turns into long-term needs, however, it makes sense to at, the very least, consider purchasing one of the aforementioned alternatives.

For more storage advice and suggestions, call us at Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.  We are here to help you with all of your storage needs and problems.