If you are new to renting mini storage, this article contains all the information you will need as you enter the self storage world.  Hopefully we will provide the answers to your most pressing questions, and in so doing provide you with some peace of mind regarding the whole self storage/ mini storage world.

We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the Greater Fort Worth area. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information about storage facilities.

Pricing depends upon three factors

Generally speaking, the price of a storage unit depends upon three factors: the size of the unit, whether or not you want climate controlled storage, and the competition in your city among rival storage companies.

Put in the simplest way, the larger the storage unit, the higher the price. A 5’x5’ unit will cost less than a 20’x30’.  It is logical and it applies in about 99% of the situations you will run across while looking for a storage unit.

Similarly, a climate controlled storage unit (with air conditioning) will cost between ten and twenty dollars more per month. This added cost is directly related to the amount of energy that is used to protect your possessions from the damage oxidation can do.

And, finally, if there is stiff competition within your city, with several storage units vying for your business, price may be affected and may, in fact, be driven down to attract customers.

Wait for a great deal

Storage buildings/companies are known for periodic great deals. Usually these deals are associated with a “moving in sale,” and looks something like this: “Your first two months free if you rent today.”  Those free two months can means savings of a hundred dollars or more, so take the time to check on all storage units in your area for a similar great deal.

What size storage unit do you need?

Any reputable storage company will have a chart which will help you to determine what size storage unit you need.  You can also ask the storage employees for help in determining this. Generally speaking, one room of furniture can fit into a 10’x10’ storage unit. An entire home can fit into a 20’x30’ unit. Miscellaneous items, like multiple boxes from the garage, will fit nicely in the smallest units, typically 5’x5’.  Remember that you also have vertical space in those units, usually eight feet, so stack well with sturdy containers/boxes and get more into the unit.

Make sure your possessions are protected

There are various levels of security in storage facilities. These levels include a fenced perimeter, personalized card keys/vs a padlock, video monitoring, and on-site management.  Find a storage unit which has all four levels of security, like Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, and you will have found very secure self storage you can be confident in.

A word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage

Serving the great people of Fort Worth for many years now, Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is a trusted name in security and a trusted member of the Fort Worth business community. Call us for all of your storage needs including auto storage, boat storage, and RV storage.