Cut The Cost Of Your Storage Unit Bill In These Three Ways

Posted on: 18 November 2015

Upon renting a storage unit from a self-storage facility, you've completed the first step of decluttering or better organizing your home. You'll be able to use this extra storage space to house the things you don't use frequently, such as seasonal decorations, old mementos and much more. Storage facilities offer a range of pricing options for their units, but if you're on a tight budget and are concerned about paying another monthly bill, there are a handful of creative ways you can reduce this amount. Here are three strategies to employ.

Partner Up

Use social media -- or simply ask some people in your circle of friends -- to find someone else who has a desire to rent space at a self-storage facility. Upon finding someone who is interested, visit a facility together and check the size and price of the available storage units, comparing them to the volume of the goods you each wish to store. You can then decide whether you wish to split the space and the monthly bill in half or whether another type of split -- such as 60/40 -- will suit you better. By renting the space with a partner, you'll end up paying considerably less than you would to rent a unit on your own.

Stick To A Basic Unit

Opting for extra features in your storage unit can increase the monthly bill. If you don't need a climate-controlled unit or you can do without direct vehicular access to the unit, you can often pay less by asking for a basic unit. These units might lack additional features, but are ideal for storing a wide range of possessions. For example, if you're relocating things that you can easily carry from your vehicle to the unit, you don't need to pay for a unit that allows you to drive right up to the door.

Ask About Upcoming Promotions

If you're not in a huge rush to rent the unit, asking the rent agent -- or asking when shopping around online -- about any upcoming promotions can be cost-effective. For example, if the facility has a price-drop promotion next month, you can benefit from holding off until then. Likewise, some units provide coupons on their websites or give you discount codes for sharing their social media pages among your contacts. Each of these strategies can help you save money.

For more help, contact a service like Regency Self Storage.