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5 ways to reduce your storage bill

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How to keep your storage costs down

Is your storage unit taking a large sum out of your bank account every month? If so, we have some ideas to help you save money and keep your storage costs down. With just a few easy steps, you can reduce your storage bill and put that money to use elsewhere…

1.       Clear out your things

The first step to reducing your storage costs is to see if you can throw out anything you don’t need or want anymore. This will reduce the amount of space you need and will allow you to move your stuff into a smaller storage unit, which will cost less.

Have a look at our article on the Five decluttering resolutions that really work and apply them to your storage unit.

2.       Improve your packing skills

Packing your things efficiently in the storage unit will save even more space. Watch this video from Life Storage on how to stack your boxes to the ceiling, place objects upright and learn what to do with mattresses to pack as much into your unit as possible.

3.       Get quotes from multiple providers

Make sure you are not overpaying by comparing prices with several storage unit providers. You may find that you discover better deals and a unit that is more suited to your needs.

4.       Choose your additional storage benefits wisely

To reduce your storage bill, you may want to compromise on the services that different facilities can provide. For example, if you are able to visit your unit within business hours, maybe you can change from a 24-hour facility for a cheaper one that is only open for certain hours of the day. If you are not so fussed about high-tech security systems, go for a padlock instead.

Whatever you choose, make sure you do not compromise on the safety of your belongings.

5.       Does your self-storage insurance policy meet your needs?

Have a look at your current insurance policy and check whether it still suits you. Maybe you are paying for insurance that covers items you no longer have. Double check your policy and see if you need to look elsewhere. It is best to get quotes from other insurance providers and compare their prices.

With all of this in mind, you may be wondering how much storage should cost monthly? This will depend on factors such as how much stuff you want to store, how long you want to store it for, the unit provider and the insurance. Sometimes, buying your insurance from a different company can save you money and as previously mentioned, getting multiple quotes will ensure you get the best deal for you. At Store and Insure we charge by the day, so you only pay for what you need – get a quote from us today!

Spending your money wisely

The money you could save from these tips could be put towards something special, such as an outdoor adventure using the camping gear you have in storage.