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3 Creative Ways To Save Money On Your Storage Unit Costs

by Miriam Peters

Tired of dealing with too much stuff and not enough space? If so, then it might be time to rent out a storage unit as a means of clearing out clutter from your home. Of course, renting a storage space is an added expense that you'll need to work into your budget, so you don't want to pay more than you need to. By following a few creative tips, however, you can drastically cut down on the cost of your storage needs.

Start With a Garage Sale

Who says renting out a storage unit needs to be all about spending money? Consider holding a garage sale prior to renting out a unit; doing so can serve two useful purposes. For starters, a garage sale will help to clear out some unnecessary clutter that's not even worth wasting the space on in a storage unit. This could reduce the size (and thus, the price) of the unit you need to rent out. Furthermore, a garage sale is a great way to earn a little additional money, which could be used to pay your first month's storage costs or similar expenses.

Split With a Friend

Know somebody else who's tired of living in clutter? Consider asking a trusted friend or family member if they'd be interested in going halfsies on a storage unit rental. This can be a great way to save on your storage costs while still having the room you need. After all, it's typically cheaper to split the cost of a larger unit than it is to pay for an individual unit. If you're worried about mixing your belongings together accidentally, develop a simple labeling system for your items or split the unit in half with a piece of duct tape along the floor.

Don't Be Afraid to Haggle

The storage business is a very competitive industry, and business owners will go out of their way to gain (and keep) you as a customer. Therefore, if you find a storage facility you really like but it's more expensive than the less lucrative option down the street, it can't hurt to speak with the manager and see if he or she can pull some strings to make the option you want more affordable. Most people don't realize that storage unit rates are often just as negotiable as the price of a new car, so don't hesitate to haggle for a lower price.

For more information, check out companies such as Queensborough Mini Storage for Richmond BC.