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Storage Rental Prices, Sizes, and Other Things to Consider

When it comes to self-storage, rental prices are often the first thing on peoples’ minds. Understandably so, the financial aspect of storage rental is one of the biggest components of it. Welcome back to the Allstate Storage News blog where this time around we wanted to take a deeper dive into storage rental prices and sizes, things you should consider before you make any commitments!

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Storage Rental Sizes

Self-storage facilities traditionally offer a variety of sized units to provide the best service to their clients as possible. While it is easier to keep track of an inventory of all identical sheds, a great facility will offer a range of space to make sure you aren’t renting anything more than you need.

Allstate, for instance, has a number of sizes depending on need and location. Ranging from the smallest, 5’x5’ in 5 sq. ft. increments up to 10’ x 30’, we are sure to have the right size for your needs.
If you are unsure about how much size you need, feel free to utilize our Space Estimator to figure out just how much storage room you are looking for.

Storage Rental Prices

The prices for storage rentals can range, just like the sizes. Supply and demand rule the market, even in the self-storage biz. That said, you still want to have an idea of what a unit might run you. To that end, we can only give you our storage rental prices. These, of course, will still vary by a number of things.
Say you decided a 10’x20’ unit is the size you are needing. That’s about a big enough for a 5-bedroom home to be condensed. A unit of that size will run you $40 even in Las Vegas, NV (and most other places) while one in Phoenix, AZ with climate control will run closer to $80.

That difference is in the features available to the facility. These range from climate control, video surveillance, wine storage, drive-up units, commercial storage, or RV& Boat storage. It is important when comparing prices to understand these variables between facilities. If you don’t think you need climate control in your storage unit then it may benefit you more to find a facility that offers a better price.

Ultimately, storage rental prices are made up of much more than just the dollar on the price tag. The location, the ease of use, and the features provided all will affect the desirability and actual cost of the unit. A facility that is closer to you, and allows 24-hour access but costs a bit more per month may be a better value for you.

No matter the case, if you are in the market for a storage solution, Allstate has you covered, from 5’x5’ climate-controlled units to 10’x30’ with additional RV & boat parking, we can accommodate you. Reach out to your nearest facility and let’s get you moved in.

RV Storage Ideas

Welcome to another Allstate Self Storage blog! We are continuing our month-long work on RV storage ideas, how to get it, and the prices for space. It’s heading into winter which means some folks are parking their recreational vehicles til the seasons and temperatures change for the better, while others are out using them in force, driving south for the winter. Last time we discussed secure RV storage, this time we are going over some ideas to get the most of your RV storage!

RV Storage Ideas and Tips

Storing your RV ain’t the only kind of storage we are talking about here. What about actual storage inside the recreational vehicle? To that end here are some tips on how to maximize the space available to you.

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Mountable Magnetic Strips

Magnets! How do they work!? Well, like magic. Magnetic wall strips will also help you use all the verticle space available to you, especially useful when you have only so many drawers and cabinets

Hanging Jars

Hanging mason jars from the bottom of shelves and cabinets also go a long way to making efficient use of vertical spaces. Since they are smaller, they also work for all the assorted knick knacks and miscellaneous materials we invariably end up accruing. Simply screw through a lid into the bottom of a cabinet or shelf, fill the jar and twist it into place.

Velcro Control

Nothing says ‘recreational’ quite like vegging out in front of television, that’s probably why so many recreational vehicles come equipped with TVs and media players, each with their own remote controls. When you are bombing around the highways, the remotes are sure to slide their way to hidey holes you didn’t know were possible unless they’re secure. An easy way to combat this is to Velcro them to the backs of chairs, under tables, or along walls. Secure, stationary, and easy to find when you need them!

Inner Door Storage

The doors into your RV are another place where vertical storage could be perfectly implemented. Either attach a ready-made net or fashion your own mesh storage solution to keep shoes, a flashlight or first aid kit, anything you don’t want to be fumbling around in your RV for that you need -now-.

In case it wasn’t clear enough by now, the biggest thing you can do to really best utilize your RV storage space is to go up! Using suction hooks, command strips, command hooks, wire hangers, clips, all sorts of small pieces can make the insides of doors, cabinets, walls, and more new storage spaces.

Whether you are looking to store your RV, or RV storage ideas, Allstate has your back. If it’s time to dock the RV for the season, give us a call and we can get your mobile command center secured away for the season. For those of you still on the road, put these tips to use and see your trips much more fun and less puzzling space issues.

Secure RV Storage – What, Why, and How

Welcome back to another insightful (we hope!) blog here at the Allstate Self Storage Storage News blog. This might seem out of season, but the reality is the topic of focus this month’s blogs is timeless: RV Storage. ‘Timeless?’ you scoff! ‘Timeless!’ I say resolutely! Whether you are from the northern states on a snowbird trek down to the ‘warmer’ climes, or living in the south and have no need for your RV until spring or summer, now is the time to start thinking about secure RV storage. So let’s answer all them

What is Secure RV Storage?

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Secure RV storage via self-storage facilities (such as Allstate Self Storage) is parking spaces inside a larger, secured lot. These are fenced, or otherwise restricted, as well as having surveillance, personnel, or other forms of security (depending on the facility). For a low cost per month, you can have your RV parked somewhere other than in front of your home or out of your backyard and be secure (ha!) in knowing it is safe.

Why Secure RV Storage?

Secure RV storage is important for anyone who owns a recreational vehicle. B definition, these vehicles are not our daily drivers. We use them for specific road trip adventures and then they sit while we toil away at the day job, accruing the time to take our lives out on the road. These little (ok, sometimes massive) mobile living command centers are our homes on the road. While we are out we make secure plans for our actual homes with neighbors or family friends checking in, collecting mail, etc. Why should we treat our RVs the same when we are at home for lengths of time?

How to Secure RV Storage?

As for ‘how’, that’s the simplest part yet! Simply find your nearest self-storage facility and see if they offer vehicle storage and their going rates. Not all do, of course, many simply sticking to units but they are out there! Make sure in your inquiry that you clearly state you are looking for a place to secure your RV so they know what kind of space you are needing. For instance, at Allstate Self Storage facilities that offer RV storage, we have two sizes – 10×15 and 10×20 – sized perfectly for RV parking.

So there is the what, why, and how to getting yourself a secure RV storage situation! This has been just the first entry in our month-long discussion of RV storage. Come back next time where we will look at the steps you should take for storing your RV and later on the price of storage (here’s a hint, there’s more to the equation than just the price tag!) We will see you next time here on the Storage News blog.