Just How Much is Storage?

Welcome back to the Allstate Self Storage Storage News blog! We are already two entries deep into 2018 and the year looks busy as ever! Last time we did a quick overview of some more tips and tricks to make sure your self storage experience was as great as could be. But that got us thinking, ‘What if our readers have not even gotten a unit yet?’ They are who this entry is dedicated to. Those folks out there who are thinking about renting and using a unit but have a few questions first before they even start. And the biggest question of them all? ‘How much is storage?’

How Much is Storage

We here at Allstate are happy to offer real time price quotes and estimations based off a few factors. Using our Space Estimator tool, you can input the types and number of belongings you expect to be storing and see the size unit you’d need (from 5’ x 5’, 5’ x 10’ and on.) That is not all! You can then click through to Our Locations search page where you can be given a rough idea of just how much that size unit will cost you in different locations, the features that are available with it etc.

A 5’ x 5’ unit to store three bookcases and a desk, for instance, may run you around $69 for a facility with no admin fees and air conditioned units while across town at a facility that focuses on residential storage and feature video surveillance will cost $42.50.

how much is storage

With these two tools you can have a really solid working idea of what your storage solution will cost you. By being able to compare the features and the different facilities you can also pick the right one for you and your belongings (some do need climate control after all!)

Now, the dollar amount is not the only ‘cost’ to consider when it comes to renting storage units. Obviously, you will want to take a look at the features, as mentioned before, but also the benefits of working with a particular company. For instance, with Allstate, you can rent a unit outside of normal business hours through the website, a feature that many of our customers find beneficial.

Another consideration that we think is huge is location. A unit may cost you $20 a month but if that unit is all the way across town the gas, and inconvenience of driving to it may end up giving it a higher effective cost. Rather than drive to your unit to find your coffee pot, you may stop at the coffee shop more, or buy a new one. Those costs are a bit extraneous in this instance. Take this into consideration when choosing your storage facility.

We hope this rundown of some of the costs of self storage have helped you come to a decision. As we said, we offer a number of amazing tools to help you get situated, and with the ability to rent over the website you could have an idea of the size needed, price, and be ready to drop off your first load almost immediately. We are happy to be of service.