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How to Make Self-Storage More Affordable

For many families, public storage represents the perfect opportunity to store seasonal items, clear up some needed space in the home, or safely store items while away on a long vacation. But if you’re on a tight budget, then we understand that justifying extra costs can be a bit difficult. The good news is that Migson’s affordable rates and flexible unit sizes make it easy to get self-storage within your price range. What’s even better is if you follow these tips for making self-storage more affordable, you’ll save even more money!

Focus only on what you really need to store

Many families make the mistake of treating storage like an extra room in their home for storing items they don’t want. It’s true to an extent, your storage unit is your extra space. But if you want to save as much as possible, focus only on storing what is absolutely necessary.

What to do with the rest of the items?

You’ve got plenty of options. In our opinion, you should sell what you don’t need. Hold a garage sale for your old clothing, electronics, and trinkets and make some money back. When you focus on storing only what you need, you end up renting a much smaller unit.

Storage is mostly needed for:

– Valuables
– Antiques
– Sporting Equipment
– Winter Clothing
– Cars, Boats, and Other Vehicles
– Furniture

Pack everything properly

Packing boxes is one part art and one part science. There are some people who just have that geometric knack for fitting things in snugly. For the rest of us, there are a few tips that will help you make the most of the space inside. Remember to:

– Group similar items together
– Place heavy items in the bottom
– Wrap fragile items in bubble wrap
– Pack books flat
– Fill in any empty gaps with paper or other padding

When you pack a box right, it minimizes the total number of boxes needed, which can result in a smaller unit.

Get the right sized storage unit

We’ve had plenty of people rent a storage unit and not make the most of it. That’s a lot of money being wasted. If you want the right sized storage unit, place all of your items into one room and then stack them as you would in your unit. That will give you a good idea of how much space you’ll need. If you have a big backyard, then stack everything together and shrink wrap it. Measure the height and width to get a concrete idea.

If you follow these three tips, you’ll save a lot of money on renting your storage unit. If you go with Migson Public Storage, then you’ll save even more! For over 30 years, we’ve been the go-to name in affordable, secure, and accessible self-storage in Ontario, and we plan to keep it that way!


Posted on June 14, 2017 | General Tips, Storage Tips


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