In the world of self storage, you get what you pay for. But the cost depends on a number of factors, such as size, features and location. Location is a major one – a storage unit in Toronto will probably cost more than self storage in Moncton; a storage unit downtown will cost more than one on the outskirts.
The size of the storage unit and options like drive-up or indoor facilities, climate control, and 24-hour access will all affect the price. Prices in cities across Canada can be as low as $35/month for a small, basic unit to $200/month and more for larger units.
To make sure that you get the storage you need without spending more than necessary, ask yourself these few key questions.
Here are 5 tips to help you save money on storage units.
1. Small Vs. Large Storage Units.
Storage units typically range from 5’ x 5’ (500 sq. ft.) to 10’ x 30’ (300 sq. ft.).
- Smaller units are great for storing boxes and accommodating the contents of a bachelor apartment.
- Medium-sized units, say 10’ x 10’ or 10’ x 15’ are usually large enough to store the contents of one or two-bedroom apartments.
- The bigger units can store the belongings of multi-bedroom homes. Most self storage companies will provide a storage guide to help you choose a unit that’s big enough for all of your belongings.