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5 Tips for Saving Money on a Storage Unit

dollars-426026_960_720Over the years you accumulate more paraphernalia. It clutters up your basement, attic, garage and closets. Eventually, it gets so chaotic that you decide you have to clean it all up and make some space. You start moving things and rent a storage unit. Unfortunately, this process can get a bit expensive when you’re on a budget. You may end up spending a majority of your budget on storage boxes and shelves.

DAK Self Storage in Leesport enjoys providing storage space for the Berks County area. Thus, we have created this guide to saving money on your storage unit rental.

Declutter First

The first step you should take, before even renting a unit, is to declutter. Get rid of anything you haven’t used recently and don’t plan on needing in the future. This will decrease the number of items you need to store. By getting rid of items you plan to store, you may be able to downsize the storage unit thereby saving money.

You may also want to consider selling some of the items you don’t need. You can have a garage sale or sell them online. Then you can put the money you make towards renting a DAK Self Storage unit. You can get rid of your unneeded items, rent a smaller unit, and end up paying less. It’s a triple win for you and smart way to save.

Compare Prices and Look for Discounts

Another way to save money is to compare rates in the area. Not all self-storage facilities rent at the same price. By doing a little research, you could save a good chunk of change.  DAK Self Storage in Leesport offers competitive rates with affordable, high-quality units.

Don’t forget to consider all aspects before renting. You want to make sure the storage facility is clean, friendly, and secure as well. DAK welcomes you to visit the facility before renting with us. DAK Self Storage also offers various discounts throughout the year.  You can find any current offers at the following link: http://dakselfstorage.com/special-discounts-available/.

Choose and Appropriately Sized Unit

It is a good idea to plan as much as you can before renting a unit from DAK Self Storage. Figure out how much you need to store and how much space each item takes up. You don’t want to end up paying for space you don’t need. If you need help selecting a unit size, you can ask a DAK Self Storage employee. You can also use our guide at the following link: http://dakselfstorage.com/what-size-self-storage-do-i-need/.

apartment moving leesportPack Strategically

Arranging a storage unit is where years of playing with Tetris, blocks, and LEGOs pays off. The better you are at arranging and utilizing space, the more you can pack into a DAK Self Storage unit. Store items with various shapes in boxes. This way they can be stacked upward rather than placing them next to each other on the floor. Shelves can also be useful when boxes are not the best option. Measure all your items and figure out the best way to fit the most in your DAK Self Storage unit.

Share a Unit

If you want to split your bill in half, another option is to share the storage unit. Larger units typically cost less per square foot so you may be able to save a bit. Just be sure that you absolutely trust the person you decide to share with. You don’t want to end up with lost or damaged items that you can’t do anything about.  If you want to learn more tips about sharing a DAK Self Storage unit, you can check out our blog. Follow this link: http://dakselfstorage.com/tips-for-sharing-a-storage-unit/.

1 Comment
  1. I agree that before you choose a self-storage unit you would need to declutter. I would imagine that get rid of nonessencial things would be really helpful in order to find a smaller storage unit. My husband and I recently moved so now is the perfect time to get rid of some things before putting others in storage.

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