How Much Does It Cost To Rent A Storage Unit?
With the average property size in the UK being a lot smaller than European countries such as France and Germany, many find that storage space is hard to come by. This lack of space within our properties has to lead to storage units becoming a fast-growing trend, providing homeowners with the space needed to store their possessions in a safe and secure environment.
The cost of these storage units can vary dramatically, with lower-end storage units costing a couple of pounds and the higher end units exceeding £20 – £30 per week. At first, it can be challenging to justify this price difference as technically they offer the same solution. When you dive into more detail you realise that there is a lot more to hiring a storage unit than you would expect.
In this article, we will be breaking down the key aspects that will contribute to the price you pay for your storage unit. This will also help give you a better understanding of the things you should be looking for a storage unit for your needs.
The Dimensions of Storage Space
The most obvious factor that will determine the price of your storage unit will be the size. Storage units are measured in square feet and the larger the unit the more you will be looking at paying. Luckily, most storage providers in the UK will have several units for you to choose, allowing you to find a unit that is a suitable size for your needs ensuring that you never end up spending more than you should. If you can, purchase a unit with a little more storage than you may need, this allows you to have space to navigate around your unit with ease.
Where the Storage Unit Is Located
If you are looking at storing sports equipment or equipment of your business location will be key. You must find a unit close to your home so you never have to waste time and money when visiting your unit to pick up possessions. Inner-city units tend to be more expensive than facilities found further out of the city. If you get the option to purchase a unit further afield from the city centre we would highly recommend this solution as it may just end up saving you a substantial amount in the long run.
Level of Accessibility Offered
Not all units offer 24 hours access, many are only open between the normal working hours of the day. Whilst this may be fine for some, it may just make it more complicated than you would like to gain access to your possessions. For those who are at work all day, this may mean that you can only gain access to your unit on the weekend. If your looking for a long term moving and storage solution this is perfectly acceptable but for those who need to access their unit day in and day out, a 24 hours access is the better option.
Insurance Cover For Possessions
For those who are looking to store valuables within a unit, insurance is essential. Whilst these modern-day storage units are highly secure and are frequently monitored by the latest safety systems you can never be too safe. Luckily, most companies offer an insurance package with the unit at a small additional cost. This means that you never have to deal with the difficulties of arranging storage all by yourself. This result in you spending more on the storage unit that you may expect but it’s worth the added safety it offers in the long run.
Kian is the content writer for Quicksilver and updates our blog every month. He enjoys helping out our customers with moving tips and advice.