Why is Self-Storage So Expensive?

Posted on 3 August 2021 | 4 minute read

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Traditional Self-Storage facilities are a good way to get some extra space when you need it. However, what used to be popular among consumers has become somewhat outdated and expensive, not to mention it now poses a number of limitations.

Part of the steep cost comes from the fact that you have to hire a moving truck, load your goods, and haul them over to the storage facility. You may even have to make multiple trips, particularly when you have a lot of items that must be put into storage. If you think about it, it’s a big waste of time, money, and effort…especially these days when you have better options like mobile storage.

Mobile Storage is now widely regarded as the most cost-effective way of storing your belongings. In fact, mobile storage can be as much as 50% cheaper than booking the services of traditional self-storage companies.

What is Mobile-Storage?

Mobile-Storage as the name suggests means that the Storage unit is brought directly to you which avoids the double handling of Loading and then Unloading only to redo it all over again when you need your stuff back. Let our Australian accredited and experienced removalists even do all the Hard and Heavy lifting and loading for you or of course you are welcome to do it yourself.

On top of that our experienced team at 1800 We Store It use custom-made felt furniture blankets and ties to wrap and secure all your goods inside the Storage Unit or if you choose to do it yourself we can supply them completely FREE of charge.

Self-Storage Facilities Often Have Hidden Costs

Aside from your monthly storage fee, many storage companies tack on additional charges for things like mandatory insurance, climate control, and cleanup, to name just a few. These fees add up over time and slowly drain your wallet for things that you are not even using.

Then there are the extra features and services that the storage company will upsell to you to boost their profit margin. You may be offered more secure locks or a more accessible location for your storage unit. The bottom line is that you will pay more than the price that you’ll see on the self-storage company’s website and possibly be locked into a fixed-term contract where we at 1800 We store It offer no fixed contracts.

This explains why for those searching for a storage unit, the first thing that comes to mind is – how much will it cost? And then their second thought is – yup, but how much will it really cost?

Storage units are meant to be affordable, but the low prices seem like they are too good to be true. There are storage companies that conceal hidden charges behind a deceptively low rent, but at 1800 We Store It, we are all about transparency. You get simple and straightforward pricing with NO fixed-term contracts. We simply charge week by week, and there are no hidden fees or charges.

Mobile Storage is Better for Your Budget

With a mobile storage unit, you have a reliable budget to work with. Renting a truck can make sense, but the cost and the effort are not something that can be precisely determined in advance. And if you make the mistake of hiring inexperienced movers, they won’t know how long it will take to complete the task. They can only provide cost estimates, and this will affect your budget if situations arise that extend the time needed to get the job done.

With a mobile storage unit, you know exactly how much the fee is, that you don’t need to worry about extra costs and that you’re working with a fixed budget. And then of course, mobile storage gives you the convenience of having your goods stored wherever you like. You can load the unit at your own pace, instead of being under the pressure of getting the truck back to the rental company. It’s convenient, cost-effective, and hassle-free.

We hope you find this post useful. If you have any questions or if you wish to enquire about our service, please feel free to contact us at 1800 WE STORE IT on 1800 937 867 or email us at info@1800westoreit.com.au and we would be more than happy to assist you with any and all of your requirements.