What to Expect when Storing your Stuff

When you find yourself with more stuff than you have space for in your home, the most practical move for you is to sell them or give them away. If you can’t bring yourself to do that, then your next best alternative is to rent storage space, unless you want to be featured in a television show about hoarders. However, you need to know what to expect to pay when storing your stuff. Once you have a clear money-wise picture, then you are equipped to make an educated decision.

Note that this is for self-storage. Other fees may apply if you engage a company to package, transport, and store your stuff for you. While the fee may be high, the convenience is worth it.

The costs of self-storage will vary from company to company and depending on the size of the unit. At Pond Springs Mini Storage, for example, the smallest you can get is a 5 ft x 5 ft unit. We will list the average costs for various items that you can expect for a unit of this size, just to give you an idea. This is not a comprehensive or exact costing, so make sure to find out the exact costs from your chosen self-storage company.

Recurring Costs (Monthly)

Unit rental $55.00
Administration fees $15.00
Insurance $15.00

Onetime Costs

Security deposit $40.00
Padlocks $20.00

The costs pile up, don’t they? However, self-storage is a practical solution to your space problems at home. If you choose a good company for your self-storage, you may eventually decide to sell and your items will be in good condition. Make sure that your storage company has reasonable security and pest control measures in place and that you can access your unit any time you want. If you got a climate-controlled unit, have them put what their climate control measures are in writing, just in case.