Seems rather ominous . . . all storage units are not the same . . . when in fact it is simply telling the truth.  Driving by the various storage places in your city, at first glance they most definitely seem to all be the same. But they are not, and we will detail the major differences in this article.

We are Mouser Self Storage, serving the fine people of South Fort Worth, Alvarado, and Johnson County with all of your storage solutions. Call us at 682-800-3949 for more information about current pricing and availability.

Secure self storage units?

We will begin this discussion with the most important issue to consider: how safe will your storage items be?  There are four basic levels of security in the self storage business, and they are:

  • Fenced perimeter of the entire property, with only one main gate for ingress/egress.
  • Computerized, individualized access keycards for storage units and main gate.
  • 24/7 security monitoring by video.
  • On-site management.

Some storage places, like Mouser Self Storage, have all four levels of security.  Sone only have three.  Amazingly, some only have two and yet charge the same amount and yes, we know of a few which only have a fenced perimeter and that is the extent of their security.

If prices are fairly constant from company to company, wouldn’t you rather be paying for the absolute best secure self storage and know your belongings are safe as safe can be?

Prices vary.

We are not talking a massive difference but there most definitely will be some variation in prices. This is a very competitive industry and, as such, the prices will be fairly consistent.  The differences will be small, in the $5 to $10 per month range, but if price is a factor, most definitely shop around for the best price while not sacrificing security.

Where you will see the greatest discrepancy in pricing will be for car storage, RV self storage, and boat storage units.  It is not unheard of for prices to vary as much as $50 per month for those specialized storage spaces.

And stay alert for monthly specials which are offered quite often by storage companies.

Helpful and knowledgeable staff.

This point is one which is rarely considered, but it should be.  A professional will be able to tell you what you need regarding size and amenities. They are trained in this industry and not just someone snatched from the street with no training.  They can give you packing tips, stacking tips, and other helpful suggestions, and even if their suggestions do no save you money, they will definitely make the whole process easier and less stressful.

Our experience in these matters is that local storage units will provide a better service than the national chains, and of all that we talked about in this article, security is the most important factor to consider.

A final word about Mouser Self Storage.

Mouser Self Storage and our sister company, Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, are locally owned and operated, serving South Fort Worth, and North Fort Worth, respectively.  Call us today, tell us what you need, and we will make sure you are placed in a storage unit which will meet your needs.