Rent A Storage Unit

The title of this should be “why rent a storage unit,” and we will answer that question in this article by Mouser Self Storage, serving the South Fort Worth area, Alvarado, and North Johnson County with quality, secure storage units. Call us at 682-800-3949 for more information about sizes and self storage prices.

Why rent a storage unit?

The reasons why you might rent a storage unit generally fall under four categories.  Let’s look at each of them.

Vandals: You leave your home in the morning, preparing to drive to work, and discover that someone has spray-painted graffiti on the side of your car.  Think it doesn’t happen? You would be amazed by the number of times, in the U.S., daily, when vandals strike the vehicles of unsuspecting car owners.  The favorite vandal pastime, a decade ago, was running a key along the side panel of parked cars. Now it is painted graffiti.  Either one will cause thousands of dollars in damage.

Thieves:  Car theft is rising in the United States, as is the theft of catalytic converters.  Fact: it takes a car thief, on average, two minutes to break into a locked car, hotwire the starter, and drive it from your driveway.  Two minutes!  In the time it takes for you to walk to the kitchen and grab a late-night snack, your vehicle could disappear.  And just generally theft, of any item left outside, rises greatly.  It is so very easy to walk into someone’s yard and walk away with lawn furniture, undetected, almost guaranteed to be successful.

Mother Nature:  This is as unpredictable as unpredictable gets, but it happens millions of times each year.  A snowstorm, a windstorm, sleet, baking sun, torrential rain causing flooding, fallen branches during a windstorm, pocked paint in a sandstorm, hurricanes, tornadoes, you name it and Mother Nature will throw it at you. And if Mother Nature can easily damage your car, think what she can do to lawn furniture, tools, and other common items found in American yards.

Not enough space:  In America, circa 2023, this is very common.  The garage has become a storage unit of its own, leaving no room for a vehicle to safely park within.  If the value of your vehicle is high, and you need protection, your driveway does not offer the same protection as a secure self storage unit.  And if the items in your home are valuable, and you do not have a home safe or security system, a storage unit is your best protection.

The cost to rent a storage unit vs replacement cost.

A 10’x10’ storage unit is large enough to easily store a room or two of furniture from your home. Cost will vary depending on several factors.

What is the replacement cost of those items you want stored?  Financial replacement cost and emotional replacement cost?  Some items may be irreplaceable.  Do you really want to risk their loss because you don’t want to pay for storage space?

Sizes galore for all manner of possessions.

Storage units will range from 5’x10’ upwards to 20’x30’, the last figure being enough room to store an entire home of furniture and all possessions within that home.  There is general storage, car storage, boat storage, and RV self storage available at most storage facilities in the U.S.

A final word about Mouser Self Storage.

Mouser Self Storage is located in the 917 Industrial Park, just outside of Alvarado. Call us and ask us about move-in specials and monthly rates. When you want the very best in secure self storage, Mouser is the name to remember.  And ask us about our sister business, Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the North Fort Worth Metro area.