Self storage prices are inevitably the first thing customers ask about when inquiring about self storage.  It is understandable, of course, because money is tight for most people.

However, price is not the only criteria you should use to choose storage units, and in today’s article we will talk about other considerations.

We are Mouser Self Storage, serving South Fort Worth, Alvarado, and Johnson County with our affordable and secure self storage. Call us at 682-800-3949 for current pricing and availability.

News flash: self storage prices are fairly consistent.

The latest industry figures tells us that there are approximately 53,000 self storage places in the U.S., and we can tell you, based on industry statistics, that self storage prices are very regional in nature.

Using a standard 10’x10’ storage unit as a base, of the ten most expensive cities in the U.S., six are in California. There you can expect self storage prices between $200-$300 per month for such a storage unit.

On the other end of the spectrum, many storage units in the Midwest states run between $50-$70 per month.

One other consideration about price: the prices will stay rather consistent within any city, and that is simply a matter of supply and demand at work. In other words, if there are five self storage companies in your city, the prices will remain consistent (in the same price range) for all five of the companies.

Consider security.

So, if price is not a determining factor, what should be?

How safe would you belongings/possession be in a particular storage facility? Everyone assumes good security, but that is simply not the case. Good security is expensive to maintain for a storage company. It requires good fencing, it requires good surveillance cameras, it requires quality locks or keycards, and it requires on-site management who will monitor the property on a regular basis.

Not all storage companies offer that type of security, which means you, the customer, need to review the security of the companies in your area to make sure their security is not just adequate but outstanding.

Consider ease of access.

Finally, how easy is it to access your possessions once they are stored? Do you have 24/7 access? Do you have ease of access (drive-up units, first floor units)? Is the storage company on a main road and close to your home?

It may take you a few days to do your research, but the end result will be you storing your items in a storage facility you can trust, and in a storage facility which is easy for you to access when you need to access it.  And those considerations are far more important than a slight price difference.

A final word about Mouser Self Storage.

Mouser Self Storage is located in the 917 Industrial Park in Alvarado, Texas. Like our sister company, Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, we are locally owned and operated. Call us today and ask us about regular self storage and, in addition, car storage, RV self storage, boat storage units, and small hobby shops.  No matter what it is you need to store, Mouser has a solution for you.