Everyone wants to know about self storage prices, but most do not know what value is represented by those prices.  That ends today with this article. We are Mouser Self Storage, serving South Fort Worth, Alvarado, and Johnson County with outstanding and affordable self storage solutions. Call us at 682-800-3949 for more information about current prices and availability.

Self storage prices vary from city to city.

This is the first point to understand about self storage prices. What you pay in Des Moines may not be what you pay in Eugene. In fact, prices vary within any fairly large city.  The price difference may not be great i.e. five to ten dollars per month, but it is a difference and it will add up over time.

Having said all that, we are not advocating simply renting from the cheapest company, and our next section will explain why price is not always the most important factor.

What do you get for that price?

For the cost of renting a storage spaces, you usually can expect a space which can be locked, where you can keep your belongings for a short period of time.  That is the basic purpose of storage places. However, there are expectations, like security (how safe are your belongings) which need to be discussed, because not all storage facilities are the same when it comes to the protection of your items.

What you should get for that price.

When talking about secure self storage, there are various levels of security you need to be aware of.

There are basically four levels of security in the self storage business:

  • Fenced perimeter with only one main access gate.
  • Video monitoring of the entire facility.
  • Computerized, individualized access keycards for the main gate and storage unit.
  • On-site management.

Believe it or not, we have seen storage places which had none of those security measures, and their prices were only slightly less than a storage building down the street which offered all four levels of security.

Which of those two do you consider to be the better value?

The very least you should expect from a self storage company is security.  To our way of thinking, security is THE expectation which should never be discounted. It even comes before friendly service to our way of thinking, simply because people use self storage companies precisely because they need a safe place for their possessions for a short period of time.  If you are paying five more dollars per month at a completely secure storage company, is that not the best value, knowing your possessions are totally safe?

And this becomes even more important when we are talking about car storage, RV self storage, or boat storage units, where the replacement cost of your possessions is so much higher.

A final word about Mouser Self Storage.

Mouser Self Storage is locally owned and operated, providing outstanding value in South Forth Worth, while our sister company, Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, does the same in the North Fort Worth area.  Call us today for all of your storage needs.