For those of you new to storage units, this article about storage unit cost might prove helpful. We are Mouser Self Storage, serving the fine people of South Fort Worth, Alvarado, and Johnson County. Call us at 682-800-3949 for more information about pricing and unit availability.

The sizes of storage units.

Using our own storage unit cost at Mouser Self Storage, as of June 2024, we have these prices to consider:

Self storage units ranging from 10’x10’ to 10’x30’, pricing from $60 per month to $170 per month.

Car, boat, and RV self storage units from 12’x35’ to 13’x50’, pricing from $110 to $160 per month.

Hobby shop units from 12’x30’ to 24’x40’, pricing from $395 to $840 per month.

Those base prices are based entirely on size. The general rule of thumb, for the storage industry, is the larger the storage unit the more it will cost. It is that way in Charles City, Iowa, and it is that way in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Other price factors in storage unit cost.

What other factors, besides size, affect the rental cost of storage units? The most common would be climate control self storage, meaning temperature-regulated storage units, thus guarding against extreme temperatures.  This will cost you more per month.

It is quite possible you will pay for added security measures. If a storage company has on-site security personnel, 24/7, there is a good chance the extra cost of security will be factored into the storage unit cost.  In addition, security monitoring cameras cost extra, and that may be factored in as well.  Secure self storage is expensive to maintain.

Location can play a part in pricing.  If you live in a city where there is a highly-desirable neighborhood and, shall we say, a very undesirable neighborhood, the prices will be lower in the less-desirable area.

24/7 access will cost you.

Accessibility can also be a factor. Ground floor units will usually cost more; not always, but it can result in higher prices.

Length of the rental agreement can result in lower prices.  A discount for long-term rentals might cost less than a monthly rental.

Finally, some companies will post monthly specials which will save you some serious money, plus there may be special discounts for groups like the military or the elderly.

Prices vary from company to company.

Can you use our prices at Mouser as indicators of prices in Bangor, Maine? No, you cannot; each market will be a little bit different in pricing; one thing you can count on, however, is that prices will be fairly consistent within any city. Competitive markets tend to have a stable price structure throughout the city.

A final word about Mouser Self Storage.

Mouser Self Storage and our sister company, Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, are locally owned and operated. Call us today and ask us about our many storage solutions including car storage, RV self storage, boat storage, and small hobby shops.  When it comes to storage solutions in Fort Worth, Mouser and Blue Mound 287 are the names to remember. And when it comes to secure self storage, keeping your possessions safe, nobody does it better than Mouser Self Storage and Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.