Self-storage should be a convenient and affordable option to store all your belongings when you don’t need them. Some storage units will only offer a fixed price and a standard unit size, which may not exactly be suitable for you.

There are many factors that determine the final cost of the unit, such as size and features, but you don’t need to spend more than necessary. We’ve put together some tips and what you need to look out for before you decide to part with your money.

Flexible terms

Always opt for a storage unit that offers flexible terms, and also gives you the option to select a unit size that is right for your goods. Most storage units will expect you to pay a fixed price regardless of the size and amount of items that you have. This is not very cost-effective and you’ll end up paying for space that you don’t really need.

At St Neots, we offer many different sized units with flexible solutions, so you can pick a space that is right for you.

Too much junk?

In some cases, hiring a storage unit can end up being a costly way of storing clutter you no longer need.

So one of the best ways to reduce these costs is to have an honest clear out and sell or throw away any items that you won’t need again. This will allow you to select a more suitable sized unit that doesn’t cost as much.

Special offers

It’s always worth doing some research and find out if you could benefit from any special offers that are being advertised. In our experience, people usually end up staying for longer than they anticipate, so it’s best to check if you can take advantage of any special deals, that will allow you to keep the unit for a longer period, but at a reduced cost.

Travel costs

When choosing a self-storage company, it’s worth considering the location and how much it will cost you to get there in terms of time and fuel. Sometimes it’s not worthwhile spending long periods of time in traffic to save a couple of pounds. Plus, if the storage unit is close by, you have the convenience of accessing your goods whenever you need.

If you’re looking for storage solutions for homes and businesses in and around the Bedfordshire and St Neots area, then our St Neots self-store is at the ideal location.

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